BLACK ARTS MARKET
BLACK ARTS MARKET
The South-East is a culturally specific region in Aboriginal Australia bound by epic river systems, mountain ranges and coastal waterways. These communities have long ancestral connections, which tie the region together, while subsequent waves of colonisation bind them together in new ways. It is the region where most Aboriginal people live today but it’s not a region generally associated with Aboriginal art.
However, there is a cultural awakening happening in the South-East where people are learning languages and traditional skills for the first time in generations. There are artists who hold on very deeply to traditions that have been passed down and who are reviving and breathing new life into these traditions. Some Aunties have described it as having ‘memory in their fingers’. And then there are extraordinary artists with new ideas and new expressions: translating old stories and old knowledge into new forms.
One of the key attractions for collectors of all levels and interests is that the Black Arts Market is curated to reflect the strength and diversity of this region. For the artists, it is a significant opportunity for recognition, and extending their audience reach and professional development. For the public, it offers works of a high quality and reputable provenance as well as a chance to meet the makers.
The Black Arts Market offers a snapshot of an extraordinary moment; a cultural renaissance that is flourishing throughout the south-east of Aboriginal Australia.
Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones
Curators, Black Arts Market
SUPPORTED BY CITY OF SYDNEY
IMAGE: PENNY EVANS
6 – 7 OCT 2018
SAT 6 OCT 10AM – 6PM
SUN 7 OCT 10AM – 3PM
For Expression of Interest enquiries please contact:
Emily Johnson – Carriageworks Program Producer
PH: (02) 8571 9183
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists originating from the South-East of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Murray-Darling catchment area) are invited to complete an Expression of Interest to be a part of the Black Arts Market at Carriageworks for 2018. A selection panel will elect applicants based on the information provided in their EOI.
Applications Close Mon 14th May 2018, 6PM