Welcome to Western Riverina Arts - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to develop, support and promote the arts and culture in Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera & Murrumbidgee. We hope you enjoy your stay!
Connecting Creative Communities in Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith & Murrumbidgee
Yiradhu Marang Creative Community, Lyllardya here!
What's new in the Western Riverina community? I hope the arrival of Spring has put a little pep in your step! Always feel free to reach out and connect with us for all your artistic and creative thoughts and endeavours. We would love to connect with artists on the ground who are working toward bringing a little creative magic to our beautiful towns.
Over at Western Riverina Arts we are in full prep for the upcoming busy months. We have Artstate quickly approaching on the 31st October to 3rd November. They have gone above and beyond to create an amazing lineup of incredible speakers and an arts program that showcases the profound artistic and cultural identity of the North West region of NSW. This year Artstate is located in Tamworth, if you would like to attend head over to the Artstate website to register!
On 19th and 20th September, Dr Lee Kofman is visiting Narrandera and Griffith for a writing workshop and author talk. Dr Kofman is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian author of five books, editor of two anthologies, writing teacher and mentor based in Melbourne. We are incredibly grateful to be holding these two events and hope you can attend.
Finally, we recently did an artist and creatives call out on social media so we can showcase some of the creative talent we have in our region. This will be an ongoing project with some pretty exciting things to follow. This month's newsletter will feature one of many artists we hope to continue showcasing. Be sure to watch this space to follow the progress.
Mandaang guwu, Lyllardya Briggs-Houston.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Meet emerging and established artist within the Western Riverina region!
Meet Karly Sivewright!
Karly is a local Griffith artist and has been painting for around 12 years. Currently her favourite mediums are atmospheric watercolours, abstract inks and huge abstract resin artworks and homewares. Karly's passion is playing with different textures, techniques, soft colour and getting caught up on the creation of the work in her studio or travelling in her caravan both with good music and a glass of local Durif or Aussie gin. We absolutely love Karly's work and encourage everyone to check out her Facebook page and Instagram page.
Let's get behind our local artist and send them some love and support for the amazing work they are doing in our beautiful communities!
The Wired Lab in partnership with Murrumbidgee PHN is offering drought affected families free workshops for the remainder of the year. The EOI document is brief and confidential. To receive an EOI please email email@example.com or for more information visit The Wired Lab website.
Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian author of five books, editor of two anthologies, writing teacher and mentor based in Melbourne. Western Riverina Arts is so pleased to have her visit Narrandera and Griffith for an author talk and writing workshop. Limited tickets are available so get in quick to secure your spot! Find more info and tickets here.
CASP recipients Jason Richardson, Vic McEwan & Fiona Caldarevic have had huge success with their CASP project that funded tuning,
recording and composing with Narrandera's Big Guitar! You can head over to the Big Guitar website to listen to it in action and read the amazing response it's had around the world.