Engawala Art Centre
Engawala Art Centre has opened for business! On the 21st of August the NT Minister for the Arts, Chansey Paech launched the newly renovated Art Centre at 24 Webb Street Engawala. We had a great turnout with local MLA Bill Yan, local Shire Councillor Jeff Iverson and representatives from the Central Land Council, Desart, The Megafauna Centre in Alice Springs and of course the staff, volunteers, artists and local residents.
During the launch recognition and thanks were given to the Central Land Council community development team, funders such as the Aboriginals Benefit Account, the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, the Yulgilbar Foundation and the Community Benefit Fund. Special thanks were given to volunteers Esther, Marella and Taffy who have dedicated years of work to the project.
Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in the Engawala Art Centre. The Centre is based in the small Aboriginal community of Engawala, in Anmatjeree country, located off the Plenty Highway which connects Boulia in Queensland to Alice Springs.
There is a long tradition of art in the community and the local artists are excited that they will shortly move into a new Art Centre in a building that used to be the community supermarket.
The Centre is one of a number in the region including at Alparra and Ampilatwatja. The artworks in each Centre reflect the local area with some of the common themes at Engawala being bush tucker and the fossil beds at nearby Alcoota Station.
On this site you can read more about the Art Centre and the artists it supports. We have about 20 active artists here at the moment who paint in a range of styles. The artists also create jewellery made from seeds from local trees and also produce ceramics, textiles and woodwork.
On the Shop page of this site you will find images of artworks which can be purchased online.