Wesfarmers enters indigenous art partnership

03/11/2011 - 14:55

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Wesfarmers enters indigenous art partnership

Wesfarmers has signed a new partnership with the National Gallery of Australia valued at $1.4 million over the next four years.

Wesfarmers will become the National Gallery's Indigenous Art Partner from next year under an extension of a partnership first entered into in 2009.

“Wesfarmers is committed to promoting the role of art and culture in society – in particular, the central place that indigenous culture occupies in defining the contemporary face of Australia and our national identity on the world stage,” head of Wesfarmers Arts, Helen Carroll, said.

“The National Gallery is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in nurturing the long-term growth and promotion of indigenous visual arts in this country.

“As a Western Australian based company, we can see the very real benefits that this national program of support for indigenous art delivers for artists and communities in the regions as well as the urban centres.”

 

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