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Organisations within the New England North West region have come together to facilitate the development and delivery of a series of Regional Symposiums focussed on the development specific to the visual arts sector and creative industries.
The symposium follows on from those staged in Armidale, Tamworth, Moree and Inverell. The symposiums respond to issues identified by artists and arts organisations within the region and explore Industry Development opportunities.

The program will benefit artists - established and emerging—supporting industries, galleries, those directly and indirectly engaged in the industry and people supporting the arts as individuals,
collectors or as representatives of organisations. A number of individuals and organisations have come together to develop this symposium, including: Arts North West Regional Arts Board, Northern Inland Regional Development Board, New England Institute of TAFE, NSW Department of State and Regional Development and the Liverpool Plains Shire Council.


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(New England Highway)
Murrurundi - New South Wales 2338

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Art as an Industry Symposium - Quirrindi - New South Wales

















Friday 16 May 2008

10.00am Morning Tea

10.30am Welcome
Introduction to the symposium Jack Ritchie, MC
10.40am Janet Clayton Keynote Speaker
11.10am Tristan Sharp Arts Education and Public Programs.
11.30am Angus Nivison Artist's Perspective
11.50am Bronwyn Bancroft Artist's Perspective
12.10pm Hanna Kay Artist's Perspective

12.30pm Lunch
1.50pm Rodney Swansborough Artist's Perspective
2.10pm Peter Sniekers
The development of Industry capacity
2.30pm Questions
3.00pm Close
Drinks and Musical performance by Brock Stewart






Jack Ritchie - MC

Executive Officer Arts North West, Regional Arts Development Officer
Janet Clayton - Keynote Speaker
Director of Wilson Street Gallery based in Newtown, Sydney, has worked extensively in the arts including working with the Australia Council working and strategic and communications planner for organisations such as the ABC.
Tristan Sharp
Senior Education Co-ordinator, Education and Public Programs, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Angus Nivison
Based in the New England region at Walcha, Angus has established and maintained a high profile as a practising visual artist whose work is seen in galleries and collections Australia wide.
Bronwyn Bancroft
Renowned Aboriginal Artist living in Sydney, Bronwyn opened a successful retail outlet, Designer Aboriginals, for her own designs and the designs of other Aboriginal artists.
Hanna Kay
Israeli born painter now living in the Upper Hunter has established herself as an international artist.
Rodney Swansborough (Upstairs Art)
Rodney is known for his skill as an artist using the "Chiaroscuro" method based in Murrurundi he regularly conducts drawing workshops regionally.
Peter Sniekers (Acting) Business Development Manager for the NSW Department of State and Regional Development