The National Gallery has announced their new partnership with Wesfarmers:
The new partnership valued at $1.4 million, will span will span four years and include the company’s ongoing support of the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowships program and the 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial.
The partnership began in 2009 with the announcement of the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship and Leadership program – a national initiative aimed at increasing participation by Indigenous people in visual arts management across Australia’s gallery and museum sector.
‘Wesfarmers is committed to promoting the role of art and culture in our society – in particular, the central place that indigenous culture occupies in defining the contemporary face of Australia and our national identity on the world stage. The National Gallery is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in nurturing the long-term growth and promotion of indigenous visual arts in this country. As a Western Australia-based company, we can see the very real benefits that this national program of support for indigenous art delivers for artists and communities in the regions as well as the urban centres.” said Ms Helen Carroll, Head of Wesfarmers Arts.
Of particular local interest ANU’s Georgia Mokak has been chosen for the 2nd Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership Program.