SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market returns to Carriageworks as an online market for four days from 25-28 Nov 2021. Curated by Hetti Perkins (Arrernte / Kalkadoon) and Jonathan Jones (Wiradjuri / Kamilaroi) SOUTHEAST celebrates the rich cultural inheritance and contemporary artistic expression of Aboriginal artists and practitioners of the south-east region of Australia.

This year, the market brings together 31 independent Aboriginal artists and collectives with over 250 artworks for sale across ceramics, jewellery, weaving, carving, textiles, photography, painting and prints.

100% of proceeds go directly to the artists.

Exhibiting Artists

Baluk Arts (Cassie Leatham and Samantha Trist) (Taungurung, VIC), Kylie Caldwell (Bundjalung, NSW), Casino Wake Up Time (Bundjalung / Kamillaroi, NSW), Kerri Clarke & Mitch Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, NSW/VIC), Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Waradgerie, NSW), Cheryl Davison (Yuin/Manaroo, NSW), Nathan Dawson (Gomeroi, NSW), David Doyle (Barkindji, NSW), Penny Evans (Gomeroi, NSW), Nicole Foreshew (Wiradjuri, NSW), Helena Geiger (Gumbayngirr, NSW), Mick Harding – Ngarga Warendj (Yowong-Illam-Baluk and Nattarak Baluk clans of the Taungurung people, VIC), Krystal Hurst (Worimi, ACT), Jessica Ann Leffley (Wiradjuri, NSW), Kylie McNamara (Kamilaroi, NSW), Kent Morris (Barkindji, VIC), Phil and Margaret Murray (Duduroa Dargal, Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, Muthi Muthi / Maraura-Barkindji, NSW/VIC), Barbara Quayle (Barkindji, NSW), Nannette Shaw (Tyereelore, Bunurong, TAS), Andrew Snelgar (Ngemba, NSW), Melissa Stannard (Yuwaalaraay, Gamilaraay, Koama, QLD), Jamie-Lea Trindall (Wiradjuri, NSW), Uncle Sooty Welsh (Wailwan, NSW), Kay Lee Williams (Kamilaroi, NSW), Aunty Lucy Williams-Connelly (Waradgerie, VIC) and Teresa Yasserie (Wiradjuri, NSW).

First Access: Thu 25 Nov, 12pm
Public Access: Thu 25 Nov, 5pm
Closes: Sun 28 Nov, midnight

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A series of conversations between SOUTHEAST co-curator Jonathan Jones and artists Kylie Caldwell; Mitch Mahoney; Nannette Shaw and Fiona Hughes; and Jamie-Lea Trindall that explores their connection to the Southeast and how their experience informs their practice.

Watch: Kylie Caldwell
Watch: Nannette Shaw and Fiona Hughes
Watch: Jamie-Lea Trindall
Watch: Mitch Mahoney

Presented by Carriageworks with Major Partner Bloomberg Philanthropies, Partner Squarespace and Media Partners Broadsheet and FBi Radio.


Image 1: Jamie-Lea Trindall (Wiradjuri), ‘Collector’s trio’, 2021; Cassie Leatham from Baluk Arts (Taungurung / Wurundjeri), ‘Seed pod and feather earrings’, 2021; David Doyle (Barkindji / Malyngapa), ‘Large quandong’, 2021.
Image 2: Kevin ‘Sooty’ Welsh (Wailwan), ‘Scarred picking bowl’, 2021; Nannette Shaw (Tyereelore / Bunurong / Trawoolway), ‘Bull kelp water carrier’, 2021; Kay Lee Williams (Kamilaroi), ‘Bush dyed silk scarf’, 2021.
Image 3: Theresa Bolt from Casino Wake Up Time (Bundjalung), ‘Natures adornments’, 2021; Nannette Shaw and Fiona Hughes (Tyereelore / Bunurong / Trawoolway), ‘Kelp and fibre necklace’, 2021; Nicole Foreshew (Wiradjuri), ‘Stone’, 2021.