Saturday 27 October 2012 at 3pm

Join the conversation with some movement founders: Djon Mundine OAM (ex Bula-bula Arts, Ramingining), Karen Dayman (ex Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing), ANKAAA CEO Christina Davidson, artist and board member Regina Pilawuk Wilson and Harriet Fesq (Durrmu Arts). How did they bring such diverse and original contemporary art practice to the world?  When they met in 1987, none of the original sixteen Aboriginal-owned art centres thought they could conquer distance and lack of resources. But they knew that Indigenous artists were doing something really important and totally unique. Even if no-one much was buying it. No two communities had the same cultures, language or were making the same art, but the association brought them together — and they remain united a quarter of a century later, with ANKAAA run as an umbrella for forty-nine art centres and co-ops across the Top End of Western Australia and Northern Territory — centres run by artists for artists.


Listen to podcast of talk below



Aboriginal Art Centre Movement - 27 October 2012 by The Cross Art Projects on Mixcloud





Speakers on ANKAAA celectration: Karen Dayman, Djon Mundine and Regina Pilawuk Wilson, 27 October 2012. Painting by Djambawa Marawili

Speaker Harriet Fesq, Durrmu Arts (on left) with Matt Peacock and Kerry Brewster    


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Contemporary Aboriginal Art Centre Movement Artist Teena McCarthy and Karen Dayman. Painting by Regina Pilawuk Wilson Artist Antonia Radich and friend view Big Family, the ANKAAA 25th Commemorative Print installation