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Artstate Lismore brightens up region

Colours, a children’s show was one of the many drawcards to the Lismore Artstate program. Photo Jeff ‘Primary Since 1976’ Dawson

A program of theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts celebrating the vitality and creativity of NSW regional artists was held last weekend in Lismore.

Artstate is a new four-year project by Regional Arts NSW that aims to ‘shine a light on excellence in regional arts practice and to explore the exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the state.’

The program has a strong focus on Aboriginal arts and arts leaders, as well as the recognition of the contribution of local government to arts and cultural development in regional NSW.

For more info visit www.artstate.com.au.


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