Bindi Enterprises – bindienterprises.org.au
Bindi Enterprises is a unique community service provider offering a range of supported employment opportunities and training for local people with disability. Bindi is committed to providing meaningful pathways, and helping people achieve skills and professional development, as well as financial independence. This enterprise is the only organisation of its kind in Central Australia.
Bindi also provides a range of innovative community participation options for individuals to develop skills and training in a wide range of art and craft, work practices, commercial industries and independent living skills.
Participants can pursue a broad range of personal and professional opportunities through Bindi Enterprises including:
Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists - bindiart.com.au
Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists is an Aboriginal Art Centre supporting regional artists to tell their stories in a culturally significant approach, and to pursue their artistic interests and careers in fine art. The work of the Bindi Artists is highly regarded, and their work appears in national exhibitions, art awards and in public and private art collections.
The Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists Art Centre is a member of Desart, the peak Aboriginal arts body for art centres in central Australia. The artists are also members of Viscopy, an artists’ copyright agency, and the centre is a member of the Indigenous Art Code which fosters best practice and promotes ethical trading in Indigenous art.
Bindi Contracts Department
Bindi Contracts provides supply chain management for local and national businesses requiring contractual processing, packaging, and labelling services.
Through Bindi's contract with Australia's national air carrier, Qantas, a group of diligent workers refurbish and package headsets.
In association with Australia Post, Bindi Contracts fills a gap in mail delivery services to town camps in Alice Springs. The program also helps people develop and improve their numeracy, literacy, communication and organisational skills whilst giving them an opportunity to interact with their local community.
Supported employees also provide secure document shredding services to local businesses in Alice Springs.
The Bindi Workshop is a timber product and furniture workshop, upcycling waste products and providing construction and cabinet making services. Supported workers learn a variety of skills producing metal pressings for Stratco, assembling wheelbarrows for Bunnings and building funeral crosses for remote Aboriginal communities. The Workshop also produces the iconic Bindi tucker boxes and serving platters.
Bindi Enterprises is committed to delivering innovative services and supporting people to achieve the best in life skills, training, professional and purposeful opportunities that are equal and celebrate ability.