Yalanji artists talk future
YALANJI Artists met with key representatives of the Mossman Gorge Centre on Tuesday to find out more about their involvement in the gallery.
Kuku Yalanji artists came together to learn how the art centre and gallery will support artist development.
Gallery manager Caitlin Donigi and coordinator John James were keen to meet with the local artists and provide them with information.
“This initial meeting is to establish communication with artists in the community, talk about who we are and what we’re doing and how artists can get their art in the galleries and on display - it’s about shaping the future,” Ms Donigi said.
Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Incorporated finance administrator Tara Killeen said it was a good opportunity for indigenous artists to get involved.
“It’s open to the Mossman community outside of the Gorge, Yalanji Arts is a department of Bamaga Bumungu and we will be providing product to the gallery,” she said.
Art centre manager Jeannie Heynatz works with Yalanji artists to develop their art and said there was a positive response from the community.
“It gave the artists an opportunity to ask questions so they would understand how they’re going to work with the Gateway, which is a commercial business and we’ll be supplying the art,” she said.
The centre is due to open next month.