Waringarri Aboriginal Arts was established by Miriwoong and Gajerrabeng elders with the purpose of working together to retain and share culture following Ngarrangarni law, so that their children’s grandchildren will know their culture.
The Art Centre is a place for community to come together to feel good in understanding and passing on culture through the arts and to build Aboriginal enterprise and employment. It specialises in ochre painting, engraving on boab nuts and more recently ceramics, textiles and photography.
Some recent highlights include the Art Gallery of South Australia commissioning senior artist Peggy Griffiths to paint two extraordinary paintings spanning 18 metres in total, and the Art Centre’s textile artists developing creative workshops with Indigenous fashion designer Grace Lillian Lee to produce their own unique range of couture garments to be present in Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair’s From Country to Couture fashion show.
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Image: Peggy Griffiths, Woorrilbem, 2019. Natural pigment on canvas.