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Aboriginal Arts Clubs & Associations in Western Australia

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Clubs Associations in Western Australia


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Arts Narrogin

Arts Narrogin Incorporated is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit association that supports and promotes art, culture and entertainment in Narrogin and the Dryandra Country region.

  • Type:Volunteer,Government,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2010
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Film,Music,Visual Arts
  • Government:Local

Description

ARtS Narrogin aims to enliven the lifestyle in the region by –

Presenting live performances – musical and theatrical productions
Hosting the annual Flickerfest short movie festival and other film shows
Arranging community and youth workshops
Supporting the NEXIS gallery committee to mount art exhibitions
Offering display space for members’ work
Sourcing funds for community projects
Promoting its own and other organisations’ events
Providing professional development opportunities for volunteers
Working with organisations such as Country Arts WA and Community Arts Network WA to lobby all levels of government for greater support of culture and the arts
Using social and mainstream media to promote Narrogin and the region to the general public, both metro and regional.
The Annual Report outlines our program over each financial year.  You can find a copy at ARtS SPACE

Membership is available and brings discounts and other privileges.

Drop in to ARtS SPACE at Shop 2, 80 Federal Street, Narrogin to find out more about Arts Narrogin and what’s going on in Narrogin and surrounds.

Bringing Them Home WA

The Bringing Them Home Committee (WA) Inc. is working towards the recognition and healing of the pain caused by the removal of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal

Details

  • Established:1997
  • Members:10 current members of the Bringing Them Home WA Executive.
  • Arts:Aboriginal

Description

<p> The Committee seeks to:</p> <p> Through a major public event (National Sorry Day Commemoration) and many separate cultural awareness  programs delivered to groups (students, academics, Rotarians, corporate groups, Churches, government) annually create an awareness of Stolen Generations trauma, for the people part of the generations stolen and for (and very importantly because it is often ignored or understated) the intergenerational effects of this trauma now and in the future.</p> <p> The Committee also advocates in many other ways for the enactment of the largely unmet (54) recommendations of the HREOC Bringing Them Home Report (1997).</p> <p> We aim to see the full implementation of the recommendations set out in “Bringing them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families”. We are a true reconciliation organisation with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members – all committees and working groups have Aboriginal leadership.</p>

Creative Corner

Creative Corner Inc is the peak body for the creative sector in the South West region of WA connecting people, businesses, services and events with each other and with opportunities in the region.

  • Type:Volunteer,Charity
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2011
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Publisher,Writers Centre,Local Clubs,Comedy,Dance,Film,History,Industry,Jazz,Literature,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts,Youth

Description

<p> Incorporated as a not-for-profit since 2012 the Creative Corner works to support and grow the local creative sector and position the South West as internationally recognised region of excellence in creativity and innovation attracting and retaining people in a sustainable local economy. Creative Corner initiatives and activities include:</p> <p> Emergence Creative Festival<br /> Film South West website<br /> HQ Co-Working Space at the Margaret River Education Campus<br /> Outaspace Pass linking Creative Corner members with other co-working spaces<br /> Free Generator Mentor Program<br /> South West Music Strategy<br /> Regular workshops and networking events<br /> Cabin Fever Festival<br /> Country Arts WA Regional Arts Hub Project for the South West</p>

Heartwalk

Love public art and don’t mind a walk?

  • Type:Club
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal,Visual Arts

Description

Thanks to the Heartwalk Project presented by Artgold the Kalgoorlie-Boulder CBD is now covered with more than 60 gorgeous murals painted by local and visiting artists.

Madjitil Moorna

Madjitil Moorna is a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who sing in language to build understanding, hope and joy.

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Music

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Music

Description

<p> Award-winning Aboriginal songwriters and performers lead the group. People love to listen to the mix of soulful and joyous contemporary and more traditional songs. Madjitil Moorna practices on Monday nights in Forrestfield at the Anderson Rd Community Centre, with visits to other centres. 6.30pm cuppa, 7.00pm - 8.30pm sing. All voices, all backgrounds welcome!</p> <p> We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Whadjuk Noongar people of this land by singing together in harmony, listening and sharing stories.</p> <p> Aims and Objectives as described in our constitution include the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music  by the following:</p> <p> - To sing  and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait language songs and compositions by Indigenous artists  from around Australia;<br /> - To acknowledge and embrace the stolen generations and their journey of Healing;<br /> - To generate healing within the community through the vibrations of our harmonious songs;<br /> - To increase  Aboriginal and Torres Strait membership at every opportunity;<br /> - To create a warm and sensitive safe environment to encourage members to express the joy and beauty of    music;<br /> - To promote and embrace reconciliation through the multicultural blend of our members;<br /> - To share the joy of singing  with Aboriginal communities and country towns; and<br /> - To encourage Aboriginal communities and people from remote regions to form similar singing groups to  enhance the healing process.</p>

Marrugeku Inc

Marrugeku pursues powerful new forms of cultural knowledge and the survival, preservation and growth of Indigenous story, dance and language through the making of new intercultural performance work.

  • Local Clubs:Arts
  • Type:Local Focus

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal,Dance,Performing Arts

Description

Marrugeku is an unparalled presence in Australia today, dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together to develop new dance languages that are restless, transformative and unwavering.

Marrugeku is led by co-artistic directors: choreographer/dancer Dalisa Pigram and director/dramaturg Rachael Swain. Working together for 23 years, they co-conceive and facilitate Marrugeku’s productions and research laboratories, introducing audiences to the unique and potent structures of Indigenous knowledge systems and the compelling experience of intercultural performance. Marrugeku’s performers come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, collaborating to co-create each production. 

Martu Mili

Martumili Artists are based in the East Pilbara Arts centre in Newman, with artists working in the six other remote East Pilbara communities.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Association
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal,Visual Arts

Description

Martumili Artists was established by Martu people living in the communities of Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong, and it draws on strong influences of aboriginal art history. The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area.  Most Martu people maintain an entirely independent, nomadic desert lifestyle until the 1950s and 1960s when they walked into settlements in response to a long and severe drought.  Today, Martu people live in their own communities and regularly visit regional centres such as Newman and Port Hedland.

Martumili Artists are an activity of the Shire of East Pilbara, and gratefully acknowledge BHP Billiton as their Principal Partner.

Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited

NYFL’s aim is to establish a sustainable future for its members and beneficiaries across social, cultural, economic, health, business and education opportunities.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Youth Welfare,Aboriginal,Child Welfare
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association,Non Government,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1998
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth

Description

The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi lands in the Pilbara area of WA comprise of over 11,000km2 of vast mountain ranges and gorges, rolling rocky outcrops and rivers, and spectacular coastline. It stretches from the azure waters of the Pilbara coast to the Millstream-Chichester National Park to the south, from around Whim Creek in the east to just west of Pannawonica.

Importantly, these income streams are allowing NYFL to devote increasing budgets towards our constitutional requirements. Our membership has grown from an initial 320 when the Agreement was signed in 1998 to currently in excess of 1800 people – and is still growing.

The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited is committed to promoting the interests of its beneficiaries, and particularly the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. Driven by a committed and visionary Board, it is developing business activities which provide revenue streams over and above the initial funding stream from our North West Shelf Gas partners, essential to continue to provide assistance as membership soars over 1,800 as at March 2017. These activities also provide training and employment and business opportunities for local people, and present the NYFL brand in a positive sense in front of resource companies, governments at all levels and the broader community.

Northampton Old School Community Initiative

Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc (NOSCII) is a community centre for Aboriginal residents in Northampton and district.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity,Local Focus
  • Charity:Employment & Training,Health,Information & Referral,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare,Aboriginal,Education & Training
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts,Youth

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2006
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Government:Local
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth

Description

We provide all kinds of assistance in the community, with art and creative content running through all our projects. We actively seek and promote opportunities for highly visible, positive cultural expression in the community we live in and are particularly focused on youth wellbeing. We are a registered charity delivering annual appeals, emergency relief, family support and employment assistance.?

What we are proud of:?

Employing Aboriginal people and finding employment opportunities for many since 2006.

Continuing and thriving as a regional organisation focused on delivering services to the community.

Increasing cultural recognition through creative projects.

Bringing people together through an Aboriginal community centre since the Shire invested in the process in 1991, operating autonomously as NOSCII since 2006.

Helping to reduce juvenile crime through creative programs that offer strong identity and cultural outcomes for young people.

Helping our kids start school earlier, stay on at school longer and go on further.

Developing artist pathways through skills development, innovative programs and participation in external events.

Providing advocacy for local families in areas such as housing and health.

Undalup Association Inc

Undalup is the Noongar word for Busselton and the logo depicts waves against the sand in the Geographe Bay - a meeting place between ocean and earth.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal

Description

<p> The circle of dots represents the campfire where all people, family, and friends gather around the fire to share stories, dance, and celebrate this sacred space - where the land meets the sea.<br /> <br /> The four figures symbolise everyone, including family, friends, and neighbours walking and working together - side by side - as one. To Aboriginal people, fire, family and people working in harmony are closely linked, so this symbolism is important and is what the Undalup Association Inc. is about;<br /> <br /> “Undalup is also honouring a place for healing and connection to Noongar Boodjar (Country), embracing the elements given to us from Boodjar Ngarngk (Earth Mother), celebrating the “meeting place” and bringing harmony on the land we all walk together” -<br /> <br /> Chairman of Undalup Association Inc., Iszaac Webb<br /> <br /> Undalup Members believe that: “From little things, big things grow".</p&am