Returning to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2017, Revealed is an annual program that provides valuable public exposure for new and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over the state. Revealed comprises an art market, exhibition and artist talks and features artists from 25 WA Aboriginal art centres.
The exhibition showcases the diverse vitality of Aboriginal art across the state, featuring works from the best new and emerging artists, all of which are for sale. The art market is also an opportunity to purchase original works from new and established artists, with all profits returning to the art centres and makers.
In 2017, the program includes a powerful collection of artist-led talks in Our Story, Your Story: WA Aboriginal Artists in Conversation, open to artists, those working in the sector and for anyone with an interest in contemporary Aboriginal art. In addition to the public events, Revealed also offers a comprehensive professional development program for Aboriginal artists and art centre staff.
FAC Director Jim Cathcart: “Revealed’s a chance to meet artists from some of the most remote locations in WA. The program celebrates the incredible works that contemporary artists are making throughout our diverse state and offers Aboriginal artists a public platform to market and sell their work, along with invaluable opportunities for artistic and professional development.”
Revealed is an initiative of the WA State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts; and the Australian Government through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.
Our Story, Your Story: WA Aboriginal Artists in Conversation
Fri 7 Apr | 10am–12pm | Inner Courtyard | Free
The Revealed artist talks are an opportunity to participate in a powerful Aboriginal artist-led conversation about the importance and diversity of art and culture from across WA. Audiences will listen and interact with senior and emerging artists from unique communities and regions.
The talks will reveal new and unexpected insights into to the ever-changing nature of Aboriginal cultural and artistic expression. Dot painting myths will be broken as artists discuss the new techniques and technologies being harnessed to produce textiles, fashion, experimental video, animation, performance and language preservation.
Revealed Exhibition: New & Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists
Opening Fri 7 Apr | 6:30pm | Free | Exhibition runs Sat 8 Apr – Sun 21 May
The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 75 of the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over WA, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. Featuring paintings, prints, wood carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this enticing and sometimes surprising exhibition presents the work of artists from extremely remote areas alongside those from regional towns and metropolitan Perth.
All works in the exhibition are for sale.
Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market
Sat 8 Apr | 10am–5pm | Front Garden | Free Entry
Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to buy works directly from emerging and established Aboriginal artists. With works starting at $50 and 100% of profits from sales returning to the makers and art centres, this is a great chance for the public to ethically purchase affordable, original works.
Travelling from all over the state the Revealed Market brings together artists from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Western Desert, Great Southern and metropolitan areas, showcasing the vibrant diversity of Aboriginal art across the state.
Works for sale will include paintings, textiles, woven items, artefacts, ceramics, jewellery and more.