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21 November 2023

Six emerging visual artists shortlisted for prestigious Fellowship

Six emerging visual artists from NSW have been shortlisted for the Create NSW and Artspace 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) and will take part in an exhibition in mid-2024. 

9 November 2023

Createability internship brings future community focus into view for Renee Allara

Visual artist Renee Allara recently completed a Createability Internship with arts organisation, Cementa, located in Kandos, Western NSW. Create NSW caught up with Renee to hear about the internship experience and where she’d like to take her career next.

20 October 2023

Audience Outlook Monitor August 2023 NSW Snapshot

Audience 2023+ NSW Report: Growth in NSW audience numbers remains slow, and trend set to continue. The latest research found NSW audiences are the most active in Australia. While their frequency of attendance is increasing gradually, cost pressures and other factors are expected to impact the recovery process.       

12 October 2023

Monologues rewrite the future of Australian theatre’s next generation

An idea dreamt up during COVID by playwright Laneikka Denne has given a voice to emerging playwrights and provided a valuable resource for HSC drama students delivering powerful monologues in their final exams.

29 September 2023

In conversation with Wiradjuri Dancer, Jo Clancy on the strength of dance to connect, teach and empower

Jo spoke to Create NSW about what drives her artistic practice and why connection to Country is essential in her work.   

28 September 2023

Empowering young poets in the Northern Rivers

Poets Out Loud is an artist-led initiative, founded in 2019 by prize-winning poet, Sarah Temporal in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. It provides an inclusive platform for everyone to participate, from first-timers to established poets. Poets Out Loud survived COVID and the devastating floods of 2022 and continues to bring people together and share the power of spoken word poetry.

7 September 2023

Age-old stories brought to life through legendary puppets

Newcastle-based theatre company, Curious Legends are renowned for large scale, outdoor works – often involving multimedia projections and giant illuminated puppets. Their performances and activities have become a highlight of Newcastle Council’s cultural programming, bringing the community together and telling local stories. 

31 August 2023

Cultural connection: In conversation with Morgan Hogg

Create NSW caught up with the 2023 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) recipient, Morgan Hogg to talk about the evolution of her work, and the way heritage and cultural practice can be honoured and reimagined through artistic practice for future generations.

29 August 2023

Q&A with First Nations Director of Photography, Tyson Perkins

Tyson Perkins is an award-winning Arrernte and Kalkadoon director of photography based in Sydney, Australia. Screen NSW caught up with Perkins, fresh from the set of his latest project to discuss the power of letting go, the beauty of collaboration and the appeal of a visionary director.

8 August 2023

From Create NSW Fellowship to Miles Franklin Award: In conversation with Shankari Chandran

“Beyond happy, grateful and encouraged.” This was the joyful reaction for Sydney-based author, Shankari Chandran upon winning the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's highest literary accolade, with her third novel, Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens at a ceremony in Sydney on 25 July. Create NSW sat down with Shankari to talk about her journey writing Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens and what this momentous achievement means for her.

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