MAY 2014 – 

WARMUN ART CENTRE CONGRATULATES ARTIST LENA NYADBI –  WINNER OF THE ABORIGINAL AWARD IN THE 2014 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS. 

http://www.celebratewa.com.au/awards.aspx

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WARMUN ART CENTRE IS HIRING

We are currently looking for a Gallery Coordinator to join our team. The position is for a two-year contract with options to extend.

The position is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a growing enterprise that is looking to build on its successes of the past and break into new markets in Australia and overseas, and at the same time increase its visibility, potential and operations in the local market. The role carries many exciting professional development opportunities for the successful applicant.

The Gallery Coordinator plays a key role in the running of the organisation, being responsible for the financial management of all areas of the Centre’s Art Gallery as well as responsible for associated programs, including exhibitions, publications, merchandising, artist payments, copyright, financial record-keeping and Gija staff training.

Please see Gallery Coordinator Duty Statement and Gallery Coordinator Position Description for more information.

Applications close 5pm on Monday, June 9, 2014.

MAY 2014 – 

IN THE SADDLE, ON THE WALL – EXHIBITION OPENING

Surprising, funny, tragic and complex are just some of the ways to describe an exciting new exhibition of Aboriginal stories about station life and art-making.

The exhibition includes 13 short biographic films about some of the Kimberley’s most celebrated Aboriginal artists along with major art works depicting station life and station stories.

Warmun artists include Freddie Timms, Rammey Ramsey, Shirley Purdie, Mabel Juli and Patrick Mung Mung.

The films were produced as a collaboration between ABC Open, Kimberley Art Centres and family members of the artists as a way of reclaiming Aboriginal linkages to cattle station history in the Kimberley.

To launch the exhibition, an outdoor screening of the short films will be held at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, followed by special performances from each of the Kimberley Art Centres sharing the unique songs and dance ceremonies that originated on the cattle stations of the East Kimberley.

http://www.ordvalleymuster.com/whats-on/waringarri-corroboree-saddle-wall-launch

MAY 2014 – 

I AM AN ARTIST – I COME FROM THE BUSH – ABC Open Series

Aboriginal artists share their personal experiences of station life in the Kimberley, and the legacy that speaks through their work.

Patrick Mung Mung – https://open.abc.net.au/projects/i-am-an-artist-2-38if0nf/contributions/untitled-83rm4dx

Shirley Purdie – https://open.abc.net.au/projects/i-am-an-artist-2-38if0nf/contributions/untitled-58ld8nh

Rammey Ramsey – https://open.abc.net.au/projects/i-am-an-artist-2-38if0nf/contributions/untitled-88xh2lz

Freddie Timms – https://open.abc.net.au/projects/i-am-an-artist-2-38if0nf/contributions/untitled-86zh4jk


MAY 2014 –

MYRIA DEMOUILPIED – NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 TELSTRA AWARD (NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART AWARD)

Myria has been nominated for her work Travelling Spirits which will be exhibited in Darwin at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory from Friday 8 August to Sunday 26 October, 2014.


http://www.artsandmuseums.nt.gov.au/museums/natsiaa

APRIL 2014 –

LENA NYADBI – NOMINATED IN THE 2014 WEST AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Recognising the highest level of contribution made to Western Australia by those either born in WA, or those who have chosen to call WA home, Lena Nyadbi has been nominated in both the ‘Aboriginal Award’ and the ‘Arts and Culture Award’ for her outstanding achievements and contributions to Western Australia.

http://www.celebratewa.com.au/awards.aspx