Legislative Council: Thursday, July 06, 2023


APY Art Centre Collective

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:12): Supplementary: what supports have been provided for Anangu artists during this stressful period?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:12): I thank the honourable member for her question. I know that arts centres across the APY lands—and it was in the APY lands after the Anangu issues occurred—are often the hub of the community and provide a huge amount of support, not just to the artists who paint or do ceramics or the other art forms in those centres but to many members of the community. I know that the exceptionally dedicated people who run the arts centres regularly provide a lot of support to the people who use them.