Harvesting Traditional Knowledge:
National two way learning and industry development initiative
Watch 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 Radio National feature article 'On the Fine Art of Preserving Bark Paintings'.
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 claims.
See overview of the session including all presentations and powerpoint download.
Watch 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.
Arts 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 (2011-12) , Showcase Booklet (2010-11) and Arts Worker Extension Program Participant Booket (2011-12).
Watch the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program News Story on ABC News June 16 2012
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 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.
ANKAAA's 25th Anniversary Celebrations
Dancers from each of ANKAAA’s four regions.
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 Territory.
Thank you to the dancers and to everyone who came along to celebrate the event.
Watch a video of the 25th Anniversary Event
ANKAAA 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.
ANKAAA 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.