23 Sep 2011
More than 50 emerging indigenous artists will display their work to an international audience during CHOGM in October.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said Revealed would reinforce the importance of indigenous culture to Western Australia.
“Revealed provides an excellent opportunity for the next generation of indigenous artists and cultural workers to build networks and skills and have access to a commercial audience,” Mr Day said.
“This innovative Western Australian project combines an exhibition, a public marketplace and professional development.
“The program was first held in 2008 and attracted more than 1,700 people - this year’s exhibition features works by many artists who live in remote WA communities such as the Mowanjum community off the Gibb River road and the Waringarri community in the heart of the east Kimberley’s Miriwoong Country.
“Revealed is the only Aboriginal art market in Western Australia, and allows buyers access to a range of unique artwork and to meet artists in an informal and friendly environment.”
Revealed is part of the Commonwealth Festival Perth and supported by the State Government. It will be held alongside CHOGM from October 23-30 with the People’s Space at the Perth Cultural Centre open from October 26-29.
Visit the Revealed website.