Yamarr Kanyira is the motto of Walkatjurra Cultural Centre it means to be the custodian of culture and traditions.
The Walkatjurra Cultural Centre operates two key activities, the Walkatjurra Ranger group and the Walkatjurra Art Project.
The Ranger group provide opportunities for community members to undertake cultural maintenance activities, for youth to learn and for elders to promote their culture to others and develop opportunities for training and livelihoods based on cultural enterprises. Ranger group activities also provide inspiration in the community for cultural expressions in the art project by allowing access to country and traditional lands.
The Walkatjurra Art Project is a strongly focused cultural expression activity. The northern Goldfields have a number of disparate Aboriginal artists working in the community. These artists lack institutional support, training in technique and preparation of artworks. The Cultural Centre works with artists in the community to develop their work, market and sell their work. In so doing Walkatjurra will work in partnership with local government agencies, government departments, businesses and community organisations to develop a fledgling Aboriginal arts industry in the Goldfields.
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