Belonging Artworks Acquired by National Museum of Australia

Bana Yirriji Art Centre artist’s paintings produced during the IACA Belonging Arts Development workshops have been acquired and will be exhibited at the National Museum of Australia in 2022. We are thrilled that our artist’s artworks and important stories will be seen by national and international audiences. For more information about the Belonging Project

Daintree National Park returned to Eastern Kuku Yalanji people

Published Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 01:00 PM JOINT STATEMENT 160,000 hectares returned on path to reconciliation Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PartnershipsThe Honourable Craig Crawford Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth AffairsThe Honourable Meaghan Scanlon More…

Bana Yirriji Artists Featured: Where’s Your Permit? Exhibition

CIAF 2021 in association with Tanks Art Centre presents: Where’s Your Permit?  Bana Yirriji Art Centre is proud to announce our artists Lila Creek and Florence William’s paintings are featured in CIAF 2021 satellite exhibition: Where’s your permit? DETAILS Tanks Art Centre, Cairns 7 August to 22 August 2021 Artworks available – ABOUT Australian…

CIAF 2021: New works from Bana Yirriji artists set to feature in ‘Sacred’ exhibition

Bana Yirriji Art Centre artist’s beautiful earth pigment paintings will be featured in this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s SACRED exhibition. DETAILS Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 10-14 November 2021


Weavings created by Bana Yirriji Art Centre and Hopevale Arts Centre artists during the recent IACA & NMA Cultural Connections Women’s Weaving workshop.


Anne Nunn painting her Kunjuri (shield) design during our recent earth pigment workshop.

Endeavour Voyage: National Museum of Australia’s Exhibition Catalogue. Now Available

Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians exhibition explored views from the ship and shore on the 250th anniversary of the 1770 journey. BUY ONLINE NOW The story of James Cook and 1770 marks the first moment of British contact with the east coast of the continent we now know as Australia. It…

National Museum of Australia: Cultural Connections Workshop

The Endeavour by Daniel Gordon, acrylic paint on locally found rainforest driftwood.

This piece is one of Bana Yirriji Art Centre’s artists driftwood works currently on display in the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition – Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians.

Driftwood Artworks Feature in Endeavour Exhibition

Bana Yirriji Art Centre artists were invited to participate in the National Museum of Australia’s Cultural Connections workshops. We worked closely with the museum’s curator Shona Coyne and facilitator Edwina Circuitt. We went through Cook and Bank’s journal entries about the Endeavour ship hitting the reef off Weary Bay and thought about what our ancestors…

IACA Belonging Arts Development Workshop Success

New Beginnings In 2018, Bana Yirriji Art Centre artists participated in the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA) on-the-ground arts development program facilitated by Edwina Circuitt. The three-week arts development workshop extended artists’ creative practice and helped elevate our studio management practices.  We now have secured access to high-quality materials and technical expertise via Chapman &…