Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative was established in Chippendale, Sydney in 1987 by ten founding member artists. They were Euphemia Bostock, Fiona Foley, Michael Riley (dec.), Tracey Moffatt, Jeffrey Samuels, Bronwyn Bancroft, Avril Quaill, Fern Martens, Arone Meeks (dec.) and Brenda L. Croft.
These ten artists were striving for recognition from the mainstream art society and their diversity was unparalleled. They challenged preconceptions around urban-based Aboriginal artists and created a unique space for themselves within the art world.
In the languages of the Bundjalung, Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri, Boomalli means to strike; to make a mark.
Boomalli is the longest running Aboriginal owned and run arts organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting NSW language group artists.
Boomalli provides a safe space for our artists to exhibit, work and tell their stories through their art. Boomalli’s gallery, studio and retail space is located at 55-59 Flood St, Leichhardt in Sydney’s Inner West.
For 'Mixed Cycles' Boomalli has partnered with North Side Aboriginal Artists (NSAA) and Curl Curl Creative Space to bring the work of Boomalli artists to the Northern Beaches and highlight Boomalli artist members from across NSW Aboriginal language groups.
'Mixed Cycles' is about the importance of caring for country and the environment. It shows why it is vital that we take responsibility for how we use the resources of this land so that the next generation can have a healthy future.
'Mixed 'Cycles' is curated by Boomalli curator Kyra Kum-Sing.
We would love to see you at the opening night of 'Mixed Cycles' on Wednesday 18 May 6pm - 8pm at Curl Curl Creative Space.
Artwork Credit: "Ripples" by Jasmine Coe