Date: 27 - 28 June 2020
Time: 10am - 4pm (both days)
Location: Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW
Entry: Gold coing donation
In 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from around Australia are set to come together in Sydney for the National Indigenous Art Fair – a two day art market and program of events in celebration of NAIDOC Week at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay on 27 & 28 June 2020.
The National Indigenous Art Fair is an ethical marketplace, offering a unique opportunity to buy artwork directly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from more than 20 remote community owned art centres from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.
The third annual event is presented by First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation, in proud partnership with Port Authority of NSW and Destination NSW. Artists will travel to Sydney as part of First Hand Solutions’ ‘Heart in Art’ program, which provides economic and professional development opportunities to Aboriginal artists working in remote communities.
In the spirit of the 2019 National NAIDOC Theme “Voice. Treaty. Truth”, the event will also feature a vibrant program of live music, weaving circles and Aboriginal dance performances, plus more than 20 stallholders from around New South Wales selling art, jewellery, gifts, homewares, and Indigenous food and beverages.
A group of Aboriginal weavers and fibre artists from remote communities will work together to create a woven interpretation of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which will evolve before the eyes of visitors.
The event follows the successful 2019 fair, which hosted 30 remote art centres from the Northern Territory, South Australia and West Australia, 40 Aboriginal stallholders from around New South Wales, and 150000 visitors over two days.
First Hand Solutions, CEO, Peter Cooley said: “The National Indigenous Art Fair is a rare chance to meet artists from some of Australia’s most isolated communities and browse a huge variety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, right in the heart of Sydney".
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