Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

16 Speargrass Road Kununurra WA 6743
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Hours: Mon- Fri: 8:30am to 4:30pm<br>Sat: 10:00am to 2:00pm (May to Sept)

Waringar­ri Arts is a not-for-prof­it, whol­ly Indige­nous owned art cen­tre, rep­re­sent­ing local Miri­woong painters, sculp­tors, wood carvers and boab nut engravers.

Waringar­ri Abo­rig­i­nal Arts is the first Indige­nous owned art cen­tre estab­lished in West­ern Aus­tralia and one of the old­est con­tin­u­ous­ly oper­at­ing art cen­tres in Australia.

Waringar­ri Abo­rig­i­nal Arts rep­re­sent­ed impor­tant Indige­nous artists such as Rover Thomas, Quee­nie McKen­zie and Pad­dy Carl­ton who reg­u­lar­ly paint­ed at the art centre.

The cen­tre is open to the pub­lic and oper­ates as an artists’ stu­dio and gallery sell­ing ochre paint­ings, lim­it­ed edi­tion prints, engraved boabs, wood carv­ings and sculptures.

We offer cul­tur­al tours, work­shops and oppor­tu­ni­ties to engage with Indige­nous arts work­ers and artists.

Our Dawang Gallery hon­ours the past with select­ed works from the Waringar­ri Col­lec­tion, with a new dig­i­tal space pro­vid­ing a unique inter­ac­tive cul­tur­al expe­ri­ence for vis­i­tors will launched in June 2016.

The arts cen­tre pro­vides Miri­woong peo­ple of all ages with oppor­tu­ni­ties to share and cel­e­brate their cul­tur­al her­itage. Reg­u­lar tra­di­tion­al cor­ro­boree per­for­mances are held through­out the year, com­pli­ment­ing the vital­i­ty of Miri­woong cul­tur­al her­itage and enrich­ing the artists’ paint­ing practices.

The art cen­tre sup­ports more than 100 artists and pro­vides for the train­ing and employ­ment of local Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple as arts-work­ers. By offer­ing real­is­tic employ­ment and invest­ing in cul­tur­al and cre­ative prac­tice, Waringar­ri Abo­rig­i­nal Arts suc­cess­ful­ly dri­ves eco­nom­ic inde­pen­dence and links the Miri­woong com­mu­ni­ty to glob­al audiences.

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