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03 May 2022
Revealed returns to Fremantle Arts Centre

Western Australia’s best new and emerging Aboriginal artists will be celebrated once more when the Revealed Exhibition returns to Fremantle Arts Centre this weekend.

This year the Revealed Exhibition will open on Friday 6 May and run until Sunday 24 July, a significant calendar shift that sees Revealed coincide with both NAIDOC and National Reconciliation Weeks.

With over 250 works, the 2022 Revealed Exhibition features artists from 29 Aboriginal Art Centres and nine independent artists.

Visual Arts Curator Glenn Iseger-Pilkington said Fremantle Arts Centre’s galleries will be filled with a vibrant breadth of painting, installation, textiles, photography, print media, video, jewellery, weaving and sculpture.

“Revealed is a joy and a celebration, for artists and our communities,” Mr Iseger-Pilkington said.

“The exhibition brings together emerging artists at all stages of their lives and showcases Aboriginal art making in all of its diversity and complexity, revealing rich and multi-layered cultural conversations about our histories, our lives and our belongings.

“Walking through Revealed, you’re filled with a sense of wonder at the stories shared – from ancient narratives of the Dreaming to the funny quirks of Arts Centre life.”

Fremantle Art Centre Director Anna Reece said the Revealed Exhibition had become a cornerstone of the WA arts calendar.

“Revealed is a critical moment in the national calendar for Western Australian Aboriginal artists and connects deeply with Fremantle Art Centre’s overall curatorial commitment to connecting people through truth-telling and powerful narratives of place,” Ms Reece said.

Opening weekend celebrations continue on Saturday 7 May with the Revealed Open Day from 11am-3pm. Featuring artist talks, curator Q&As and artist demonstrations, it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet some of this year’s Revealed artists and learn more about the communities, Country and traditions represented throughout the exhibition.

All works in the Revealed Exhibition are for sale. To view the full list of exhibiting artists visit the Revealed Exhibition page on the FAC website.

Due to ongoing COVID travel restrictions affecting Aboriginal communities, the Revealed Market will again be held as an online event from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May.

The Revealed Market provides an ethical avenue for purchasing original art from art centres and independent artists across the state, in one place, with 100 per cent of all profits raised from sales return to the participants.

The Revealed Market is open to all WA Aboriginal artists – emerging, mid-career and senior – with works priced from as little as $50, catering for first-time buyers through to collectors and investors.

After a successful online debut in 2021, which attracted over 15,000 visitors from more than 50 countries around the world, the Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market is anticipated to be bigger and better in 2022 – with an enormous selection of quality paintings, textiles, carved artefacts, homewares, prints, clothing, ceramics, jewellery and more to choose from.

For more information about the Revealed Exhibition and the Revealed Market please visit fac.org.au.