Western Australia’s largest Aboriginal art market will continue to offer remote and regional artists the opportunity to earn much needed income by going online.
The Revealed 2020 Art Market was due to be held in the gardens at Fremantle Arts Centre today and tomorrow but had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor gatherings.
Fremantle Arts Centre Director Jim Cathcart said art lovers are still able to support Aboriginal artists by purchasing works online.
“The Revealed Art Market is a massive annual event that provides a hugely important source of income for the artists and the regional and remote communities they support,” Mr Cathcart said.
“Last year more than $500,000 in market sales went directly to artists and art centres across the state, so while it was absolutely necessary to cancel this year’s event it will have a drastic impact on the artists and their capacity to generate income through sales.
“We’ve put together a list of artworks available to order from WA’s 25 Aboriginal art centres and a number of independent Aboriginal artists who were set to exhibit.
“We’re also compiling a catalogue of the works that would have been in this year’s exhibition and details about how to purchase works will be released shortly.
“An online order will help provide some financial support to these artists who have sadly been impacted by the event’s cancellation.”
To purchase artworks from Revealed artists online visit the Support WA’s Aboriginal Artists page on the Fremantle Arts Centre website.
To take a virtual tour of last year’s Revealed Exhibition click here.