It's an exciting time for the Koskela Gallery as we transition into the New Year and a new exhibition program.
This year we are re-launching the Gallery, dedicating the space to works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and community art centres. As part of our social impact work and commitment to Reconciliation, we are proud to take the next step and use the gallery space as a platform to recognise, respect and highlight the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.
It goes without saying that Koskela is a registered member of the Indigenous Art Code, a system that preserves and promotes ethical trading in Indigenous art.
Our exhibition program aims to increase the visibility and accessibility of Indigenous art by showcasing talent from across the continent. We will be presenting 6 exhibitions annually, running for 6 weeks apiece.
Koskela works to develop strong relationships with artists and art centres through social impact projects and the Gallery relaunch will provide us with the space and opportunity to build on these relationships and showcase our Indigenous partners to a wider audience. Through our exhibition program we hope to raise awareness of the important role community art centres and artists play in keeping culture strong.
The skill of contemporary Indigenous artists is incredible and Koskela is proud to support their art making practices.