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Torres Strait artists selected to attend Regional Showcase

Matilda Nona from BAC
Nancy Kiwat from GTTC

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) congratulates Badu artist Matilda Nona, and Erub artist Nancy Kiwat on their selection to participate in the Cape York and Torres Strait Regional Artists Showcase Program, as part of the Cooktown and Cape York Expo 2021.

Matilda and Nancy will join 40 First Nations musicians, contemporary and traditional dancers, comedians and visual artists in Cooktown from 9 – 13 June 2021 to engage in mentorship, skills and career development workshops.

The intensive program includes pitch training, business development and networking with key industry professionals in the lead up to artists showcasing their works in the Expo’s pop-up exhibition entitled; ‘Fresh Water – Salt Water’.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority, through the Culture, Art and Heritage Programme will support both artists to participate at this event.

TSRA Chairperson Mr Napau Pedro Stephen, said “The Torres Strait Regional Authority is proud to support our region-based Torres Strait and Aboriginal artists in reaching their full potential through acquiring skills and fostering relationships beyond our region.”

“We see this as an opportunity to strengthen connections and creative collaborations between Cape York and the Torres Strait region,” said Chairperson Stephen.

The Cape York and Torres Strait Regional Artists Showcase Program is jointly facilitated by the Cook Shire Council and the Regional Arts Services Network.

Arts development is a key focus of the Culture, Art and Heritage Programme with a specific aim to grow the Torres Strait arts industry, and upskill region-based artists and cultural practitioners.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority invites region-based Torres Strait and Aboriginal artists interested in attending future development events to contact the TSRA Culture, Art and Heritage Programme by phone (07) 4069 0700 or by email cahteam@tsra.gov.au

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