Art Gallery of WA and Rio Tinto launch major Indigenous arts initiative - Art Collector

Stan Brumby, Carpet Snake, 101.5 x 101.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Yarliyil Art Centre, East Kimberley, Western Australia

17 April 2013 | After a two year consultation period The Art Gallery of Western Australia, supported by the Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund, has just launched a $1.8 million Kimberley art project called Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now.

Desert River Sea came together through extensive community consultation and research with art centres, elders and community members throughout the Kimberley region.

The project aims to bring together artists and art centres from across the Kimberly and to develop communication networks between the centres and AGWA. One of the central initiatives is to digitally document the diversity of the region's current and emerging art practices and to establish an online portal, which is anticipated to become a working resource for Kimberley arts centres.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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