About Harvey Art Projects
Based in Sun Valley Idaho, Harvey Art Projects USA is a leading art gallery representing Australia’s finest contemporary Indigenous artists and their Indigenous communities. The organization is dedicated to developing ongoing cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation of Australian Aboriginal Art in America through regular exhibitions and satellite events.
Aboriginal art is Australia's leading contemporary art movement yet it's origins are derived from the oldest continuous artistic tradition know to man. From its humble beginnings in the early 1970s, Aboriginal art continues to not only sustain an important world culture but also plays a vital role in returning country and spirit to its people.
Today, Aboriginal Art provides Indigenous Australians significant economic and cultural stability through ongoing connection to family and country, and Tjurkupa. After 45 years of contemporary art practice and international acclaim, Aboriginal Art has firmly established itself as an important contemporary art movement in the international arena.
Harvey Art Projects is proud to be the exclusive representative of Australia's leading Aboriginal Art Centers in the United States. The gallery curates regular exhibitions which include solo and group exhibits that focus on emerging & senior artists and specific Aboriginal owned & operated art centers from remote regions of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.
In 2018 Harvey Art Projects proudly opened its new gallery space located on Sun Valley Road in Ketchum.
Director Julie Harvey
Founder Julie Harvey is a leading Aboriginal Art Specialist with over twenty years of experience in Australia and the United States working as a practising artist, specialist curator and gallery director.
Over the past decade, Harvey has curated a number of significant US private collections including the Luczo Collection from San Francisco.
As Director of Harvey Art Projects USA her project management and curatorial expertise have brought more than sixty individual exhibitions and cultural events to the United States with exhibitions & educational programs held in New York, San Francisco & Aspen, Colorado. These exhibits have involved numerous partnerships with Australian Aboriginal Art Centres, The Australian Government, US Universities & Museums and private galleries.
In 2014 Harvey co-founded The Barn Project an international curatorial program that aims to broaden the dialogue between traditional and contemporary art cultures by exploring the common turf that continues to change and shift between artistic visions current in the art world.
Since 2012, Harvey has served on the Advisory Council for the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Aboriginal Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.