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Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre opens new virtual gallery

Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre new virtual galleryGirringun Aboriginal Art Centre will share their art with the world with the opening on 21 May of their new virtual gallery, helping to grow audiences and economic opportunities for First Nations peoples.

This new gallery will enable the nine Traditional Owner groups who make up the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre to share their art, culture and stories from over 25,000 square kilometres of country in far north Queensland.

The Corporation represents the interests of nine tribal groups, Bandjin, Djiru, Girramay, Gugu Badhun, Gulnay, Jirrbal, Nywaigi, Warrgamay and Warungnu and nourishes the talents of the many talented artists and artisans.of Girringun, including weavers, jewellery makers, painters and sculpters

This builds on the Centre’s important role in connecting traditional owner groups and the broader community, and encouraging the professional development of artists to keep culture strong through the preservation of knowledge and stories for future generations.

The Girringun Art Centre captures the connection to First Nation peoples’ ancient culture, the shared history, and stories which create important conversations on a global stage.

Arts Queensland has supported the Centre since 2007 with operational funding through its Backing Indigenous Arts initiative, and with further support through the $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package to overcome the impacts of COVID.

Elevating First Nations is a key priority of Creative Together 2020-2030, the Queensland Government’s 10-year roadmap to transform and renew Queensland through creativity.