Paintings to cover holes in the wall

Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.08

News source: The Australia

10 ATMs around Australia will be painted by Titjikala artists in conjunction with the National Australia Bank.

Quoted from the article:

Titjikala Arts Centre manager Jane Easton said: "Their paintings tend not to focus on traditional styles. They are explorative, creative. There is a range of styles from the Western Desert to the Santa Teresa influence.''

The NAB commissioned the 10 artworks after forming a relationship with the central Australian community during the shooting of its successful Auskick commercial. The project was an initiative of two women who work in marketing at the bank _ Siobhan Forbes and Michelle Farkas _ but the commitment from the nation's largest bank of forming partnerships with indigenous communities has been driven from the top.

NAB chief executive Ahmed Fahour is a member of the federal Government's Australian Social Inclusion Board, created in May.

The article describes the relationship between NAB and the art centre:


NAB has paid market rate _ $3750 for each painting _ for the works that will decorate its ATMs. There is a roughly 60-40 split of the profits from the sale of each painting between the artist and the arts centre. The bank hopes to commission more works on an ongoing basis.

The Titjikala artworks will initially decorate ATMs in the CBD and Bondi Junction in Sydney; St Kilda's Acland Street and Collins and Bourke streets in Melbourne; New Farm in Brisbane; the Todd Mall in Alice Springs; Perth's Fremantle and St Georges Terrace; and King William Street in Adelaide.

URL: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24048788-5013172,00.html


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Contact Details

Gallery: Tapatjatjaka Art and Craft
Contact: Jane Easton
Email: art@tapatjatjakaarts.com.au
Telephone: +61 8 8956 0788
Address: Tapatjatjaka Community

 

 

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