NAGULA JARNDU DESIGNS
A: 3/12 Gregory St, Broome, WA
P: +61 4 9933 0708
Facebook: Nagula Jarndu – Saltwater Woman
YAWURU JARNDU Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit community organisation that was established in 1987 as a resource centre by the Yawuru women, traditional owners of Yawuru (Broome) country. The original aim of the Centre was to record the oral history and preserve Yawuru language and culture. The corporation has since evolved to operate as a social enterprise arts and textiles centre for Indigenous women, trading as Nagula Jarndu Designs and specialising in block and screen-printed textiles and small homewares.
Nagula Jarndu facilitates skill-building and developmental workshops for local women as well as presenting opportunities
to exhibit and sell their works to derive independent revenue. Nagula Jarndu artists continue to produce distinctive and unique textiles and products in house exploring a variety of techniques. The artists find inspiration from the colours and motifs in the natural beauty of the Yawuru landscape and that of their home country. Based in Broome, the Centre can be accessed Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Artists include: Martha Lee, Maxine Charlie, Rowena Morgan, Nikita Drummond, Marie Manado, Gabriella Baxter, Kerry Woods, Amanda Rose Lee, Emma Francis, Gertrude Cox
Image: Marie Manado, Mangal (Clam Shell), 2021. Hand block printed lithograph in two colours, 75 x 50cm. Courtesy: Nagula Jarndu Designs