Injalak Arts
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
We are an Aboriginal owned and governed non-profit art centre - an incorporated NT Association. We have been continuously operating from this building since 1989. Our members are 350 Kunwinjku language group men and women artists and craftspeople. Some of our members choose to work on-site at the art centre painting, weaving, printing on fabrics and you are welcome to observe and interact. Our artists are relaxed and friendly, proud of the quality of their work. Feel free to ask questions. Visiting Injalak is free. We really love to share our culture with you and appreciate your custom. Our beautiful shop stocks a wide range of our authentic hand-made arts and crafts - sold at wholesale prices direct to visitors. We specialise in paintings on bark and Arches paper, natural fibre products, carvings and hand-printed fabrics including linen, silks and cottons and fabric products such as scarves, bags and cushion covers.
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Gunbalanya Internal, Lot 383, Gunbalanya, Northern Territory 0822 Australia
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Kangaroo P
Nelson Bay, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
An unplanned visit by our Outback Spirit tour group afforded us the opportunity to meet local artists, learn about their techniques and purchase some exceptional quality artwork.
I was fortunate to secure a bark painting entitled 'Burarr' (Water Goanna) by a young 'up and coming' artist, Sprotin Bangarr. Sprotin's talent is clearly evident in the detail and composition of the work.
Shipping artwork from Arnhem Land was not a problem. All works were very carefully wrapped and all arrived undamaged.
Framed, Sprotin's work now takes pride of place on our lounge room wall - a great memory and I'd suggest an added bonus, a good investment.
Highly recommend.
Written 18 November 2019
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4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We were pleased to have the opportunity to watch and ask questions as the women prepared pandanus for weaving. We also spoke to some young men inside the small workshop/studio about their screen printing. The items for sale were varied and beautifully made.
Written 16 September 2019
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Georgina S
Queenstown, New Zealand51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited the Injalak Arts Centre as part of a day tour to Arnhem Land - it was a privilege to have our cultural guide lead us to ancient rock art in the surrounding hills, and share his stories....then we had time to enjoy watching the artists at work and look through the amazing amount of work on offer. The Injalak Arts centre is a wonderful platform to showcase the local artists work and we found all the items for sale were very reasonably priced. I purchased a framed piece which was shipped to me in Sydney, very efficient and extremely well packaged. All The staff were great!
Written 29 July 2019
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Phil N
Cootamundra, Australia270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
On a recent trip through Arnhemland and Kakadu we were fortunate enough to visit the Injalak Arts centre in Gunbalanya. We were travelling with a Lord's Safaris tour and were impressed with the Arts Centre and being able to interact with the artists who were happy to explain all about how they paint and the lady weave baskets.
Our guide Dean had a great relationship with the local artists which he has obviously built up during his many trips to the area.
One downside was the prices put on the artwork, both our party and other tourists we met were all put off buying by the prices which we saw advertised as wholesale!
We heard a rumour that new management were hell bent on making as much profit as possible at the expense of having a greater number of sales at a lesser price.
The prices were certainly on par with what we saw for sale in Darwin with no obvious advantage of making the long trip out to Gunbalanya.
We also wondered if needing permits to visit Arnhemland stops an even greater number of tourists from visiting the centre.
Written 9 June 2019
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Damian K
Maroochydore, Australia58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We were part of a day tour to Gunbalanya in May 2019 and were taken on a guided walk around Injalak Hill by Gabby.

The scenery was magnificent, but the real highlight for us was our guide Gabby. She did a wonderful job of showing us the spectacular country and sharing the stories of her ancestors and the land.

Having spent some time in the Kimberley prior to visiting Injalak, it really opened our eyes to the rich and varied history of the traditional owners across the top end. It was an honour for us to hear the stories, experience the wonderful rock art and to visit such a magnificent part of Australia.
Written 27 May 2019
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Margriet H
Darwin, Australia420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I bought a hand dyed, artist produced shirt, and a printed silk cushion cover as Xmas presents. Unique items that represent the natural world, and part of the indigenous culture. Items came in the mail, in no time at all. I live in Darwin, but I’m sure postage to other parts of Australia and overseas would be dealt with with equal promptness.
Written 1 December 2018
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Anna D
Sydney, Australia323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited as part of an Arnhem Land tour and were not disappointed. Fantastic to see the artists at work and chat with them about their work, have them explain the techniques to us, and to see the extremely high quality art they produce. It would have been easy to buy a lot of the art from the shop! Wonderful to see local artists supported in such a great way, and to be able to purchase genuine Aboriginal art and know that the artists are getting their fair share and not being ripped off - great to be able to go almost directly to the source. I look forward to displaying my purchase once we return home.
Written 16 October 2018
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Thank you so much Anna. Hope to see you again one day.
Written 19 October 2018
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norbertlenz
Karlsruhe, Germany16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Injalak Arts is an Aboriginal owned and governed non-profit association located in Gunbalanya, formerly known as Oenpelli, situated in West Arnhem Land east of the famous Kakadu National Park. Many places in the Australian Northern Territory display, show and sell Aboriginal art. But here you can also meet Aboriginal artists, watch them do their work, and speak with them. A really unique experience!
Written 8 October 2018
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On any given day many of our members - painters, basket weavers, fabric screenprinters and designers - work at and visit our art centre so the chances of interacting with artists is very high! Lots of their family visit too. Our members love their art centre and are active six days a week all year round. In dry season we are accessible so it's great you were able to visit and have a really good experience. Thank you
Written 10 October 2018
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Marco B
Alice Springs, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
To visit Arnhemland from Jabiru it’s absolute amazing tour to see some of the Aboriginal arts, as well in the hills, where we had a fantastic tour with super explanation from our guide Teo. We learned a lot today and recommend this tour to everybody who has the chance to visit Jabiru in the Kakadu National park.
The arts shop and exhibition around was really great to see and now a little understanding about the living and culture of the Aboriginal people.

With lots of respect, Marco
Written 21 September 2018
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Thank you very much for your review and recommendation Marco. Really happy you had such a good visit to the art centre and a tour of the hill. Theo is an excellent guide and we're really proud of his work.
Written 23 September 2018
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kevin P
Yackandandah, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This is our second visit to this remote place which is worth all the trouble to get there. Went with Owen, our guide, to inspect the multiple galleries of rock art with spectacular panoramic views of the stone country. Not a bad climb for a couple of grey nomads, but worth the effort and enjoyed an early night to recover. Most spectacular rock art we have seen. Wish they could start a "Tidy Towns" competition to clean up the place, but a small criticism for an otherwise great experience.
Written 22 August 2018
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Glad you came to see the hill again and enjoyed the experience. With between 40 and 100 locals visiting our site every day to paint, weave, print and socialise ... so things can get a bit messy. Our cleaning crew is members with intellectual disabilities who love earning a livelihood but sometimes lack attention to detail. Maybe we need some grey nomads to come and do a bit of tidiness training :)
Written 23 August 2018
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