Our vision is to Celebrate Culture and Share Knowledge, and our goal is to Promote Learning and Wellness, by Connecting People, Ideas and Resources.
Mudjar Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is a Not for Profit, Community Purpose organisation with a focus on cultural education and preservation.
MAC operate an Aboriginal Art & Craft – Shop & Gallery which includes:
- Products from locally and regionally based Aboriginal Artists
- Products from remote community-based Aboriginal Artists
- Products from Australian based Aboriginal Artists
- Products from globally based Fair & Free Trade Co-operatives
Our Shop & Gallery purchases products outright and on consignment.
MAC also run our Nyungar Kaditj (Understanding Nyungar) Program and our Ngulla Mia (Our Place) Project.
MAC developed our Nyungar Kaditj (Understanding Nyungar) Program after the Aboriginal, and wider, community recognised the need for increased cultural understanding to improve engagement between indigenous and non-indigenous people in our community. This program is ‘local’ and relevant to the first nations people in the direct region we co-habitat. Nyungar Kaditj workshops and activities can be delivered in a wide range of settings, including schools, day care centres, workplaces, businesses, agencies, service providers and community members.
Our Ngulla Mia (Our Place) Project aims to create an environment at the MAC premises located at 4 Woods Street, Esperance WA 6450, that incorporates native and bush tucker plants, a sensory garden with areas for sharing traditional foods and meals and yarning spaces. Our indoor areas provide spaces for workshops that incorporate traditional cultural practices including sharing dreamtime stories, aboriginal history and culture, art, music and dance. Events are also held at our premises that celebrate Aboriginality at specific times of the year such as National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, as well as ad hoc events that are locally more significant or to recognise and celebrate project milestones and achievements. These events include Welcome / Acknowledgement to Country, Music, Story Telling, Art, Cooking and other activities that acknowledge and showcase Aboriginal history and achievements.
MAC offers venue hire options with rooms that can accommodate small meeting rooms for 6-8 people to the Shed for up to 60 people. More information about our venue hire inclusions and images of the hire areas can be accessed by visiting our website and social media pages.
For more information about our shop, gallery, venue hire, projects, programs and opening hours– please contact us.