Posted: October 16th, 2012
|Lakiesha Green-Ryan, Allison Yearwood and Charmaine Green of Yamaji Arts.|
Yamaji Art, the Aboriginal owned and operated art centre in Mid West, Western Australia, has opened its new doors at the Bill Sewell Complex in Geraldton, along with its website launch, yamajiart.com
The new gallery space was officially launched on Friday 12th October, with a tribute event honouring the memory of two artists who played an integral part in the growth of Yamaji Art.
Representatives of the McIntosh and Boddinton families celebrated the memory of the artists with speeches, songs, dancing and a tree planting ceremony.
Yamaji Arts Manager Allison Yearwood said, “Today was about celebrating the lives of these two women who helped us so much, who brought us to the point of now having our own space. We’ve grown from a little art centre to this, and our new website is showing local work to international audiences. We are here opening our doors and we hope the community feel this is their place to share.”