19 March – In a measure to safeguard public health, the City of Fremantle has decided to close Fremantle Arts Centre, the Moores Building Gallery and other services from Monday 23 March until further notice. The Revealed Exhibition will therefore not be opening as scheduled on Friday 3 April. A catalogue of the exhibition and details about how to purchase works will be released shortly.
18 March – The cancellation of the 2020 Revealed Art Market will result in a significant loss of income for regional and remote Aboriginal art centres and independent artists across Western Australia. If you would like to support WA’s Aboriginal Art Centres and independent Aboriginal artists in this difficult time, you may consider purchasing artwork directly from their websites and social media platforms. We’ve compiled a list of helpful web links.
14 March – Following the Federal Government’s 13 March announcement on COVID-19 and the ban on public gatherings of more than 500 people we are compelled to make changes to this year’s Revealed program.
After discussion with the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries, FAC advises that the Revealed Art Market (3 & 4 April) and the Revealed Exhibition Opening Night Event (2 April) have been cancelled.
The Revealed Exhibition will continue as scheduled and will be open to the public from Friday 3 April, with works in the exhibition for sale.
The Revealed Professional Development Program has also been cancelled.
The cancellation of the Art Market will result in a significant loss of income to WA’s 25 Aboriginal Art Centres and independent Aboriginal artists. FAC will participate in discussions with the key stakeholders to identify other practical alternative sales opportunities that may be available.
FAC will also discuss with DLGSC and the sector alternative ways Revealed’s successful Professional Development program for artists in particular, might be delivered in 2020.
FAC will provide regular updates as plans develop.
The 2020 Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market will be the biggest yet, expanding to run over two days due to overwhelming popularity. Revealed is the only market which brings together WA’s 25 remote and regional Aboriginal art centres and independent Aboriginal artists in one place to sell their artworks.
Opening with a special twilight session under the trees in FAC’s Front Garden on Friday 3 April and continuing 10am–4pm Saturday 4 April, this year there will be more time to browse an even bigger selection of contemporary WA Aboriginal art.
Revealed celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Aboriginal artistic practice all over the state, with items for sale including paintings, textiles, carved artefacts, homewares, prints, clothing, ceramics, jewellery and more. Works start from as little as $50 and one hundred percent of profits from all Revealed sales return to the artists and art centres.
For art lovers, culture buffs and visitors to WA, the Revealed Art Market is unmissable. Whether you’re wanting to make your first ever art purchase, or you’re an expert collector, there’s something for everyone at Revealed.