Warmun Art Centre

CATEGORY: Art, Events, Retail, 
REGION : Kimberley
LOCATION : Great Northern Highway, Warmun
OWNERSHIP: Aboriginal owned & operated
CONTACT : Cherie McNeill
PHONE : +61 8 9168 7496
EMAIL : manager@warmunart.com.au
WEB SITE : http://warmunart.com.au/

Key Experiences

  • Visit or shop at an Aboriginal art gallery with authentic arts and crafts
  • Tours of sacred and historic Aboriginal sites with a local Aboriginal tour guide
  • Learning about the Aboriginal Dreamtime ( the Dreamtime are Aboriginal stories and legends of how the land was created)
  • Learn about traditional Aboriginal hunting / gathering
  • Learn about Aboriginal history and culture

Warmun Art Centre is owned and governed by Gija people with 100% of income returning to the community. The centre was established by founding members of the contemporary painting movement in Warmun such as Queenie McKenzie, Madigan Thomas, Hector Jandany, Lena Nyadbi, Betty Carrington and Patrick Mung Mung. These elders recognised and responded to the need for a community owned and controlled centre through which they could support, maintain and promote Gija art, language and culture.

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