Australia’s first ever ‘artist owned’ Aboriginal art gallery opens

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This Friday, The APY Art Centre Collective will open Australia’s very first ‘artist owned’ Aboriginal art gallery in Sydney.

Get down to the launch of the first ever Anangu owned gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney. The APY Collective’s new gallery will become a prime new location for Artists from the APY lands in Central Australia. One of the main goals of the gallery is promoting the works of emerging artists to help them build successful and sustainable careers.

The APY Collective has a number of art centres across central Australia and still struggle to achieve their goals of securing solo exhibitions for some of their extremely gifted emerging artists. It is hoped the new gallery in Sydney and another gallery set to open in Adelaide will help take APY artists to new levels.

Questions still remain as to whether or not this exciting development will be sustainable in a sector that is dominated by wealthy privately owned art galleries. The collective has already seen some support in Sydney from locally based businesses and philanthropists.

One way you can help ensure success is by showing your support. Let’s make sure everyone in Sydney hears about the new gallery. The grand opening will be this Friday (Mar 23) from 5pm to 8pm. The organisers have promised an event that will be showcasing the very best of APY traditional dance, songs as well as their breathtaking art.

Location: 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney.

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