Global mar­ket goal for in­dige­nous art

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Emilia Galatis has worked ex­ten­sively with Kim­ber­ley artists, and is look­ing to im­prove their limited op­por­tu­ni­ties af­ter be­ing awarded a pres­ti­gious Churchill Fel­low­ship last month.

One of the 112 peo­ple Aus­tralia-wide cho­sen for the fel­low­ship, Galatis will travel to the United Arab Emi­rates, China, the US, and the UK to re­search in­ter­na­tional com­mer­cial en­ter­prise mod­els and help con­nect Abo­rig­i­nal artists with the global mar­ket.

“En­gage­ment with the grow­ing global in­ter­est in non-Western art tra­di­tions is crit­i­cal for the fu­ture devel­op­ment of the in­dige­nous Aus­tralian art sec­tor at a time when the Aus­tralian mar­ket is see­ing limited growth,” Ms Galatis said. “The new in­ter­na­tional re­la­tion­ships I hope to bro­ker will be cen­tred on com­mer­cial longevity and two-way rec­i­proc­ity be­tween WA artists and the in­ter­na­tional art world.”

For al­most 10 years, Emilia Galatis has worked with re­mote and re­gional artists.

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