76 year old community elder and senior elder artist Evelyn Omeenyo completed 22 handmade traditional necklaces in early July 2020. The necklaces were made of giddy giddy red seeds, assorted seashells and wild fruit seeds collected from Lockhart River over many months. Evelyn said it's pain staking slow to carefully make holes in each seed and shell but she enjoys the passion to do the necklaces. She said, "this is our traditional jewellery". She said the necklaces are collected from her Country from traditional land that prohibits outside visitors on to certain marked traditional land.
Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation receives current funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program.
The Corporation also receives current funding from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Backing Indigenous Arts initiative (BIA) program and the Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF).
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On 9 April 2020, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts annouced the Commonwealth's $27 Million targeted support for Indigenous Arts, Regional Arts and Respected Charity Support Act through a strategic relief and recovery funding program. The funding focussed on helping the Arts Sector deal with the devastating impact of Covid 19 pandemic which saw wide range of art performances cancelled, venues closed and many performers and crew out of jobs due to loss of gigs.