AACHWA CEO Chad Creighton and Services Officer Emilia Galatis returned from delivering two weeks of training workshops in the Mid West. The Mid West region covers nearly one fifth of Western Australia’s land area, spanning around 478,000 square kilometres.
AACHWA delivered regionally tailored workshops to three member art centres: Yamaji Art in Geraldton, Wirnda Barna in Mount Magnet and Tjukurba Gallery in Wiluna.
On day one, the training addressed SAM functionality including cataloguing, photography, sales records, barcoding, QR codes and the importance of correct documentation.
Day two included the essentials of studio maintenance and artist engagement including quality materials, supply, experimentation, colour mixing and canvas. We also discussed the art market, pricing and the changing buyer demographic post COVID-19.
AACHWA would like to thank all participating artists, staff, directors and board members- we had a great trip and were hosted wonderfully in every location.
Workshops with AACHWA member art centres made possible with support from the Digital Labelling Project, Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program (IVAIS). DITRDC