Euraba’s paper and art are unique. It is made from local materials and pigments in a remote part of Australia, by a small community with strong Goomeroi cultural traditions. Euraba was founded on the artistic skills of nine senior Goomeroi women, who commenced art classes in 1996 at the Boggabilla TAFE and became Euraba’s first lead artists. Our artists and members use their own handmade paper as a creative canvas on which they express their stories and ancient culture. The first audiences to see their work are always the Goomeroi people, for whom it is a celebration of their unique cultural identity. Artists and members have access to the papermill to create their own work, and learn from artist Elders and visiting professional artists: this has included Bronwyn Bancroft, Katherine Nix and Sabine Pierard. To keep our practice vibrant, we collaborate and experiment with a diversity of artists and practices.
The blend of contemporary art practice and traditional culture is used to engage Goomeroi youth, emerging artists, community and visitors. Everyone has an opportunity to participate in a creative process, create art and have the opportunity to have a new arts experience, regardless of age or ability. Our projects are the mechanism for artists and community to work with and reshape their social reality. We make work in paper for group and solo exhibitions, or work together on collaborative projects. Our art has been exhibited around Australia in regional public galleries, at Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery and major art venues/events (Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Powerhouse Museum)) and overseas in Rome, Italy.
Purchase artworks and other products made with Euraba Paper at Corban & Blair