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volume 14 issue 1, August 2014

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Out and About Obituary: Mrs Dixon By Madeleine Challender, Manager, Waralungku Arts Artist, Lily Nungarrayi Hargraves with Senator for Northern Territory Nova Peris OAM at Warnayaka Art - Lajamanu. Two strong law women taking the time to meet each other Photo: Warnayaka Art Supporters of the Tuyu Buffaloes, the winning team of this years grand final, Boniface Timapatua (BJ), Derrick Timapatua, Clayman Kerinauia and Paul Ullungwurra in front of the flag designed by Alan Kerinauia Photos: James Courtney Eager buyers at the 2014 Tiwi Island Football grand final art sale on Bathurst Island, in March. Supported annually by ANKAAA volunteers Photos: James Courtney ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program Graduates 2011, Miriam Charlie (left), Waralungku Arts and Praxedes Tipungwuti, Tiwi Design re-unite at the 2014 ANKAAA Tiwi Harvesting Traditional Knowledge Workshop in June Photo: ANKAAA Three Numbulwar Ngarrgu (Wallaby) senior students visited ANKAAA for advice on how to establish an Art Centre. The students run the Numburindi Arts student enterprise business, which is integrated into a year 11 Creative Arts subject and awards the students credit for their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training. Shown here, Trenix Numamurdirdi, Anisha Stitfold (ANKAAA), Katelyn Manggurra, Tracey Patterson (Ambrose Solutions) and Valda Rogers at the ANKAAA Office Photo: Selina Uibo Waralungku Arts staff member and ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program Graduate, 2011, Miriam Charlie, won 1st and 2nd Prize in the Open Photography Competition at Borroloola Show, and also 1st and 3rd in animal photography. Congratulations Miriam! Photo: Waralungku Arts ANKAAA Chair, Djambawa Marawili AM, at The Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Redfern, Sydney in May Photo: ANKAAA Dr Tom Calma, AO with ANKAAA Director Lily Roy at the opening breakfast of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), Darwin. The breakfast event was attended by Lily Roy and Christina Davidson, ANKAAA CEO, on Friday 13th June Photo: Fiona Morrison Left: Belinda Foster and Anisha Stitfold, ANKAAA, volunteering at the Merrepen Arts Festival 2014 in May Photo: Katherine Times On June 9th, the community of Borroloola and Robinson River lost an important senior Garrwa woman and leading artist from Waralungku Arts. Mrs Dixon was one of the main custodians for Garrwa law and knowledge and contributed significantly to the recording of language and songs for the community, including working with linguist, Ilana Mushin to write the Garrwa dictionary. She was renowned for her paintings featuring her life growing up at Robinson River looking after nanny goats, as well as the traditional stories and hunting grounds. Her unique artworks, her sense of humour and kind personality made her well loved across the arts community. Mrs Dixon was one of the founding artists of the Waralungku Art Centre and will be sadly missed by all her relatives and the wider community. Above: Tiwi ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program graduates, Edward Yunupingu, Munupi Art and Vivian Warlapinni, Tiwi Design about to enjoy the Garmlalang Festival performance of Djuki Mala, after setting up the Tiwi Art Network and Buku - Larrnggay Mulka collaborative exhibition at The Darwin Entertainment Centre, as pictured left Photos: The Tiwi Art Network Installation of the Warmun Art Centre exhibition: Warmun: Gija Contemporary Art of Western Australia, at the Harvey Art Projects, Idaho, USA Photo: Harvey Art Projects 26 Arts BackBone oUT and aBoUT Volume 14: Issue 1, August 2014 Volume 14: Issue 1, August 2014 oBITUaRy Arts BackBone 27

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