Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
ABORIGINAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT
Showcases, development and opportunities for Aboriginal artists 

Arts OutWest’s Aboriginal arts development program supports Aboriginal artists at all stages of their careers in NSW Central West.

Aboriginal arts development across the Central West region is one of the key strategic focus areas of Arts OutWest.

In our strategic plan we aim to:

  1. Continue curating work by Aboriginal arts from the NSW central west region for Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery in the Hartley Historic Precinct, in partnership with National Parks and Wildlife Services
  2. Create showcases for Aboriginal artists within the region
  3. Make links to organisations outside the region to offer opportunities to Aboriginal artists
  4. Provide professional development opportunities in art-form development, promotion and business skills
  5. Offer platforms for networking and sharing opportunities
  6. Build the profile of Aboriginal arts through sharing success stories over a range of media.
CONNECT TO OUR ABORIGINAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Aboriginal visual artists of all genres, living in the NSW Central West, are invited to exhibit and sell work at the Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery at Hartley. Contact Aleshia (details below).

Aboriginal artists in our region, in all artforms, are invited to join an active Facebook group (again, contact Aleshia).

Follow the Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery on Facebook.

Partners

The Aboriginal Arts Development program and officer position are funded by the Australian Government through IVAIS (Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support).

The Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery is a partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.

We source additional funding or philanthropic support for other Aboriginal arts projects. Details of these partners are listed with each project overview or past project case study (below).

Current activities
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery

Work of regional Aboriginal artists

Aboriginal cultural tourism
Aboriginal cultural tourism

New Aboriginal cultural experiences

Condo Skyfest
Condo Skyfest

Supported 2021: Condobolin’s third SkyFest

Latest news and updates

past project case studies

A selection of Aboriginal arts development projects and activities from recent years. Many of these projects have ongoing threads that connect to our current work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that these pages may contain the images, names and words of people who are now deceased.

Hospital signage
Hospital signage

Hospitals adopt Aboriginal language signage

Creative Lab
Creative Lab

2014: Artform skills for Aboriginal artists

Wiradjuri Constellations (Big Skies Collaboration)
Wiradjuri Constellations (Big Skies Collaboration)

Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney’s representations of Wiradjuri star constellations

Jimmy Little Gathering
Jimmy Little Gathering

2017: Celebrating the music and legacy of Jimmy Little

Marramarra
Marramarra

2011 and 2012: Showcasing Aboriginal arts

Spread the Word
Spread the Word

2012-14: Aboriginal health

Contact our team members

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Aleshia Lonsdale
Aboriginal Arts Development Officer

(Monday-Friday)
Aleshia works remotely from around the region