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Curated by Bereline Loogatha (Mornington Island Art), Junibel Doughboy (Bana Yirriji Art Centre), Florence Gutchen (Erub Arts), Nephi Denham (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre) & Vanessa Cannon (Yalanji Arts)

IACA Member Art Centres Group Exhibition

18 September — 14 November 2020

NorthSite | Front Gallery

Rosella Namock 'Monsoon Stinging Rain' acrylic on canvas

Featuring an assortment of artworks from ten Art Centres, in a broad variety of mediums to select from, the unpredictable and potentially unconventional outcome of this exhibition will no doubt be thought-provoking and possibly surprise viewers. Offering their own intimate existing knowledge about the artists and stories behind the artworks, IIAP participants will explore and reveal personal connections and insights, thereby presenting a fresh and unique curatorial perspective. ”

In realising the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA)’s continued mission to support economic development and culturally strong best-practice Indigenous art enterprises, IACA is delivering an artsworker training program to extend artsworkers professionally. The inaugural ‘IACA Indigenous Artsworker Program’ (IIAP) is a 1-year pilot program developed to upskill artsworkers through specifically targeted and customised arts industry training.

IACA is delighted to partner with NorthSite Contemporary Arts for the first activity that will see 5 First Nations artworkers from Cape York and Torres Strait communities, receive practical and targeted onsite training in exhibition design and installation.

Working with NorthSite staff, the IIAP participants will workshop a curatorial theme drawing inspiration from the NorthSite stockroom and artworks promoted by participating IACA Member Art Centres in the 2020 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

The artsworkers are:

Bereline Loogatha (Mornington Island Art)

Junibel Doughboy (Bana Yirriji Art Centre)

Florence Gutchen (Erub Arts)

Nephi Denham (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre)

Vanessa Cannon (Yalanji Arts)


Participating Art Centres: Erub Arts | Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre | Moa Arts | Wei’Num Arts & Crafts| Wik and Kugu Art Centre | Hopevale Arts & Culture Centre | Mornington Island Art | Yalanji Arts | Lockhart River Arts

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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