Speed Dating for Aboriginal Artists

Speed Dating for Aboriginal Artists was coordinated by Arts North West’s Aboriginal Arts Officer with 9 highly motivated Aboriginal Artists of professional standard who came together with 3 commercial galleries, 3 regional galleries and 3 funding bodies to connect, network and develop strategic relationships and linkages.

Aboriginal Artists
Rod McIntosh
Jodie Herden
Tess Reading
Chris Roberts (Mehi Gallery)
Elizabeth Munro (Mehi Gallery)
Cindy Duncan (Mehi Gallery)
David Craigie (Mehi Gallery)
Loretta Weatherall (Gomeroi Gaaynggal)
Aunty Pearl Slater (Gomeroi Gaaynggal)
Megan Naden (Gomeroi Gaaynggal)
Dannielle Thomas (Gomeroi Gaaynggal)
Aunty Rona Slater (Gomeroi Gaaynggal)

Aboriginal Artist Collectives
Gomeroi Gaaynggal
Mehi Gallery

Regional Galleries
Tamworth Regional Gallery

Commercial Galleries
Weswal Gallery

Funding Bodies
Australia Council
Arts NSW

Museums & Galleries
Arts North West

"Career-changing services were on show at the Tamworth Showground today, at a ‘speed dating’ event for Aboriginal artists.

Collaborators, funding bodies, galleries and support services were able to hear from individual creators who were showcasing their work.

Talking to them about their goals, aspirations and struggles as indigenous artists breaking into the creative industry.

“There are lots of barriers for regionally artists. One is money. Arts have taken a hit over the last couple of years financially and that’s been felt by artists… Being able to run projects, like this, enable our artists to connect with those people and hopefully some funds… to be able to practise.”

Watch the video here http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2016/08/31/services-and-artists-meet-at-speed-dating-event/