Regions Rising 2021

  • James Farley (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumIndustry


More than nine million people call Regional Australia home, but it has such a big heart and it’s ready to grow.

The Regional Australia Institute National Summit, Growing Regional Australia – Shaping the Good Life, is the flagship event in the event series Regions Rising. This event links all levels of government, business and the community sector to ensure a collaborative and future-focused discussion that will help inform and engage with our leaders as we move toward the regionalisation of our nation.

As the nation’s thought-leader on Regional Australia, the concept of regionalisation is central to our work. Regionalisation is more than an agenda on decentralisation; it’s an ambition to grow and ensures that regional businesses and communities more than just survive, they can thrive. Regionalisation will create a more equitable, balanced, attractive and prosperous future for all Australians, not just those who live outside the city limits.

Dr James T. Farley is the artist in residence for the Regional Australia Institute throughout the conference. His exhibition, Silver City 2015-2018, is on display at the RAI headquarters throughout 2021.
Period16 Mar 202118 Mar 2021
Event typeConference
LocationCanberra, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • artist in residence
  • exhibition
  • regional australia
  • regionalisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts