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Black Arts Market a Sell Out

Many of the works by Aboriginal artists brought to Sydney for the Black Arts Market as part of Corroboree Sydney, were a sell out at the weekend.

Huskisson based, Laddie Timbery’s paintings, shell art and boomerangs sold out in just 15 minutes.

Corroboree producer, Simone Condon, said the change of venue from Walsh Bay to the Foundation Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art resulted in a better profile for the market and more opportunity for passing traffic.

‘This location more closely linked the Black Arts Market to the main events of the festival. All of the stallholders thought the change was fantastic and enabled them to sell more of their great products,’ Ms Condon said.

ABC Radio 702 Sydney held an Outside Broadcast and interviewed Regional Arts NSW CEO, Elizabeth Rogers and Outback Arts Regional Arts Development Officer and Living Arts and Culture artist, Jamie-Lea Hodges.

Ms Rogers said it was a fantastic opportunity for metropolitan people to see the high quality and range of cultural and arts products being produced in the regions.

North West Aboriginal Arts Officer, Lorrayne Riggs, was engaged to coordinate the regional artists. 

The market, supported by Regional Arts NSW through the Regional Arts Fund, included 31 stalls representing individual artists as well as collectives such as the Hands On Weavers group from the Wagga Wagga region and the Living Arts and Culture group developed by Outback Arts and funded by the Australian Government.

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