Anindilyakwa Arts is a thriving hub of creativity located on the Groote Archipelago inextricably linked to its culture. The program, supported by and aligned with ALC's mission statement "to protect," maintains this rich tradition while promoting it through new generations - ensuring that traditional ways will live forever!
Historically, Australian Aboriginal people had three main forms of communicating — storytelling, songs, and visual communication through painting, drawing and the use of ceremonial design. Without a written language, future generations, beyond generational learning, largely depended on the wide breadth of Aboriginal Art to communicate and understand past practices and culture.
Indigenous art provides important economic benefits. When the art market peaked in 2007, Indigenous art was estimated to generate some A$400-500 million a year. This supported 110 Indigenous art centres and about 5,000 art workers (artists).