Coomalie Art Centre

Connecting arts, culture, education and training in the Northern Territory

Featuring art exhibitions from Batchelor Institute’s students, Coomalie Art Centre showcases work from a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Kungarakan and Warrai, joint custodians of the region, have shared stories and song lines which link them to other Aboriginal communities to the north, south, east and west. One of the most significant song line connections is with the Tiwi people to the north and this is represented and acknowledged through the placement of Pukumani poles at the entrance of the Coomalie Art Centre. The Coomalie Art Centre aims to further build on this and other links by connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities throughout Australia through engagement and participation in the visual arts medium. The Coomalie Art Centre is part of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). BIITE provides culturally safe and sustainable education and training that supports the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Coomalie Art Centre sits on land managed by the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education & is a project funded through the Aboriginal Benefits Account which is administered by the Australian Commonwealth Government. Batchelor Institute recognises and respects both the Kungarakan and Warai people as the Traditional Owners of the land that the Coomalie Art Centre is built on. We support Indigenous education, research and cultural awareness. We pay our respects to all Kungarakan and Warai people both past and present

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