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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 asks us to consider Australia’s future, the injustices of the […]More

Published: 15 January 2021



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 embraces First Nation’s perspectives and shines a light on Australian-made […]More

Published: 15 January 2021



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 January as part of the Sydney Festival program. Director Kate […]More

Published: 15 January 2021



Image: The new Parkes Library and Cultural Centre – Image: Parkes Shire Council

New Library and Cultural Centre for Parkes

Residents of NSW’s Central West celebrated the opening of a new learning and cultural facility last month at the Parkes Library. The expansion was made possible with funding from Create […]More

Published: 17 December 2020



Australian Museum. Credit: Alistair MacDougall/Australian Museum.

Get your culture fix up late in Sydney this summer

Sydneysiders will be able to get their culture up late over summer, as major arts and cultural institutions keep their doors open longer and welcome visitors to blockbuster exhibitions and […]More

Published: 16 December 2020



Wharf 4-5 side on looking towards Barangaroo. Credit: Arthur Vay.

Revitalised harbourside cultural hub welcomes back performing arts companies

The NSW Government today announced the successful completion of Wharf 4/5 of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and officially welcomed back some of the nation’s foremost performing arts companies. The […]More

Published: 16 December 2020



Sensory Garden (detail), Newcastle Museum. Image: courtesy the museum.

Callout for LGA funding applications returns for 2021/2022

Create NSW has announced applications are now open for the 2021/2022 Local Government Authorities (LGA) arts and cultural project funding round. The round provides another opportunity for LGAs to apply […]More

Published: 11 December 2020



Portable photographic studio set-up at Orange Regional Museum (ORM) shooting an object from Canowindra Historical Society & Museum collection. Courtesy Annie Stevens and ORM for M&G NSW 2018.

Funding for regional digitisation projects

The NSW Government is calling for applications from Local Councils across regional NSW for cultural collections digitisation projects, with $1.7 million in funding available under the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural […]More

Published: 11 December 2020



National Art School Campus. Photo: Nicole Anderson

National Art School to get $18 million upgrade

The National Art School will soon benefit from over $18 million in upgrades, critical maintenance and stonework remediation to reinvigorate the unique heritage site for future generations and cement its […]More

Published: 11 December 2020



Olivia Abbott, Tanaya Barat and Blake Rhodes. Image: Cassandra Hannagan

$100K Generations Fellowships returns for NSW contemporary musicians

The NSW Government is calling for applications from early career contemporary musicians, music producers, songwriters and composers, in the second year of a partnership between Create NSW, the Powerhouse Museum […]More

Published: 10 December 2020



Sprung!! Senior Dance Ensemble in O’How I Dreamt of Things Impossible development 2019, NORPA L – R: Kane Shields, Tallula Bourne, Max McAuley, Tara Coughlan, Sinead Skorka Brennan, Zac Mifsud, Alice Bosheinen. Photo by Kate Holmes Photographer

NSW arts and culture gets $5 million boost

The NSW Government is investing more than $5 million in the State’s arts and cultural sector through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program. 97 recipients […]More

Published: 9 December 2020



Blockhead & Sparkles & The Flood of Tears - team photo/illustration: (L-R) Lauren Orrell, Digby Webster & Rosie Lourde

Screenability filmmakers destined for the big screen in 2021

Emerging filmmakers with disability Samuel Martin, Danni Wright, Jacob Melamed, Digby Webster, Lauren Orrell and their teams have been selected to turn their filmmaking dreams into reality as recipients of […]More

Published: 3 December 2020



International Day of People with Disability logo

What’s on in NSW for International Day of People with Disability

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Thursday 3 December 2020 is the United Nations’ International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a day to increase awareness, understanding and […]More

Published: 2 December 2020



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 body of poetic and visual work that captures the spirit […]More

Published: 2 December 2020



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 of Studio A created an epic mural on the largest […]More

Published: 2 December 2020



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 roles at Accessible Arts and the Australia Council, Morwenna is […]More

Published: 2 December 2020