ANKA Arts Backbone August 2017
IAC PI Info Sheet.doc “The ecosystem, the environment we live in is full of natural resources. Our art is our resource, it belongs to us, we use it in a ceremonial context; it is a resource for our survival. If control of that resource is taken away from us, we cannot meet our cultural obligations; […]
ANKA Arts Backbone_August 2016
Background Warmun Art Centre is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous cultural organisations. Located in Gija Country, in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation (Warmun Art Centre) is wholly Gija owned and governed with a board comprised of artists and leaders from Warmun community. Warmun Art Centre (WAC) represents internationally renowned […]
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Backbone August 2015
Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation is renowned for its fine, contemporary art production, including acrylic painting and fibre work. The women of Peppimenarti are traditionally weavers.
Every year ANKAAA holds regional meetings for each of its four regions: The Arnhem Land Region, Tiwi Region, Darwin/Katherine Region, Kimberley Region.
One of the people that the Prime Minister will be consulting is Djambawa Marawili AM, the senior ceremonial leader of the Blue Mud Bay region of North East Arnhem Land and a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council.
ANKAAA Resource and Development Officer, Guy Hancock assisted Jilamara Arts and Craft staff, artists and Elders with the video recording of traditional songs in Tiwi language. Eleven songs were recorded, sung by Rachel Puruntatameri, Doriana Bush, Mary Elizabeth Moreen and Pedro Wonaeamirri. Later in the day, children from the primary school practiced the dances for each song […]
Arts Law is holding a 30th birthday gala fund-raising dinner at Parliament House in Darwin on 3 September 2014. In the weeks leading up to the event Arts Law would like to hold an online fund-raising auction of artworks and then on the night of the dinner, also have a live auction. Their aim is […]
Indigenous Participation in Sustainable Economic Development for Northern Australia 2013 The vibrant network of Indigenous owned community Art Centres supported by ANKAAA play a vital role in the economy of Northern Australia. Sales of artwork provide essential economic support for artists and families in communities and homelands while also fulfilling a vital role in keeping culture […]
World Indigenous Network Conference 2013. Djambawa Marawili AM, ANKAAA Chairman, and Annette Kogolo, ANKAAA Deputy Chairperson, presented in the ANKAAA Arts Network Hub Conference Session.
Radio National Interview with ANKAAA Chairman, Yolngu artist Djambawa Marawili AM who discusses the meaning of ‘place’ with Sarah Kanowski at the opening of the exhibition Djalkiri: We are standing on their names – Blue Mud Bay, 18 May 2013.
ANKAAA celebrated its 25th anniversary, in conjunction with the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, with a presentation of traditional dancing from each of the four ANKAAA regions – Arnhem Land, Tiwi, Kimberley and Katherine/ Darwin.
ANKAAA was proud to be one of four national finalists in the 2010 Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance Awards.
ANKAAA Chairman Mr Djambawa Marawilli was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to the arts as a sculptor and a painter, to the preservation in Indigenous culture, to arts administration, and as a mentor of emerging artists.
Our Art, Our Art Industry: Australian Indigenous artists talk art business. This project was funded by the Sidney Myer Fund. The Our Art, Our Art Industry project is a joint project of the National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd (NAVA), the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists Inc (ANKAAA) and Desart.
Gawirrin Gumana is deeply troubled. Sitting in a wheelchair with his Order of Australia insignia around his neck, the most senior traditional leader in Arnhem Land warns that white men’s politics threaten his Yolngu people’s future.
Garma Festival of Traditional Culture 2009 | Indigenous Creative Industries Key Forum | ANKAAA Panel Discussion: Art and the Homelands