On Friday 24 April 2020, one of Lockhart River's senior and high profile elder artist turns 60 years old. Born on 24 April 1960 and affectionately known within the Lockhart River ARTGANG as Mama Irene Namok, she has stood the test of time from her humble beginnings to establish herself as a contemporary Indigenous Australian Female artist within Australia and the International market.
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).
In July 2019, Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation recieved funding from Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) through the Queensland Attorney General and Minister for Justice to purchase a new vehicle and new computers.
Business Hours: Arts Centre Closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Key staff working remotely from home electronically.
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic prevention measures and in compliance with Australian Federal Government and State of Queensland Government directives, Lockhart River Arts Centre has extended its closure on 23 April 2020 to 23 May 2020. The extended closure period is for a further 4 weeks. Tourist visitors intending to travel to Lockhart River are urged not to travel to the Arts Centre as the community remains shutdown to non-essential travel by air, road and sea.