About Niniji

Niniji (which means ‘energy coming together’ in Darumbal) is a majority Indigenous owned and controlled business.

Niniji’s mission is to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned art and craft centres, galleries and individual artists with art enthusiasts, to support a vibrant, authentic, creative and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art sector in remote, regional and urban Australia.

Our Services

MANY NATIONS art gallery – showcasing Authentic Indigenous Australian art from remote regions/nations of Australia at galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra in partnership with Winya Indigenous Furniture. See more

Indigenous Art and Culture Consultancy services

Indigenous Art workshops

Branding and Design

About Directors

Bibi Barba

Bibi was born in Roma, Queensland, and raised in Liverpool, Sydney, Australia. She has been an artist for over 32 years. Her work is held in a number of private collections in Australia and internationally, including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany and the United States.

Bibi’s first solo exhibition, comprising 25 watercolours, sold out. Since then Bibi has continued to develop her technique, telling stories about her life and love of land through sensuous shapes and vibrant colour on canvas. “Like many artists, my work tells a story. It’s about my connection to family, to the land, where I was born, my struggles and triumphs.”

Bibi is a passionate advocate for authentic Indigenous Australian art and is an Ambassador for the Indigenous Art Code.  Bibi’s artwork ‘Desert Flowers’ is currently the test case for Indigenous International intellectual property.

In August 2018, Bibi served as the Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Caucus in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organisation 37th Council Session. 

Kalikamurti Suich

Kalikamurti was born in Sydney, raised in Melbourne, and has lived in Alice Springs for over 25 years. She has run her own businesses for over 32 years providing human services consultancies, strategic advice, project development and management, conference and event management and support, grant and philanthropic funding submissions and acquittals and business mentorship. Her style of working is based in assisting people in understanding behaviour and assisting in the development or improvement of skills and tools that enable individuals, groups and organisations to be the best and most effective they can be in a sustainable way, drawing on extensive experience in counselling, internal control psychology and the science of yoga.

Kalikamurti is the Chair of Friends of Araluen, the arts and cultural precinct of Alice Springs and is a self proclaimed art enthusiast and a passionate advocate for community arts.

Joy Taylor

Joy was born and raised in the UK and moved to Australia in 1988, and now calls Alice Springs home. She has a passion for building sustainable livelihoods of people living in remote communities, with arts being a significant pathway to this. Joy draws on long experience in training, project planning and management, strategic planning, grant and tender writing, community development, information technology, and graphic design, professional writing and editing. Joy is a Director of Alice Springs Community Financial Services which governs the Alice Springs Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.