July was a very busy month for us, Western Riverina Arts moved to our new home at the Water conservation and Irrigation Commission Building in Leeton - so if you’re in the area and feel like having a chat about all things creative then please stop by and say hello.
Currently showing in our new building is the ‘Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties’ exhibition, it features over 130 images reproduced from the scanned original glass plate negatives. Accompanying the images are the backstories of the suspects revealing criminal activity, networks and some international links. I encourage everyone in the area to come take a look at the breathtaking images, stories and history (Admission is $10 pp).
Last week the team flew to the big smoke to attended the launch of the Artstate Tamworth 2019 program which is now live and ready for registrations! Be the first to secure your seat and join in the celebration of regional arts and cultural practice in the New England North West. Early Bird tickets are available and Regional Arts NSW is also offering Quick Response Grants to help get you there.
Lastly, a subtle reminder that the Regional Art fund is still open. Any artists within the region are highly encouraged to apply. Western Riverina Arts Regional Arts Development Officer Derek Motion is happy to answer any questions about the application process if needed. Contact Derek via 0428 882 059 or firstname.lastname@example.org