Girringun Art Centre, established in Cardwell in 2008, is home to multi-award-winning artists and craftmakers from the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhan, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulngay, Jirrbal and Djiru people. The traditional country of these groups covers some 25,000 square kilometres of Far North Queensland.
Objects from this country are significantly different to those of much of the rest of Australia. Weaving is done by both men and women, and the diversity of resources from land and sea have resulted in a vast array of implements. The stories and environments of this ancient culture are being transformed daily into visual images and designs by weavers, painters, potters, textile artists and makers of traditional objects. Girringun’s artists bring to life the unique cultural story and expression of the region’s distinctive Aboriginal rainforest art traditions and culture to share with the world.