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Venice Biennale Professional Development Program - Emerging Arts Professionals. L-R, top to bottom: April Philips, Blake Griffiths, Gina Mobayed, Imogen Dixon-Smith.

Ambitious Australian arts professionals to assemble in Venice

An impressive team of emerging arts professionals, exhibition team leaders and volunteers will support Australia’s exhibition in Venice, as part of the Australia Council’s Venice Biennale Professional Development Program. The […]More

Published: 1 February 2019



Vyva Entertainment, Mirrah and L-FRESH The LION performing live at the annual 4Elements HipHop Festival (4ESydney) in Bankstown, 2017. Photo: Snappatronik.

$1.5m boost to Sydney & NSW Night-Time Economy

Sydney precincts and NSW live music events will benefit from an investment of $1.5 million from the NSW Government aimed at stimulating the night-time economy. A package has been developed with […]More

Published: 24 January 2019



View of the site from the north bank of the Parramatta River (facing south) © Malcolm Reading Consultants Dianna Snape

Powerhouse architect search begins

The search is on for world-leading architects to design a Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta encompassing an iconic new museum, public space and pedestrian bridge, Minister for the Arts Don Harwin […]More

Published: 24 January 2019



The team at Animal Logic in-Sydney discussing production design and art direction.

NSW artists sought for new residency opportunity with Animal Logic

NSW artists are being called upon to be the first participants of a new partnership between Create NSW and internationally-acclaimed Sydney production company Animal Logic. Three experienced NSW artists are […]More

Published: 22 January 2019



Economic Value of Arts, Screen and Culture report reveals the sectors contribute $16.4 billion to NSW GSP

A new report commissioned by Create NSW to assess the economic value of arts, screen and culture to NSW, has found that in total across 2016-17, the sectors contributed approximately […]More

Published: 20 December 2018



Urban Theatre Projects BLAK BOX external at dusk. Photo by Barton Taylor.

Architect-designed space for conscious deep listening will immerse Sydney Festival visitors in the identity and spirit of place

 Through a program of spoken word, music and field recordings, BLAK BOX curator Daniel Browning provides audiences with a sound stream of consciousness – blending stories of the past, the […]More

Published: 19 December 2018



Counting and Cracking poster from Sydney Festival. Photo by Daniel Boud and Malith Hegoda.

Belvoir and Co-Curious breathe new life into Sydney Town Hall with S. Shakthidharan’s play Counting and Cracking this January

With his new play Counting and Cracking, arts practitioner, Founder of CuriousWorks and Artistic Director of Co-Curious, S. Shakthidharan has joined forces with Belvoir’s Artistic Director Eamon Flack to bring […]More

Published: 19 December 2018



Wesley Enoch at Sydney Festival 2018. Photo by Prudence Upton.

“Storytelling that shakes us keeps Sydney Festival moving in sync with the times.” – Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch

Wesley Enoch is never about just ticking boxes, but with Sydney Festival he definitely keeps hitting the highs and offering us opportunities to get uncomfortable. We got a rare chance […]More

Published: 17 December 2018



Screenability 2019 Magnetic team. L-R Joanna Beveridge, Nicole Delprado.

Create NSW names 2019 Screenability filmmakers set to compete for Sydney Film Festival billing

Emerging filmmakers with disability Nicole Delprado, Shawn Spina and Llewellyn Michael Bates and their teams have been selected to take forward three 2019 Screenability shorts that will be considered to […]More

Published: 17 December 2018



Bernadette Fam. Photo by Robert Miniter.

Bernadette Fam is one to watch

Emerging artist Bernadette Fam is one of the 2018/19 Young Creative Leaders Fellowship recipients. Bernadette will use the opportunity for professional development while creating a verbatim piece exploring the experiences […]More

Published: 13 December 2018



Denis Beaubois - Create NSW and MCA - NSW Visual Arts Mid-Career/Established Fellow. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Denis Beaubois named first Create NSW and MCA Visual Arts Fellow

Internationally celebrated Marrickville-based artist Denis Beaubois has been named the first Create NSW & Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 2019 NSW Visual Arts Mid-Career/Established Fellow, valued up to $50,000. Create […]More

Published: 6 December 2018



Director Warwick Thornton. Image courtesy of Matt Day.

NSW dominates the AACTA Awards

In a big year for NSW screen stories, Sweet Country, Mystery Road, Riot, Ladies in Black, Warwick Thornton, Deborah Mailman were among the winners. Leading the 2018 AACTA Awards season […]More

Published: 6 December 2018



Jamie North's show Slidings - Rock Suspensions at The Lock-Up. Photo courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery.

Jamie North’s Borrowed Landscape set for Newcastle public art installation

Create NSW in partnership with Transport for NSW today announced that visual artist Jamie North has been selected to lead a Newcastle public artwork installation alongside the new light rail. […]More

Published: 5 December 2018



NSW State Archives Captured exhibition. Image courtesy NSW State Archives.

Stunning archive-inspired exhibitions speak of our past, present and future

For many, thoughts of official archives summon up images of old documents and photos that help trace our family tree. Turning up a convict or two if we’re lucky. But […]More

Published: 5 December 2018



Disability internships announced across key NSW creative institutions

NSW’s creative institutions are set to broaden their horizons as they welcome aboard the ten NSW artists and practitioners selected as part of the Createability Internship Program. The Createability Internship […]More

Published: 3 December 2018



On the set of the garden and grounds for Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT.

1,500 NSW Screen Jobs Secured As Peter Rabbit™ Sequel Set To Shoot In Sydney

Jobs for up to 1,500 local screen professionals have been confirmed today following the announcement by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Animal Logic Entertainment and Olive Bridge Entertainment that PETER RABBIT™ 2 […]More

Published: 1 December 2018