ART & EXHIBITIONS


Current Art Exhibition: The Gunnybalds 2022 
Officially Opens: 6:00pm Friday 8 April, 2022
Continues Until: Sunday 22 May, 2022

The Gunnybalds are coming to Gunnedah! 
The Gunnybalds are a modern twist of the great portraiture exhibition, The Archibald Prize! 
Come and see the talented contributions to Gunnedah's artists and their representations of those who inspire and support our community.  This is an amazing collection of works and a testament to the creative nature of the Gunnedah community. 

Upcoming Art Exhibition: James White - 'Memories' 
Officially Opens: 6.00pm Friday 27 May, 2022
Continues Until: 3.00pm Sunday 3 July, 2022

Discover the stories hidden within the art of James White at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in May.
The former Boggabri man will launch a new exhibition, “Memories”, on 27 May, and the local community is invited to walk down memory lane and embrace the nostalgic.
Mr White grew up on a family farm in Boggabri, but left the paddocks behind to travel the wider world, and it’s this collective imagery, and the memories, that inspire his watercolour works. He is a long-time member of The Australian Watercolour Institute.
James White's works possesses a touch of playfulness – a gnome is hidden in each art work, come along and see if you can find it. 
“Memories” will open at 6pm on Friday, 27 May, 2022 at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Gunnedah Red Cross. 
The exhibition will be on display until 3pm on Sunday, 3 July, 2022.

Upcoming NAIDOC Art Exhibition 2022 - GET UP! STAND UP! SHOW UP! 
Submission Due: 27 June - 4 July, 2022
Officially Opens: 6.00pm Friday 8 July, 2022 
Continues Until: 3.00pm Sunday 5 August, 2022

Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery is calling for submissions for the annual NAIDOC Art Exhibition.
The exhibition will be held on July 8 during NAIDOC Week (July 3-10), headlining this year’s theme - ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!’.
The Gallery is urging artists, hobbyists, schools, organisations and individuals to come together and explore the theme and exhibit their artworks in a professional gallery space. The exhibition provides the ideal opportunity to celebrate the depth and vibrancy of Indigenous culture in our region and is a space to share valuable stories of culture and identity, to start conversations and enrich understanding.
All artworks must be ready to hang, and be submitted to the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery by 5pm on Monday, 4 July, 2022. The exhibition will officially open at 6pm on Friday, 8 July, 2022 and will continue until Friday, 5 August, 2022. 

NAIDOC Entry Form - 2022 

Arts and Cultural Grants Fund NOW OPEN

Gunnedah Shire Council’s annual Arts and Cultural Grants Fund is now open for applications. The program aims to help community groups deliver existing projects and to support new projects and initiatives that help meet the needs of the growing community, while strengthening cultural identity and connection to place. Past successful applications have included cultural workshops, concerts, exhibitions, media equipment and markets. 
The arts and cultural project, program or event must align with the following general arts categories:
• Acting;
• Announcing;
• Fine art and craft;
• Directing;
• Animation;
• Dancing and choreography;
• Entertainment and performance;
• Music and singing;
• Photography;
• Production, and;
• Writing.

Applications close at 5pm, on Friday, 17 June, 2022.
For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council on (02) 6740 2100 or council@infogunnedah.com.au.
Gunnedah Shire Council Arts and Cultural Grants Policy 

Gunnedah Shire Council Arts and Cultural Grants Fund Application and Guidelines 

Arts North West - Country Arts Support Program Grant Funding NOW OPEN 

The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grants program funded by Create NSW and managed by Regional Arts Development Organisations.

Arts North West is offering grants under the Country Arts Support Program of up to $3,000 for arts community groups
and arts organisations in the New England North West to support their creative endeavour.

You must be a group, a not-for-profit arts-based organisation on an LGA within the Arts North West footprint:
Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah Shire, Gwydir Shire, Inverell Shire Council, Liverpool Plains Shire,
Moree Plains Shire, Narrabri Shire, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield Shire, Uralla Shire and Walcha Council.
Please send any enquires to our Executive Director, Caroline Downer: rado@artsnw.com.au
Applications close 30 May 2022. 

Please visit http://www.artsnw.com.au/casp-2022 for more information.