“Yarna yarnimamalya ena-langwa Ayangkidarrba akwa
Amakalyakba-langwa yarna yirriyangbina-maAnindilyakwa ayakwa
We are the people of Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Islands and we all speak the Anindilyakwa language”
Anindilyakwa Arts is a not-for-profit, Indigenous owned community Art Centre, on the Groote Archipelago in the Gulf of Carpenteria .Whilst the Art Centre is well known for the female led initiative of bush dyed silks, their extensive art range also includes ghost net baskets, lino prints, screen prints, homewares and jewellery. The Anindilyakwa Arts men’s program commenced at the start 2019, and has further extended the product range to didgeridoos, paintings and carvings.
Finalists in the 2020 National Indigenous Fashion Awards, their spirit of innovation is demonstrated once again, not only in the reflective material they have repurposed from mine workers shirts, but also in their sustainable and gathered materials, such as pandanas, bush dyes and ghost nets, which are used as a common thread from which to create.