Arts OutWest invites you to the launch of Artstate Bathurst 2018

LIFE OF THE PARTY: Regional Arts NSW in partnership with Arts OutWest invites you to the launch of Artstate Bathurst 2018. Photo: SUPPLIED
LIFE OF THE PARTY: Regional Arts NSW in partnership with Arts OutWest invites you to the launch of Artstate Bathurst 2018. Photo: SUPPLIED

REGIONAL Arts NSW, in partnership with Arts OutWest, invites you to the launch of Artstate Bathurst 2018.

Artstate is a four-year program of conversations, partnerships and opportunities for regional artists and arts organisations.

Its aim is to demonstrate the vibrancy of the arts sector in regional areas through a stimulating and inspiring two-day conference program alongside an exciting and diverse arts program that will feature a selection of regional NSW creatives.

The inaugural conference and festival was in Lismore in 2017 with Bathurst to host Artstate this year from November 1-4. The Artstate launch later this month will be the first of a celebration of art and artists.

Artstate speakers include Bathurst MP Toole MP, Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger and Regional Arts NSW chairman Stephen Champion. There will also be performances by musicians from the Mitchell Conservatorium.

There’s a wonderful and diverse program of arts, discussion and performance being organised so come along and hear all about what’s in store for you in November right here in Bathurst.

Program of arts, discussion and performance.

Artstate 2018

Please join us on Monday, May 28 at 10.30am at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street, Bathurst. Morning tea will be provided.

If you would like to be a part of the Artstate launch you will need to register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/artstate-bathurst-2018-launch-tickets-45921649891

Weekend away

IF you’re feeling like a weekend away, why not celebrate the 156th anniversary of the infamous Hold Up at Escort Rock.

Bushrangers and country hospitality is what's in store for you with this exciting and wonderful weekend package at Eddys of Canowindra from June 15-17.  

Your wonderful weekend package includes two nights’ accommodation at Eddy's of Canowindra, all your meals on Saturday plus breakfast on Sunday, an exciting Blind Freddy Bushranger half day tour, a fabulous visit to Wallington Wine and a wine tasting, and entry to opening night of the newest Chris Kenyon ‘Ben Hall’ exhibition and a drink voucher to redeem with the Canowindra Hotel.

Tickets $275 per person, phone 0498 729 947.

Find more local and regional arts events at artsoutwest.org.au.