Projects

Current Projects

Big Talks: Big Talks by Big Names with Big Ideas

Big Talks: Big Talks by Big Names with Big Ideas

As part of Your Big Idea Arts Northern Rivers presents Big Talks; a series of discussions with creatives and commentators who have something to say.

The region-wide lecture series will explore creative projects through case study presentations, panels and workshops.


Your Big Idea

Your Big Idea

Arts Northern Rivers want to hear YOUR BIG IDEA. We are calling for proposals for ambitious arts projects ready to be developed into a funding application in mid 2018. The project will be groundbreaking and have the ability to grab the attention of a local, national or international audience.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of highly regarded industry leaders. The concept must be original and at the cutting edge of visual arts, experimental, performance, theatre, live art, music, sound, dance or interdisciplinary contemporary arts practice.


Art on Bundjalung Country

Art on Bundjalung Country

Lismore Regional Gallery invites you to be part of an exciting Showcase at the new Lismore Regional Gallery.

This is an opportunity for emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who have a strong connection with Bundjalung Country to have their work seen and sold from 8 December 2017 to 11 February 2018.


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 recorded the life stories of 10 Elders from the Bundjalung nation in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It was 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’.


Past Projects

Career Strategies for Creatives

Few artists are comfortable talking about their practice in business terms, feeling somehow it may make them seem less than a true artist. But business and career play a big part in all the decisions we make along the way of a creative life.

Artstate NSW | Lismore 2017

Artstate brings a stimulating program of regional, national and international speakers to Lismore in 2017 alongside a curated arts program that offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the best the regional NSW has to offer.

Arts Recovery Community Hub | ARCH

Following the recent flood event in the Northern Rivers a group of local artists, led by RealArtWorks Collective, are delivering a creative workshop program to assist people with their recovery process.

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition was the culmination of Arts Northern Rivers 3-year Bundjalung Project, managed by Indigenous Arts Development Officer Mark Cora, which aimed to connect local Indigenous artists with early mark making techniques.