NOTE: The use of the word Aboriginal means Aboriginal and Torres Strait IslanderWhat is the mission?Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation was established in 2006 to provide local Aboriginal people with an opportunity to realise their dream of self-determination by providing an avenue to sell art.What industry is it in?Burrunju has programs in the following areas:•Initiating programs to improve the resilience and the wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community.•Providing a consigment service for the marketing, sale and leasing of Aboriginal Art & CraftWhat is the Boards vision?Consistent with the drive and vision of its founder, the late Bob Huddleston, the Burrunju Board has a vision that includes establishing a sustainable business that: •Delivers culturally-appropriate programs to improve the resilience and the wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community•Creates meaningful and sustainable employment for members of the local Aboriginal community•Ensures that younger members of the local Aboriginal community are familiar with their culture and heritage so it can be passed on to future generations•Forms productive partnerships with other Aboriginal communities and businesses; and with organisations that provide services to Aboriginal communities and businesses.Board of Directors:Dale Huddleston: ChairpersonDale is a renowned Aboriginal Artist, born in Sydney in 1965 and is connected to Ngardi language group in the Roper River region of East Arnhem Land through his fathers people and has cultural ties with the Wiradjuri tribe of NSW through his mothers people from the Talbragar people, DubboCurrently working with the youth at Gugan Gulwan Aboriginal Corporation. Has been involved with the local koori community since the 1980's particularly as a musician and has performed at many functions both local and nationally with Riverbank Band.Mick Ella: DirectorMick is an Aboriginal man�and is connected to the La Peruse community. Currently employed at Winnunga Nimmityjah AMS and has been involved with the local Aboriginal people and community for over 30 years and provides general support to the Board.Mark Huddleston: DirectorBorn in Sydney in 1969 and is connected to Ngardi language group in the Roper River region of East Arnhem Land through his fathers people and has cultural ties with the Wiradjuri tribe of NSW through his mothers people from the Talbragar people, Dubbo.Currently working as Program Manager with NSW Juvenile Justice working with the youth programs. Actively involved with local koori activities in Wollongong, Nowra, Campbelltown and surrounding areas including Canberra.Is an artist and has created many Aboriginal paintings over the past 20 yearsMark provides assistance in program reporting and grant applications for the operations of Burrunju.Taylor Huddleston: DirectorBorn in Canberra, gained her Year 12 certificae andstarted work as a trainee. Currently employed with teh NSW Southern Area Health. She has been actively involved in the local Aboriginal Canberra community from an early age.Taylor has links to the Ngandi, East Arnhem Land community through father and grandfather. Wiradjuri Tubbagah community through her grandmother and the Kalkadoon community of North West Queensland and the Bandjin Community through her mother and grandmother.Jason Hall: Director
Burrunju Aboriginal Art GalleryOpening Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.