Landmark Aboriginal art market and exhibition Revealed returns for 2024

Revealed Aboriginal Art Exhibition Art Market Fremantle Arts Centre
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WA’s largest annual Aboriginal art exhibition and art market will return to the Fremantle Arts Centre from next week.

Now in its 16th year, 2024’s Revealed will launch on Thursday, May 9, and will feature over 150 works by almost 70 First Nations artists across a diverse range of mediums including painting, textiles, photography, sculpture, animation and more.

Championing emerging Western Australian talent, 42 of those 70 artists will be exhibiting in Revealed for the first time.

With a particular focus on techniques used in different areas of WA, participating artists were selected by a panel of industry experts that includes Zali Morgan, a Wilman, Ballardong and Whadjuk Noongar artist and AGWA Assistant Curator; Stephen Gilchrist, a Yamatji writer, curator and Senior UWA Lecturer of Indigenous Studies; JD Penangke, a Whadjuk, Ballardong and Eastern Arrente mural artist; and Michael Bonner, a Yanyuwa and Jingili curator and researcher.

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Revealed Aboriginal Art Exhibition Art Market Fremantle Arts Centre
“Marlee”, by Nagula Jarndu artist Dena Gower

This also marks the first year that the landmark exhibition will be in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hands, with the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA) taking leadership.

“As an Aboriginal-led and governed body, AACHWA provides a genuine and deeply rooted perspective on the Aboriginal art scene across Western Australia,” said AACHWA CEO Chad Creighton.

“We work all year round with Aboriginal art centres across the State, and by working closely with artists to reflect their aspirations and needs, we hope this year’s Revealed can increase its impact for the sector.”

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

In addition to showcasing emerging artists across the exhibition, the Revealed Art Market will return to the Fremantle Arts Centre’s front lawn on Saturday May 11 with 30 stalls selling paintings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics and more. With 100% of sales returned to artists and art centres, the market is an ethical and direct way for art lovers to invest in First Nations artists.