FRESHbark

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | 08:00 AM to Sunday, 14 July 2019 | 04:00 PM

Photo of Taya, marcus, jade, Blake, Justine, Amy and James in Sydney in front of Freshbark mural painted during Freshbark on tour, 2018

The mentorship program for emerging Indigenous artists FreshBark, in Western NSW is proving success in its demonstration to impact career pathway opportunities, not only because it prioritises the talent of young Indigenous Artist, more over it provides a platform to a region of Australia that has a story to tell.

 

FreshBark exemplifies the efforts of the Galleries agenda, by being a catalyst for emerging artists to acquire knowledge of the latest technologies, quality resources, and museum training and handling to grow a professional and thriving Aboriginal art sector in Far Western NSW.

The talented Indigenous and non-Indigenous facilitators and emerging Indigenous artists who have come together in this project are making history in the context of a region that has come to understand the importance of first peoples and their role as knowledge keepers and ambassadors for both the natural environment and societal inclusion.

FreshBark provides the opportunity for Indigenous people to express them-selves and share their insights on the environment they live in, and their story is supported and encouraged by their carefully selected mentors and art facilitators.

In this exhibition of art works we can see the participants express their unique understanding of what it means to be an Indigenous artist in contemporary Australian society. And what makes it more special is the fact that each of the artists are sharing their interpretation and understanding of art through the eyes and actions influenced by their Indigenous heritage and cultural mandates.

FreshBark has provided its participants with knowledge and experience that would otherwise not have been accessible. To this end the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery ensured integral demonstration of inclusion; most importantly the facilitators and emerging artists who have contributed so much to bring you this compilation of art works; and encourages the role that established institutions have in growing the Aboriginal art sector in Far Western NSW.

 

When

  • Friday, 10 May 2019 | 06:00 PM - Sunday, 14 July 2019 | 04:00 PM

Location

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, 404-408 Argent Street,  2880  View Map

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