Founded in 1973 as The Yarrabah Pottery Club which was a Queensland Government employment initiative for our community – and since becoming locally owned by the Yarrabah Community in 1990; The Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct has evolved into a safe space to continue local Aboriginal Art.
All the artists whether voluntary or established earn a commission rate off each sale, materials and resources for each art medium are provided, workshop classes are available for all of our artists and brighter opportunities for local and national exhibitions are an external asset for the local artists to display and share their artistic or cultural background through story-telling our art to the World.
What is your one-of-a-kindness story?
Our one-of-a-kindness story gives back to our community. Our focus is to enable and establish local Aboriginal Art from Yarrabah. Our rich history of art and culture to the world shows of great resilience and creativity. All the artists past, present and future here in Yarrabah are special to our history and history to come.
Can you share with us a story of how you care for country?
Our products and art care for Country in different ways. How? Our yakal (pandanus) is locally sourced on Country, so is our clay – locally sourced from the Yarrabah Clay Reservoir. Our stories behind each artwork also care for Country through story-telling to the world. The more knowledge you have about our traditions, art, culture and history… will help educate how you can care for our Country.