Projects

Current Projects

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition opened Friday 13 May at Lismore City Hall to celebrate the diversity and creativity of Aboriginal artists from all dialects across the Northern Rivers.

The exhibition was the culmination of Arts Northern Rivers 3-year Bundjalung Project, managed by Indigenous Arts Development Officer Mark Cora, which aimed to reconnect local Indigenous artists with early mark making techniques to inspire contemporary applications.


Northern Rivers Creative

Northern Rivers Creative

The Northern Rivers is home to the highest concentration of arts and creative industries practitioners outside of metropolitan centers.

Northern Rivers Creative is a directory showcasing professional practitioners of the Northern Rivers and committed to making connections for local, national and international markets for local creatives.


Our Way Stories | The Elders Book Project

Our Way Stories | The Elders Book Project

The project will record the life stories of 10 Elders from the Bundjalung nation / Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It has been inspired by the energy and passion of Dale Roberts – a local Aboriginal woman who has worked along side our region’s most respected and loved Elders.

Dale said, ‘Ever since I can remember people were asking me, for years, about how to get in touch with Elders and speak to our Aboriginal mob’.


The Corner Dance Lab | Indigenous Residency Scholarship

The Corner Dance Lab | Indigenous Residency Scholarship

Arts Northern Rivers is thrilled to have partnered with Dance Integrated Australia and The Farm to provide scholarships for two emerging dancers in the early stages of their career for a residency opportunity at the third annual Corner Dance Lab from 15 – 23 January 2016 in the Byron Bay Hinterland.

The two scholarships have been awarded to Amrita Hepi, a descendant of the Ngapuhi tribe in Northern New Zealand and the Bundjulung people in Northern New South Wales, and Tyrel Dulvarie, who is a descendant of the Yirriganydji and Mamu people of Cairns and Innisfail.


If These Halls Could Talk

If These Halls Could Talk

Arts Northern Rivers is excited to announced the program for If These Halls Could Talk; a region-wide season of contemporary arts events being held in seven community halls from the 17 September – 17 December 2016.

For the next four months you are invited to take a tour of these halls to experience them now and go back into their past. Your guides are some of the country’s most exciting contemporary artists and performers who have created temporary site-specific works inspired by the unique narrative of each hall.

 


Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow

Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow

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.


The Bundjalung Project

The Bundjalung Project

This 3-year project is about rediscovering Aboriginal mark-making traditions; reconnecting Bundjalung Aboriginal artists and their communities with their heritage; exploring early art from within the region; and to assist local Indigenous artists to develop a unique style for our region through the incorporation of ancient markings and motifs into contemporary Indigenous works.


Past Projects

Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up | Tweed Valley

As part of Tweed Fusion, a weekend of all things arts and culture, the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up shop will be taking over an empty space on main street Murwillumbah, selling wares made by creatives from the Tweed region.

Pop Up Workshop Program

Pop in the the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up throughout Arts in August as there is an awesome program of workshops run by the creatives; from badge making to grant writing to soft sculpture inventions to how to package your brand.

Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up | Lismore

The Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up is moving into Lismore for Arts in August! The Pop Up will be selling the wares of creatives from all corners of the Lismore region. With all dollars going straight into the artist’s pocket, this is a great...

Workshop Series | Gulibal Living Culture Group

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...