Siskin River front-women Tullara and Shalane Connors hail from Ramornie.
Siskin River front-women Tullara and Shalane Connors hail from Ramornie. Alix Mckenzie

Ramornie banjo player wins grant

TALENTED Ramornie musician Tullara Connors has been named as one of 16 young artists from across regional NSW to be awarded a $10,000 scholarship under a new Government scheme to develop emerging artistic talent.

The scholarships, available for all art forms, fund activities such as mentorships or internships with arts organisations, short-term courses and other training, national and international travel and creation of new work.

Ms Connors' scholarship money will go towards professional music development mentorships with some of Ireland's best tenor banjo players next year.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the annual NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships, for people aged 18 to 25, would help foster the next generation of arts professionals based in regional areas.

"We are training our regional artists so they can develop their careers and connect with arts organisations," Mr Grant said.

Eligible youth will be able to apply for the second round later this year.



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