Category Archives: Big Skies Collaboration

Celebrating millennia of astronomies on the inland plains, Big Skies is a creative collaboration between arts practitioners, astronomers and local communities to share stories about people’s relationships with the cosmos, especially as experienced from Wiradjuri country, in central western NSW.

Arts OutWest is a partner in this project and received funding for the ‘Skywriters’ and ‘Art of Wiradjuri Constellations’ projects which have been funded over two years (2017-2018) through the federal government’s Regional Arts Fund.

An anthology of new writing ‘Dark Skies Dreamings’ has been published.

From this project sprang plans for the Inland Astro Trail.

Read more about the ongoing Big Skies Collaboration here: https://bigskiescollaboration.wordpress.com/about/

Arts OutWest continues to provide in-house support for this project.

Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney artwork now a coin

Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney artwork now a coin

Filed : Big Skies Collaboration, Local and industry news .

The most enormous congratulations to Peak Hill artist Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney whose artwork now features on an exclusive collectible coin from the Australian mint. Read the Full article

‘Dark Sky Dreamings’ special offer

‘Dark Sky Dreamings’ special offer

Filed : Big Skies Collaboration, Regional Arts Fund .

SPECIAL PRICE: ‘Dark Sky Dreamings: an Inland Skywriters Anthology’ available for a discounted price plus free postage. Read the Full article

SkyWriters anthology launch

SkyWriters anthology launch

Filed : Big Skies Collaboration .

An inspiring book of prose and poetry by diverse Australian writers responding to the big sky and wide landscapes of our ‘Inland Astro-Trail’ will be launched at Artstate Tamworth. Read the Full article

Condo SkyFest

Condo SkyFest

Filed : Big Skies Collaboration, Supported Projects .

The second Condo Skyfest on Saturday 19 October at the Wiradjuri Study Centre Condobolin offers connections to Aboriginal culture and the night sky. Read the Full article

Astrofest Symposium recap

Astrofest Symposium recap

Filed : Big Skies Collaboration, Local and industry news, Our Projects: .

CULTURAL TOURISM: Parkes welcomed astronomers, scholars, arts and heritage practitioners, tourism operators and space-science enthusiasts for Big Skies Collaboration’s first Inland Astro-Trail Symposium in February. Read the Full article

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