Value of the Art Centre

Art centres are located in many remote Aboriginal communities of northern and central Australia. By brokering an equitable, respectful relationship between Aboriginal artists and the global art market, art centres develop young, emerging and established artists, support cultural practices, provide employment and skills development, and give artists access to economic independence.

The Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance represents four impressive and successful community enterprises. The art centres are positive and powerful examples of Aboriginal owned and governed businesses ensuring that talent, knowledge and economic benefits are retained in, and benefit, both the individual and their community.

By acquiring artwork through art centres, buyers know that all proceeds from art sales are returned to the artist, the art centre and their community. Art centres are significant contributors to the wellbeing of remote communities, so purchasing through a Kimberley Aboriginal Artists art centre assures the buyer of equity and quality.

Waringarri Dancers at Thoogoyiem with “Goorbadjim” by Paddy Carlton

Waringarri Dancers at Thoogoyiem with “Goorbadjim” by Paddy Carlton