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Explore Western Australia's Rich Indigenous Heritage
Reflecting an ancient and deeply spiritual cultural heritage, the art of Indigenous Australia is some of the most beautiful and unique in the world. These days, throughout Western Australia many Indigenous artists work, inspired by their country as their forebears were, and utilising both traditional colours and techniques, and more contemporary media. Many of these artists work in regional and remote communities, far from large population centres, and therefore remain largely isolated from the main-stream art world.
On one day only, Saturday, April 13 2013, Revealed, one of Perth's most exciting and unique marketplaces, will be operating at the Urban Orchard in Perth's Cultural Centre in Northbridge, providing art centres from regional and remote communities with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works directly to the public. Over twenty art centres will be represented, and the event will provide art-lovers with the rare opportunity to see and purchase works directly from the people who made them, all in one location. Further enhancing the festival atmosphere, there will be a variety of other cultural events happening on the day including music, film showings and art-making.
At 9.30am Brett Nannup will guide a tour of Katta Djinoong at the Western Australian Museum, while at 11am and 12 noon there will be family friendly Indigenous art tours at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. At 12 noon and 1.40pm there will also be performances by some of the emerging talent at Abmusic, while the Yirra Yaakin Theatre will present a preview of Kaarla Kaatijin from 2.30pm at the WA Museum. From 12 noon to 4pm there will also be a weaving workshop at the Marketplace site.
The Revealed Marketplace is part of a series of events which aim to promote the work of Indigenous artists and the community art centres at which they're based, to the wider community. As well as providing regional and remote artists with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works in Perth, the Revealed events (which also include a symposium on April 12 at the State Library and an exhibition at Central Gallery) also give city folk the opportunity to learn the stories of these centres and chat with the artists.
The Urban Orchard, where the Revealed Marketplace will be held, is situated opposite the Art Gallery of Western Australia in the Perth Cultural precinct, just minutes from Perth railway station. For a fabulous, informative and free day out with something for everyone, this is an event that you definitely won't want to miss. For more information about the Revealed events, go to this website.