you want to work with a small indigenous enterprise in the Northern
Territory to build strong artistic, cultural and employment outcomes
for Aboriginal people?
Arts Centre- MANAGER
Applications Close 5.00pm Wednesday 31st December 2014
Situated on the banks of the mighty Roper River, Ngukurr
Arts Aboriginal Corporation (NAAC) is an Indigenous owned, not for
profit Corporation based at Ngukurr, an
Aboriginal Community on the border of NT and South East Arnhem Land.
For more info and images of the Arts Centre, Ngukurr
and surrounding area go to www.ngukurrarts.net.au
Full position details and selection criteria are available by emailing Ngukurrart@gmail.com or contacting Jules North on (08) 8975 4260
Waralungku Arts in Borroloola is
recruiting for the Art Centre Coordinator.
This is a full-time position, based in Borroloola, approx 900kms
south-east of Darwin.
The role is suitable for a single person or job sharing couple.
For more information or a Position Description contact Matrix On Board
Consulting on (08) 8985 1728 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or see more at: www.waralungku.com
Applications close: Friday 31st October 2014
Worker Extension Program 2014
The 2014 ANKAAA Art
Worker Extension Program Special Presentation Event took place at the
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair on 8 August 2014. The celebration of success
of the art workers from accross ANKAAA’s four region’s of the
Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, the Kimberley and Katherine/Darwin, was
followed by highly popular presentations at Art Centres Stalls, where
participants talked they about their work in Art Centres.
Art Worker Extension Program 2014, Showcase Booklet
ANKAAA in the news
ANKAAA, its Arts Worker Extension Program and the
Harvesting Traditional Knowledge project are featured in the August Air
North Out There Magazine. Please click on the link below to view.
Magazine, August/ September 2014
National two way learning and industry
3 min trailer
for the new Harvesting Traditional Knowledge documentary which will be
screened on television in 2014
The first Harvesting
Traditional Knowledge workshop took place at Buku-Larrnggay Mulka,
Yirrkala, 14-16 May. The workshop was presented by ANKAAA in
partnership with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala, and the University of
Melbourne, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Over two and a
half days, the workshop focused on the production and conservation of
Aboriginal art and craft and encouraged two-way learning between
Indigenous knowledge holders, and participants with an interest in the
care and conservation of Indigenous cultural material.
The second workshop
extended on the highly positive learnings of the Yirrkala event, and
took place 10-12 September at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, Derby.
The Harvesting Traditional
Knowledge project forms part of the Inspiring Australia Initiative and
is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry,
Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
Listen to Radio
National special presentation 'Written on a Bark' about the the
Harvesting Traditional Knowledge workshop at Yirrkala.
Read about the project in
National feature article 'On the Fine Art of Preserving Bark
World Indigenous Network Conference (WIN)
ANKAAA and members have
recently participated in World Indigenous Network Conference, May 2013.
Djambawa Marawili AM,
ANKAAA Chairman, and Annette Kogolo ANKAAA Deputy Chairperson,
presented in the ANKAAA Arts Network Hub Conference Session: 'The Land
and Sea Can't Talk, We Have To Talk For Them' : Working Together To
Care For Country – collective painting projects and land and sea rights
See overview of the session
including all presentations and powerpoint download.
Djambawa Marawili AM and Annette Kogolo's presentations
ANKAAA and a large number
of its members were delegates at the Conference. Members from ten
ANKAAA Art Centres participated in the Arts Network Hub. ANKAAA
thanks the AWEP Graduate Program participants for representing ANKAAA
at their Arts Network Hub stall.
Worker Extension Program 2013
Scenes from the ANKAAA Arts
Worker Extension Program
Nine new Arts Workers from the ANKAAA
membership have completed the third ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension
Program. They join a network of 16 other Arts Worker Extension program
Graduates. The group undertook intensive training in Darwin, attended
internships at national institutions and took part in a range of other
special tailored professional development opportunities over the year.
They will continue to receive support in the Graduate Program.
The 2012-13 AWEP program was made
possible by the generous support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation,
the Western Australian Department of Arts and Culture, and the Federal
Office of the Arts Professional Development Fund.
For further information on the program
and participants see the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program Showcase
Booklet 2012-13, Showcase
Booklet (2010-11) and Arts Worker Extension Program Participant
Watch the ANKAAA Arts Worker
Extension Program News Story on ABC
News June 16 2012
Participation in Sustainable Economic Development for Northern
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 strong.
ANKAAA is pleased to have
partnered with Northern Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management
Alliance Ltd. (NAILSMA) in production of the Video News Story Report on the
Second North Australian Indigenous Experts Forum at Kakadu in May,
which explored innovative ways for Indigenous interests to engage with
government and industry in Northern Australia's economic future.
ANKAAA's David MacKenzie
produced the video report and ANKAAA's Deputy Chairperson Annette
Kogolo and CEO Christina Davidson represented artist's and Art Centres
at the forum.
A second Forum Reports
was also produced: An
Indigenous prospectus for participating in the sustainable development
of north Australia.
Where I'm Calling From:
Djambawa Marawili, Arnhem Land
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.
25th Anniversary Celebrations
Dancers from each of ANKAAA’s
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. The event took place on the 10th
August on the lawns of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern
Thank you to the dancers and to
everyone who came along to celebrate the event.
Watch a video of
the 25th Anniversary Event
Finalist in Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance Awards.
Djambawa Marawili AO
receiving ANKAAA's award together with other finalists.
ANKAAA was proud to be one of four
national finalists in the 2010 Reconciliation Australia Indigenous
Governance Awards. The great commitment and active contribution of
ANKAAA's current and past directors as well as all of ANKAAA's members
have lead to this important recognition. Congratulations and thank you
to all Art Centres and members who contributed to presentations to the
panel of judges.
Chairman receives Order of Australia Award
Djambawa Marawili AO with Mr
Tom Pauling AO QC Administrator of the Northern Territory.
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
presevation in Indigenous culture, to arts administration, and as a
mentor of emerging artists. The Investiture took place on 1 June 2010
at Baniyala Homeland, Blue Mud Bay, North East Arnhem Land.