Our Stories

Indonesian Adventures for Annabel and Maice!

In October 2018, Anindilyakwa Arts project officers Maice Lalara and Annabel Amagula, along with art director Aly de Groot, travelled to Indonesia for professional and skill development opportunities. For Maice and Annabel it was their first overseas trip! In Bali, they learnt batik and plant dying techniques with Threads of Life, a fair-trade business that…

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Umbakumba Art Centre Opening

2018 has been an exciting year for Anindilyakwa Arts. For Umbakumba artists it has been quite significant. For over a year, the artists have been operating one day a week on the beach. As of October, a building by the beach lovingly known as ‘the beach house’ is now being used by artists three days…

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Finders Keepers & Fibre Arts Festival

Last November, Anindilyakwa Arts was sponsored by Finders Keepers, a design market which features the work of independent makers and designers from Australia, as part of their Indigenous Program which aims to encourage and support indigenous makers in their commercial endeavours. All set up was provided before and extra assistance in marketing and general support…

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Watch This Space – Men’s Art Program

In October last year the Anindilyakwa Arts team welcomed Tom Zagami into its folds. Tom joins us as the men’s coordinator with the aim of starting up the new program which will support male artists and traditional art. “After a period of setting up an office, storage space and work area in Angurugu, the Mens’…

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Umbakumba Dyeing Day

Maicie Lalara, is the team leader for Umbakumba Community at Anindilyakwa Arts on Groote Eylandt, off the coast of East Arnhem Land. In the next few weeks, the new Umbakumba art space will open on Umbakumba beach. Here are a few words from Maicie and snaps from this weeks Umbakumba dyeing day.   Hello, my…

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Bali Skills Development – Threads of Life

In early October for two weeks, senior Anindilyakwa artists Maicie Lalara & Annabel Amagula will travel with art director Aly de Groot to Indonesia for skills development in natural dyeing. This skills development will continue a long tradition of cultural exchange between the Anindilyakwa & Indonesia. Upon return to community Maicie & Annabel plan to…

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Annabel Amagula a finalist for the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

‘Story Bag’ – Woven Sari Silk & Ghost Net pulled from the Arafura Sea We’re thrilled to announce that senior Angurgu artist Annabel Amagula has been nominated for the prestigious Woolahra Small Sculpture Prize, an annual award held in Sydney. Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics…

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Wrap Up: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair & Natsiaa’s

Maicey Lalara, Abby & Celina celebrating an incredible weekend in Darwin! It’s a wrap! A big congratulations to the artists and team who worked tirelessly to make our time Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair wonderful. Thank you to all our customers for valuing everyone’s hard work and talent with many of you returning more than once. A huge…

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Akaburrakajinama at Aboriginal Bush Traders, Darwin

On Friday night,Akaburrakajinama opened at Aboriginal Bush Traders, a collection of bush dyed homewares from Groote Eylandt.   Akaburrakajinama (meaning ‘Lights On’ in Anindilyakwa language) is a striking showcase of the innovation and diversity of practice of Anindilyakwa artists. The exhibition brings the natural palette and subtle aesthetic already so popular across the bush dyed jewellery…

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