Injalak Arts & Crafts Association
|Number of Members:||200 +|
Injalak is a non-profit art centre and community enterprise. The Art Centre in Gunbalanya was officially opened in late November 1989. They have recently celebrated 25 years since they first opened their doors.
The building that now houses the various functions of the Art Centre is long and flanked on either side by covered verandahs. The artists work on either side of the verandah, sitting on the ground and grinding their ochres.
Indigenous community art centres play an important role in the artistic and cultural life of traditional Aboriginal artists living in remote communities.
Injalak is managed by an incorporated Association whose members are the artists and community. The Association has a number of objectives, with the major emphasis being cultural maintenance and economic self-determination.
The Association aims to support and enrich the culture of the people in the area of Gunbalanya and provide economic benefits for their residents and the surrounding outstations.
Eric Marrday, Isaiah Nagurrgurrba and Christine Nabobob
Injalak Arts has over 200 members made up of artists and weavers from Gunbalanya and surrounding outstations. All artists are paid up front for their work. Although the Arts Centre is located in Gunbalanya, it also attempts to service those artists who choose to live at their outstations who have few other options for economic activity.
Each month they present a curated feature exhibition on their website showcasing top quality artworks (held in stock) by some of their established and emerging artists.
Their Art Centre is open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm or by appointment.
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone Number: (08) 8979 0190
Private Mail Bag 131
Gunblanya NT 0822