Developing Indigenous art
Arts Northern Rivers has appointed Frances Belle Parker to the newly created position of Indigenous Arts Development Officer (IADO). Congrats Frances.
Shell support the many Indigenous artists in the Northern Rivers region, develop and promote their work and create a network of Indigenous artists.
Frances has a strong background in the visual arts. In 2000 she won the prestigious Blake Prize for Religious Art. Not only was Frances the youngest winner of this prize, she was the first Indigenous winner in the prizes 55-year history.
Frances was recently awarded the ABC North Coasts inaugural ArtsNest Award, which was established to recognise and encourage artists in the Northern Rivers region.