FUNDING FOR LOCAL ABORIGINAL ARTS PROJECTS
Two local artists will share in funding from the NSW Government for Aboriginal arts projects in regional NSW.
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP said the funding would help to showcase and promote the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector across the State.
“The NSW Government supports the development of the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in regional NSW,” Mr George said.
“These grants will benefit Aboriginal artists and arts groups in regional communities and contribute to the social and cultural richness of the nation.
“It will also support professional Aboriginal artists to develop their skills to exhibit and market their work to a wider audience.”
The 2014 Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund local recipients are:
- Gamilleroi ceramic and mixed media artist, Penelope Evans (Lismore) will receive $2,950 towards an exhibition of her new body of work, Stranded, as part of ‘Group Exchange’ the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial at Tamworth Regional Gallery.
- Visual artist, Luke Close (Lismore), from Githabul and Waka Waka family lines, will receive $3,000 to develop a body of work that represents the past, present and future and interpreting life’s journeys across country, through the artist’s contemporary interpretation.
Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund grants are provided through Arts NSW as part of the NSW Government’s three-year Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy.
Arts NSW is the NSW Government's arts and culture policy and development body, providing support to artists and key arts and cultural organisations thro
ugh its infrastructure and funding programs, and targeted strategies. For more information, visit www.arts.nsw.gov.au