Artistic and cultural showcase



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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Emily Crockford alongside his work from the official launch of Studio A mural Love owls and mermaids singing in the rainbow pop, commissioned by The Art Gallery of NSW for Archie Plus, November 2021. Image by Diana Panuccio/AGNSW.

Archibald finalist Emily Crockford continues to canvas her way to more artistic achievements

“Love colour, smash it out, and paint every day,” is Emily Crockford’s advice to emerging artists with disability, who are[...]More

Lena Nahlous. Courtesy Diversity Arts Australia.

Diversity Arts Australia’s Lena Nahlous shares her vision for a more gender equal world

Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, we caught up with Lena Nahlous, Executive Director of Diversity Arts Australia –[...]More

Lily Shearer, Moogahlin Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Liza-Mare Syron, Moogahlin Co-Founder & Senior Artistic Associate, Yellamundie Festival 2021. Photo by Jamie James.

Moogahlin co-founder Liza-Mare Syron ensures there is “Nothing about us without us”

Biripai woman, Co-Founder & Senior Artistic Associate at Moogahlin Performing Arts, lecturer, director, actor, teacher, dramaturge and award-winning academic –[...]More

Violeta Ayala. Photo by Daniel Fallshaw.

Interview with trailblazing filmmaker, artist and technologist – Violeta Ayala

Violeta Ayala is a trail blazing filmmaker, artist and technologist. Her credits include Prison X – The Devil & The[...]More

Angie (Claudia Karvan) at the Latin Festival in Bump. © Roadshow Rough Diamond.

Film and television star Claudia Karvan paves the way for new stories, new writers, and another hit show

Claudia Karvan is a multi-award-winning actor, producer, writer, and director, and a face most of us we grew up watching[...]More

Image: Still from The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson.

Deadly stage and screen legend Leah Purcell is firing on all cylinders

Leah Purcell is a multi-award-winning and self-made author, playwright, actor, director, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, showrunner, and deadly legend of the[...]More

Full cast of Sunshine Super Girl: Photo by Jacqui Manning.

Director Andrea James challenges audiences to consider Australia’s future in Sunshine Super Girl

Sunshine Super Girl is a remarkable life story told with humour and humility by creator and director Andrea James, that[...]More

Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch. Courtesy Sydney Festival.

Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch kicks off 2021 with a Festival that proudly celebrates Australian-made goodness

In his fifth and final year as Sydney Festival Director we spoke to Wesley Enoch about his 2021 program, which[...]More

Kate Gaul. Photographer Alex Vaughan.

Director Kate Gaul gets audience onboard with Siren Theatre Co’s H.M.S Pinafore

Siren Theatre Co’s H.M.S Pinafore, a new Australian take on the classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical, returns to Sydney this[...]More

Kristel Saxon, Great Grandfather's Dog, 2020. 31cm x 41cm, acrylic paint.

Holly by Kristel Saxon

Past/Present Pets is a collaborative project with Red Room and Studio A honouring the life force of animals through a[...]More

Love owls and mermaids singing in the rainbow pop. Photo by Diana Panuccio/Art Gallery of NSW.

Little One by Mathew Calandra

Across two weeks in October, Mathew Calandra, Emily Crockford, Annette Galstaun, Lauren Kerjan, Jaycee Kim, Catherine McGuiness, and Meagan Pelham[...]More

Morwenna Collett. Photo by Will Taylor.

Musician and arts consultant Morwenna Collett has a passion for increasing accessibility within the music industry

Morwenna is a musician and arts consultant with a disability, specialising in diversity, access and inclusion. Having previously held leadership[...]More

Digby Webster in front of his and Neil Tomkins’ Ernest brothers, Archibald Prize 2020 finalist painting, installation view, Art Gallery of NSW. Photo by David Webster.

“I love to know my images are sent out into the world” – Digby Webster

Ambassador, advocate and artist Digby Webster has been exceptionally busy. Following his residency at Bundanon in 2014, he’s received numerous[...]More

Dr Paul Leventhal. Image by Tim Waugh, The Dedes Waterfront Group.

Dr Paul Leventhal shares his love of classical guitar

Dr Paul Leventhal recently finished a classical guitar mentorship, examining supporting therapy for people living with dementia in aged care[...]More

Shivanjani Lal's Studio. Photo by Jacquie Manning, courtesy Parramatta Artists' Studios.

Talking fellowships and practice with 2019 Create NSW and Visual Arts Emerging Fellow Shivanjani Lal

On the eve of this year’s announcement of the 2020 Fellow at Artspace, hear from the 2019 Create NSW and[...]More