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Gerald Yawulkpuy: Hello, my name’s Gerald Yawulkpuy, today I’m making a story about Bula’bula Arts Centre in Ramingining.
Bula’bula started in the 1990s. Bula’bula is selling locally, nationally and internationally.
It is managed by Kris.
Kris Carlon: My name is Kris Carlon I’m the new manager at Bula’bula Arts in Raminigning. Basically my job at Bula’bula is to keep the whole thing running, managing finances of course, sell work, send off consignments to galleries, apply for funding, government reporting, keep the artists happy, make cups of tea, all that kind of stuff.
Gerald Yawulkpuy:Local artists produce ceremonial poles, mats, hollow logs, baskets and all sort of weavings, didjeridoo, bark paintings, canvas painting, jewelery.
If you want to know more, ask Yaja.
Yaja Hardys: Hello, my name’s Yaja, I work at Bula’bula as a curator, which means I’m looking after the all the artists here I come up with ideas for different shows, I look after the artists, get in contact with galleries, I get people inspired, I get inspired myself. So it’s very, very diverse work and very exciting and I love it.
Gerald Yawulkpuy:Today, Bobby is coming to present a new painting.
Bobby: This is dancing action. Yam dance. Pigeons, dragonfly. This Bula’bula Arts Centre belongs to Yolngu. We gotta still stand and help this because it belongs to Yolngu.
Gerald Yawulkpuy:The arts centre is very important to our community because it keeps our culture strong.
Well this is the end of my story. I hope you liked it. See you next time.