WARINGARRI ABORIGINAL ARTS
A: 16 Speargrass Rd, Kununurra, WA
P: + 61 8 9168 2212
WARINGARRI ABORIGINAL ARTS was established by Miriwoong and Gajerrabeng elders in an effort to lead together in retaining and sharing their culture following Ngarrangarni law. The Centre has a primary aim of ensuring it’s children, grandchildren and beyond, will know, understand and continue their culture. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is a place for members of the community to come together in understanding and passing on their culture through the arts. Today, the Centre is helping to build Aboriginal enterprise and employment through the community by way of artistic expression.
The Centre specialises in ochre painting, boab nut engraving, ceramics, textiles and cultural tourism. Located in Kununurra, the Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm during the wet season. Appointments are welcome. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is equipped with wheelchair ramp and chairlift facilities. It recommends booking an art and culture tour for those interested in engaging on a deeper level with local Miriwoong artists and community members.
Artists include: Agnes Armstrong, Anita Churchill, Ben Ward, Brenda Ningarmara, Cathy Ward, Delany Griffiths, Dora Griffiths, Gloria Mengil, Jan Griffiths, Kelly-Anne Drill, Kittey Malarvie, Louise Malarvie, Minnie Lumai, Nathan Thomas, Peggy Griffiths, Richard Bloomer The estates of Alan Griffiths, Daisy Bitting, Judy Mengil, Mignonette Jamin, Paddy Carlton, Peter Newry and Phyllis Ningarmara
Image: Peggy Griffiths Madij wearing her Legacy Dress, Kununurra 2019. Photo: Grace Lillian Lee and Chris Baker. Courtesy: Waringarri Aboriginal Arts