APY Lands artists going global

APY Lands artists going global

Indigenous Affairs Culture and Capability
Friday, 06 April 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

White walled gallery with floor boards displaying multiple paintings of Indigenous art as well as scultures.

Inside the APY Art Collective Sydney Gallery

 

The APY Art Collective Indigenous art movement began in the APY Lands community of Ernabella. For the past sixty years, Indigenous artists on the APY Lands have worked hard in their art centres.

The opening of the new APY Art Collective Sydney Gallery supports their work and the government’s efforts to combat the proliferation of fake and inauthentic art and the economic opportunity lost to Indigenous artists and their organisations as a result.

‘Elders and artists across the Lands are proud to have successfully grown their business to this current position, where our hard work and determination is recognised, and government is investing in the future of APY art centres,” said Nyurpaya Kaika, artist and Director.

Inside the APY Art Collective Sydney Gallery showing Indigenous art on walls, sculpture and wood carvings.

Inside the APY Art Collective Sydney Gallery

The Anangu owned art centres based in the APY Lands will now have the opportunity to expand the market for their art in Australia and internationally, increasing economic capacity and development opportunities for people living on the APY Lands.

As part of this initiative the APY Lands artists will receive fifty-six per cent of the sale price of each artwork sold at the gallery. This is twenty per cent more than the amount they currently receive.

“This APY gallery will create many more jobs for young Indigenous artists in our communities, and will shore up the sustainability of APY art centres - the future looks bright!” Nyurpaya  said.

The APY Art Collective Sydney Gallery opening was made possible with a grant from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as part of the Indigenous Entrepreneurs Fund, and a further start-up package from Indigenous Business Australia (IBA).

For further details about the new gallery in Sydney, visit the official website www.apygallery.com