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:
- 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
- Create showcases for Aboriginal artists within the region
- Make links to organisations outside the region to offer opportunities to Aboriginal artists
- Provide professional development opportunities in art-form development, promotion and business skills
- Offer platforms for networking and sharing opportunities
- Build the profile of Aboriginal arts through sharing success stories over a range of media.
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).
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).
Latest news and updates
Looking for original Christmas gifts? Our Kew Y Ahn Gallery at Hartley Historic Site is open up to Dec 23 with lots of beautiful gifts and artwork made by Aboriginal artists from across the NSW Central West.
Starts 1 October. Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance NSW presents ‘We Weave Together’, an online network for regional and remote Aboriginal weavers to come together to weave, share stories and different weaving skills from regional and remote NSW.
Condobolin’s third SkyFest: Miima Warrabinya will be held at the Wiradjuri Study Centre on the 3- 5 September. Supported by Arts Restart, CASP and IVAIS.
Aboriginal artists in Forbes participated in screen printing workshops teaching the skills to put their designs onto textiles.
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.