Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation is a prominent Indigenous Australian art centre located on the eastern side of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.
Lockhart River Arts Centre was established in 1995. The establishment of the Art Centre was influenced in part by a group of young artists just out of school who together became known as “The Art Gang”. The artists of Lockhart River Art Centre have been recognised for many years both nationally and internationally as “The Art Gang”.
Painters, weavers and crafters at the art centre include “The Old Girls”, a respected group of elders who have also taken the art world by storm with their vibrant artworks. Their works is amongst the country’s most collectables. Also included are younger contemporary artists who have been the recipients of art prizes and awards, and whose works are included in major public and private collections. Some of the artists have passed on overtime but their legacy, traditional values and cultural heritage has left a footprint through their artworks, most of which have been sold out and are now in public and private collections.
The Art Centre continues to encourage, work with, promote and represent indigenous Lockhart River artists and their diverse range of artworks through paintings, ceramics, prints, basket weaving and other traditional craft works.
The Art Centre has established active working relations with galleries both nationally and internationally to exhibit and showcase Lockhart River Arts. The Art Centre also participates annually at the Cairns Indigenous Art fair (CIAF) and has firm plans to participate at the annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.