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ANKA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. 
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to keep art
country and

Working together
to keep art, country
and culture strong

Arnhem, Northern and Kimberley Artists (ANKA) is the peak advocacy and support body for Aboriginal artists and Art Centres across Northern Australia.

for Aboriginal
art & culture

ANKA serves Aboriginal artists and 47 Aboriginal-owned Art Centres and artist groups across one million square kilometres of northern Australia.

It supports over 5000 Aboriginal artists, many of whom are internationally acclaimed and respected cultural leaders.

Aboriginal Art Centres provide economic, cultural and social benefits for some of Australia's most disadvantaged communities, they lead the way in caring for the nation's intangible cultural heritage for all Australians.



Regina Wilson from Durrmu Arts in Peppimenarti with one of her woven baskets and her painting ‘Syaw’.

How we
make an


Listening to members.

Advocacy and Lobbying

Talking up for and protecting interests


Strong Business Program


Teaching and opening up pathways for professional development.

Referral and Networking

Putting members in touch with each other, other organisations and resources.

Marketing and Promotion

Telling people about Art Centres and artists.


Captain Wodidj demonstrating traditional bark smoking techniques at Durrmu Art Centre, Peppimenarti.
Lino printing at Babbara Designs
Art Worker Extension Program graduate Ruth Nalmakarra (Milingimbi Art and Culture) mentoring Jangu Nundhirribala with iPad training at Numbulwar.
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