About Artlands

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Artlands is a national event designed to reflect and respond to emerging trends and shine a spotlight on arts in regional Australia.

This biennial event is designed to showcase new thinking, present contemporary work, and generate exchange and conversations. The programming champions best practice and strengthens a national network of artists and practitioners working in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Presented and delivered by Regional Arts Australia, Artlands is positioned as a multi-art, cross-industry and inter-generational. It presents a critical survey of the contemporary regional cultural landscape; and provides much-needed opportunities for artists to gather, present work and enter into meaningful exchange.

2020/21 heralds a new approach to the delivery of this critical national event. Artlands will be curated alongside existing festivals, exhibitions, and gatherings connecting with creative programming across all States and Territories. The Artlands Conversation Series provides an ongoing platform for dialogue and critical conversations, carrying a trajectory between Artlands conferences and across conversations.

This approach encourages connections and engagement with local creative industries and practitioners and facilitates an integrated process of shared ownership and outcomes generating increases participation and audiences.

The next Artlands gathering is being planned for 2023.

Artlands timeline

2021
Artlands / Junction, TAS WEBSITE
2018
Artlands / Victoria, VIC WEBSITE
2016
Artlands / Dubbo, NSW
2014
Arts & Edges / Kalgoorlie, WA
2012
Kumuwuki / Goolwa, SA
2010
Junction / Launceston, TAS
2008
Art at the Heart / Alice Springs, NT
2006
The Pacific Edge / Mackay, QLD
2004
Meeting Place / Horsham, VIC
2002
Groundswell / Albury, NSW
2000
Making Waves / Esperance, WA
1998
A Changing Landscape / Mt Gambier, SA