Yamaji Art, the Aboriginal owned and operated art centre in Mid West, Western Australia, has opened its new doors at the Bill Sewell Complex in Geraldton, along with its website launch for www.yamajiart.com .
The new galley space was officially opened on Friday 12th October, with a tribute event honouring the memory of two artists who played an integral part in the growth of Yamaji Art. Representatives from the McIntosh and Boddington families celebrated the memory of the artists with songs, dancing and a tree-planting ceremony.
Yamaji Arts Manager Allison Yearwood said, “Today was about celebrating the lives of these two women who helped us so much, who brought us to the point of now having our own space. We’ve grown from a little art centre to this, and our new website is showing local work to international audiences. We are here opening our doors and we hope the community feel this is their place to share.”
For interviews please contact: Allison Yearwood, Yamaji Arts Manager, (08) 9965 3440.
About Yamaji Art: Yamaji Art is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated art centre in Mid West Western Australia. Yamaji Art provides professional services to support and develop Aboriginal artists living in the Lower Murchison region of Yamaji Country with a focus on sustaining cultural maintenance and arts practice while creating economic benefit.