In 2022 Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge and Warmun Art Centre announced a close partnership with the renowned Warmun Art Centre to showcase the work of local leading contemporary Indigenous artists.
Each cabin at the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge displays an authentic piece of work from the artists, who paint the dreaming stories of the Gija Country and surrounding areas in the East Kimberley. This art is located in our 27 guests cabins, and is available for guests to purchase during their stay, with all funds being returned to the artist.
Warmun Art Centre is owned and governed by Gija people with 100% of income returning to the community. The centre was established in 1998 by the late founding members of the contemporary painting movement in Warmun such as Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Madigan Thomas, Jack Britten and Hector Jandany. These elders recognised and responded to the need for a community owned and controlled centre through which they could support, maintain and promote Gija art, language and culture. Warmun Art is here to celebrate and encourage the expression of Gija culture through the arts, and to support the continued development of innovative contemporary art by both established and emerging Warmun artists. Warmun Art Centre strives to facilitate this through developing and maintaining a commercially viable arts enterprise, which provides a diverse range of cultural and economic opportunities for both individuals and the community as a whole.
The Warmun Art Centre is just off the Great Northern Highway in the Warmun community. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.
The Warmun Community is closed. However, the art centre is open by special resolution through the Warmun Council. Visitors are required to sign-in at the art centre, wear a mask and meet COVID protocols as required.