Talking ArtZ

Talking Artz Craig Billingham and Roanna Gonsaves

What is Talking Art?

Presented by the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network BMCAN, Talking Artz is about providing events and functions to enable artists to gather both formally and informally to support creative practice across diverse arts modalities in the Blue Mountains. It is a regional social and cultural network, to provide opportunities to empower artists to build and develop their practice with the support of others within their community.

Talking Artz will take place in the gallery every 1st Saturday of the month.

Starts at 3pm, drinks and nibbles by $2 donation.

All Welcome. Come and join us and bring your friends!


March – Craig Billingham in conversation with Roanna Gonsalves

 Our next Talking ArtZ event at Nolan on Lovel Gallery on Saturday 7th March from 3pm will be local writers Craig Billingham and Roanna Gonsalves. Craig will be hosting the conversation with Roanna, as only another writer can, providing us with another privileged insight into the life, minds and practices of our creative community.

Come along with friends. We’d love to see you!

$2 donation includes drinks and nibbles.

About Craig

Craig has published two collections of poetry, Storytelling (2007) and Public Transport (2017). He has also published short stories and reviews, most recently in Southerly, Verity La, and the Australian Book Review. He has a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney.

About Roanna

Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP) published in India and South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger). The book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize 2018, and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018. Her writing has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Her four-part radio series On the tip of a billion tongues, commissioned and broadcast by ABC RN’s Earshot program, is a portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She is a recipient of The Bridge Awards’ inaugural Varuna – Cove Park Writing Residency 2019 in Scotland, the UNSW Copyright Agency Writing residency, and a number of residencies at Bundanon and Varuna. Roanna currently works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at UNSW and at NYU Sydney. She serves on the Board of Writing NSW.



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