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ArT centres

East Arnhem Land is a living, growing exhibition over 60,000 years in the making.

East Arnhem Land is home to some of Australia’s richest and most diverse Indigenous art centres and galleries. Connecting art and cultural attractions, the art centres create a rich, distinctive and unforgettable experience for visitors. Take part in demonstrations and workshops, or visit art galleries to view locally produced and internationally known artworks – it’s where contemporary and traditional meet.


Anindilyakwa Arts and Cultural Centre

Anindilyakwa Arts and Cultural Centre operates an art gallery across from the Groote Eylandt Lodge in Alyangula. Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is located south-west of Nhulunbuy township. Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre was established in 2005 and is run by the Anindilyakwa Land Council, supporting over 100 local Aboriginal artists to promote and sell their artwork, creating sustainable and meaningful jobs in the community for the future. The art c...

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Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre

The Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre, located in the Aboriginal community of Yirrkala, just 19 kilometres from Nhulunbuy, is one of Australia’s premier Aboriginal art centres. The meaning of Buku-Larrŋgay in Yolŋu matha is “the feeling on your face as it is struck by the first rays of the sun”. The Yolŋu owned art centre was established in 1975 and supports the people of Yirrkala and more than 20 homelands in region. Today, the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre offers many experiences for visit...

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Bula’bula Arts

Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation is situated in the remote community of Ramingining in East Arnhem Land, 435 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy by road. Ramingining is surrounded by the Arafura wetlands, which has been placed on the Australian National Heritage list and is managed using traditional land management practices. Bula’bula Arts is a Yolŋu owned, not for profit organisation with its core objective being to preserve and foster Yolŋu culture. Bula’bula Arts represents roughly 150 a...

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Djilpin Arts

Djilpin Arts was established in 2002 and is located in the community of Beswick on the Central Arnhem Road, 114 kilometres from Katherine. Djilpin Arts offers cultural experience tours on country that can be custom made to suit the interests of individuals, families and groups. Guided by local Beswick artists you can create a fibre artwork with the Beswick weavers, cut and learn to play a didjeridu, collect native honey and other bush foods or go swimming and fishing in a secluded waterhole...

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Elcho Island Arts

Elcho Island Arts is a Yolŋu-owned art centre located in Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island off the north-east coast of East Arnhem Land. Community-operated since 1992, the art centre exists primarily to support Yolŋu artists to share their culture and derive income from their art making.   The community’s artists are renowned for their originality in design and knowledge of traditional bush materials, continuing a tradition of many thousands of years. Their artworks, weavings, fibre ...

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Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Centre is located in the stunning community of Gapuwiyak, also known as Lake Evella, 220 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy. The art centre is community owned and operated and sells locally produced works as well as housing its own collection. The Art Centre supports over 100 artists from Gapuwiyak and surrounding homelands, and assists artists to collect and prepare materials, make high-quality art, explore ideas, develop knowledge and skills, exhibit, market and...

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Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre is a community owned art centre located in the island community of Milingimbi, 200 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy. Milingimbi Arts supports the long tradition of creative and cultural works including bark paintings, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Many of Milingimbi’s artists both past and present are represented in collections internationally. In Yolŋu culture, the land, sea, ceremony, songs and art are connected. Milingimbi artists s...

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