Mirnidyan Gununa is an Aboriginal Arts and Culture organisation based on Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia.
We are an Aboriginal Corporation, fully owned and controlled by an Indigenous Board . We have an Indigenous-majority staff who deliver a locally-relevant community programs that produce internationally-significantly artwork.
To maintain and develop the cultures of the Lardil and Kaiadilt people; strengthen our community and promote our culture to the rest of the world.
Our vision is that in five years’ time, Mirndiyan Gununa will have consolidated its position as a leader in Aboriginal cultural maintenance and creative development in both dance and the visual arts – it will be the heartbeat of the Gulf of Carpentaria region.
We value and respect:-
- Mirndiyan Gununa as a place and organisation of culture, art and learning
- The opportunity to learn from and support each other and share cultures to keep our knowledge strong through dance, language, art and oral tradition
- The three language groups – Lardil, Kaiadilt and Yangkal
- The acknowledgement of artists and dancers who have gone before us.
- The stimulation of community input and creative external influences.
- Community leadership and health
- The relationships with our collaborating and strategic partners
- An inclusive team environment.
- Effective governance
- Financial viability
- Grace Barnes, Arts Centre Manager
- Aaron Maza, Studio Coordinator
- Teagan Weatherall, Administration
- Timothy Weatherall, Activity Coordinator
- Inge Cooper, Art and Painting Consultant
- Debbie Eldemire, Ceramics Consultant
- Sarah Isaacs, Cultural Awareness Coordinator
Board Of Directors
- Lawrence Burke (Chairman)
- Julianna Jacob
- Devin Lorraine
- Dorita Escott
- Amanda Roughsey
- Mandy Naranatjil
- Lester Ben
- Sasha Wilson
Annual Reports for Mirndiyan Gununa
The recent annual reports of the organisation can be downloaded below
Click links below to view PDF files.