Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) conservation crew

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.