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Wangaba Roebourne Art Group acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Country our art group operates in; Roebourne - Yirramagardu, The Ngarluma People - The Salt Water People.
Ngarluma Traditional Land goes all the way south to the Maitland River, out to the sea border and then to the inland border along the Chichester Ranges and The Peawah RIver.
We also acknowledge other Traditional Owners who share Ngarluma Country.
We acknowledge all the Elders, past, present, and emerging of all the language groups who make Roebourne and surrounding areas their home.
Welcome to the new home of the Wangaba Roebourne Art Group. Yes, we are known as the Wangaba Roebourne Art Group, however, we still trade as Roebourne Art Group Aboriginal Corporation, and we hope to one day soon be able to trade as Wangaba Roebourne Art Group Aboriginal Corporation.
Wangaba Roebourne Art Group is situated in the North West Pilbara region of Western Australia, some 1,500kms away from the capitol city of Perth.
This year (2020) WRAG went through a major transformation and moved from the Old Roebourne Prison, to the Ngurin Cultural Centre where we have established the first formal art gallery of Roebourne, giving the area a new modern art facility for the display contemporary Indigenous art, photographs and so much more.
Wangaba Roebourne Art Group is open to all Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists, as well artisans from all walks of life, who live in and around the small town of Roebourne to follow their creative dreams in a safe and inclusive environment where they can learn and develop their artistic skills as a hobby, with a focus on leadership, and recording and transmitting their culture, and cultural stories.
We consider this to be the rebirth of our beloved artgroup and cannot wait to see where this new vision and future direction is going to take us.
Roebourne Police Offering In Kind Time To Help Set Up our Formal Gallery
The Board of Directors and Staff of Wangaba Roebourne Art Group would like to thank Senior Sergeant Mark Barratt of the Roebourne Police Station for helping us set up our new formal gallery by installing our tracking system for the hanging of our artworks. This was the final hurdle we needed to get over in order to get the gallery finished and back open to the public. Thank you so much Mark, for your in kind time during your off duty hours to help us achieve this. Photo's below.