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)