2016 will be an exciting year for Nagula Jarndu even bigger than this year! Just have a look at some of the things we achieved in 2015.

  • 4 months skills development with Megan Kirwan-Ward
  • We commenced Work for the Dole.
  • We collaborated with Kimberley Training Institute to deliver Cert II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
  • We located to our own workshop and shopfront
  • Maxine Charlie graduated from ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program
  • Had 4 artists selected for Revealed 2016


2015 Events:  

North West EXPO – Broome


2 artists selected for exhibition, market day, symposiums, workshops (4 days)


first time Broome had been represented at the DAAF and for Nagula Jarndu it was a very important opportunity to launch the women’s work into the Aboriginal Art Community.

We successfully raised the required funding $15,000 to get to the DAAF through several means. Generosity prevailed from a variety of sources both private and government including CAWA quick response grant (Country Arts WA) $3000, our Go-Fund-Me campaign (public crowd funding) $3500, ANKAAA (Arnhem, Northern Kimberley Aboriginal Artists Association $1,500, reduced flights from AirNorth to the value of $3000, and Ake Ake Charity $5000.

Thank you to our supporters.

Magabala Books

Book shop displays Nagula Jarndu works for sale

Broome Road Industrial Estate Entrance Statement

This project involves 2 artists, Martha Lee and Maxine Charlie, working with UDLA (Urban Design Landscape Architects) and LandCorp on a design for 2 sculptures for the Broome Road Industrial Estate.

A Taste of Broome

We participated in 3 of the Taste of Broome events this year with a very positive response from the public, many coming to visit the workshop in the following days

Port Hedland Art Prize:

Two NJ artists submitted and were selected to exhibit in the Port Hedland Art Prize. More than 210 artists submitted artworks and only 75 pieces were accepted.

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery Shop

The Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery stocked Nagula Jarndu products including dolls, smaller hand stitched canvas works, baskets and cards etc. to coincide with the exhibition.

Shinju Matsuri Art Prize – Broome:

Seven Nagula Jarndu women exhibited in the Shinju Matsuri Art Prize.

Tarnanthi Textiles Exhibition:

12 three-metre designs on linen to the Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Shop front Pembroke St 

Our new studio and shop front already feels like home. We have had many impressed visitors, both local and a few tourists all wanting to purchase goods. With more publicity and marketing we expect to see a constant string of visitors next year.


product to the CRAFT ACT markets, which ran for 2 weeks in Canberra.

Kimberley Training Institute Annual Art Exhibition

exhibition at Notre Dame University Broome: the work produced by the women through the Cert II. We also took this opportunity to display fabric lengths as a promotional exercise.