Mowanjum Art Greeting Card
Featuring designs of Artists from Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre.
Size 17cm x 12cm
ABOUT THE ART CENTRE
MOWANJUM ARTS & CULTURE CENTRE
Gibb River Road, Derby Westerm Australia
The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre is a creative hub for the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes, who make up the Mowanjum community outside Derby, Western Australia. These three language groups are united by their belief in the Wandjina as a sacred spiritual force and the creators of the land. They are the custodians of Wandjina law and iconography. The centre hosts exhibitions, workshops and community projects, as well as the annual Mowanjum Festival, one of Australia's longest running indigenous cultural festivals.
The Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunambal people were removed from their northern homelands in the early 1900s, first to Kunmunya Presbyterian Mission, then to Wotjulum, near Yampi Sound. They were eventually settled on Nykina country near Derby, far from their sacred Wandjina caves. In 1975, the community was shifted once to its present site, east of Derby off the Gibb River Road.
Card design selected at random.
Really love these spices, use them all the time and beautifully presented . Really love the First Nations art work on the gift cards.
I have the women’s artist cards . Thankyou for your products.Tahlia
Beautiful cards depicting Aboriginal art. I love the figures in the orange card especially. I thought from East Arnhem, but rather the Kimberley? Is there information on the back of the cards - we so need education on Aboriginal spirituality and culture! Thank you Tahlia.