MANGKAJA ARTS RESOURCE AGENCY
Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency - Art Collector
|Daisy Japulija, Mr Missions, 120 x 120cm. Winner of Port Hedland Art Award, 2014. Courtesy: the artist and Mangkaja Arts, Western Australia|
|Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency is a vibrant Aboriginal owned art centre in the township of Fitzroy Crossing, located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. |
Mangkaja, meaning wet weather shelter, was established in the late 1980s by a small group of artists to support cultural, social and economic development in the region. Incorporated in 1993, Mangkaja represents artists across five language groups – Bunuba, Gooniyandi and Nyikina of martuwarra (river country) and Walmajarri and Wangkajunga from the jilji (sand hill country) of the Great Sandy Desert. Mangkaja runs a significant cultural program, returning artists and their families to important cultural sites for art and cultural practices.
Mangkaja artists are renowned for their uninhibited style and lively use of colour, painting images of country that share stories of culture and identity. Mangkaja artists produce works on canvas, board, paper and prints along with stunning carved artefacts.
Mangkaja exhibits nationally and internationally with many artists represented through each of the state galleries, the National Gallery of Australia and significant private and public collections around the world. Mangkaja Artists continue to be selected for major Indigenous art awards.
|Mangkaja is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, except during May to September when they are opened Saturday 10am to 2pm.|
|For further information on how to view and purchase artworks from Mangkaja Arts, please visit the centre’s website > |
|Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency|
8 Bell Road
PO Box 117
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765
Phone: 08 9191 5833
Fax: 08 9193 0041