“The Boomerang Re-enactment March Coincides with the 2015 Festival”

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The re-enactment march of the 1915 Coo-ee recruitment coincides with this years Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival.  Check out the story in the Forbes Advocate for more information.

“Kate Kelly: Sister of an Outlaw” – Travelling exhibition by Rebecca Wilson

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“Splash Gallery”splash2

Templar Street, Forbes – Next to Esmes Cafe

Is a Kalari Lachlan River Arts Festival Initiative and the headquarters for this years festival.

Love to see you; pop in to say hello, we are fundraising to support the festival and everything is Splash1for sale.  This is an opportunity to become part of the our Cultural program, are you interested in exhibiting or selling your art Work; love to act; sing or do props; etc  or get involved with the Forbes Theatre Company. There are art classes for children and adults and other workshops, come down to meet us .. See you there


EXT RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL: the weekend of 31 OCTOBER 2015  Maps of Forbes and how to find us >> Festival accommodation [pdf 532 kb]  >>

2015 Festival Launch

Come along to the Forbes Town Hall on Sunday, 27 October 2014 for the Launch of the 2015 Kalari Lachlan River Arts Festival. Experience a taste of what is in store for the next exciting festival. Music, art, drama, food…image









Arts&CultureSymposiumPoster2014_smlJoin us for the Rural Arts & Culture Symposium on Saturday 15 November, 2014 at Jemalong Education Centre, Forbes. A special event co-hosted by River Arts Festival Inc, Arts OutWest and Forbes Shire Council to discuss the future of the arts and cultural development in small rural communities, with a special focus on festivals. More >>


‘The lanterns have died out, musicians have packed up and gone home, and everyone is recovering after a huge weekend at the 2013 Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival,’ writes Sophie Harris in the Forbes Advocate, 29 October, 2013. “This year’s festival was an astounding success and impressed all who attended the celebration of art and culture in our region …” Read more >>

Also see The Advocate’s online FESTIVAL MEGA GALLERY >> Our thanks to Forbes Advocate staff for their fantastic support.

NEW! Arts Alive podcast recorded live from the River Arts Festival, 27 October, 2013, by Melbourne-based broadcaster Vincent O’Donnell: Listen here >>


SculptureForbesHighwaySign_cropped October 2014: Oberon artist Ingrid Morley has won the SculptureForbes $20,000 Acquisition Prize with her evocative welded steel work, Shadows on the Landing, a tribute to the old Albion Hotel in Forbes. More from the Forbes Advocate >>. And more >>. Shadows on the Landing is the first sculpture permanently acquired for the visionary Somewhere Down The Lachlan Art Trail. More >> More from Arts OutWest >>

An Acquisition Prize of $20,000 plus other prizes will be awarded. Visitors can nominate their favourite works for the People’s Choice Award. Download your entry forms from the  SculptureForbes web site >>


PeoplePower_SteveWoodhall_137938827_CQXRgVka_SMLDo you want to do something truly rewarding? YES? Then join our crew as a Festival volunteer to help make our next River Arts Festival another great success. We need volunteers to make and hang site decorations; marshal people, boats and cars; wait on tables for the Sir Francis Forbes dinner; manage the stages; keep an eye on the loos and garbage bins; look after lost children; collect money; be community guides … and gosh, to do lots of things! All volunteers will make new friends, receive a nice t-shirt, and be nourished in our Volunteers Tent. Please email us NOW if you’d like to join our crew: riverartsfestival@yahoo.com

READ what barrister David Ash said about Forbes in his Francis Forbes Oration at the 2013 Festival >>


SongsForKateDocoInvitation2012The film about our first River Arts Festival, Songs For Kate, by Bathurst documentary filmmaker, Tracy Sorrenson, is now available for sale. Contact Ronin Films, or visit Tracy’s production company, Squawkin’ Galah >>  Youtube snippet of Songs For Kate  >>   BECOME A FESTIVAL MEMBER: download your River Arts Festival Inc membership form here >> FESTIVAL ON FACEBOOK >> FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email riverartsfestival[at]yahoo.com Snailmail: River Arts Festival Inc, PO Box 888, Forbes, NSW, 2871 KL River Arts Festival Inc. was incorporated in the state of New South Wales, Australia, (INC9896737), in 2012, and held its first AGM/election of office bearers on 30 August 2012.  We were registered on the Australian Business Register in September 2012: ABN 50 766 997 576. We are not registered to pay GST.   Page created 23 May 2011. Last updated 6 October 2014. Permalink: http://riverartsfestival.org.au Copyright Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival Inc.