17 February 2017
If These Halls Could Talk ran throughout 2016 and culminated in a season of contemporary arts events held in seven community halls across the Northern Rivers during late 2016. The program featured international and locally renowned artists and creative teams in an ambitious program that traversed performance, installations and film. The artists produced bold and captivating new works to activate the historic spaces giving new life and creating new memories for the halls and their communities. This March, the Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery and Grafton Regional Gallery will each present an exhibition celebrating the project.
3 November 2016
Artists and arts and cultural organisations across regional NSW will share in more than $245,000 as part of a State Government funding program of short-term, locally initiated arts projects.
The Country Arts Support Program bolsters community spirit throughout the state by encouraging people to create and experience local art projects.
31 October 2016
Arts and cultural organisations across the state, including three Northern Rivers organisations, will share in $18.5 million of funding provided by the NSW Government to deliver innovative and vibrant annual programs and individual projects to local communities.
The three projects in the Northern Rivers cover a wide range of creative activities, including support for Clarence Valley artists and arts workers to engage audiences regionally and beyond, connecting professional and emerging circus creators and a Riverside Sculpture Festival.
28 October 2016
In 2015 NORPA took us on an adventure to Lismore’s disused train station for Railway Wonderland, this time they’re taking us into the hills for Dreamland, to the more intimate and equally beautiful setting of Eureka Hall.
Created in association with Arts Northern Rivers’ If These Halls Could Talk project, and in collaboration with the Eureka Hall Committee and community, Dreamland is a time capsule of local history, characters and ghosts that have frequented Eureka Hall since it was built in 1906.