Jodie Herden

The Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council Bumbira Art & Culture Program (BAC) is based in Tamworth, New South Wales within the Aboriginal land of the Kamilaroi, Gomeroi, Gamilaraay and Gamilaroi people.

The BAC Programs foster creativity, inspire connectedness, identity, resilience and opportunity within the Indigenous community. It provides cost effective community access to the arts. We bring Indigenous and non- Indigenous artists and community together to learn from each other, share stories, raise aspirations and gain inspiration whilst making art. Our programs:

  • Embed art making practices in the local Indigenous community
  • Engage Indigenous artists and mentors to deliver a variety of creative traditional and contemporary art based workshops to community.
  • Encourage an intergenerational transmission of knowledge and creation of personal and shared oral histories and cultural knowledge
  • Promote the artistic work of the participants to develop the individual’s sense of personal pride and achievement, enhancing the wellbeing of participants, and providing economic benefit


The BAC programs use innovative and creative approaches to promote living a good life through culturally rich and responsive arts based practices that focus on social and emotional wellbeing and the physical health of the Indigenous community.

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