Art Centres

Art Centre Directory

Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre | Arnhem Land

Anindilyakwa Arts Centre

Anindilyakwa Art was established in 2005 by the Anindilyakwa Land Council to help local artists promote and sell their artwork. Groote Eylandt is a small island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is an aboriginal reserve. Until the opening of the Art Centre the local artists were very limited in outlets for art sales, usually […]

Babbarra Designs | Arnhem Land

Babbarra Designs, Arnhem Land

The Babbarra Women’s Centre is proudly owned by Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC). It began as a women’s refuge in the 1983. Now a women’s CDEP centre, it provides employment, and training opportunities through the establishment and operation of appropriate small business enterprises. The Centre runs a textiles workshop, specialising in the production of hand crafted […]

Bima Wear | Tiwi Islands

Bima Wear, Tiwi Islands

Bima Wear is a fabric printmaking and clothing business based at Wurrumiyanga (formerly Nguiu), Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. Twelve Tiwi women currently produce unique fabric prints and sewn garments in brilliant, bold, timeless designs. Fabrics feature traditional symbols, structures and family and environmental […]

Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre | Arnhem Land

Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre

The art of the Yirrkala region has been developing an appreciative audience since the township was founded as a mission in 1935. Work from Yirrkala was amongst the earliest commercial Aboriginal art marketed by Methodist Overseas Mission. There is strong evidence to suggest that the art emerging from Yirrkala in the mid 1950s was a […]

Bula’bula Arts | Arnhem Land

Bula'Bula Arts, Arnhem Land

Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation provides the artists of Ramingining community, in Arnhem Land, and surrounding homelands an outlet to voice the stories of their country through their art. Bula’bula Arts is a not for profit organisation operating for the benefit of the community by: Preserving and fostering Yolngu culture. Providing a supportive and happy atmosphere […]

Bulgul Art Group | Darwin/Katherine

The Bulgul Art Group are a group of strong artists and healers working from Bulgul Homeland 220 km north west of Darwin. Bulgul Art Group Bulgul Homeland PO Box 100, Batchelor NT 0845 t +61 400 276 513 or t +61 487 156 665

Coomalie Cultural Centre | Darwin/Katherine

Coomalie Cultural Centre

Coomalie Cultural Centre Batchelor Institute’s Coomalie Cultural Centre conducts artist’s residencies, exhibitions and cultural projects and operates a retail outlet of art and craft. It presents a diverse range of artwork from across the Top End and Central Australia. Coomalie Cultural Centre was officially opened in 1999. Located en route to Litchfield National Park the […]

Djilpin Arts | Katherine

Djilpin Arts, Darwin/Katherine

Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation is a not for profit organisation based in the Beswick (Wugularr) community of the Northern Territory. It was established in 2002 to maintain, develop and promote traditional and contemporary Indigenous visual and performing arts of the Katherine and Arnhem regions. Working in country with kin and culture across generations Djilpin Arts’ […]

Djilpin Arts Katherine Gallery & Cafe | Katherine

Djilpin Arts Gallery Cafe, Katherine

Right in the heart of Katherine you’ll find our well stocked gallery is a cool and comfortable place to have a coffee and cake, or a cool drink, either inside or in our pleasant courtyard. The Gallery stocks the full range of arts and artefacts from the Ghunmarn Culture Centre, and if you are lucky […]

Dunnilli Arts | Darwin

Dunnilli Arts, Darwin

Dunnilli Arts, part of Nungalinya College, located in Darwin stands on Larrakia land. The name Dunnilli was given to the Art Centre by the Larrakia nation and means “to make something special”. Dunnilli Arts runs training courses for Indigenous students in textile art including screen-printing and batik. Artwork is for sale through Dunnilli Arts and […]

Durrmu Arts | Darwin/Katherine

Durrmu Arts, Darwin/Katherine

Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation is renowned for its fine, contemporary art production, including acrylic painting and fibre work. Senior artist Regina Pilawuk Wilson (winner, General Painting, Telstra National Indigenous Art Award 2003) leads a team of talented emerging and established artists including Dianne Hodgson, Miriam Byrnes, Mabel Jimarin, Kathleen Korda, Margaret Kundu, Patsy Marfura, Rosina […]

Elcho Island Arts | Arnhem Land

Elcho Island Arts, Arnhem Land

Marthakal Business Enterprises, trading as Elcho Island Arts, services over 200 Yolŋu artists based in the main community of Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island, and surrounding Marthakal homelands. Yolŋu art and design are direct inheritances from ancient times. For succeeding generations, the artforms and ceremonies passed on to today’s Yolŋu people express direct links to their significant […]

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts | Arnhem Land

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts, Arnhem Land

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation is a nonprofit organisation in the remote East Arnhem Land community of Gapuwiyak, also known as Lake Evella. With aims to enhance the wellbeing of Yolngu people living in the region, GCAAC strives to promote their art and cultural practices whilst providing opportunities for leadership, meaningful employment and professional […]

Gunga Pandanus Weavers | Darwin/Katherine

Gunga Pandanus Weavers are Darwin based Arnhem Land weavers who take great pride and joy in offering cultural and weaving workshops in the Arnhem Land tradition of pandanus stripping, dyeing and weaving to make mats, baskets, dilly bags and fish traps. They also sell these products privately. The weavers offer selected small group bush tours […]

Injalak Arts | Arnhem Land

Injalak Arts

Injalak is a non-profit, community enterprise. The Art Centre here in Gunbalanya was officially opened in late November 1989. Prior to 1989 its origins were in a small shed used for screen printing. The building that now houses the various functions of the Art Centre is long and flanked on either side by covered verandahs. […]

Jilamara Arts and Crafts | Tiwi Islands

Jilamara Arts

Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association is an indigenous owned art centre located in Milikapiti, Melville Island, 100km north of Darwin. Artists at the centre have made a significant contribution to contemporary indigenous art in Australia since the association was established in 1989. The Tiwi word ‘Jilamara’, which roughly translates to ‘design’, refers to the intricate […]

Karungkarni Art | Darwin/Katherine

Karungkarni Art is owned and operated by the artists of Kalkarindji / Daguragu. The older artists are renowned for their courageous participation in the Wave Hill Walk Off in 1966. They form the core of this enterprise, which provides economic and cultural benefits for the artists, families and community. Their artwork is predominantly painting on […]

Kira Kiro – Kalumburu Artists | Kimberley

Kalumburu Community is the northern most community in Western Australia. The region is rich in rock art, particularly of the Wandjina and Gwion or Kira Kiro figures. Arts practice is grounded in the rock art tradition with contemporary practice also including secular themes of sea-life and seasonal flora. While arts practice has always been a strong cultural activity for the Kalumburu community […]

Kulumindini Arts | Darwin/Katherine

Kulumindini Arts operates out of the Gurungu Women’s Centre at Elliott. The women print a range of fabric using mainly lino-cut techniques. The images reflect the artists’ connection to the land of the Northern Barkly and the Barkly stock route. The artists sell the printed fabric in lengths and also make a number of domestic […]

Laarri Gallery | Kimberley

Laarri Gallery, Kimberley

Laarri Gallery is situated in Yiyili Aboriginal Community between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing just 5km off the Great Northern Highway between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing. The gallery was established in 1999 in a collaboration between Yiyili Community School and Yiyili Community Aboriginal Corporation.  The goal of Laarri Gallery is to provide a place […]

Larrakia Nation Arts | Darwin

Larrakia Nation Arts, Darwin

Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation was set up in 1997 to represent the interests and further the aspirations of the eight Larrakia families, particularly with respect to Native Title. Administered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act, it is a dynamic, membership-based organisation, and a major Aboriginal service delivery and business development organisation in […]

Looma Arts | Kimberley

Looma Arts Looma Community Store P.O. Box 908, Derby 6728 WA t +61 8 9191 4728 f +61 8 9191 7168 e loomastore@bigpond.com

Mangkaja Arts | Kimberley

Ngarralja Tommy May, Mangkaja Arts

Mangkaja Arts began as an arm of Karrayili Adult Education Centre, first established in 1981 for local people who wanted to learn the English language. The initiative, led by the local men, provided a place where people could study and paint their personal stories, bush trips and histories. The artists began to sell their work […]

Maningrida Arts and Culture | Arnhem Land

Maningrida Arts and Culture, Arnhem Land

Ivan Namirrkki, Kuninjku artist, 2003 Maningrida Arts and Culture (MAC) represents more than 250 Aboriginal artists of the Maningrida region. The Kuninjku homelands are situated in western Arnhem Land, in the far north of Australia. Sandstone escarpments crown dense, tropical eucalypt forests and grasslands, which open up on to the vast seasonal floodplains of the […]