Members of the Alice Springs art community have come forward in support of the Anzac Hill Precinct as the preferred site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery.
The Art Gallery will be a public space for people to celebrate, view and experience the most extensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from across the nation. Members of the local arts community are supportive of this significant gallery taking pride of place in the heart of Alice Springs, the CBD.
The local team has met and engaged with over 40 representatives from the arts sector in Alice Springs, with additional meetings scheduled across the next two weeks. There were initial concerns about the project but that was alleviated once it was made clear that the purpose of the Art Gallery was to establish Alice Springs as a must-visit destination in the eyes of the art world.
On top of the engagement with the local arts community, 30 meetings have taken place with national and state galleries, and museums. The meetings were held to discuss and explore a range of partnership options that include artwork loans, development of exhibitions, and sector development which includes building workforce capacity for Indigenous art workers.
Source: NT Government