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Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-op

The Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative was founded in 1987 in the Sydney suburb of Redfern, New South Wales. Among the legacies of the cooperative are the Deadly Awards for achievement in the Indigenous Australian community, which have occurred annually from 1995 to the present.
Address55/59 Flood St, Leichhardt NSW 2040




Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative was established in 1987 and continues to survive over thirty years later. Boomalli was founded by Euphemia Bostock, Fiona Foley, Michael Riley (dec.), Tracey Moffatt, Jeffrey Samuels, Bronwyn Bancroft, Avril Quaill, Fern Martens, Arone Meeks and Brenda L. Croft.


These ten Artists were striving for recognition from the mainstream art society and their diversity was unparalleled. They challenged preconceptions around urban-based Aboriginal Artists and created a unique space for themselves within the art world.


The Co-operative’s existence and continued longevity has been an enabler for hundreds of Aboriginal Artists. The ripple effect of their art has been profound, with many of our past members and present members having enduring and successful careers.