The sixth annual edition of the Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market will take place at Carriageworks. In its first physical edition since 2019, the market will bring together 30 independent Aboriginal artists and collectives from the southeast including regional and coastal NSW, ACT, Victoria, the Murray–Darling basin catchment and Tasmania.
Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market
Over 250 artworks will be on display and attendees can expect items sale across ceramics, jewellery, weaving, carving, textiles, photography, painting and prints. Better yet, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the artists.
The Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal artists and also provides a platform to showcase it.
Apart from filling your bags at the markets, you can also experience a delicious pop-up food experience, Warakirri by Indigiearth. The 100% Aboriginal-owned and operated cafe will be serving native dishes ingredients including damper with native jam and wattleseed cream, kangaroo sliders, lemon myrtle squid with finger lime pearls and green ants, bush tomato and more. There will also be a series of weaving circle sessions with Burramattagal and Dharug artists and community members, Aunty Julie and Jayne Christian along with free talks.
“We’re looking forward to returning to Carriageworks for our first physical market in three years and showcasing the extraordinary work of artists from the south-east region. Being back together in person brings with it an important sense of kinship. As we reconnect, visitors can engage directly with local artists, have a yarn and purchase artworks, providing vital support and giving artists the opportunity to engage with new audiences,” Curators Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones said.
Participating artists include Tom Carney (Ngemba), Casino Wake Up Time (Bundjalung/Kamillaroi), Lucy Connelly-Williams (Wiradjuri), Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Wiradjuri) and many more. Find the full line-up here.