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