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Here you will find a short showcase featuring some of the talented individuals and organisations that contribute to the arts in NSW.

We will regularly update this section; if you  would like to nominate a production, artist or organisation to be featured here, please use our contact form to submit this to Arts NSW.

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Wart at the opening of The Abyss at Griffith University Art Museum 2019 in front of her work Bathtub Babes. Curated by Naomi Evans. Photo by Amelia Donald.

With character and mischief, Wart’s art pushes boundaries and ideas on mental health

Drawing on her own experiences and insights as a visual artist and performer, Wart explores ideas and perceptions around mental[...]More

Alison Whittaker. Photo by Jonno Revanche.

Gomeroi poet Alison Whittaker gives a voice to Australia’s talented First Nations’ writers in her powerful Sydney Writers’ Festival Opening Address

Gomeroi poet, essayist and legal scholar, Alison Whittaker, takes us through the work of First Nations’ writers who would have[...]More

Intan Paramaditha. Courtesy SWF.

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Writer, academic and winner of the PEN Translates Award, Intan Paramaditha’s novel The Wandering challenges the dominant narratives of women[...]More

Sophie Hardcastle. Photo by Charlie Ford.

Australia’s newest literary sensation, Sophie Hardcastle, charts a new course with Below Deck

Poetically confronting, Below Deck, explores themes including consent, trauma and the sea, allowing readers to see how easily bodies –[...]More

Sydney Writers' Festival Artistic Director Michaela McGuire. Courtesy Michaela McGuire.

Against the odds Sydney Writers’ Festival Artistic Director Michaela McGuire reimagines Sydney Writers’ Festival 2020 program in a series of powerful podcasts

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Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney, Brook Andrew. Photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Clean Clad and Courteous. Photo by Shay Tobin.

Leanne Tobin – Honouring Dharug Country

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Tony Albert, 2018. Photo by Mark Pokorny.

Tony Albert’s ‘Healing Land, Remembering Country’

Celebrated Sydney-based visual artist, Tony Albert’s project for Sydney Biennale, Healing Land, Remembering Country, extends and expands upon his Blacktown[...]More

DOBBY performing live at the 4ESydney Festival, 2019. Photo by Zach Janus.

Hip-hop artist Rhyan Clapham aka DOBBY is bringing the beat to Sydney’s Biennale

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June Butterworth, Creativity Village program, Abel Tasman Village, 2019. Photo by Sam Holt.

Exercise, dance, and art making is what awaits you at ‘Life (And Death) In The Abstract’

Frail and dementia affected residents at Abel Tasman Village are reanimated with a little artistic practise with Life (And Death)[...]More

Sweatshop Women. Photo by Bethany Pal.

Women of colour find their voice at Sweatshop

Winnie Dunn is a Tongan-Australian writer and arts worker from Mt Druitt. As the General Manager of Sweatshop: Western Sydney[...]More

Image: Fiona Winning.

How to put together a winning program

As Director, Programming at Sydney Opera House, Fiona Winning has one of the most coveted and colossal curatorial roles in[...]More

Riana Head-Toussaint performing in Dignity of Risk (2017), photo taken by Tracey Schramm.

Riana Head-Toussaint is moving and shaking the status quo in choreography

Multidisciplinary artist, Riana Head-Toussaint, is a finalist for the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award. We spoke to Riana about her work[...]More

Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Professional Artist Winner Joanna Braithwaite with her artwork, Bold and the Beautiful.

An interview with artist Joanna Braithwaite – Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize winner

After winning the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize – 2019 Professional Artist Prize, Joanna Braithwaite shares her insights and journey,[...]More

Jennifer Turpin, Ravenswood Women's Art Prize Patron. Image by Ian Hobbs.

Jennifer Turpin highlights the plight of the environment through her work

Jennifer Turpin offers advice to emerging artists wanting to break into the industry and insights into applying to the Ravenswood[...]More