Indigenous art is making waves around the world but the challenge in Australia is ensuring that more Indigenous people are becoming involved in professional roles in the art world.
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra is tackling that task head-on by inviting a group of artistically-minded Indigenous people from around the country to learn how things work at the top end of town.
For many of the participants, it is a big step to take.
It is a long way from central Australia to Canberra, but Indigenous artist Robert Fielding had no hesitation in making the journey.
He has travelled from Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in far north-west South Australia to the Capital to take part in the NGA’s Indigenous leadership program.
Mr Fielding is one of a group of art enthusiasts – who are involved in either curating, creating or educating about art – who were…
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