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Clubs Associations in Geraldton


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Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

GRAG is proud to present a diverse and stimulating exhibition program from local, state, national and international sources.

  • Local Clubs:Arts
  • Type:Association

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts
  • Established:1984

Description

<div> <div> Housed in the heritage listed, turn of the century Town Hall building, the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery opened in 1984 as Western Australia's first regional A-Class venue. The Gallery is the City of Greater Geraldton's principal arts institution, serving arts and culture to the Midwest region's residents and tourists. GRAG also houses the City of Greater Geraldton's Art Collection.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Not only does GRAG host touring exhibitions curated by the nation's leading Art Galleries, special exhibitions are curated in house with the State's best and brightest artists being selected to reflect local themes.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The Gallery's flagship exhibition, the Mid West Art Prize occurs biannually and is open to all artists practising throughout the State. Established in 2011 with a non-acquisitive $45,000 prize pool, the Mid West Art Prize continues to be a staple in the Western Australia's Art Prize calendar.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The Gallery conducts new education and workshop activities each exhibition period, including artist's talks, film nights, lectures and even speed dating! To utilise the space for your next function please contact the Gallery staff for Gallery hire fees.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is managed and funded by the City of Greater Geraldton with support from the State Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.</div> </div> <p>  </p>

Geraldton Street Aboriginal Corporation

  • 9921 2890

The Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation is an award winning Youth organisation and is recognised as one of the most efficient and proactive youth programs in the Mid West Region of Western Australia.

  • Type:Club,Charity,Association,Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Youth Welfare

Details

Description

Amongst many other programs GSAC exists to reduce the incident of Juvenile crime by providing counselling and programmes for the social development of youth by providing clients with emotional support and promoting desirable skills and values.

GSAC is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors.


GSAC operates on two sites- the town based youth centre in Eastward Road, and Gunnado
Farm 5 klms east of Walkaway. GSAC owns Gunnado freehold and has done so since 1993.

In 1987, in response to a community need to address the perceived problem of numbers of
youth, perceived to be mainly of Aboriginal descent, being on the streets in the CBD area and the potential connections with disturbances and/or street crime,community volunteers would walk the streets to talk with the young people present. Two youth councillors were then funded
by the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training.

This program has expanded and continues today. Every Thursday five staff will drive out to the CBD to engage with the children, providing food and fun.

Murchison Region Aboriginal Corporation

This not-for-profit community-managed organisation provides long-term housing for Aboriginal people and their families in the Mid-West and Gascoyne Regions.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Housing & Homeless

Details

  • Established:1986

Description

Murchison Region Aboriginal Corporation (MRAC) is a not-for-profit community managed housing organisation that has been providing housing opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Mid-West and Gascoyne Regions since 1986. Based in Geraldton, MRAC provides long term housing for Aboriginal people and their families residing in these Regions.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

This corporation protects the interests of the people and their country and provides them with a range of professional services, such as legal services for native title claims and heritage protection.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Financial & Legal

Details

  • Established:1999

Description

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the native title representative body for traditional owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. There are over 25 traditional owner groups represented by the corporation, which protects the interests of the people and their country and provides them with a range of professional services, such as legal representation for native title claims and heritage protection services.

One example of the types of services YMAC provides is the work they have carried out facilitating discussions between the Nyangumarta traditional owners and the Marine Policy and Planning Branch of the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) on an environmental planning and conservation project for the Eighty Mile Beach area. DEC is researching future marine parks and reserves along the Pilbara Coast.

The Nyangumarta people have been teaching DEC staff about their connection with their country and the cultural importance to them of sacred sites and ceremonial activities. The Nyangumarta have a phrase—‘Ngalpa warran, ngalpa marrngu’ or ‘healthy country, healthy people’—that captures their fundamental philosophy. After discussions with DEC about the future of the coastal strip, the importance of protecting their cultural sites, stories and songlines was seen as a key component of any marine park proposal in the area. The program has also raised awareness among the Nyangumarta people of the planning process for any marine park proposal.

The chief executive officer of YMAC, Simon Hawkins, said, ‘This is a great example of genuine consultation with Traditional Owners. It’s encouraging to see Government realising the value that Traditional Owners bring to environmental planning.’

This is just one example of the work undertaken by YMAC. Incidentally, the name of the corporation comes from the word for Aboriginal ‘man’ in the Murchison and Gascoyne regions, ‘yamatji’ and the word for Aboriginal people ‘marlpa’ by some traditional owners in the Pilbara region.

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