The name Yarrila, pronounced, YA-re-la, is a Gumbaynggirr word that means “illuminate / brighten / light up / illustrate”. This encapsulates YAM’s vision of illuminating knowledge, arts, heritage, and community creativity.
YAM boasts five exhibition spaces. The centerpiece is ‘Yaamanga Around here’, a permanent exhibition that explores the history and identity of the Coffs Coast through a captivating display of objects, artworks and stories. The other four exhibition spaces come alive with dynamic rotating exhibitions, many of which proudly feature YAM’s own collections.