In 2011, a devastating flood destroyed Warmun and much of the infrastructure at the Art Centre, including many of the objects held in Warmun’s nationally significant Community Collection. Since 2011, many years have been dedicated to rebuilding and strengthening the organisation. In addition to the well-established painting studio and gallery, Warmun Art Centre is embarking on an exciting new chapter, extending its cultural programming through the Warramany Media Lab and a ground-breaking intercultural, ‘two-way’ education partnership with the University of Melbourne, recognising Warmun elders as cultural leaders and educators above all.
Gija artists continue to hold a place among the nation’s leading contemporary practitioners and institutions. Their work is exhibited and held in important collections internationally and locally; such as the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria and the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.