– Our Anindilyakwa Art Centre Staff –
Senior Artist & Project Officer
Annabelle is a master dyer, weaver & print maker and supports the artistic development and community development of the art centre. She believes passionately in keeping culture alive through art and embracing new mediums to express Anindilyakwa culture.
Art Centre Manager
Lucy comes from Maningrida and believes strongly in the importance of art centres in creating sustainable enterprise on community. Lucy came as art centre manager in early 2016, having previously worked in art centres at home in Maningrida & in Aurukun.
Aly de Groot
The first time Aly went to Groote Eylandt was in 2011 with Ghost Nets Australia and was invited back to the Island in 2014 to work with the women to translate their traditional plant dying and basketry skills in new and exciting ways. She fell in love with the people and place and accepted the position of art director in 2017.
Emerging Artist & Project Officer
Letoria is a young artist and hard working project officer who fills the art centre with laughter. Letoria enjoys dying and is currently learning to weave baskets with ghost net.
Umbakumba Team Leader
Maicey is a strong and enthusiastic leader of the Umbakumba bush dyers and is excited by the prospect of teaching young people the bush dyeing craft.
Bernadette is a strong teacher and leader at the Angurgu studio. She is currently on leave visiting family in Mornington Island, everyone can't wait for her to come home!
We are proud to be operating under the Anindilyakwa Land Council and working with many of their wonderful team to grow and develop our art centre to create sustainable and meaningful jobs for the future.