Harvesting Traditional Knowledge:
Fostering Two Way Learning in Materials Science between Indigenous Australians and Conservation Professionals
Workshop 14-16 May.
ANKAAA in partnership with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala, and the University of Melbourne, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation are offering a unique opportunity to attend an on-country workshop at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre from 14th-16th May 2013. Over two and a half days, the workshop will focus on the production and conservation of Aboriginal art and craft and encourage two-way learning between Indigenous knowledge holders, and participants with an interest in the care and conservation of Indigenous cultural material. The timing of the workshop corresponds with specific harvest periods to give participants the opportunity to visit harvest sites and learn from senior artists and community elders about the collection and preparation of traditional materials for bark painting, and possibly Larrakitj and pandanus weaving.
For further information and prices download flyer.
Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Please express your interest in participation to ANKAAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
New 25th Anniversary T-Shirts ONSALE
"Celebrating 25 years
of keeping Art, Country and Culture strong"
(L-R Arnhem, Darwin/Katherine, Tiwi, Kimberley)
Join in ANKAAA's 25th Anniversary Celebrations by support the organisation by buying a T-shirt. The set of four T-shirts feature artworks designed by members from each of ANKAAA's 4 regions.
To order contact ANKAAA, email@example.com, ph.08 8981 6134
$25 each or $80 for set of 4 (Incl. postage withing Australia)
Men: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Womens: S (10), L (12), XL
Kids: XS – only Kimberley, S, M, L, XL
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.
Arts Worker Extension Program
Watch the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program News Story on ABC News June 16 2012
Scenes from the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program 2011-12
Eight Indigenous arts workers from ANKAAA membership celebrated completion of the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program (Demonstration Program) 2011-12 at a Special Presentation Event held in conjunction with the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, 10th August 2012. The arts workers join the eight graduates of the 2010-11 program who are now participating in the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program Graduate Program.
For further information on the program and participants see the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program Showcase Booklet (2011-12) ,ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program Showcase Booklet (2010-11) and Arts Worker Extension Program Participant Booket (2011-12).
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.