FORM is a Western Australian not-for-profit cultural organisation committed to ‘building a state of creativity’ through urban and regional projects with a focus on creative excellence. FORM established the Canning Stock Route Project in mid 2006, and has been committed to ensuring that the benefits of the award-winning Project will be returned to participating art centre communities.
National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia is a museum of social history. It’s exhibitions, collections, programs and research focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, Australian history and society, and the interaction of people with the environment. The National Museum of Australia purchased the Canning Stock Route collection of artwork and associated documentary materials in 2008 and partnered with FORM to develop exhibition YiwarraKuju: the Canning Stock Route, which launched in Canberra in July 2010 and has since toured to Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
As the principal and founding partner of the Canning Stock Route Project, BHP Billiton has sustained many aspects of the Project throughout its evolution: from the first community consultation visits, the monumental bush-trip along the stock route; exhibition development for Beijing Olympic International Expo in China to the employment of the project’s team and the Perth public program of Yiwarra Kuju in 2011.
STATE GOVERNMENT PARTNERS
Government of Western Australia, Department of Culture and the Arts
The State Government’s Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) supported the Emerging Curators and Multimedia employment and training program, which sustained the intercultural project team over four years. DCA also supported the development of the One Road multimedia interactive through its Major Production Fund and provided support for the development of a cultural repository to house the Project’s content archive in each of the art centres.
Lotterywest provided critical funding to support the filming of the six-week journey along the Canning Stock Route in 2007, which formed the basis of all multimedia outcomes on the project to date. Lotterywest provided support for the Emerging Curators and Filmmakers employment and training and supported the travel and employment of Aboriginal team members for the launches of YiwarraKuju in Canberra and Perth. In 2013 Lotterywestalso provided vital funding for Digital Futures and the repatriation of Project content to communities, the creation of Mira Canning Stock Route Project Archive and One Road app.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS
Indigenous Land Corporation
Office for the Arts
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Arts Law Centre of Australia
Herbert Smith Freehills
Centre for Digital Archeology (CoDA)
Department of Industry and Resources, Aboriginal Economic Development
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
BHP Billiton Nickel West
SPOT IMAGING SERVICES
Government of Western Australia
Department of Water
Western Australian Museum
Visions of Australia
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, WATER, HERITAGE AND THE ARTS
Australia Council for the Arts