Carriageworks announces artists for SOUTHEAST | Aboriginal Arts Market
Across the weekend of 9 – 10 November Carriageworks will present SOUTHEAST | Aboriginal Arts Market, curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones. Almost doubling in size in 2019, over 60 artists and collectives will present traditional and contemporary practices, showcasing work in a variety of mediums including ceramics, jewellery, weaving, photography, carving, textiles, painting and publishing. Artists have been selected to celebrate the creative diversity of southeast Australian Aboriginal art, from regional and coastal New South Wales, the ACT, eastern Victoria and Tasmania.
Curators Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones said, “SOUTHEAST is a curated showcase celebrating the cultural and visual heritage of southeastern Aboriginal Australia. It offers a special opportunity to ‘meet the makers’ and experience the unique creativity of contemporary art from this region. Visitors can engage directly with local artists, acquire original artworks, and learn about a region rich in traditional and contemporary artistic expressions.”
SOUTHEAST is a free curated arts market including a mix of established and emerging creative collectives and independent artists. The market will showcase artists and collectives selected by the curators and will feature collectable artwork, homewares, gifts and cultural adornments.
On Saturday afternoon SOUTHEAST will present a live music performance from Alexandria Park Community School composed by Solid Ground artist in residence Marcus Corowa.
Carriageworks CEO Blair French commented, “SOUTHEAST is a unique opportunity for the community to meet Indigenous artists from across southeast Aboriginal Australia and directly support their practice through purchasing work. Carriageworks is proud to be presenting this free two-day event with our partners Bloomberg and Campos, which aims to build the profile of Aboriginal artists from across the region and to provide a platform for professional development and cultural exchange.”
Bloomberg is a Major Partner of Carriageworks and the Presenting Partner of SOUTHEAST. The large scale community event is also supported by partner Campos Coffee.
Jemma Read, Global Head of Corporate Philanthropy at Bloomberg describes, “Bloomberg Philanthropies is proud to support Carriageworks’ Indigenous program with the aim to empower and celebrate Indigenous culture and artists in Australia. Bloomberg is a global organisation that thinks locally, and it is our pleasure to support the Carriageworks SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market to empower, nurture and develop the careers of local Indigenous artists and to help local businesses and creative projects to grow.”
Rachel Pullicino, CMO Campos Coffee commented, “At Campos, we’re passionate about supporting communities; from the farmers at origin who harvest the coffee we love, to the local artists who make our lives more colourful. We’re proud to partner with Carriageworks and the SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market and can’t wait to celebrate the incredible creativity of our talented local Indigenous artists.”