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Aboriginal Arts Market SouthEast Returns To Sydney

31st October, 2019

Sydneysiders can soon purchase works from over 60 Aboriginal artists and collectives at the third annual SouthEast market, happening this weekend!

Traditional and contemporary indigenous works across disciplines from ceramics to jewellery, weaving, photography, carving, textiles, painting and publishing will be sold across SouthEast, a two-day event taking place at Carriageworks this weekend.

This event provides customers the valuable opportunity to meet the artists behind the works they purchase. Because Aboriginal art is often unethically reproduced or imitated (see Ricky Gervais’ show After Life as an example, which was recently criticised for displaying a painting by an English artist who had replicated the style of traditional Aboriginal art), this direct to consumer model ensures only authentic art and wares are available.

Market curators Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones say, ‘Visitors can engage directly with local artists, acquire original artworks, and learn about a region rich in traditional and contemporary artistic expression.’ Heidi is an Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman who has been a senior cultural advisor on numerous national and international arts projects, and Jonathan is an artist, curator and member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations.

This year’s SouthEast market will be almost double the size of 2018 event. The mix of emerging and established artists involved is a credit to the creativity and diversity of south-east Australia’s Aboriginal community. The market is free to enter.

2019 stallholders: Aboriginal Studies Press, Anita Wells and Malcon Wells, Baluk Arts, Beverley Coe, Burraja Gallery, Casino Wake Up Time Group, Colin Isaacs, Dyinda Designs, Gaawa Miyay, Gammin Threads, Gillawarra Arts, Helena Geiger, Indigiearth, Jamie-Lea Trindall, Jeanette James, Jessica Ann Leffley, Kay Lee Williams, Kylie McNamara, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Melissa Stannard, Mirrighan and Murrah, Murra Murra Arts & Crafts, Nadeena Dixon, Nannette Shaw and Dawn Blazely, Nathan Dawson, Ngarga Warendj, Nicole Foreshew, Outback Arts, Penny Evans Art, South Coast Weavers, Teresa Yasserie

SouthEast Aboriginal Arts Market
Saturday November 9, 10am-6pm
Sunday November 10, 10am-3pm
Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street
Everleigh, New South Wales

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