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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!

Want to be part of The Cad Factory’s next project?


Do you make craft and textiles? Are you interested in art? Then save these dates:
Monday 2 February, 6pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 3 February, 10:30am - 12pm

The Narrandera Arts Hub, at the Railway Station

On Common Ground is a Cad Factory project exploring textile practices of Narrandera and surrounds. The result will be a spectacular art experience throughout the commons and across the Murrumbidgee River in mid October.

The Cad Factory and Sydney arts organisation Performance Space are holding free workshops with contemporary artist Nicole Barakat throughout 2015. Nicole will work with community members to facilitate the making of new work that will be exhibited outside in the commons as part of On Common Ground.

If you’d like the opportunity to have some fun, learn new skills, make some original artwork and hear what On Common Ground is all about, then please come along to the information session on either Monday 2 February from 6pm - 7:30pm, or, Tuesday 3 February, 10:30am - 12pm. Both sessions are exactly the same and will be held at the Narrandera Arts Hub. Light refreshments will be served.

In each session The Cad Factory will introduce the project, Nicole Barakat will talk about the work she makes and all participants are asked to bring along a textiles piece you’ve made to share with the group. It can be a photo or the object. All skill levels welcome.

Vic McEwan from The Cad Factory says, “On Common Ground will be the most ambitious project we have ever attempted. It is exciting to start this process by having Nicole visit us and to to share with everyone the wider plans for On Common Ground and the many ways that more people can be involved”.

Nicole Barakat is an artist who works to unpick the borders of art and life. She works from a place of love and patience, and enjoys dancing with traditional and contemporary textile practices.

Nicole has exhibited and performed throughout Australia and internationally in San Francisco, Stockholm and London. She has worked as an art educator for over ten years, which includes lecturing in fine arts at UNSW COFA from 2003 – 2011. Nicole currently works as an artist educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

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$19,405 for Western Riverina art