Hopevale Arts and Culture Centre is located in the community of Hopevale, Cape York, in Far North Queensland. It was established in 2009 as an extension of the community’s longstanding interest in and commitment to the visual arts.
The practice of the Guugu Yimithir artists is characterised by bold, bright, contemporary paintings and prints, as well as traditional fibre baskets used as forms of storytelling and cultural communication.
Hopevale Arts and Culture Centre provides regular artist residencies and professional development opportunities for all artists in their chosen field. The Art Centre operates as a cultural hub, coordinating a range of activities for members of the community.
The Art Centre supports intergenerational cultural sharing and maintenance for the whole community, providing professional artistic support for the artists. It is governed by an Indigenous board of directors and made up of 90 members. Weekend visits to the Art Centre are by appointment only.
Image: Artists at HopeVale Arts and Culture Centre.
Photo: Shannon Brett.
Courtesy: HopeVale Arts and Culture Centre.