A culture space in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Munimba-ja means welcome place. Munimba-ja is a safe space, situated in the beautiful hills of Maleny. It is driven by local Aboriginal voices, creating and presenting critical work that promotes contemporary Aboriginal art and ideas.
Director Libby Harward has strong connections to her ancestral country and is extremely focused on delivering work through cultural protocol and integrity. Through Munimba-ja she aims to foster a safe space for local Aboriginal artists to create work that will challenge the status quo and platform authentic First Nations story telling and cultural expression
1/3 Panorama Place, Maleny QLD
Jinibara/Kabi Kabi Country 4552
The logo represents the coming together of the founders story to create Munimba-ja an Aboriginal Art Gallery and Culture Space that hosts a thriving creative community a nurturing breeding ground for new ideas.
When fresh water meets salt water, a convergence happens. A place is created for new life. This place of coming together becomes home to unique plants and animal communities that have adapted to the brackish waters of the in between spaces — a mixture of fresh water draining from the land and salty seawaters of the oceans.
These liminal places or estuaries also serve as natural filters and become perfect places to provide nurturing breeding grounds for many species of birds, fish, plants and more than human species. Estuaries are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. Many animals rely on estuaries for food, places to breed, and migration stopovers.
Munimba-ja Welcome Place is continually inspired by the meeting of fresh and salt water in the pursuit to nuture and maintain a safe space that can celebrate Blak Excellence.