Yirranma Place acknowledges that we work, live and play on the stolen land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, who are the traditional custodians of Darlinghurst. Yirranma pays respect to the elders past, present and future of the Eora Nation and extends that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
Explore Yirranma Place
A look at what’s on display at Yirranma Place.
The art of Yirranma Place anchors us in Country by honouring traditional owners, knowledge keepers, Elders and custodians. Their stories and narratives are embedded within the building and are part of the way in which we will engage.
Core Art Collection
Yirranma Place has developed a ground-breaking core art collection, with the first all-female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander single permanent collection. The collection, which will be housed throughout the precinct, brings together inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women telling their stories in a world all of their own. They explore ideas of identity and culture, domesticity and belonging, scarred histories and alienation.
Barkandji man Badger Bates created this work comprised of the gates and ceiling of the portico, for the main entrance of Yirranma Place. The magnificent forged-steel gates immediately enchant us with Dreamtime stories that arouse an emotional expectation and centre us in Country, with a welcoming arrival that connects everyone who enters to the site’s history as Gadigal land.
An interactive portrait gallery celebrates the places and people that make up the local community — past and present. A collection of beautiful, ornate frames houses portraits in a dynamic display of constantly moving images.
Learn more about the owners and creators of the Yirranma Place precinct in this interactive display. Find out who Paul Ramsay was and how the Foundation works with partners to break the cycle of disadvantage.
Yirranma Place stands on Gadigal Land. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, the Gadigal people and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. We value their Country and respect them as the First Peoples of this Country. We commit Yirranma Place and the work within it to play a role in addressing the injustices towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.