FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Key Dates:

Submission deadline: Thursday 05 March 2015

Expressions of Interest are sought for this inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Launching on October 8, 2015, the Art Gallery of South Australia is presenting the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. The Festival encompasses a series of exhibitions, public programs, community events and an Art Fair on the opening weekend.

Festival Artistic Director Nici Cumpston is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country and with key cultural institutions across South Australia, to showcase the extraordinary, the significant and the unique, to challenge the existing preconceptions of Aboriginal art.

According to Cumpston, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is heading in every direction - no art form is off limits. National in scope, the forthcoming Festival aims to extend the practices that have been developing in studios, art centres, institutions and communities.

The focus for the first weekend of the Festival will be the Art Fair at Tandanya. It will provide an opportunity to buy works of art directly from art centres and independent artists from across the country.

The Festival's supporting public programs and community events will bring the artists voices and vision to a broad audience of international guests, artists, collectors, curators, students, cultural industry professionals and academics.

When: 8 - 18 October 2015

Where: Art Gallery of South Australia and partner galleries across Adelaide

Enquiries: call (08) 8207 7000 or email markey.lucy@artgallery.sa.gov.au

 

 

 

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