Arts and Culture

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The Inverell Cultural and Arts Council presented the first Tom Roberts Festival in 2001 and another in 2006, celebrating the life and works of one of Australia's finest Pre-Federation artists. The Tom Roberts Festival comprised of more than 15 events of local and national appeal, held over 10 days. Highlights of the Festival included an art exhibition of original works by Tom Roberts.

"Bailed Up" by Tom Roberts is now the most famous Australian painting in the Art Gallery of NSW, with an estimated worth of $12M. Other events held included the re-enactment of "Bailed Up" on the Newstead Paradise Road, an Art Walk, a Street Party, Art Workshops, film evenings, poetry readings, Tom Roberts Heritage Tours and much more. The Festival attracted hundreds of visitors from all over Australia.

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'Opera in the Paddock' - this highly successful outdoor music event is now an inaugural event on the North West New South Wales Art's Calendar. Audiences travel from throughout the State, regional centres and cities alike. Set in the beautiful bush setting of the property 'Mimosa', Delungra, 25 km's west of Inverell, patrons enjoy a wonderfully social experience prior to the commencement of the concert on dusk.

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The Inverell Pipe Band is a voluntary organisation aiming to foster a friendly family based environment and encourage participation and education in piping and drumming. The band provides a social meeting place where interested people can practice and perform music.

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sapphire city festival fire works sapphire city festival parade Inverell CBD - Sapphire City Festival - Junior Show Entrant - 24102009

The Inverell Sapphire City Festival is held every year to celebrate the arrival of spring, during the month of October. The festival is run over 3 weekends and is full of fun and features numerous events, culminating in a Festival Parade, Grande Finale and Crowning of Festival Princesses and Queens.

Some Festival highlights include: the Floral Art Competition; Art Society Gala Art Exhibition; The Great Debate & Dinner; Holy Trinity & Jockey Club Race Day; Gala Fireworks Spectacular; Live Bands; Bowling Carnival; Poet's Breakfast; Dog Show and Inverell Show Society Campdraft.

Inverell also offers a number of tutoring schools for music, ballet, dance, speech and drama.

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