Indigenous Art and Culture

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 landscape that inspires traditional and contemporary artists. Discover superb dot paintings and watercolours at private and collectively owned galleries in Alice Springs or venture further afield to community art centres to see artists at work.

The country throughout Central Australia has close ties with Indigenous people who are the original custodians of the region and have a unique relationship to the land. Their art forms and dream-time stories invest meaning in its mysteries, weaving a connection between spirit and country.

  • Yanda Aboriginal Art

    Yanda Art are the Western Desert Art Specialists. Yanda Art, founded in 1997 by director Chris Simon, who has operated his indigenous art gallery, studio and consultancy for over 17 years. The name ‘Yanda’ originates from a sheep station Chris previously owned and operated in Far Western NSW called ‘Yanda Creek Station’. His rural property, […]

  • Bindi Mwerre Artists

    Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, operating within Bindi Enterprises since 2000, the studio is at the intersection between supported studios and Aboriginal Art Centres. The Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists studio provides a means for Indigenous artists living with disability to develop and receive recognition for their artistic practices. In turn, identity and culture can be upheld, […]

  • Battery Hill Mining

    Be sure to visit the Battery Hill Mining Centre, home to the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre located in the heart of the Barkly region between Alice Springs and Katherine. Speak to the friendly locals to learn about the region and discover the local’s passion for this special place, including the 1930s gold rush, Aboriginal […]

  • Keringke Arts

    Visitors are welcome to Keringke Arts, an Aboriginally owned and operated community art centre in the community of Ltyentye Apurte, also known as Santa Teresa, approximately one hour’s drive from Alice Springs. Kerinkge is named for a nearby rock hole, formed as an ancestral kangaroo travelled through the region. Several of Kerinkge’s artists have cultural […]

  • Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Gift Shop

    Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Gift Shop is dedicated to providing the best quality artwork whilst ensuring the artists that work with them are treated well, by providing a comfortable space in which to work, as well as being paid fairly for their beautiful and talented artwork. They have always encouraged artists to try new […]

  • Tjanpi Desert Weavers

    Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council, created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art. Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kms […]

  • Tangentyere Artists

    Around 400 Artists make up Tangentyere Artists; an Alice Springs based Aboriginal owned Art Centre providing Arts training and Workshops as well as Marketing and Sales support for the artists. The unique quality of Tangentyere Artists is that it represents the breadth and depth of Central Australian cultural diversity. Hence there is a huge diversity […]

  • Papunya Tjupi Arts Centre

    Papunya Tjupi Arts Centre features Australian Aboriginal Artists of Papunya. Their painting is an important part of their culture and connection to their country. Their teaching and passing of knowledge to the young ones keeps their future strong. Their art centre is a community working space that allows them to provide for their families. They […]

  • The Museum of Central Australia

    The Museum of Central Australia is based in the heart of Alice Springs. It tells the story of the region’s unique natural history, following the evolution of the landscape and the fascinating creatures that inhabited it. From the big bang to the present day, meteorite fragments, fossils and interpretive displays detail the geological history of […]

  • Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Cultural Museum

    Mbantua Gallery is a leader in the field of Australian Aboriginal Art. If you are looking to buy Aboriginal Art, then you have arrived at the right spot. They have been proudly supporting the Aboriginal artists of Central Australia, and especially the Utopia region, since 1987. Regular bush trips to visit the artists ensure that […]