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BLACK ARTS MARKET 20161112 20161113
$REE ENTRY In Stock Primary
Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

BLACK ARTS MARKET

CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENTS

BLACK ARTS MARKET

Curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones, the Black Arts Market will showcase the cultural heritage of South-Eastern Aboriginal Australia. The market place provides a unique opportunity to engage with artists and acquire new works.

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A note from curators, Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones

The southeast is a culturally specific region in Aboriginal Australia bound by epic river systems, mountains ranges and coastal waterways. These communities have long ancestral connections, which tie the region together, while subsequent waves of colonisation bind them together in a new ways. It’s 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 southeast 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 southeast of Aboriginal Australia.

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IMAGE: ESME TIMBERY, SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE 2002 PHOTO JENNI CARTER

12 - 13 NOV 2016

12 NOV 9AM  5PM

13 NOV 10AM 6PM

FREE

ARTISTS AND STALLHOLDERS