Aboriginal artists take control

Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.11.08

The Wynnum Aboriginal Art Gallery has changed hands:

Troy Little has been the resident artist at Wynnum Aboriginal Art Gallery in Florence St for almost a decade.

Little is looking forward to his work being exposed to a wider range of buyers locally, nationally and internationally following the purchase of the gallery this month by indigenous art dealer Lisa Hughes.

The gallery opened eight years ago and was originally owned by the Wynnum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation, located next door.

With sales to overseas buyers exceeding local sales three to one, Ms Hughes is especially keen to promote local knowledge and interest in Aboriginal art.

"There’s always been a lot of international interest in the work done here but we really want to start focussing on educating local people", she said.

“The gallery’s just a great place and space where people can learn about our culture.”

From the Bundjalong people, who range from Tweed Heads to Yamba and west to Warwick, Little’s paintings are very popular with international tourists.

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