Excellence and sustainability: the production and promotion of art through Aboriginal art centre programs
Saturday 24 August 2–3.30pm
Several of the RAKA finalists are represented by Aboriginal owned and operated art centres in remote communities. This discussion will explore the relationship between and interdependency of artists, art centres, gallerists and curators. How do these relationships affect the representation of Indigenous artists in art museums?
Janina Harding | Indigenous Art Program Manager, City of Melbourne and Executive Producer of Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival
Bill Nuttall | Director of Niagara Galleries, Chairperson of the Melbourne Art Foundation, 2009–2012, represents artists from Warmun Art Centre and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.
Suzette Wearne | Co-curator, Under the sun: the Kate Challis RAKA award 2013, Arts Administrator and Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, 2008–2010
Regina Pilawuk Wilson | Internationally exhibited artist, winner general painting category of the 20th Telstra National Indigenous and Torres-Strait Islander Award, 2003
Free event. RSVP required.
More information and bookings on website: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2013-08-24/prgm/panel-discussion-under-the-sun
Panel presented as part of the Ian Potter Museum exhibition ‘Under the sun: the Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013’, which includes the artists Artists: Teresa Baker, Daniel Boyd, Hector Burton, Timothy Cook, Mabel Juli, Kunmarnanya Mitchell, Alick Tipoti, Garawan Wanambi, Regina Wilson from AUgust 10th until Sunday 3rd November. More details here.
Campus partner: Australian Centre, School of Culture and Communications Faculty of Arts