Most of our artists live in small communities. At the heart of these extremely remote villages are community art centres. Managed by Aboriginal-owned cooperatives, community art centres are a meeting place to share stories, discuss ideas and, of course, to paint.
Painting creates a good source of income for the artists while improving the standard of living in the communities and ensuring that the Jukurrpa or Dreaming stories are passed down to the younger generation. Community art centres also act to protect artists from receiving inadequate payment through undesirable trade, to develop emerging artists, and to work to increase Westerners understanding of this remarkable, ancient culture.