Yamaji Art Centre
Yamaji Art is the longest operating Aboriginal art centre in the Midwest region. We provide professional services for artists with a focus on sustaining cultural maintenance and arts practice in a variety of mediums including painting, textiles, weaving, print-making, design and performance.
Yamaji Art has a huge service area that extends through Yamaji Country covering the greater Mid-West region of Western Australia including the Lower Murchison towns of Morawa, Mullewa and Northampton.
Yamaji Art represents artists from more than five broad Cultural groups from the region: Amangu, Nhanagardi, Naaguja, Badimaya, Wajarri, Wilunyu and as a contemporary urban based art centre, represents others currently residing in Geraldton or the region, including Noongar, Yinggarda and Ngaanyatjarra artists.
This diversity of artists ensures that art centre has an extensive range of styles including dots and lines, and almost everything in between.
Yamaji Art Centre is based in Geraldton, a port city four hours from Perth. The centre includes a gallery and sales outlet plus an artists studio and workshop.
We have run a number of development projects which culminate in exhibitions and performances including:
Workshops with First Nation’s Artists
Seeding the Future: Jillinbirri Weavers
Ilgarijiri – things belonging to the sky
Many of the works produced are still available for sale in our shop.
Works produced by Yamaji Art artists have been showcased in exhibitions nationally and overseas.
Yamaji Art Centre has also staged a number of our own exhibitions including:
2013 GoodHeart, QV1, Perth, WA
2013 Revealed, Central TAFE, Perth, WA
2012 Open Studio, ACDC, Geraldton, WA
2012 Morawa Art Awards, City Hall, Morowa, WA
2012 Gifted, ACDC, Exhibition, QV1, Perth, WA
2012 Port Hedland Art Awards, Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA
2012 GoodHeart Exhibition, QV1, Perth WA
2012 NAIDOC MArketplace ACDC, Geraltdton, WA
2012 Mid West Art Prize, GRAG, GERALDTON, WA
2012 Illgarijiri, European Union, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Illgarijiri, The Hague, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2012 Illgarijiri, Australian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
2012 QPT, City of Greater Geraldton, Geraldton, WA
2011 Connection 2 Place Exhibit, GRAG, Geraldton, WA
2011 Port Hedland Art Awards, Port Hedland, Courthouse Gallery
2011 Mid West Art Awards, GRAG, Geraldton, WA
2011 Illgarijiri, Australian Embassy, Washington, DC, USA
2011 NAIDOC, ACDC Gallery, Geraldton, WA
2011 Gifted, ACDC Gallery, Geraldton, WA
2011 Good Heart Exhibition, QVI, Perth
2010 Hedland Art Awards, Port Hedland WA
2010 Track.Trail Exhibition, GRAG, Geraldton
2010 Mt Magnet Art Awards, Mt Magnet WA
2010 NAIDOC, ACDC Geraldton
2010 OPR Good Heart, QVI Perth WA
2010 Ilgarijiri, Cape Town, South Africa
2009 Hedland Art Awards, Port Hedland WA
2009 Ilgarijiri, AIATSIS, Canberra ACT
2009 Ilgarijiri, Curtin University, Perth WA
2009 Ilgarijiri, GUC, Geraldton WA
2009 NAIDOC 2009, ACDC Gallery, Geraldton WA
2009 Ilgarijiri, GRAG, Geraldton WA
2009 Good Art, QV1, Perth WA
2009 Harmony Week, QPT, Geraldton WA
Yamaji Art Centre is a membership based organisation run to create economic benefit for Aboriginal artists from or currently residing in the Midwest, on Yamaji Country.
The art centre is governed by the Mara Arts Aboriginal Corporation (MAAC) which has evolved from the Marra Gallery orignally founded in 2000 as Marra Aboriginal Corporation.
Yamaji Art’s core funding is received through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.
We are also supported by the State Arts Commercialisation Strategy which is housed in the Department of Indigenous Affairs.
Yamaji Art Centre is also funded by commission from artwork sales.
Yamaji Art is a member of the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA
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