DESERT RIVER SEA: KIMBERLEY ART THEN & NOW
Standing L to R: Chad Creighton, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Min. Culture & Arts, John Day, Jeanette Swan, David Weetra, Beryline Mung, Jennifer Dickens, Betty Bundamara, Terry Murray & Graham Lands, AGWA Director Stefano Carboni, Joanne Farrell (Rio Tinto)
After two years of consultation, the Art Gallery of Western Australia with support from the Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund have announced the launch of a six year, $1.8million art initiative, Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now. This new project aims to connect Indigenous artists and communities across the vast Kimberley region of Western Australia, provides opportunities for artists to share their work and supports emerging artists.
Minister for Culture and the Arts, John Day also expressed the Government’s strong support to this project. “We are delighted to see the results of a deeply collaborative partnership and feel that this arts initiative will see WA leading the way in developing Indigenous arts practice across Australia.”