ANKAAA conservation crew
Published October 16, 2013
The video profiles Art Centre workers from Northern Australia brushing up on some conservation skills.
The ANKAAA Art Worker Extension Program is a professional development program the University of Melbourne is proud to support through the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC).
The group includes arts workers from each of ANKAAA's four regions; Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, the Kimberley and the Tiwi Islands. We were joined by Stanley Taylor of Mowanjum Arts, Derby; Betty Bundumurra of Kira Kiro Art Centre, Kalumburu; Edward Yunupingu of Munupi Art Pirlangimpi, Tiwi Islands; John Pilakui of Jilamara, Milikapiti, Tiwi Islands ; Barayuwa Munungur of Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala; Marcus Pascoe from Maningrida Arts, Maningrida; Evangeline Wilson from Djilpin Arts, Beswick; and Sharon Nampijimpa Anderson of Warnayaka, Lajamanu. They were accompanied by graduate mentors Jennifer Dickens and Vivan Douglas Kerinauia Warlapinni.
This program is vital to building lasting 2-way relationships with art centres and art workers for the long-term preservation of Indigenous cultural material.