Join us for an in-conversation with Helen Read.
Helen Read is the Founder and Director of Palya Art, she is also a passionate collector and caretaker of Aboriginal Art. Through her company she works to provide a greater understanding and awareness of Australia’s Indigenous art and culture, by providing access to remote communities she facilitates interactions with artists, cultural custodians and community Art Centres.
A Thousand Journeys: The Helen Read Collection
Aboriginal art captured the heart and soul of Helen Read more than thirty years ago when she first worked with remote Indigenous artists and their communities. Since then she has built a significant and substantial collection from Australia’s Top End representing diverse media and regional styles. Currently housed by Flinders University Museum of Art, the collection is a rich resource for teaching and learning. This exhibition, a travelogue of Read’s earliest trips out bush, reflects on the efflorescence of contemporary Aboriginal art practice and its Western reception during the 1990s, and its ongoing resonance in the present day.
Curated by Flinders University Museum of Art