This is the official business page for the Walkatjurra Rangers and the Walkatjurra Artists. The Walkatjurra activities are an initiative of the Walkatjurra Cultural Centre.
To create and provide opportunity for Northern Goldfields Aboriginal People to express and promote their Art and Culture Practices that supports employment and capacity building in the arts and in doing so increase and strengthen Northern Goldfields Aboriginal People and their Culture.
Walkatjurra Cultural Centre, who’s motto Yamarr Kanyira means “to be the custodian of culture and traditions”.
WCC delivers two key activities: the Walkatjurra Ranger Group and the Walkatjurra Art Project.
The Ranger Group provides opportunities for community members to undertake cultural maintenance activities, for youth to learn and for elders to promote their culture, and to develop opportunities for training and livelihoods based on cultural enterprises. Ranger Group activities also provide inspiration in the community for cultural expressions in the Walkatjurra Art Project by allowing access to country and traditional lands.
The Walkatjurra Art Project is a strongly focused cultural expression activity. The northern Goldfields have a number of disparate Aboriginal artists working in the community. These artists lack institutional support, training in technique, and preparation of artworks. The Centre works with artists in the community to develop, market and sell their work. In so doing WCC will work in partnership with local government agencies, government departments, businesses and community organisations to develop an Aboriginal arts industry in the Goldfields.