Basket Making is a humble craft that has been employed through the millennia to produce objects that feature in all aspects of everyday life, making it both a functional and beautiful expression of art.
In this series of five workshops being held at the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Garden participants will learn about the natural fibres growing in our region and how they can be prepared and used to create objects using a combination of basket making techniques.
The Northern Rivers is a region of villages, most with a hall that lay at their heart. Some sit proud on hills, some tilted with age but all are places of stories and keepers of secrets.
If These Halls Could Talk is a multi-arts project celebrating these halls and the role they play in our communities.
The project invites people to nominate their local hall for a chance to be involved in the project.
IAM: Indigenous Arts Mentorship is part of our Indigenous Arts Program and has been funded through Arts NSW’s Strategic Fund.
Ten young Indigenous creatives from around the Northern Rivers were selected to take part in the program, which matches the emerging creatives, aged between 16 and 25, with arts industry professionals.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for short term, locally initiated arts and community projects delivered in the Northern Rivers. CASP grants are offered once a year with applications opening in August and generally closing on the 1st October. Applications are assessed by an assessment panel convened by Arts Northern Rivers and consisting of 1 representative from each of the seven local government areas of the Northern Rivers.
Over the next three years the Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow will roll out as a series of high street pop ups’ in each of the seven LGAs and will be hauling a brilliant program of bespoke professional development workshops, industry networking dos and filling the empty spaces with local creatives’ wares. Arts Northern Rivers is committed to building the Northern Rivers Creative brand to create greater traction amongst local, state, interstate and ultimately international markets for local makers.
This 3-year project is about rediscovering Aboriginal mark-making traditions; reconnecting Bundjalung Aboriginal artists and their communities with their heritage; exploring early Bundjalung Art from within the region; and to assist local Indigenous artists to develop a unique style for our region through the incorporation of ancient Bundjalung Nation markings and motifs into contemporary indigenous works.
This large-scale exhibition was an exciting collaboration between 12 leading Bundjalung artists who all have a deep connection to the culture of the Bundjalung Nation and to each other as brothers, dedicated to protecting and care-taking culture...
CONNECT Music Mentorship project was a two-part program developed by Arts Northern Rivers. Part 1 aimed to support and develop the careers of local musos by matching them to leading industry pros and Part 2 offered professional development...