Jambama Arts Centre 2006
Why we started… Our beginning…
Jambama Arts Centre strated mid 2005 as a CDEP Program, teaching sewing skills to enhance employment oppurtunities for Aboriginal participants (Community members).
The centre quickly grew to encompass an art program that also addressed participant’s skills in the workplace. The Arts Centre provided workshops to increase skills bases as well as certified training, in both sewing and art.
The potential to become a self sufficient business that could generate income and profit and create employment oppurtunities with the business was recognised.
Buyinbin Aboriginal Corporation embarked on a project to build an Art Gallery that would showcase the talents within the community as well as create a viable business outlet that would tap into the growing tourism market.
Changes from CDEP to paid staff…
In 2009, the CDEP programs were cancelled in NSW. At this point Buyinbin Aboriginal Corporation was able to create four part time positions that would allow employment, with staff being trained in management of the new gallery.
What we do…
In 2011, the Arts Centre had a completed gallery that was opened for public viewing and tourism.
Creative art workshops are run from the Arts Centre which will soon be available to the wider community as well as educational workshops for schools and other community groups.
About the Art Gallery…
The Jambama Gallery will showcase artworks from local Aboriginal Artists, providing an oppurtunity for recognition of the artistic talent in the local areas.
Cultural promotion and events will be held within this space.