Region | Arnhem Land

Kevin Winunguj

Kevin Winunguj

Stand In Director Kevin is currently the assistant manager at Maningrida Art and Culture and prior to this held roles as an Assistant Coordinator at Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala. (more…) Kevin Winunguj Site

Anindilyakwa Arts | Arnhem Land

Anindilyakwa Arts Centre

Anindilyakwa Arts is community owned and represents artists from the communities and homelands of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Anindilyakwa women are known for their eye-catching bush dyed textiles, seed & shell jewellery, botanical lino prints and their weavings of pandanus & ghost net. Anindilyakwa men are known for their spears, […]

Babbarra Designs | Arnhem Land

Babbarra Designs, Arnhem Land

The Babbarra Women’s Centre is proudly owned by Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC). It began as a women’s refuge in the 1983. Now a women’s CDEP centre, it provides employment, and training opportunities through the establishment and operation of appropriate small business enterprises. The Centre runs a textiles workshop, specialising in the production of hand crafted […]

Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre | Arnhem Land

Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre

The art of the Yirrkala region has been developing an appreciative audience since the township was founded as a mission in 1935. Work from Yirrkala was amongst the earliest commercial Aboriginal art marketed by Methodist Overseas Mission. There is strong evidence to suggest that the art emerging from Yirrkala in the mid 1950s was a […]

Bula’bula Arts | Arnhem Land

Bula'Bula Arts, Arnhem Land

Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation provides the artists of Ramingining community, in Arnhem Land, and surrounding homelands an outlet to voice the stories of their country through their art. Bula’bula Arts is a not for profit organisation operating for the benefit of the community by: Preserving and fostering Yolngu culture. Providing a supportive and happy atmosphere […]

Elcho Island Arts | Arnhem Land

Elcho Island Arts, Arnhem Land

Marthakal Business Enterprises, trading as Elcho Island Arts, services over 200 Yolŋu artists based in the main community of Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island, and surrounding Marthakal homelands. Yolŋu art and design are direct inheritances from ancient times. For succeeding generations, the artforms and ceremonies passed on to today’s Yolŋu people express direct links to their significant […]

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts | Arnhem Land

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts, Arnhem Land

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation is a nonprofit organisation in the remote East Arnhem Land community of Gapuwiyak, also known as Lake Evella. With aims to enhance the wellbeing of Yolngu people living in the region, GCAAC strives to promote their art and cultural practices whilst providing opportunities for leadership, meaningful employment and professional […]

Injalak Arts | Arnhem Land

Injalak Arts

Injalak is a non-profit, community enterprise. The Art Centre here in Gunbalanya was officially opened in late November 1989. Prior to 1989 its origins were in a small shed used for screen printing. The building that now houses the various functions of the Art Centre is long and flanked on either side by covered verandahs. […]

Maningrida Arts and Culture | Arnhem Land

Maningrida Arts and Culture, Arnhem Land

Ivan Namirrkki, Kuninjku artist, 2003 Maningrida Arts and Culture (MAC) represents more than 250 Aboriginal artists of the Maningrida region. The Kuninjku homelands are situated in western Arnhem Land, in the far north of Australia. Sandstone escarpments crown dense, tropical eucalypt forests and grasslands, which open up on to the vast seasonal floodplains of the […]

Mardbalk Arts and Crafts | Arnhem Land

Mardbalk Arts, Arnhem Land

Mardbalk Arts and Crafts is situated at Warruwi Community on South Goulburn Island, in the Arafura Sea just off the coast of Coburg Peninsula. The community is made up of 3 main clans, the Maung, Walang and Gunwingku clans. There is also a strong presence of the Galpu Clan from Elcho Island that make Warruwi […]

Milingimbi Art and Culture | Arnhem Land

Milingimbi Art, Arnhem Land

Milingimbi is an island community literally just off the coast of Arnhem Land in the far north of Australia, approximately 400 km east of Darwin, Northern Territory. A number of different clan groups exist among the population of around 1,000 that call Milingimbi home, including surrounding outstations (or homelands). There is a long tradition of creative […]

Ngukurr Arts Centre | Arnhem Land

Ngukurr Arts

Ngukurr community lies at the very South Eastern edge of Arnhem land. The town is perched on a rise above a bend in the mighty Roper River, with heavily wooded country stretching away to the distance. Ngukurr was created initially as a mission, which provided sanctuary for the many different tribes in the area. This […]

Numburindi Arts | Arnhem Land

Numburindi Arts

Numburindi Arts is a project first started by the by the Numbulwar School Secondary Girls in 2010. This is our first Arts Centre in Numbulwar and the first chance people have to buy our unique arts and crafts directly from the artists. We have now continued the business in our Ngarggu Senior Class for the […]

Wukun Wanambi

Wukun Wanambi

ANKAAA Director Wukun’s father, Mithili Wanambi, died before he was able to learn from him to any great degree. He began painting in 1997 as a result of the Saltwater project in which he participated. His arm of the Marrakulu clan is responsible for saltwater imagery which had not been painted intensively since his father’s […]

Lily Roy

Lily Roy

ANKAAA Board Member Lily Roy is a senior weaving artist and traditional owner of Yurrwi (Milingimbi). She is a Walamungu woman who produces dilly bags (bathi), fish traps (angadjadjiya) and round-feathered mats that are associated with salt water bubbles or Djulnyirr. (more…) Lily Roy Site

Ruth Nalmakarra

Ruth Nalmakarra

ANKAAA Board Member A cultural & ceremonial leader, Ruth has been an ANKAAA Board Member since 2007. She has also been the Assistant Manager and an Executive Committee member at Milingimbi Arts, Arnhem Land since 2005. (more…) Ruth Nalmakarra Site

Djambawa Marawili

Djambawa Marawili AM

ANKAAA Chairperson As well as being the Chairman of ANKAAA’s Board of Directors (2000 – 2014), Djambawa Marawili AM (b.1953) has held numerous other positions, including Chairperson of Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre (1994 – 2000), Chairperson of Laynhapuy Homelands Committee (1995 – 1997), Board Member of the Australia Council, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board […]