The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in our regions, boosting economic growth and creating jobs with a $1 million investment to progress the Territory Arts Trail initiative at Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya, Arnhem Land.
One of the longest running remote Aboriginal art centres in Australia, Injalak Arts will complete a new screen printing workshop as part of the Arts Trail Gallery Extension Program.
The workshop will help the centre to promote its artists, their culture and artworks, and complement their guided tours building greater opportunities and creating local jobs.
Founded in 1989, Injalak Arts employs 20 Indigenous staff and works with more than 75 participating artists from Gunbalanya and surrounding outstations.
The Territory Labor Government is partnering with the Australian Government to support Injalak Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation to take ownership and control of the art centre upgrades and to prepare for the Corporation to return to its members after a period of Special Administration.
The Arts Trail Gallery Extension Program is delivering targeted gallery infrastructure and innovative facilities to complement the Territory Arts Trail in Katherine, Tennant Creek and Arnhem Land. The Program will support jobs and economic growth through construction and tourism.