Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market
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Shop directly from First Nations artists at this Carriageworks-run marketplace, completely online
It’s estimated that 80 per cent of Aboriginal art sold to tourists is made overseas, or doesn’t directly benefit First Nations communities in Australia. The best way to buy art, jewellery, weaving, photography or shellwork which claim to be Aboriginal is, of course, directly from the First Nations makers themselves.
Helping you do that is a curatorial team made up of respected Arrernte and Kalkadoon curator, writer, advisor and presenter Hetti Perkins and leading Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones, who are showcasing the cultural heritage of artists of the South-East region of Australia through a four-day online marketplace presented by Carriageworks. The Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market, which usually runs as a live event at Carriageworks in Eveleigh, will display the works of 26 First Nations artists and collectives, including everything from jewellery to textiles, ceramics, weaving, visual art, photography and carving. 100 percent of proceeds will go straight to the creatives themselves.
Head to Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market online between 5pm on Thursday November 26 to Sunday November 29 for a veritable shopper's paradise.