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Public Lecture Program: APY Art Centre Collective

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Duration: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 18:00 - 19:00
Location: School of Art lecture theatre

 "Each APY Art Centre is the beating heart of their community. It is through the Art Centres we celebrate our culture, and keep our culture strong for future generations."

Mrs Nyrupaya Kaika, Tjala Arts 2016

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Have you considered working for one of the most dynamic art studios in Australia?

The APY Art Centre Collective is a group of 10 Indigenous owned and governed enterprises. Located on the APY Lands we work with a united vision and voice on strategic business initiatives and collaborative artistic projects.

APY art centres are powerful places, and vital to community. They are professional art making studios where culture is celebrated, maintained, and carefully instructed to younger generations by Aboriginal elders. In APY communities, art centres are the only source of non-government income and the only real jobs for Anangu. These art centres are home to some of the best-known and most collectable Indigenous artists in the country, as well as a host of young and emerging artists. Art centres of the APY Lands are unique by way of their prestigious position within the Indigenous art industry, and their commitment to collaborate across the region on large-scale artistic projects and events. The APY Art Centre Collective is a formidable group of the most celebrated and ambitious Indigenous art studios in Australia - all exploring a diverse range of mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, wood crafts, and new media, installatio, sound, and performance, to express and share their Tjukurpa (Dreaming Stories), which has been passed down from their ancestors.

Please join Nyurpaya Kaika, Yaritji Tingila Young, Frank Young, David Miller, Mike Williams Witjiti George, Peter Mungkari, Robert Fielding, and Vincent Namatjira, along with APY Art Centre Collective Manager Skye O’Meara and Art Centre Managers of APY Art Centres, at the ANU on Wednesday 24 May at 6pm. This is a unique opportunity to meet with the directors, senior artists, and staff of APY art centres and hear more about the APY art movement, the art centre story, and exciting employment opportunities working with APY art centres.

Image: Shirley and Sharon Adamson- Photo Tjala Arts

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