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Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art

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Much better up north

I’m a hard marker, due to having visiting Indigenous galleries all around the country. Still quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Aboriginal Art - A Must Visit & Purchase!

Authentic and Beautiful pieces of Aboriginal Art! The Gallery is a MUST VISIT! Sorry, you will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
noeld579
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a hard marker, due to having visiting Indigenous galleries all around the country. Still quite a nice collection housed inside a historic building but not worth a special trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic and Beautiful pieces of Aboriginal Art! The Gallery is a MUST VISIT! Sorry, you will walk out with a purchase for sure! The Curator, Alexis Hesseen is beyond knowledgeable and passionate about the many pieces in the Gallery! Do stop in for a chat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank noeld579
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I like these paintings, most of them are very good, and the staff know what they are talking about. As with all paintings, however, you should buy something that you like and that you can live with. If you are buying through a gallery, to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 24 May 2018

It captures your eye when you walk past... but I have mixed feelings about it. Firstly we were assured that the artist receives up to 40% of the painting price, which is quite generous if that is true. I would hope that it is so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 8 February 2018

As a Tour Guide in Melbourne I regularly recommend Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art because of the exceptional customer service they provide to people I recommend, I've always received positive feedback. They have a wide range of canvas artworks, jewellery and other forms of art...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you are in the market to buy aboriginal art, then avoid this place. Yes, they have some magnificent paintings, but the very poor attitude of the woman who manages the place was outrageous. We own a number of paintings, including 3 Gloria Pettyares, so...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I have been spoilit as living in the NT one gets authentic aboriginal art everyday. For me this place screams elitist, and they do not bring the welcoming that you get in the NT from the artists there. Most of the artists are from the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a first class art gallery, and the works are simply breath taking. Aboriginal art touched our hearts during our recent travels to the country, and we are humbled by how much we have to learn about this art form and the artists. We...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Large panel of first generation arborigenal artists. Many of them present in many museum worldwide. Prices are not so high. The gallery merites a visit, at least once in Bourke street (its close to Parliament)

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Vegor2009
Reviewed 14 October 2016

One of the things that I wanted to see while in Australia was Aboriginal Art. It is surprisingly easy to miss if you don't know where to go. This gallery, which sells the work, represents among the finest artists in the country. I was absolutely...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Chorpiano
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simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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