What a year it has been for NAVA! As well as this spiffy new website, we've had success with the artists' tax test case, lobbied government for the removal of 'sedition' from Anti-Terrorism legislation, managed the Indigenous Art Commercial Code of Conduct (which you will be hearing a lot about next year), started administering the RIPE Award for emerging professional artists and developed Ignition for recent graduates plus a bunch of smaller projects and forums! Phew!
So last Wednesday, the staff of NAVA took a well-earned afternoon to have a lovely picnic in the botanical gardens, pat ourselves on the back for all the hard work we've been doing this year, eat some food and pop some of those christmas crackers with hilarious jokes and qualitypresents.
photo: sam wild
Here are some of the rip-snorters from our crackers -
Q: When does a doctor become annoyed?
A: When he is out of patients!
Q: How would you fire Santa?
A: Give him the sack!
secret squirrel from my chircracker
So now the NAVA office is closed until the 2nd January. We hope you all have a fantastic break and look forward to supporting you and the rest of the visual arts sector next year.