Bobbi Lockyer appointed to Regional Arts board

Danielle RaffaeleNorth West Telegraph
Indigenous female artists are bypassing galleries, using social media to attract worldwide attention - and buyers. Pictured is Bobbie Lockyer.
Camera IconIndigenous female artists are bypassing galleries, using social media to attract worldwide attention - and buyers. Pictured is Bobbie Lockyer.

Local Hedland creative Bobbi Lockyer has been appointed to the board of Regional Arts WA, bringing valuable Pilbara insights and skills to the executive body.

For ten years the Ngarluma, Karriyarra, Yawuru and Nyul Nyul artist has operated her own business, working for clients such as BHP, Creating Communities, WA Ballet, FORM, Hedland Dance and Spinifex Hill Studio.

In 2020 her photography graced the cover of Vogue Australia, propelling the Hedland artist and Indigenous culture on the global stage.

Mid West visual artist Grace Crogan will join Lockyer as one of two new members.

Regional Arts WA chair Ted Snell said she welcomed the new members and was excited to work will unique and skilled creatives who were passionate about culture in their region.

“Grace and Bobbi bring a wealth of knowledge across the arts and can speak directly of their experience working in the region,” she said.

“We are delighted to harness their expertise and advocacy to better fulfil our mission of supporting and encouraging creative engagement across this vast State.”

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