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AboriginalArt

The vibrant collection of artworks in Central Australia will delight art lovers big and small, young and old. The region is full of a rich culture and landscape that inspires traditional and contemporary artists. Discover superb dot paintings and watercolours by some of Australia’s most successful Aboriginal artists at private and collectively owned galleries in Alice Springs or venture further afield to community art centres to see artists at work and listen to them talk about their paintings.

Dotted through out the town of Alice Springs you will find amazing Aboriginal artworks, jewellery and crafts. The Araluen Arts Centre, a hub of the visual arts scene exhibits collections from both local and Australian artists. The Albert Namatjira Gallery is sure to amaze with paintings by this most famous of Aboriginal artists.

There are opportunities to visit art studios, join paper making workshops on a cattle station and purchase unique arts and craft made by the Traditional Owners at Uluru. Be inspired by the Central and Western Desert peoples, trace the visual heritage and stunning craft of the Papunya Tula and Utopia artists. Travel to Hermannsburg, a Lutheran mission now returned to the Aboriginal people and once home to Albert Namatjira, where his originals are still on display.

 

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Red Centre Art Trails

We've consolidated the Red Centre's amazing art attractions and events into four easy-to-follow trails so that you can experience the full richness of art in the region. You can pick up a free booklet from the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre, download a copy, or download the free app for iOS and Android to customise your own unique Art Trail.

Tennant Creek & the Barkly Art Trail

The Barkly Region spans the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs from Barrow Creek to Newcastle Waters and stretches east to the Queensland border. The Barkly is an area that is rich in history and is characterised by golden grassy plains and clear blue skies. There are three 'must-see' art experiences within the Tennant Creek & the Barkly Trail.

Alice Springs Art Trail

Alice Springs is the capital of the Red Centre and is abundant with heritage, cultural and art expereinces suitable for all visiting age groups. The Alice Springs Central Art Trail contains amazing Aboriginal artworks, jewellery, crafts and events unique to Australia. There are nine art stops, along with two iconic events on this trail that will guarantee unforgettable experiences.

Outback Art Trail

There are five experiences within the Outback Art Trail. Drive yourself along the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges to start your adventure, or visit some of the remote Aboriginal art centres on a tour with a professional guide. These outback centres are a vital part of remote community life and visitors have the opportunity to meet and interact with local artists. There are many exquisite cultural artworks on display and available for purchase. The scenery along this trail is extraordinarily beautiful with rugged mountain ranges, lush waterholes and stunning desert landscapes.

Road to the Rock

Road to the Rock is a great trail to take on your journey from Alice Springs to Uluru and vice versa. At Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse, you can visit Imanpa Arts Gallery, which is indigenous owned and operated. Visitors have the opportunity to sit and talk to artists about their work. At Curtin Springs, join a one-hour paper making tour to experience how they use the native grasses on the produce beautiful handmade paper. Once you reach Uluru, Maruku Arts Gallery and Walkatjara Art Uluru are based in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and offers unique arts and crafts made by the traditional owners, the Anangu people. At the Ayers Rock Resort, you'll find several galleries inside the hotels. 

 

Yubu Napa Gallery and Studio

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
Yubu Napa offers visitors a unique gallery experience. Visitors to Alice Springs have the opportunity to meet and engage with Indigenous Artists as they are creating the... show more

Ikuntji Artists

Artisans
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Ikuntji Artists is an Indigenous owned and run art centre located at Haasts Bluff, 230km west of Alice Springs in the West Macdonnell Ranges.It was first established in 1... show more

Keringke Arts

Artisans
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Keringke Arts is a working art studio environment providing a direct sale outlet close to Alice Springs for original, colourful and vibrant artworks. The Keringke style i... show more

Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Attractions
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a vibrant not-for-profit Aboriginal social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council. More than 400 Aborigin... show more

Araluen Cultural Precinct

Attractions
Alice Springs NT
The Araluen Cultural Precinct provides a fascinating glimpse into the art, culture and heritage of Central Australia, and into some of the local identities that helped de... show more

Maruku Arts

Artisans
Uluru, Kata Tjuta NT
Based at Uluru, Maruku Arts provides authentic Anangu cultural experiences for individuals, groups and charters on public and private tours. We bring a touch of something... show more

Walkatjara Art

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Uluru, Kata Tjuta NT
Walkatjara Art is located at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, in the National Park and is proudly owned and directed by local Anangu (the Indigenous people of the Ul... show more

Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

Tours
Alice Springs NT
At Alice Spring's Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre you can see dot paintings and watercolours on show in the gallery, meet the Aboriginal artists who creat... show more

Tangentyere Artists

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
Tangentyere Artists, an Alice Springs-based not-for-profit, Aboriginal owned and directed Art Centre, provides new, emerging, or established artists skills, professional,... show more

Araluen Arts Centre

Attractions
Alice Springs NT
The Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of the visual art and performance scene of Central Australia, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, performances, and fi... show more

Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

Attractions
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Nyinkka Nyunyu (pronounced ny-ink-a ny-oo ny-oo) is a fascinating and unique art, culture and interpretive centre, which offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Ab... show more

Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre

Artisans
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Arlpwe is both an art gallery and art centre.Great art, “friendly people”, this phrase encapsulates the story behind the Arlpwe Art Gallery. This is the story of an ... show more

Maruku Arts- Tours & Workshops

Tours
Yulara NT
We are a proud Indigenous Tourism Champion and a not-for-profit art & craft corporation 100% owned and controlled by Anangu (Aboriginal people from the Central and Wester... show more

Mbantua Fine Art Gallery Alice Springs

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery specialises in exhibiting and selling the works of Aboriginal artists from the Utopia region of Central Australia. Throughout the Gallery you wil... show more

Kathleen Buzzacott Art Studio

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
Kathleen Buzzacott Art Studio is an indigenous owned and operated family enterprise, situated on Traditional Arrente Land in the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. Visitors... show more

The Artist Expedition Society

Tours
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
The Artist Expedition Society offers outdoor creative experiences in Central Australia for experienced artists and total beginners looking for a different kind of Outback... show more

Hermannsburg Potters

Artisans
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Visit the Hermannsburg Potters to see their renowned hand-built terracotta pots that are decorated with vibrant sculpted animals, landscapes, and bush tucker. show more

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