For thirty years plus, the gallery team have been dedicated to ensuring visitors enter a welcoming and supportive environment to experience contemporary Indigenous art, engaging with the curiosity of visitors, and enabling them to gain an insight into the creative inspiration of the exhibiting artists, their culture, and the importance of their professional work in the broader national conversation.
The gallery has a dedicated exhibition calendar for represented and guest artists and provides a thoughtful environment to consider major and emerging artist’s work with the facility to extend knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island visual arts through a wide-ranging stock room and library.
It has been a key initiative for the gallery to maintain presenting the best of Indigenous artists’ practices from remote, rural, and urban centres internationally, through an immersive and extensive series of biennial exhibitions in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. First staged in 2010, the series offers artists the opportunity to travel to the exhibition and related cultural events, and develop relationships with institutional curators, collectors and especially First Nations artists from Canada and the USA.
After three decades the gallery has deep and abiding relationships with clients and museums in Australia and internationally. Having participated in the earliest stages of the national and international awakening to Australian Indigenous art as an artistic force, the gallery recognises the efforts and commitment of the curators; past and present, the institutions and the private collectors that have steadfastly supported the industry as a whole.
Over many years gallery artists have been successfully acquired and are now represented in numerous strategic public collections worldwide and are also held in depth throughout the nation’s public galleries.