ANKAAA, a peak visual arts body based in Darwin and servicing the Top End regions of WA and NT, holds an important position of cultivating the dialogue between aboriginal artists, art collectors and art conservators at some of Australia’s most prestigious art organisations.

Harvesting Traditional Knowledge (HTK) is a two-year project bringing together Indigenous artists from homelands and Indigenous communities in northern Australia and conservators who look after the art from these regions held in collections of public museums and galleries across Australia.

The project involves a series of workshops in remote regions which will culminate in the production of a documentary. Already this project has seen important developments take place in the conservation of Aboriginal art.

ANKAAA also provides professional training to Aboriginal Arts Workers from Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, the Kimberley and the Tiwi Islands in their Arts Worker Extension Program [AWEP]. One of the program’s primary aims is to develop professional networks and relationships between remotely based art-workers and leading arts professionals in major cities nationally and worldwide.

AUM is providing publicity and marketing services to promote the work of ANKAAA across the NT and Australia.

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