The Alternative Archive is part of larger Regional Arts Partnership Program (RAPP) aimed at linking regional artists and arts organisations with key service organisations to foster arts development across the state. The project is being coordinated by Southern Forest Arts in conjunction with Lead Curator, Anna Louise Richardson.
Opportunities for Local Artists
See artist portrait folio below
A selection of works drawn from all of the exhibitions around the state will be included in a separate, large-scale group exhibition to be staged at the John Curtin Gallery, Perth in 2020.
The Alternative Archive has been specifically developed for regional artists. According to data published by the Australia Council, 1 in 6 professional Australian artists live in regional cities or towns and 1 in 10 live in rural, remote or very remote areas. The Alternative Archive will build capacity among regional artists and organisations. It includes strong peer support through the curatorial and one photography mentorship that will assist in developing knowledge, experience, confidence and access to networks for the community to draw on when staging future exhibitions.
Most importantly, The Alternative Archive offers a unique opportunity for local artists in the Shire to use their art to tell local stories that assist in recording the community's identity.
Further information is available at:
The Alternative Archive project is supported by the State Government of WA and Country Arts WA
The Regional Arts Fund is an initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia, administered by Country Arts WA