Welcome to Spinifex Hill Studios, the home of the Spinifex Hill Artists, Port Hedland’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collective.
We are located in the South Hedland Town Centre and we’re open five days a week (Tuesday to Saturday). The studio is open to all members of the public so we invite you to come say hi and browse our large range of artworks.
SPINIFEX HILL STUDIOS PARTNERS
The successful cross-sector partnership between BHP and FORM is one that nurtures innovative approaches to the challenging issue of sustainable regional development. The knowledge and skills contributed by each partner have served to foster outcomes that would be difficult to achieve for either partner alone. At the same time, the increasing recognition of the integral value of ‘culture’ in sustainable development brings to focus the merit, richness and potential of this type of partnering – which can serve as a model for cultural development in the Pilbara. The initial vision for the partnership was to improve the quality of life in the Pilbara towns in which BHP operated. By helping these communities celebrate a distinctive sense of place and identity, and by broadening the economic and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, they become more attractive places to live and work. At the heart of the partnership lies social investment in a manner that encourages a convergence between the needs of BHP as a business, FORM as a cultural organisation, and those of the broader community.
The partnership between FORM and BHP has been recognised by the Australian Business Arts Foundation, winning commitment and community awards in 2010 and 2011.