DRS article in Museums Galleries Australia Magazine


Museums Galleries Australia Magazine, a forum for news, opinion and debate on museum issues has published an article about Desert River Sea in its current edition (VOL 25 SPRING_SUMMER 2016) Page 28-33. The article: WA state gallery reaches out to the Kimberley: Changing models of community-institutional relationships, focuses on how Desert River Sea continues to reshape relationships between a state museum and Indigenous communities.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Desert River Sea project recently came to National attention after it was awarded a MAGNA Award in the Indigenous Project or Keeping Place category. Judges recognised the project as ‘Innovative in that it pioneers a new model for state art galleries to work with remote art centres in a sustainable way. It involves having a campus in the regions (Broome in this case) using an approach that sustains, supports and strengthens the artists and administrators as well as fulfilling more coherently on the State institutions mandate…’

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