Global market goal for indigenous art
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.