Our Country Moves
State-wide Arts & Business Capacity Building Project
Our Country Moves is a unique five-year project of cultural exchanges, collaborations, networking, capacity development and exhibitions designed to bolster sustainable returns to Western Australian Aboriginal art centres and arts workers while maintaining Aboriginal people’s connection to Country and culture.
Our Country Moves will culminate in a landmark, world-first national touring exhibition in 2028 featuring artistic collaborations between Aboriginal artists spanning the geographic and cultural diversity of Western Australia.
Cultural exchange, collaboration and connection are at the basis of Our Country Moves.
The aims of Our Country Moves are:
- Cultural Exchange: bringing together art centres and artists to share, exchange and connect with each other.
- Business & Arts Development: delivering programs that address the skills and knowledge gaps in the sector
- Presentation: offering significant presentation opportunities to showcase Country and culture to regional, metropolitan and national audiences
- Community Sustainability: creating viable financial and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people.
- Build strong networks between art centres across Western Australia and nationally by fostering cultural exchange, collaboration, resource sharing and skills development; and
- Development of inclusive social, economic, cultural and wellbeing pathways for Western Australian regional and remote Aboriginal communities that will benefit all.
Our Country moves. It doesn’t stay still.
It jumps like a kangaroo from one group to another.
Leah Umbagai, Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre
For more information contact AACHWA Projects Manager Alexander Egloff firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 9200 6248.
Our Country Moves is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.