The financial year 2021 – 2022 is well and truly over – here’s a look at how we did our part and gave back to the community in this time.
In FY21-22, Art Pharmacy
Engaged a total of 347 creatives working over 73 mediums from all 7 states and territories of Australia
As independent art curators, the term ‘creatives’ can be a bit ambiguous – for us, it’s a way of being non-denominational when selecting and discussing practice. When it comes to commissioning art projects, we don’t discriminate between mediums – ‘creatives’ doesn’t just refer to fine arts oil painters, but also muralists, installation artists, sculptors, poets, collage artists, weavers and so many more!
Completed 25 creative projects
We document most of the projects we complete here, but the past financial year has seen an expansion from predominantly the public activation space into new territory, such as public art plans for DA approval, digital art, lobby activations and art strategy.
Worked with 53 First Nations artists from all over Australia
This is incredibly important to us, as an arts organisation working with land and property bodies on unceded stolen land. It is a huge goal of ours to empower and involve First Nations artists, curators and advisors when it comes to putting forward artists and commissioning.
Collaborated with 73 artists from rural communities
This is true for most countries, but Australia’s art scene has historically thrived within metropolitan areas such as Sydney and Melbourne. We believe one of the main reasons that this is the case is that there is insufficient opportunity in rural areas for arts and culture to thrive at the scale it does in larger, denser cities. We strive to involve artists working in rural communities as well as site-specific creative projects in rural Australia to bring more opportunity to these areas. A notable example of this is our ongoing work with Lismore Base Hospital in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, which engages exclusively artists local to the area.
As a B-Corp certified business, we are always working towards increasing our social impact and our commitment to nurturing a sustainable creative community in Australia – keep an eye out for our FY22-23 report!