Films, photography, documentaries and music are just some of the exciting material being produced through Warlayirti Artist’s New Media Centre.
With a range of projects the New Media Centre is the popular hub of Balgo, a place where the young and old can share cultural enthusiasm by capturing stories, traditions, cultural ways and practices. Warlayirti Artist’s New Media Centre is currently at work on a number of thrilling short films produced by and involving the local community. The New Media Centre is designed to be a cultural exchange between Indigenous and contemporary Australia, where the old ways meet through the new media.
Since 2009 the New Media Centre has been home to the Motika Project. The Motika Project is an arts-based project produced by Warlayirti Artists (Balgo) with the communities of Balgo, Mulan and Billiluna. This 3 year project uses community members lived experiences of the ‘motika’ (motor car) as a ‘vehicle’ to explore a range of social, cultural, economic and justice-based issues experienced by indigenous Australian living on remote communities. The project has taken the form of workshops and exhibitions in photography, advertising and painting and ultimately a new film work about this all- important part of contemporary indigenous culture.
Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation is located in the small Indigenous community of Wirrimanu (Balgo). Established in 1987, Warlayirti Artists is a 100% Indigenous-owned and operated Art Centre. Serving approximately 300 hundred Indigenous artists from the communities of Wirrimanu, Mulan and Kururrungku, also known as Billiluna; Warlayirti Artists has become a dynamic hub consisting of an Arts Centre, New-Media Centre and a Cultural Centre.