Calling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists
In 2018 the Art on Bundjulung Country project returns to provide opportunities for Aboriginal people across the Northern NSW to explore better health and wellbeing through connection with cultural arts.
The 2018 Art on Country project has the following objectives:
- To improve connection to Aboriginal culture through community art activities.
- To increase social inclusion and cohesion through community art activities.
- To develop business acumen and links to economic sustainability through community art activities.
- To develop knowledge and skills in the practice of art.
The Art on Bundjalung Country Project achieved great success in 2017 culminating in an exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery. Many of the works were created through workshops delivered by prominent Aboriginal artists working on Bundjulung Country.
At the heart of this project is a desire to address particular issues facing Indigenous artists in our region. These issues include access to peer delivered skills and professional development initiatives as well as opportunities to create new audiences and sales for their work – with accompanying marketing and promotion platforms. The project addresses both of these gaps through the proposed workshop program a final exhibition and market opportunity.
For 2018 Arts Northern Rivers has again partnered with North Coast Primary Health Network and Lismore Regional Gallery, supported by a steering committee, to deliver the project through to June 2019 culminating in a Bundjalung Art Market at The Quad, in Lismore.
Steering Committee: Anne-Marie Parry, North Coast Primary Health Network; Brett Adlington, Lismore Regional Gallery; Peter Woods & Mark Cora, Arts Northern Rivers; Emma Walke, University Centre Rural Health; Dr Marion Tait & Dr Andrew Binns, Individual committee members.
Image | Penny Evans, Estaurine Creatures with Quill 2017
For more information contact Project Officer Sarah Bolt
P | 6621 4433