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Woolyungah Indigenous Centre - Aboriginal visual art in the Illawarra

Grant


Scheme


  • Grant

Abstract


  • Aboriginal visual art is the largest single component of the Australian fine art market and is globally recognised. But in the context of this recognition, the positive cultural identities and creative capacities of the NSW South Coastâ¬"s Aboriginal communities have been left unsung. Over the last decade many Illawarra and South Coast aboriginal artists have exhibited through the Pallingjang series of exhibitions co-ordinated by Wollongong City Gallery. These have together established and emerging arts from along the coast to generate a sense of regional based artistic identity and collaborative effort. While many of original Pallingjang artists have continued with their art practices, honing their skills and developing unique expressive styles, they have not had many opportunities to exhibit or to be published in exhibition catalogues. To some degree this has impeded the artists professional development opportunities and ambitions and frustrated their desire to have practices recognised as legitimate and vital facets of community life and well-being.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Local Award Id


  • 11408

Scheme


  • Grant

Abstract


  • Aboriginal visual art is the largest single component of the Australian fine art market and is globally recognised. But in the context of this recognition, the positive cultural identities and creative capacities of the NSW South Coastâ¬"s Aboriginal communities have been left unsung. Over the last decade many Illawarra and South Coast aboriginal artists have exhibited through the Pallingjang series of exhibitions co-ordinated by Wollongong City Gallery. These have together established and emerging arts from along the coast to generate a sense of regional based artistic identity and collaborative effort. While many of original Pallingjang artists have continued with their art practices, honing their skills and developing unique expressive styles, they have not had many opportunities to exhibit or to be published in exhibition catalogues. To some degree this has impeded the artists professional development opportunities and ambitions and frustrated their desire to have practices recognised as legitimate and vital facets of community life and well-being.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Local Award Id


  • 11408