AGWA Indigenous: Six Seasons*
The Gallery’s major Indigenous project for 2017, Six Seasons (working title in consultation with Aboriginal elders), will see the implementation of a new permanent dedicated Indigenous Gallery, opening in July when Gifts to the Fallen ends, and the ambitious plan to digitise the entire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection.
Indigenous stories that have to be told are given voice through a PIAF exclusive and new AGWA series, Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak. Kimberley research project Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then and Now continues into its fifth year. New Indigenous art from the Collection will also be available to view at the Nano Gallery digital stations and online.
Six Seasons conveys that AGWA aims to cover all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art (the name refers to the Noongar six seasons) and take a holistic view in step with the natural cycle which is at the heart of Indigenous culture.
*Six Seasons is a working title. The project will be developed with the guidance of Aboriginal elders.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Digitisation Partner
Bindi Cole Chocka