Callout to Aboriginal artists announced as Revealed marks a turning point under AACHWA’s leadership
For the first time in its history the WA Aboriginal art showcase Revealed will be in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hands, as the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of Western Australia takes the reins for 2024.
Revealed is an annual program that brings WA Aboriginal arts centres and independent artists to Perth for an exhibition, art market, and more. Since its inception in 2008 it has grown into an unmissable event on the arts calendar.
AACHWA’s leadership ushers in a new era of self-determination for Revealed. As an Aboriginal-led and governed body, AACHWA provides a genuine and deeply rooted perspective on the Aboriginal art scene across Western Australia and has a profound understanding of the needs and aspirations of artists and communities.
Revealed will now become an integral part of AACHWA’s unwavering commitment to art creation, cultural strength, best practice, and the wellbeing of Aboriginal artists.
For the past eight years Fremantle Arts Centre has been home to the annual exhibition and art market and will stay on as a partner to support AACHWA in the delivery of Revealed 2024.
In 2023 the exhibition featured more than 100 Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metropolitan WA, presenting a wide range of mediums including painting, animation, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and multimedia works—each one revealing unique narratives of Country, culture and regional life.
AACHWA Chief Executive Officer Chad Creighton said the team at Fremantle Arts Centre had made an important contribution towards making Revealed WA’s biggest Aboriginal art market.
“We thank them for their care for WA Aboriginal artists and for their careful curation of the Revealed exhibition,” he said.
“Bringing together AACHWA’s deep connections with Aboriginal art centres and artists and FAC’s experience with Revealed promises to make the 2024 edition a huge success.”
“We also offer our thanks to the State Government of WA, through the Department of Local
Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for their support and for entrusting AACHWA with this important WA cultural event.”
FAC Acting Director Olwyn Williams said: “Since inception, Revealed has been key to building the profile of new and emerging Aboriginal artists across Western Australia.”
“Fremantle Arts Centre is honoured to have been part of that development and look forward to being the Exhibition partner as AACHWA presents Revealed 2024,” she said.
AACHWA is thrilled to announce the callout to WA art centres and independent artists for Revealed exhibition submissions. For Revealed 2024, each art centre is invited to nominate up to three artists to feature three works each.
DEADLINE EXTENDED Entries close 11:59pm, 11 February 2024
Revealed Exhibition Opening 6pm, Friday 10 May 2024
Revealed Art Market Saturday 11 May 2024, details TBC
The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of WA (AACHWA) is the peak advocacy and resource agency for Aboriginal art centres in Western Australia, and the only Aboriginal-led and governed body of its kind. It was established in 2009 to meet a sector need identified during Revealed and was incorporated in 2015. Led by an Aboriginal board of directors drawn from member centres across WA’s administrative regions, AACHWA’s primary objective is to celebrate the strength of Aboriginal art and culture by promoting, empowering, and connecting over 2,000 artists across 40 communities over 2 million square kilometres, with the aim of encouraging sustainable growth and commercial stability.
Fremantle Arts Centre is a creative campus committed to fostering a community of innovation and inspiration, collaboration and curiosity, risk taking and rigour. We are both a cultural and a learning precinct situated in Walyalup (Fremantle) on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodjar in the centre of a city celebrated for its innovation, culture and creativity, shaped by the many communities who call it home.