Warmun Art Centre is situated in the East Kimberley, Western Australia half way between Halls Creek and Kununurra. Established in 1998 by leading artists of the Warmun (Turkey Creek) community, the Centre is wholly owned and managed by the Warmun artists, with 100% of income from all sales made at the Art Centre returned back to the community.
The Warmun Art Centre provides artists with economic independence and the opportunity to share their Gija culture and country with visitors. Warmun work draws on traditional Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) stories as well as contemporary events and life experiences of the artists and is unique in its style. All canvases are painted using traditional ochre and natural pigments. The community was home to leading indigenous artists, Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie, who passed on many of the traditional stories and painting techniques.
A new generation of Warmun artists are now working with the same traditional materials and stories. The paintings that have emerged display a freshness, originality and vibrancy in style. This exciting new work transcends cultural boundaries and places many Warmun artists at the forefront of contemporary art in Australia