Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation is a recent initiative of the remote East Arnhem Land community of Gapuwiyak, also known as Lake Evella. The organisation is not-for-profit. It was created to enhance the wellbeing of Yolngu people living in the region by supporting their cultural practices, values and intellectual property while providing opportunities for leadership, meaningful employment and professional development.
The objectives of the corporation are to:
- Provide direct relief of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability or helplessness by delivering programs and resources in the public interest that will enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and groups residing within the East Arnhem Land region.
- Provide opportunities, across generation, that will support community cultural development through activities relating to (but not limited to) ceremony, dance, music, performance, arts and crafts, language, oral history, bush skills and traditional cultural knowledge. Foster and promote cross-cultural and inter-cultural awareness of the unique cultural practice skills and knowledge of people living in the East Arnhem Land region.
- Develop an archive (keeping place) for the care and preservation of cultural objects, material and documents.
- Develop partnerships, within the community, government, private and corporate sectors, that support community cultural development in the East Arnhem Land region.
Lot 131 Shop Road, Gapuwiyak Community, Gapuwiyak, East Arnhem Land, 0881 Australia
08 898 79110
Fly Tiwi have daily flights scheduled from Darwin to Gapuwiyak leaving at 7 am. There are also charter companies based in Darwin and Nhulunbuy.
If you are driving, its around 12 hours by car from Darwin, four wheel drive recommended.