Wollongong is rich in artwork and other cultural items that tell the stories of local Aboriginal communities.
Some of the opportunities to experience Aboriginal art and culture in our city are listed below.
Wollongong Art Gallery's collection includes hundreds of works by Aboriginal artists from the local area, and across Australia.
The Gallery's temporary exhibition program also often features work by contemporary Aboriginal artists.
To find out more, visit the Gallery's website.
Our city's public art collection features many murals, sculptures and mosaic works by talented Aboriginal artists.
Visit our Public Art page to explore this collection.
Artists from the Coomaditchie Co-operative, based in Warrawong, are some of the premier Aboriginal artists in the Illawarra region. Their art captures the spirit, colours and stories of their cultural heritage as coastal people.
Visit the Coomaditchie website to find out more.
Wollongong City Libraries has several resources and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including adults and children.
The library collection includes Dharawal language books that can be used in the reference section or borrowed. Please ask library staff for help finding Aboriginal collection items.
Sandon Point Aboriginal Place is a significant heritage and cultural site, and home to the Sandon Point Tent Embassy. Council works with local Aboriginal communities to make sure this place continues to be valued and protected.
Council has a Sandon Point and McCauleys Beach Plan of Management PDF, 3453.5 KB which covers the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place.
Make sure you also check our Aboriginal Community Events page for more activities you can join in.
- Aboriginal Culture and Communities
- Floods and Stormwater
- Coast and Waterways
- Trees and Plants
- Natural Areas
- Native Animals
- Pest Animals
- Climate Change
- Environmental Education
- Bike City
- Parking and Transport
- Public Toilets
- Wollongong CBD
- History and Heritage
- Memorial Gardens and Cemeteries
- Sister Cities
- Filming and Photography