Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts is a remote Art Centre in east Arnhemland. We are owned by our Yolŋu members, have a Yolŋu Board, and employ a Manager and Arts Workers. We support over one hundred artists from Gapuwiyak and surrounding homelands.
Gapuwiyak is a small, Yolŋu town in the middle of Miyarrka, a region around Arnhem Bay. There are eighteen clans in this region each with their own interconnected clan estates, songs, patterns and designs.
The Art Centre assists artists to collect and prepare materials, make high-quality art, explore ideas, develop knowledge and skills, exhibit, market and sell their work.
Indigenous Art Code
We are a proud member of the Indigenous Art Code, a system developed by the Australia Council of the Arts to preserve and promote ethical trading in Indigenous art.
When you shop with us you are directly supporting our community arts centres and independent Indigenous artists who rely on income from us. We guarantee payment to the artist and true provenance of all our products.
We are committed to the following:
· Transparency in the process of the sourcing, promotion and sale of products.
· All products are consigned for sale and certified through the community arts centres and independent artists.
· We partner with not-for-profit organisations who work in their best interests of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisans and ensure a good price.