An artist-led online studio program connecting cultural
practitioners working in regional and remote geographies across the
Driven by a sense of inter-personal generosity and creative rigour
the Regional Assembly will nurture critical conversations, professional
comradery and artistic growth with a cohort of artists, writers and
makers from a wide diversity of fields, working at the crossroads of
art, community and philosophical enquiry.
Australia’s guiding principle is that place is central to creative
practice and provides profound practical and emotional links across the
economies and synergies of culture. We are also invested in the
relationships that exist between places. With this in mind, the
inaugural cohort of the Regional Assembly features practitioners living and working in Aotearoa (New Zealand), India, Kashmir, the
Philippines, and First People's unceded territories across Australia.
Over the course of the coming year this cohort will
assemble via eight intensive online sessions. Special guests, invited
due to their long standing commitment to cultural practices outside city
centres, will visit the Assembly—sharing insights and provocations. The
words of Tristen Harwood will form Notes on Assembling—responses,
expansions and critiques of the program’s journey. And Conversations
with the Assembly is a podcast produced by Cristian Tablazon that will
delve into the cohort’s practices and lives through conversation. The
Regional Assembly is coordinated by Alana Hunt.