Held across two days, the National Indigenous Art Fair offers remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres and artists the opportunity to promote and sell their work in Sydney.
Indigenous artists from remote art centres in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia will bring their artworks, sculptures, textiles and accessories to Sydney to exhibit, sell and host workshops demonstrating their unique arts and cultural practices.
In addition to the art fair, the vibrant market will feature more than 30 stallholders from around New South Wales and the renowned Blak Markets program of live music, weaving circles and Aboriginal dance performances.
The National Indigenous Art Fair is presented by the Blak Markets, a social enterprise arm of First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation in proud partnership with Port Authority of NSW and Destination NSW.
First Hand Solutions, CEO, Peter Cooley said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Sydneysiders to browse and buy high-quality Aboriginal art directly from a range of artists from some of Australia’s most remote communities.”
The artists will come to Sydney as part of First Hand Solutions’ Heart in Art program, which provides economic and professional development opportunities to Indigenous artists working in remote communities around Australia.
It follows on from last year’s successful event which saw 15,000 visitors attend over the two days.
Entry is by gold coin donation with money going towards First Hand Solutions Aboriginal youth programs.