Warmun Art Centre is owned and governed by Gija people with 100 per cent of income returning to the community. Warmun Art Centre works towards an exciting program of events, supported by an energised team of staff. They have exhibitions, gallery, studio and a shop.
Teaching and learning remains at the nucleus of Warmun Art Centre and its activities. Warmun Art Centre forms a meeting point between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous visitors to Warmun and the wider community and facilitates productive community and cross-cultural collaboration and learning opportunities about Indigenous voices and experiences and about our shared histories in this country. Education programs include language classes, bush trips and a partnership with University of Melbourne.
Warmun artists are renowned for their use of natural ochre and pigments on canvas, which is integral to the contemporary expression of land and culture as identity for Gija people. The work of Warmun artists’ is an inseparable and celebratory part of Gija culture and country, and draws on traditional Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) stories and contemporary life. Warmun art has a national and international reputation thanks to the leadership of highly successful Warmun artists like Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie, George Mung Mung and Paddy Jaminji.