Art Centres

Art Centre Directory

Manyallaluk Art and Craft Centre | Katherine

Manyallaluk Art and Craft Centre

The Manyallaluk Art and Craft Centre is a community-owned organisation that features the work of local Aboriginal artists. Artists paint on canvas and stringy bark, using handmade ochre pigment or acrylic paint in traditional colours. Painted didgeridoos, small sculptural pieces, firesticks and clap sticks are also available. Paintings abound with images of animal life, bush […]

Mardbalk Arts and Crafts | Arnhem Land

Mardbalk Arts, Arnhem Land

Mardbalk Arts and Crafts is situated at Warruwi Community on South Goulburn Island, in the Arafura Sea just off the coast of Coburg Peninsula. The community is made up of 3 main clans, the Maung, Walang and Gunwingku clans. There is also a strong presence of the Galpu Clan from Elcho Island that make Warruwi […]

Marrawuddi Gallery | Darwin/Katherine

Marrawuddi Gallery is located at Bowali Visitor Centre in the world-heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The Gallery stocks a diverse range of Kakadu and West Arnhem art including works on paper, bark paintings of all sizes and fibre art including woven pandanus floor mats, baskets and dilly bags. Marrawuddi Gallery is owned and operated by […]

Merrepen Arts, Culture and Language | Darwin/Katherine

Merrepen Arts, Darwin/Katherine

Merrepen Arts, located at Nauiyu Community Daly River (NT), is a well established arts centre with around 20 artists working in a variety of traditional and contemporary mediums painting regularly in a custom designed art centre. A number of the most established artists from the region are now recognised on a national level. The number […]

Milingimbi Art and Culture | Arnhem Land

Milingimbi Art, Arnhem Land

Milingimbi is an island community literally just off the coast of Arnhem Land in the far north of Australia, approximately 400 km east of Darwin, Northern Territory. A number of different clan groups exist among the population of around 1,000 that call Milingimbi home, including surrounding outstations (or homelands). There is a long tradition of creative […]

MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft | Katherine

MiMi Aboriginal Art and Craft

Mimi is an Aboriginal owned and operated not-for-profit art centre. More than fifty per cent of sales are returned to the artists, with the remaining proceeds going towards running the art centre and providing customers with an ethical way to purchase Indigenous artwork. Visitors to Mimi can often enjoy the experience of artists painting at […]

Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre | Kimberley

Mowanjum Aboriginal Art

“Every race of people has a culture to follow. If you lose your culture you are floating… lost. The Mowanjum artists are strong and they know it is their job to pass on their knowledge to young people, to keep the spirit of the Wandjina alive.” Donny Woolagoodja In the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin, […]

Munupi Arts | Tiwi Islands

Munupi Art

Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Islands north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women’s Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorporated under the name Munupi Arts and Crafts Association giving local artists an opportunity to proudly celebrate […]

Nagula Jarndu Designs | Kimberley

Nagula Jarndu Designs (Saltwater Woman Designs) is owned by the Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation. It has been operating as a Women’s Art Centre and Resource Agency in Broome in the West Kimberley, since 1987. Our small group of committed artists and textile designers produce contemporary works inspired by traditional designs and the environment around them. […]

Ngukurr Arts Centre | Arnhem Land

Ngukurr Arts

Ngukurr community lies at the very South Eastern edge of Arnhem land. The town is perched on a rise above a bend in the mighty Roper River, with heavily wooded country stretching away to the distance. Ngukurr was created initially as a mission, which provided sanctuary for the many different tribes in the area. This […]

Numburindi Arts | Arnhem Land

Numburindi Arts

Numburindi Arts is a project first started by the by the Numbulwar School Secondary Girls in 2010. This is our first Arts Centre in Numbulwar and the first chance people have to buy our unique arts and crafts directly from the artists. We have now continued the business in our Ngarggu Senior Class for the […]

Tiwi Art Network | Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Art

The Tiwi Art Network is an alliance between the three art centres on the Tiwi Islands: Munupi Arts & Crafts Tiwi Designs Jilamara Arts & Crafts The Tiwi Art Network is a not for profit Aboriginal Corporation. For every item of artwork sold, the bulk of the money is returned to the artist and the […]

Tiwi Designs | Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Designs

Tiwi Designs is located at Nguiu on the south eastern corner of Bathurst Island. Nguiu has a population of approximately 1500. Bathurst Island has a land area of 2,200 square kilometres and is 80 kilometres north of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. Nguiu has an airport with regular daily flights and a barge delivery […]

Waralungku Arts | Darwin/Katherine

Waralungku Arts

Waralungku Arts is an Aboriginal owned and controlled arts centre located in the town of Borroloola in the Northern Territory. It is an enterprise of Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association Incorporated (Mabunji). Waralungku represents several artists from the four different language groups of the region. Yanyuwa, Garrawa, Marra and Gurdanji. Borroloola, is a small town of […]

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts | Kimberley

Waringarri Arts

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts specializes in contemporary collectable art of the East Kimberley. Established in the early 1980’s, in the heart of Miriwoong country, Waringarri artists share the importance of country and culture, while exploring a celebration of colour, composition and individualism. The art centre is wholly indigenous owned and operates as an artists’ studio and […]

Warlayirti Artists | Kimberley

Warlayirti Artists

Established in 1987, Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation is located in the small Indigenous community of Wirrimanu (Balgo) and serves approximately 300 Indigenous artists from the communities of Wirrimanu, Mulan and Kururrrungku (Billiluna). As a leader in best Indigenous practices, it has become a dynamic hub, with an Art Centre, new-Media Centre and a Cultural Centre. […]

Warmun Art Centre | Kimberley

Warmun Art Centre

Warmun artists stand at the forefront of contemporary art. Warmun Art Centre was established by leading artists of the Warmun (Turkey Creek) community, Northern Territory. Warmun was home to leading indigenous artists Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, George Mung Mung and Paddy Jaminji and Jack Britten, who passed on to the current generation of artists many […]

Warnayaka Art | Darwin/Katherine

Warnayaka Art

Lajamanu has a population of around 900 Warlpiri people – their stories are in their Indigenous Art The older generation here still remember the first time they met white Australians. Their great grandchildren run around Lajamanu. These older members of Lajamanu Community see Warnayaka as an avenue to achieve a number of needs that are […]

Yarliyil Art Centre | Kimberley

Yarliyil Arts

Based in Halls Creek, on the Great Northern Highway, the Yarliyil Art Centre (pronounced “Yar-Leel”) provides a place for local cultural expression by enabling the ethical production and sale of Aboriginal Art. The Kimberley Language Resource Centre and the Shire of Halls Creek have both been instrumental in supporting the re-establishment of this Art Centre, […]

Yaruman Art & Culture Centre | Kimberley

Yaruman Art Centre

Yaruman Art Centre is located in the Kundat Djaru Community also known as Ringer Soak, 170km south east of Halls Creek and only 50km from the NT border. The local language is Djaru. The Art Centre’s focus is cultural maintenance and provides support for all cultural activities. Yaruman Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit […]

Yirrabii Arts & Crafts | Kimberley

Yirrabii Gallery was established in 2002 by Mandangala elder Evelyn Hall and is currently managed by the Gelganyem Trust in Kununurra. Yirrabii Arts and Crafts Gelganyem Trust PO Box 5 Kununurra WA 6743 t +61 8 9169 3504 f +61 8 9169 3210 e chris.garstone@gelganyem.com.au

Yulparija Artists From Bidyadanga | Kimberley

The extraordinary works of the Yulparija artists reflect their contemporary experiences, with desert iconography being portrayed in the rich blues, reds and greens of the coastal landscape that the artists have been living in for the past 35 years. They are truly contemporary art works, though they draw completely on traditional knowledge. Short St Gallery, […]