Seoul Open Art Fair

August 30, 2013 2:51 pm
Desart Inc
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Philip Watkins, Desert Executive Officer at the Special Exhibition SOAF 2013. Korea
In May 2013 Desart and member Art Centres were invited to participate in the Seoul Open Art Fair.

The invitation to present aboriginal art works from Central Australia was extended following the 2012 NT Chief Minister Trade delegation, sponsored by the Northern Territory Governments Department of Business.
Twelve member Art Centres provided a variety of remarkable paintings, representing a range of painting styles from Central Australia. The Special Exhibition was entitled Aboriginal Art of Central Australia and was located directly in front of the VIP lounge, greatly increasing engagement with high profile fair attendees. The 4 day fair attracted more than 40,000 visitors, of which most had limited knowledge of Aboriginal Art and Culture. SOAF also ran twice daily art tours in small groups, giving attendees a chance for a more in depth tour of the exhibition.
Desart will continue to work with the SOAF committee to develop a strategy to make the 2014 fair bigger and better for member Art Centres.

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