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14 May 2024
New era for Revealed

WA’s largest showcase of Aboriginal art has returned to the Fremantle Arts Centre, in partnership with AACHWA.

Revealed is an annual art exhibition and market that has been championing new and emerging First Nations artists since 2008.

For the first time since its inception, the exhibition is in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hands, with the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA) taking the reins this year.

AACHWA CEO Chad Creighton said 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,” Mr Creighton said.

“AACHWA’s approach to Revealed reflects our unwavering commitment to art creation, cultural strength, best practice, and the wellbeing of Aboriginal artists.”

The exhibition features 150 artworks, with almost 70 artists representing 27 WA Aboriginal art centres, plus 12 independent artists. 42 artists are participating in Revealed for the first time – the highest number of emerging artists ever featured.

Pete Stone, the City of Fremantle’s Director of Creative Arts and Community said Revealed is a highlight of the Western Australian arts calendar.

“Revealed is an opportunity for the community to immerse themselves in a rich and layered showcase of indigenous art and listen to the many First Nations stories that shape Western Australia,” Mr Stone said.

“The Fremantle Arts Centre is proud to have been involved in the championing of new and emerging Aboriginal artists for many years and is proud to be the Exhibition Partner in 2024.”

Revealed is supported by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Australian Government through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.

The exhibition runs from Friday 10 May to Sunday 4 August from 10am to 5pm daily. Admission is free.