Anindilyakwa Art Centre
The Anindilyakwa Arts Centre is based on Groote Eylandt in the Archipelago of Islands, located off the coast of East Arnhem Land. Umbakumba, Milyakburra and Angurugu communities are located here and are home to approximately 1500 people. Many other families chose to live outside of these communities - on outstations to remain close their traditional homelands.
The incredible artworks are made using a variety of old and new methods. Pandanus is still collected and woven in the traditional way to create baskets and other fibrous art. Today, the rangers collect 'ghost nets' from the oceans, which are then recycled and combined with fabrics (sari silks) from India and op shops and woven to create baskets, wall hangings, earrings and bags.
The Art centre also make Lino Prints, carvings and bush dyed silk scarves, shirts, sleepwear, bags and variety of other clothing items. Seeds and shells are collected from the bush and beaches to create the beautiful necklaces and earrings in the "seed and shell" collection. All purchases made go directly back to the Art Centre to support the artists to continue creating amazing art from their homelands.
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