Established in 2000, Durrmu Arts is an Aboriginal arts and cultural enterprise of the Ngan’gikurunggurr people from the West Daly region in the Northern Territory. The organisation is committed to facilitating activities that promote the transmission of cultural knowledge. Durrmu Arts is a unique corporation in that it is the only Art Centre servicing the Ngan’gikurunggurr people.
The art centre is based in the remote community of Peppimenarti. The community of Peppimenarti was re-established in the 1970’s, when Regina Pilawuk Wilson (Cultural Director) led her Ngan’gikurunggurr people back to their homeland. Through the separation from the Catholic Mission in Port Keats, the people of Peppimenarti were able to address the loss of language and re-engage cultural practices. Durrmu Arts continues this fight for cultural survival.
Under the leadership of Wilson, the art centre provides a secure space, and professional organisation for its members to promote and protect intellectual and cultural property. A focus on culturally relevant opportunities has led to innovative programs which includes: providing Indigenous leadership and advocating for Aboriginal self-determination.