ASA supporting Climb for Cancer 2014

ASA are very proud to sponsoring Team Amanda Vea Vea in the upcoming Climb for Cancer 2014, which is held annually to raise funds for the Mater Foundation. Amanda is undergoing chemo while still tirelessly fundraising for this great cause, …along with the rest of her team, made up of supportive family and friends. Any donations, big or small, are welcome, so please follow the link to support this amazing group of people.

New commemorative pins for ECU’s Indigenous Alumni

Below is a picture of us with the deadly Tracey Lee Edwards, Kurongkurl Katitjin’s Communications and Events Officer from ECU in Perth. Tracey worked in collaboration with us to develop a commemorative pin, only available to ECU Indigenous …Australian graduates. These custom, handmade pins serve as a symbolic and personal reminder of their journey at ECU. The shape of the pin represents one of the seven pillars on which a graduates’ name appears and subsequently, the unique cohort to which they belong. Indigenous graduates from ECU are encouraged to contact Kurongkurl Katitjin by email at to find out how to receive the unique pin.
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ASA are off to San Antonio, Texas!

ASA are proud to announce that we will be part of the Supply Nation Delegation to the NMSDC Business Opportunity Fair in San Antonio Texas USA  in October.

By participating in the Supply Nation delegation to Supply Nations US sister council – the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) – event, we will:

  • Attend and participate in the NMSDC’s one day business opportunity fair that showcases Fortune 500 company’s supplier diversity programs
  • Network and explore business opportunities with Fortune 500 companies, minority owned businesses, supplier councils from the UK, Canada, South Africa and China, and supplier diversity experts
  • Build our knowledge of supplier diversity for application in the Australian context

We are excited about the opportunities that may come from this, and for the chance to show ASA to an international audience. We look forward to sharing our experience with you when we return!

Pathways Exhibition starts this week

Wayne McGinness is proud to be a part of this years Pathways annual exhibition, which features artists who have successfully completed the UMI Arts Exhibition Ready Program in the last twelve months.

This year, Pathways 4 features Wayne McGinness, Tatipai Barsa, Cheryl Creed and George Riley.

Pathways 4 showcases a wide range of mediums and styles, including stainless steel sculptures, portrait paintings and works representing the rainforest regions and the Torres Strait Islands.

Where: UMI Arts Shop and Galleries, 335 Sheridan St, Nth Cairns

When: 14 Aug – 25 Sep

Official Launch: Wed 14 Aug, 6pm – All Welcome


New Exhibition in Sydney

We are very excited to be a part of Tali Gallery’s exhibition –  mixT : Indigenous Art in 3D. Opening Thursday 21st of March, and running for the next few weeks, Wayne’s Stainless Steel Sculptures will be displayed amongst clay Bagu figures from NE Queensland, stunning fibre works from Arnhemland and Elcho Island, town camp soft sculptures from Larapinta, and ghost net soft sculptures from Groote Eylandt. If you are in Sydney, please stop past and take a look.  Tali Gallery is located at 667 Darling Street, Rozelle, NSW.



Indigenous Showcase – Multicultural Fair Canberra

Aboriginal Steel Art thanks Katrina Fanning and Aboriginal Hostels Limited for having us as part of the Indigenous Showcase in Canberra’s Multicultural Fair 2013. The showcase is on the 9th and 10th of February.

Support a Great Cause

ASA are proud supporters of Life Education Queensland, the largest non-government provider of drug and health education to children and young people. Their vision is for all Australian children and young people to enjoy life free from the effects of drug misuse and empower the young to make the best choices for a safe life. In conjunction with Wesfarmers Brisbane office, ASA will now be donating $4 from every butterfly sold to this great charity. So if you are after a special gift, and want to support an amazing charity at the same time, these butterflies are for you!

Ulysses Butterfly

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Radio Interview with ABC Awaye Programme

ABC logoA big thank you to the ABC Awaye programme, for the interview they recently conducted with Wayne. It was a fantastic opportunity for exposing his art to all of Australia, and potentially an overseas’ audience as well.

Wayne speaks to Rico Adjrun about his art, setting up his company Aboriginal Steel Art and Steel Jidu (Fire stick) his first solo exhibition.

To listen to the pod cast, click here

IBA Inspire Magazine Interview


Note the helmet and gloves – Safety First!

This month we are extremely proud to be featured in the Inspire Magazine, published by Indigenous Business Australia. We had the lovely Bridie Henehan come and visit us at our home and we were delighted to share our story with her. IBA have been extremely supportive of us over the past and we would encourage any Indigenous people who have an idea, or an established business and are looking for some guidance, to contact IBA and get the help to achieve your goals.

To view the article click here




"Wayne possesses the rare combination of having both engineering prowess and artistic ability. Wayne designed and built a superbly creative and functional changeable notice board for the front of our school the board is a wonderful work of art in steel fabrication. Truly a talented man."

Stephen Fresta
Millaa Millaa State School