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The department recognises and values the talents of Aboriginal artists and acknowledges the depth and diversity of Aboriginal cultures.
The department recognises and values the talents of Aboriginal artists and acknowledges the depth and diversity of Aboriginal cultures. By working together, we make an important contribution to maintaining and further developing Aboriginal contemporary
culture. The department supports Aboriginal arts development through:
It is estimated that at the time of arrival by Europeans there were more than 250 Indigenous languages across the country. According to the Australian Indigenous Languages Database less than 20 are now spoken by all age groups. See the
map of Indigenous Australia, David R Horton (creator), © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996.
Image: Revealed Exhibition launch at Fremantle Arts Centre, 2017. Photo by Jessica Wyld.
Senior Policy Officer Arts and Cultural DevelopmentTelephone 61 8 6552 7300Freecall 1800 634 541 (country WA callers only)
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