The Aboriginal Cultural Centre presents an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal cultures and communities across Western Australia (WA) on a state, national and international platform.
WA’s Aboriginal creative and cultural sector is one of the most significant in Australia, yet there exists no wholly-dedicated centre which celebrates, explores and strengthens culture.
A purpose-built Aboriginal Cultural Centre will promote and celebrate Aboriginal arts, cultural practice and support cultural identity — all of which contributes to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal people.
The Aboriginal Cultural Centre may create:
The project is guided by the following principles:
Demonstrating respect for connection to Country and the importance of Country as a foundation for law, spirituality, and culture.
Progress justice and healing through promoting awareness of culture and the historical and ongoing impact of past actions.
Build cultural understanding and respect through empowered engagement to boost economic and social opportunities for Aboriginal people.
A flagship institution that adopts a ‘hub and spoke’ model to build multifaceted connections with communities to generate cultural and economic opportunities
Intellectual Property of Dr Richard Walley OAM.
The 6 seasons framework outlines each phase of the project’s development which is connected to Noongar boodja (Country) seasons and life cycle.
Fertility: the natural early gathering and the scoping of project themes and narratives.
Incubation: the narratives and themes grow and develop, gradually taking shape.
Birth: the birth of the ideas, narratives and themes that shape the deliver of the place.
Childhood: the place comes to life through physical development.
Adolescence: themes and narratives are layered across the place and physical delivery is complete.
Adulthood: the place transitions into a life of its own.
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