In this issue we look at regional Australian art practice

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Sticky Culture

It is culture that is the glue which sticks communities together, never more than in the regions which often face testing times with the volatility of climate and markets.

Tamara Winikoff on investment in the arts in regional Australia. Read more.
Photo: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, source Wikipedia

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Risk in the Regional Context 

Sarah Last on the role of participatory art forms and risk within regional communities. Read more.
Image: Lara Thoms and Glen Walton in Radio Roulette at ARTLANDS, 2016. Courtesy Sarah Last. Photo: Connor Coman-Sargent.

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Esther Anatolitis reports on the visual arts program at the recent biennial four-day arts conference and festival ARTLANDS.
Read more.

Image: Installation view of Old Land New Marks, work in foreground by Teena McCarthy. Photo: Alex Wisser.

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Q&A with regional artists

We chat to NAVA members about the benefits and challenges of being a regionally based artist. Read more.

Image: Pixabay

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Cultural Tourism

Launched at Artlands Dubbo, Arts NSW has released a The Cultural Tourism Toolkit for regional NSW. Read more.

Image: Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, Vertical Message Sticks, 2014, River Red Gum, Galvanised Steel, by Girralang Rolyat (Carmel Taylor), Wiradjuri nation.

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Western Sydney Jam - tune in

The recent Western Sydney Jam visual arts forum at Casula Powerhouse is now available as a podcast here or in itunes 
under "NAVA talks and forums".

Photo: Campbell Henderson

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NAVA highlights

Find out what NAVA has been doing this last quarter including campaign work, events, forums and more. Read here

Image: Why Flock? Photo: Colyn Huber - Lovegreen Photography

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Fees and wages

Earlier this year we released a new online edition of our Code of Practice. Based on feedback we've recently updated Chapter 7 with artists fees for ARIs, and superannuation obligations for contractors. See here

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NAVA Artist File: Lauren Brincat

Lauren Brincat’s action-based works are also often presented as installations or video documentation and sometimes accompanied by a live element. View her Artist File here.

Photo: Alex Wisser, 2016

What's On

What's On



Inside NAVA 



NAVA Salon Sessions - Artist Roundtable - 24 November 2016, register HERE

Brisbane is bright with artistic activity however changes in support, funding and services can be a hindrance. This small salon session allows artists to voice concerns, challenges and share ideas for future opportunities. Free event.

NSW Artists' Grant - due 21 January 2017, apply HERE

This NAVA grant is available to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work. Artists residing in regional NSW and Western Sydney are encouraged to apply.

NAVA congratulates our recent grant recipients:
The NSW Artists' Grant, Round 3: Ella Barclay, Matthew Bromhead, Sarah Contos, Cybele Cox, Jacqueline Drinkall, Emma Fielden, Aesha Henderson, Deborah Kelly, Emily Parsons-Lord, Athena Thebus

In the news

Wired In

In Awards
Congratulations to NAVA Member artist Megan Seres who's picked up the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for the painting of her daughter Scarlett depicted as colonial girl Mary Wade. Details here.

In Government
A new inquiry has been announced into the tertiary and vocational education’s ability to provide innovation and creativity. The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by 13 January 2017. Details here

A committee of 15 business people, philanthropists and chairs of major cultural institutions has been appointed by the NSW government to guide the policy work of a newly created agency, the Office of Culture, Arts and Screen which merges Screen NSW and Arts NSW into one. More here.

More Wired In news here

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