Injalak Arts' Profile

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Injalak Arts & Crafts is an ethical Aboriginal-owned social enterprise. The arts and crafts we create and sell are made by our members; Indigenous Australian people from the Kunwinjku language group. We have more than 200 active members living on their traditional lands in Western Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory who work through our art centre. Our members are famous for their fine art paintings and natural fibre weavings and visitors come from around the world to see our thriving art centre and meet the artists. Our artists are inspired by their culture and heritage, thousands of years old, and the natural environment.

Injalak Arts also has an on-site workshop where we hand screen-print fabric on an 8 metre table with designs by local men and women. All printing is also done by members of Injalak Arts. We sell the fabric in lengths and also value add through…

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  • Born on 10 April
  • Joined 21 March, 2016

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About

Injalak Arts & Crafts is an ethical Aboriginal-owned social enterprise. The arts and crafts we create and sell are made by our members; Indigenous Australian people from the Kunwinjku language group. We have more than 200 active members living on their traditional lands in Western Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory who work through our art centre. Our members are famous for their fine art paintings and natural fibre weavings and visitors come from around the world to see our thriving art centre and meet the artists. Our artists are inspired by their culture and heritage, thousands of years old, and the natural environment.

Injalak Arts also has an on-site workshop where we hand screen-print fabric on an 8 metre table with designs by local men and women. All printing is also done by members of Injalak Arts. We sell the fabric in lengths and also value add through creating useful and attractive products.
In 2013 we entered into a partnership with fair trade producers in Cambodia and we now have arrangements with five organisations that support disadvantaged and disabled Cambodian people. With their artisanal skills they turn our fabric (printed in our workshop) into beautiful bags and cushion covers. Some of them are available on this site.

Our legal status is an incorporated non-profit association and our members are all local Kunwinjku people. In our constitution the Association aims to “support and enrich the culture of the people in this area” and provide economic benefits for the residents of Gunbalanya and its homelands.

During our 'wet season' (December to April) we are inaccessible by road. Visitors are very rare and we strive to find other ways to share our products with the world. We want to be a strong year round business.

You can be assured that any purchase from our store goes directly to our Association generating benefits for our members and contributing to its long term sustainability. Our products are 100% genuine and authentic Aboriginal art.

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