Art Centre Directory

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]