Tasmanian Regional Arts TRA State Gathering 16-17 September 2011 Parsons Bay Retreat, Nubeena, Tasmania
Background: Tasmanian Regional Arts (TRA) is the regional and community arts peak body for Tasmania TRA has previously held state conferences in many locations round the state (Ulverstone; Bridport; Freycinet; Deloraine; Latrobe) In 2010 TRA hosted the hugely successful Junction Arts Festival alongside the Regional Arts Australia Junction 2010 Conference. Many TRA members attended this national event Over the past three years TRA has held regional forums in lieu of a state conference In 2010 TRA decided to host a state gathering in 2011 to reconnect with our membership…
Who Came? 45 Delegates from Eleven TRA Branches took part
Superb Musicians The Blue Mosquitoes and Subsonica
...And a Life Membership! Well Done Lee Cole, TRA State President!
What did you think? … Im infused with regional arts excitement… Overall those attending found the information exchange invaluable Networks were reinvigorated and ideas shared Many were amazed about the extent and quality of work being undertaken by the membership The critical role of TRA as a statewide service organisation was reaffirmed TRA staff were thanked for their expertise, hard work and dedication …and we had fun!
Thank you to… Teresa Beck-Swindale Eunice Horne Kylie Eastley Photographer Carol Maney Out On A Limb Regional Arts Parsons Bay Retreat Staff and Owners TRA State Executive Committee and TRA Members The artists, performers and speakers
Plans for future events? TRA intends to host future state gatherings on either an annual or biannual basis Expressions of interest will be sought from branches interested in hosting future gatherings The event will continue to provide members with the opportunity to speak to each other and develop networks rather than hear visiting experts
www.tasregionalarts.org.au For information on the 2011 TRA State Gathering – go to: Music: Samba by the Chordwainers (2009)