Boomalli Aboriginal Artists

An explosion of pride and public confidence followed the launch of a number of community organisations in Redfern in the 1970s. It was against this backdrop that a group of Aboriginal artists from diverse backgrounds formed a cooperative in 1987 called Boomalli - meaning 'to strike, to make a mark, to fight back, to light up,' in the languages of the Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri and Bundjalung peoples of New South Wales.

As a body of work, the art of Boomalli members (which covers a variety of media) challenges common misconceptions about urban-based Aboriginal art and culture and celebrates the diversity of Indigenous artistic expression in Australia today.

A measure of Boomalli's success lies in the achievements of its long-term members, some of whom have received international acclaim for their work. A number of the artists are represented in Australia's national collections and have exhibited throughout the country and overseas.

For more information: http://www.boomalli.com.au/

Nearby events

  1. Penelope Pettigrew

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 ,

    Sydney born and raised singer-songwriter Penelope Pettigrew is an artist unlike any other. Her twist on soul music, emotive lyrics and what she calls 'distressed pop' is captivating, alluring and refreshing.    Penelope's unique voice,…

    27 Mar
  2. Autumn Fare

    Sunday 07 April 2019 , Leichhardt

    An event for the whole community, the autumn F.A.R.E. brings students, parents, teachers and the local community together. It showcases their school, builds great relationships inside the gates and, above all, is fun! The 2019 F.A.R.E. …

    07 Apr