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Association of the Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists


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Association of the Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists

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volume 5 issue 4, December 2005

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On Behalf of the ANKAAA Executive Committee and staff I would like to thank our members, government agencies and key industry stakeholders who have supported us to make us strong in many ways. More Yolngu (Indigenous) and Balanda (non Indigenous) are working side by side and making ANKAAA and Indigenous arts stronger for more people to see and make our future stronger for the next generation to come. There are two peoples living in Australia - Balanda and Yolngu, the work at ANKAAA and in the member Art Centres show how these two peoples work side by side and together for the same goal. Bilina nhumalanggu - Thats the end of the year. Djutdjutnha marrkapmirri mala - Goodbye and best wishes to all. GPO BOX 2152 DARWIN NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIA 0801 Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts 56 McMinn Street Darwin Phone +61 (0) 8 8981 6134 Fax +61 (0) 8 8981 6048 email info@ankaaa.org.au www.ankaaa.org.au www.aboriginalart.org All text & images are copyight the artist, Art Centres or ANKAAA (as indicated) unless otherwise stated. ANKAAA Arts Backbone is ANKAAA 2005 ANKAAA is a non-profi t incorporated Aboriginal Association ANKAAA is proudly supported by: Message from the ANKAAA Chairperson Djambawa Marawili R e v i e w e v i e w logosogos A N KA A A 2005 has been extremely busy year for ANKAAA, Art Centres and all industry stakeholders. This year ANKAAA has successfully been represented at two major Indigenous festivals GARMA and Majarrka Festival celebrating 21 years of KALACC (Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre) see pages 6 and 7 for the full story. ANKAAA recruited for the 2 inaugural regional Industry Positions which unfortunately did not work out, a new recruitment round will begin in January 2005. ANKAAA has recently recruited Vokili Shiell to the new Business Development Offi cer position to commence January 2006. This position will focus on three projects involving business development training and business plan roll outs to the majority of ANKAAA Art Centre members and the further development of an Indigenous Artsworker training pilot thanks to the sponsorship of DEWR (the Department of Business and Workplace Relations). ANKAAA has undertaken many Visual and Crafts Strategy (VACS) funded workshops, and support across the membership including Merrepen Arts, Buku-Larrngay Mulka, Bulabula Arts, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Milingimbi Art Centre, Mardbalk Arts & Crafts, Munupi Arts & Crafts, Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Tiwi Design, Injalak Arts & Crafts, Mimi Arts & Crafts, Ngukurr Arts, Waringarri Arts, Warmun Arts, Yarliyil Arts & Crafts, Warlayirti Arts, Mangkaja Arts, Mowanjum Art Centre, Yuriny Arts & Culture. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the ANKAAA staff (Erica, Michelle and Stephen) for their dedication and service delivery to all, and the ANKAAA members for utilising the funding for the building of sustainability and skills within the Art Centres, supported by Arts NT, ATSIA Australia Council for the Arts, DEWR, Country Arts WA and DCITA. ANKAAA is currently gearing up for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on the 7th and 8th December directly after the third year of the Annual Indigenous Artsworkers Conference 5th and 6th December thanks to the support of Arts NT, Australia Council VACS funding and the Charles Darwin University, Darwin. On behalf of the ANKAAA staff I would like to wish all the ANKAAA members, funding agencies, stakeholders and supporters a safe and merry Christmas and look forward to working with you all in 2006! Message from the ANKAAA Manager Stephanie Hawkins

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