Thursday, September 13, 2007
Supporting Aboriginal Art Centres
Kimberly Christen, whose article on the Nyinkka Nyunyu Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre appears in current issue of Museum Anthropology, is currently back in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia, where she is continuing her collaboration with Warumungu community members. On her own weblog Long Road, she has been chronicling local and regional responses to recent Australian national policy proposals that, if enacted, will dramatically effect life in Aboriginal communities. In a detailed post published today, Kim considers the impact of these changes on Aboriginal art centres, describes the way that Aboriginal artists and cultural workers are mobilizing, and suggests steps by which those who support local Aboriginal self-determination can lend a hand. Kim's postings from Tennant Creek are a rich addendum to her valuable article.