Great Northern Hwy, Warmun WA 6743, Australia
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Established in 1998, Warmun Art Centre is the most important cultural hub in the East Kimberley Gija community. The award-winning Art Centre is located on Gija Country at Warmun Community (formerly Turkey Creek). It sits in East Kimberley, Western Australia.
The Centre was established by the late founding members of the contemporary Gija painting movement such as Hector Jandany, Rover Thomas Queenie McKenzie, and Madigan Thomas. The goal was to achieve the desire of the community to offer a place that shares, celebrates, and showcases the culture, language, art and customs of the Gija people.
The Art Centre is also owned and governed by the Gija people. It now represents over 70 established, mid-career, and emerging artists.
The Centre’s current senior practitioners include Betty Carrington, Gordon Barney, Mabel Juli, Mary Thomas, Nancy Nodea, Patrick Mung Mung, Rammey Ramsey, Rusty Peters, and Shirley Purdie.
100% of the income goes back to the community through supporting the Art Centre and artists. This provides a wide range of opportunities, both culturally and economically, for the community as a whole.
The price for group tours starts at $20 per head. However, entrance is free if there is no tour required. The art gallery is open Mondays to Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Weekend visits are by appointment only by emailing: [email protected] or [email protected]
Guests are required to sign into the Warmun Community Council Office (located in the community) on weekdays. Visitors are welcome to the Art Centre all year round with the exception of “Sorry Days” and public holidays.
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Warmun Art Centre is located on Gija Country at the Warmun Community in the East Kimberley Region. It is 200 km south of Kununurra on the Great Northern Highway, or a 2-hour drive. From the opposite direction, it is around 150 km from Halls Creek, or 1.5 hour drive on the same highway.
From Broome, you can reach the art centre via National Highway 1. The distance is about 847 km and travel time takes approximately 9 hours.
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There is a direct bus departing from Broome station and arriving at Turkey Creek station (also known as the Warmun Roadhouse). The services operate 6 times a week from Monday to Saturday. The travel time takes approximately 11 hours and 50 minutes.
Airnorth offers flights daily from Broome Airport to Kununurra Airport. Travel time takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.
(From Kununurra, tourists may then hire a car or catch the greyhound to get to Warmun).
Regional charter flights such as Aviair and Helispirit both have aircraft that land in Warmun.