Groundswell Arts NSW launches!

As Founder – Chair I am so proud of the immense work by a handful of volunteers over the past 4.5 years. We have achieved a milestone and now of course the work begins. The grassroots organisation and its new website were launched on Thursday 13 February 2014 at the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House. Jonathan Bielski, Programming Director, SOH sponsored the launch and championed us into the building ‘opening it’s doors’ and offering a new home for future forums and place for dialogue. Thanks to our speakers Jill Morgan, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Pino Migliorino, Cultural Perspectives Group as well as Mr Hakan Harman, new CEO of Communities Relations Commission. GROUNDSWELL_launch_50 GROUNDSWELL_launch_64

 

Our dedicated committee are Carolina Triana, Monica Scagliarini, Vic Keighery and Kiriaki Koubaroulis.  © Photo by Scott Burns.

 

Multicultural arts advocacy for NSW

Sydney Opera House has kindly offered our grass-roots arts organisation, Groundswell Arts NSW the beautiful Utzon Room to launch in on Feb 13 in two weeks!  It’s been 4 1/2 years of voluntary work, not only for me as founder and Chair but also the fantastic committee that have been working together on building strength within our arts sector in NSW and raising awareness for artists from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The launch is free to anyone who wants to attend and Jill Morgan, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Pino Migliorino, Cultural Perspectives will be speaking as well as Jonathan Bielski giving a welcome speech on behalf of the Sydney Opera House. I truly can’t wait for this inaugural day and it will be emotional experience for all of us at Groundswell.

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Design by Scott Burns and Jasmine Parer 2014