Warmun Art Centre is owned and governed by Gija people, with all income returning to the community. The centre was established in 1998 by the late founding members of the contemporary painting movement in Warmun, such as Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Madigan Thomas and Hector Jandany. These elders recognised the need for a community-owned and controlled centre through which they could support, maintain and promote Gija art, language and culture.
Warmun Art Centre provides a diverse range of cultural and economic opportunities for individuals and the community as a whole. It celebrates and encourages the expression of Gija culture through the arts, and supports the continued development of innovative contemporary art by established and emerging artists. The artists paint predominately with natural ochre from Gija country, while some also work with acrylic paint and in woodcarving, photography and video.