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Wollongong City Council

Aboriginal Businesses and Cultural Tourism

The Illawarra has a range of Aboriginal businesses and groups that can provide services and goods for events, ceremonies, workshops, corporate activities, tourism and more.

Please note, Council does not endorse any one business over another.

If you'd like to have your business added to this list, please email us with a request.

Contact details

Daren Dunn
Phone 0402 900 037
Email alenarra_art@live.com.au

Follow Daren and check out his work on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook

Aboriginal Community Connections

Gamilaroi and Wiradjurri Nations

About Alenarra Art Enterprises

Daren Dunn is an international artist, cultural arts teacher and designer. He is also a NAIDOC Australian Aboriginal Artist Award winner.

Daren has worked with and for Australian Prime Ministers, Premiers and CEOs, creating beautiful pieces for world leaders and VIPs. He works closely with the Department of Education to deliver Aboriginal art and cultural learning experiences across NSW.

Services

  • Aboriginal art on canvas, board, bark and other items
  • Fine Aboriginal prints on canvas or archival paper
  • Aboriginal jewellery
  • Designs and artwork on clothing, apparel and uniforms
  • Postcards, stickers and printed products
  • Collectable sports memorabilia such as hand-painted golf bags, football boots, cricket bats, etc
  • Hand-painted artefacts such as didgeridoos, boomerangs, coolamon, clap sticks, etc
  • Large scale mural painter
  • Design digital images to wrap cars, buildings and other large items
  • Consultant for Reconciliation Action Plans development and delivery
  • Designs artwork to support Reconciliation Action Plan projects
  • Didgeridoo player, public speaker and storyteller.

Contact details

Sharralyn Robinson (Aunty Shas)
Phone 0432 433 899
Email kimandshas@hotmail.com

Kathleen Cambourn
0418 487 439 
Email aboriginalculturaljourney@gmail.com

Aboriginal Community Connections

Dharawal, Yuin and Kamilaroi

About Aboriginal Cultural Journey Company

"Aunty Shas" is a local Aboriginal Elder, born and raised here on Dharawal Country. Kathleen is her neice, and also born here on Dharawal Country.

Services

  • Welcome to Country
  • Aboriginal culture and history talks
  • Artefact kit (an interactive session)
  • Talks to meet identified needs
  • Cultural awareness for staff
  • Storytelling.

Contact details

Errolyn Strang
Phone (02) 4228 1585 or 0402 807 838
Email errolyn.strang@iac.org.au

Aboriginal Community Connections

Tweed Heads Muninjali; family in Forster, Bodalla and Taree

About Illawarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Keeping Place

The Illawarra Aboriginal Culture Centre has a pool of Aboriginal people who are available for a range of cultural activities. It provides opportunities for all community members to experience and share contemporary Aboriginal Culture

Services

  • Welcome to Country
  • Tailored workshops
  • Culture training for staff and school groups
  • Excursions to sites of significance
  • Bush tucker morning teas
  • Design of bush tucker gardens and yarning circles
  • Didgeridoo workshops
  • Weaving workshops
  • Art exhibitions.

For more information, visit the Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation website.

Contact details

Michele Moore
Phone 0401 744 652
Email wwcaci@gmail.com

Aboriginal Community Connections

Wollongong, Illawarra

About Wadi Wadi Coomaditchie Aboriginal Corporation

Wadi Wadi Coomaditchie Aboriginal Corporation works to promote respect for Aboriginal protocols and policies, and consultation with Traditional Owners.

They advocate for Illawarra councils and government organisations to be compliant in these areas.

Services

  • Aboriginal cultural protocols
  • Welcome to Country
  • Consulting with Traditional Owners.

Contact details

Kristy Thomas, Lorraine Brown and Narelle Thomas
Phone (02) 4274 7477
Email coomaditchie@gmail.com

Aboriginal Community Connections

Wollongong - Dharawal, Nowra - Yuin

About Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation

Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation breaks down barriers through art and culture.

Services

  • Collaborative art workshops for community groups, schools and other groups.
  • Art Commission projects (private and corporate)
  • Gallery available all year round
  • Local dreaming stories and products
  • Cultural awareness programs.