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On the set of Halal Gurls. L-R: Jessica Phoebe Hanna as Fouou, Vonne Patiag, Aanisa Vylet as Mouna.

Hijabi comedy Halal Gurls scores over 500,000 views on YouTube

Halal Gurls is a 6 x 6-minute comedy online series that offers a candid look into the lives of three 20-something Hijabis, living in Bankstown, as they endure the unseen everyday […]More

Published: 18 February 2020



Chris Casali with her artwork Oh Wollemi, 2019, Graphite Watercolour on Yupo, 200 x 150 cm.

Chris Casali’s Mutawintji Dreaming Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art

With four weeks left to enter Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Create NSW spoke with the winner of its Emerging Artist Prize, Chris Casali to learn about her winning effort. […]More

Published: 14 February 2020



Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

Interview with 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival Director Lisa Rose

Screen NSW spoke with Mardi Gras Film Festival Director, Lisa Rose, about the upcoming festival and what films, events and masterclasses you should not miss. There is such a wide […]More

Published: 13 February 2020



Emerging Producer Placements 2020. L-R Aaliyah-Jade Bradbury, Joanna Beveridge, Joshua Longhurst.

New recruits set for Screen NSW 2020 Emerging Producer Placement initiative

Rising NSW-based producers Joshua Longhurst, Aaliyah-Jade Bradbury and Joanna Beveridge have been selected to undertake customised paid industry internships in 2020 through Screen’s NSW annual Emerging Producer Placement initiative. Recipients […]More

Published: 12 February 2020



Australian actress Belinda Giblin

Belinda Giblin celebrates 50 years in the biz with a comic turn in David Williamson’s new play, Family Values

Australian actress Belinda Giblin has been lighting up the stage and TV since the 70s. And as she clocks up 50 years in the biz we spoke to her about sustaining a successful career in the arts and her latest gig, Family Values, a blackly comic drama situated squarely on the fault lines that divide Australia.More

Published: 4 February 2020



Shear Outback Museum

Shear Outback facility immediately benefits from solar panel installation

The Shear Outback facility located in Hay, no longer needs to pay electricity bills thanks to the installation of solar panels, funded via Create NSW’s Regional Cultural Fund. Shear Outback […]More

Published: 4 February 2020



Return of Kings, ArtsLab Uncanned (2019), Shopfront Arts Co-Op. Photo by Tim da-Rin.

Shopfront Arts Co-op funds major renovation through fundraising

Shopfront Arts Co-op funds major renovation through fundraising. Shopfront $2 million heads toward completion in April 2020. We spoke to its CEO Daniel Potter to learn how they diversified their income stream to fund the new development.More

Published: 4 February 2020



The Parachute Ground, Lilyfield – vacant space EOI

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now closed for eligible arts and cultural organisations to occupy up to 305m2 of storage space at The Parachute Ground, Level 3, Building 19, 91 […]More

Published: 24 January 2020



Screenability 2020 - Diving In. L-R co-director Nina Oyama, producer Jessica Murphy, writer, co-director and lead Adam Bowes. Photo by Dario Hardaker.

Production begins on Screen NSW’s 2020 Screenability films ahead of premiere at Sydney Film Festival

Creatives Anthea Williams, Adam Bowes, Emily Dash and their teams are busy working on Screenability short films that will premiere at the 67th Sydney Film Festival in June 2020. Selected […]More

Published: 21 January 2020



Billy McPherson and Googoorewon Knox in Black Drop Effect, Sydney Festival 2020. Photo by Christopher Woe.

Interview with director Felix Cross – Black Drop Effect

Produced by Bankstown Arts Centre, and directed by Felix Cross, Black Drop Effect is an immersive, multi-layered experience that draws audiences into the contested space of ideas and emotions inspired […]More

Published: 6 January 2020



Billy McPherson and Googoorewon Knox in Black Drop Effect, Sydney Festival 2020. Photo by Christopher Woe.

Interview with Yuwaalaraay woman and writer of Black Drop Effect – Nardi Simpson

Ahead of its run at Sydney Festival, Nardi Simpson spoke with Create NSW about her new play, Black Drop Effect. Can you tell us about Black Drop Effect and what […]More

Published: 6 January 2020



Encounter, Sydney Festival 2020. Photo by Heidrun Lohr.

ENCOUNTER is bringing a new experience to audiences in Western Sydney

FORM Dance Projects, Sydney Youth Orchestras and FLING Physical Theatre Australia have teamed up to create a new site-specific work for Sydney Festival 2020 called ENCOUNTER. Create NSW spoke with […]More

Published: 6 January 2020



Aaron McGrath and Chenoa Deemal in Black Cockatoo, Sydney Festival 2020. Photo by Christian Trinder.

The untold story of the first Australian cricket team comes to life in Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo uncovers the story of 13 Aboriginal men from country Victoria, who in 1868 became the first Australian cricket team to tour England. This tour sparked the emergence of […]More

Published: 6 January 2020



NSW Minister for the Arts

That’s a wrap!

The NSW Government, through Create NSW, has had another busy year of driving the arts, screen and culture agenda across the State. Reviewing the achievements of 2019, Minister for the Arts, […]More

Published: 30 December 2019



Powerhouse Parramatta design by Moreau Kusunoki-Genton.

New Powerhouse Museum design unveiled

The design for the relocated Powerhouse Museum has been selected with Moreau Kusunoki [Lead Design Architect] and Genton [Local Design Architect] chosen to establish the first major museum to be […]More

Published: 17 December 2019



Create NSW Executive Director Chris Keely.

Chris Keely appointed Create NSW Executive Director

Chris Keely, a former media and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience spanning arts and cultural policy and subscription television industries across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, started today […]More

Published: 16 December 2019