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Indigenous Governance Awards

ASA were honoured to provide the trophies again for this years Indigenous Governance Awards. Congratulations to Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation from Alice Springs and The Marruk Project in Swan Hill, who were awarded the best run Aboriginal organisation and project in the country. These trophies symbolise fire, to represent the pioneers of Indigenous governance or “trail blazers”. These Indigenous Organisations are promoting successful and sustainable practices that not only look after our own families, but are also good for all Australians and this deadly country of ours.

For more information please visit http://www.reconciliation.org.au/iga/news/australias-top-aboriginal-orga...

Exhibition at The Avenue, Darwin

Wayne currently has a range of pieces available at The Avenue in Darwin, NT. Part of a group exhibition for October Business Month, you can view his pieces on display in their beautiful waterhole themed atrium, where his large installation of Magpie Geese are installed.

Acknowledgement Sculpture for Norton Rose Fulbright

Recently we were commissioned by Norton Rose Fulbright Australia to design an acknowledgement sculpture representing the traditional owners of the land on which their five offices are located. The acknowledgement sculpture, which is featur…ed on the front page of their RAP and displayed in each of their offices, is titled “Food, Land and Water” and incorporates five distinct cultural components to represent the different tribes and clans. We really enjoyed working on this one, and are extremely happy with the results.

You can read more at http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/au/corporate-responsibility/reconciliation/

ASA at Black Markets for NAIDOC Week

ASA are excited to be a part of the upcoming Black Markets, being held in Bare Island, La Perouse, NSW on 6th July. Westpac have kindly offered to host a stall on our behalf, showcasing our work so if you would like to see our art up close, be sure to stop by and say hello.

It looks like it will be an amazing day – for more information, check out the website at http://www.firsthandsolutions.org/#!markets/c176a

New Clients Bluescope Steel

ASA is proud to be supplying steel giant, Bluescope Steel, with corporate gifts that travel the world.

ASA Finalist in the Telstra Business Award 2014

We are excited and very proud to let everyone know that Aboriginal Steel Art is a 2014 Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards for Micro Business in Queensland.   We cannot believe we have gotten this far, but are ever so grateful to everyone that has been a part of our journey. A special mention to Indigenous Business Australia, Fortis One and Supply Nation, without which we would never of come so far.

We have worked extremely hard over the last 6 years to get ASA to where it is today, lots of long nights, early mornings and working weekends but we have a favourite quote – Dreams done work unless you do – and our dream is now our reality.

We love everything about what we do and are passionate about growing and expanding over the coming years, offering employment for our Indigenous brothers and sisters.

Looking forward to the future!

ASA Featured in Inspire Magazine

We are proud and excited to be featured in issue 13 of Inspire magazine. Thank you to IBA for all of your help and encouragement over the years. And also Fortis One, our business mentors and now friends, for all of their guidance and knowledge to help us become the best that we can be. http://www.iba.gov.au/article/life-design/

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. https://climbforcancer2014.everydayhero.com/au/team-amanda-vea-vea

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 rocksolid@ecu.edu.au to find out how to receive the unique pin.

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!

Steel Jidu nominated for Most Popular Art Show in Cairns 2012

We are extremely excited to anounce that Wayne’s first solo exhibtion “Steel Jidu” has been listed in the Cairns Hit Awards for most popular art show or exhibition. We have never even been in the running for an award before so please get behind us and vote “Steel Jidu” for question 6 on the link below. Thanks all for your support!!

cairnspo.st/HitAwards2013

Radio Interview with ABC Awaye Programme

A 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 http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/aboriginal-steel-art/4369424

IBA Inspire Magazine Interview

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 http://www.iba.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Magazine-Inspire-issue-9-October-2012.pdf

First Solo Exhibition

I am so excited to announce my first Solo Exhibition to be held at UMI Arts. Opening night is Thursday 11th October, you will all be invited! I am extremely grateful to UMI for giving me this opportunity and look forward to showcasing some awesome pieces. Now to get back to work, I will be busy for the next few weeks with this one!

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 17 – 19 August 2012

Well, it’s that time again and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair promises to be even bigger and better this year. So I have gone all out to make bigger and better pieces that we are proudly displaying with the Sundance Gallery. A big thanks to owner Kane Brown who is a great guy that is displaying works from some of the biggest names in Qld, Australia and even the world. Billy Missi, Alick Tipoti, Glenn Mackie and Anthony Walker to mention a few. So get down and support the fair and be sure to check out the amazing work at Sundance Gallery booth. See you there!

Aboriginal Business Magazine

Thanks to Neil Willmett, there is a Q & A in the April issue of ABM or Aboriginal Business Magazine with Wayne McGinness on how Aboriginal Steel Art began and where it’s going.

Special Mention

A special mention to our very good friends Elmarie Gebler and Graham Caldwell from Fortis One, the best business consultants around and Gillian Trenerry and Gino Amadio from Fibre Optics NQ , simply the best telecommunication cabling company. These four people inspire and educate us and seemingly have all the time in the world for Aboriginal Steel Art.  Also a big thanks to Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) for having faith in us and backing ASA all the way.

AIMSC Connect 2012 Thanks

We would like to thank AIMSC and All The Perks for organizing such a successful event. The Business Forum, Trade Show and Gala Dinner were all top notch and we were so proud to be a part of it all. Aboriginal Steel Art designed and created the awards for the Gala and were very proud also to have made the gifts for retiring AIMSC Board members too. CEO Natalie Walker announced the next one will be in Melbourne. See you all there!

AIMSC Connect 2012

ASA is proud to announce we have been given the honour of supplying the AIMSC  Connect 2012 accolades. We are very excited to be involved in such a big event and given the opportunity to meet with some huge companies and government departments to show off our corporate gifts, fine art and functional art in our very own trade booth. My wife Lucy and I will be travelling down to Sydney where we will attend a business forum, trade show and gala dinner.

Created in Australian 316 stainless steel

All of Wayne’s aboriginal steel sculptures are created in Australian 316 marine grade stainless steel. This not only allows him to showcase the beautiful natural colours that quality stainless steel produces when heated at different temperatures, but also provides a cleaner, long lasting work of art for the buyer to enjoy.

AIMSC Certified!

Aboriginal Steel Art is now a AIMSC certified supplier! The Australian Indigenous Minority Supply Council connects corporate and goverment Australia with indigenous business and we are only too happy to be a part of it. Thanks Lisa Mundine of AIMSC and Elmarie Gebler and Graham Caldwell of Fortis One, Cairns.

Aboriginal Steel Art Shirts

Hi everyone. We now have longsleeve T-shirts available in our online store in sizes – small, medium, large and extra large.

Beautifully printed by Bernie at Dog in a Darkroom Screen Printing in Townsville, Australia on quality Gildan shirts.

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We are always updating our website so check back in often to see new work and the all new online store where you can purchase work by Wayne McGinness!

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Wayne's commitment to his heritage and culture, his skill as an artist and his astuteness as a businessman have all been evident throughout the time we have worked together. We have challenged Wayne and ASA on a number of occasions either creatively or professionally, and Wayne has always delivered on both accounts.
-- Kent Beasley, Wesfarmers