Palya Art Tours

Fly to remote Australian communities with Palya Art Tours to meet with Indigenous artists in a mutually-respectful environment.

Facilitating Introductions

Palya Art Tours specialises in providing the support network and logistics for visitors and Indigenous artists to meet.  Fly over breathtaking country to connect with people living the worlds most continuous cultural and artistic practice.

Palya Art Tours for 2015:

  • June 15–19 Kimberley
  • July 27–31 Arnhem Land
  • September 7–11 Central Desert

Flying out of Darwin and Alice Springs.

Palya Art Tour Itineraries

Experiencing Diverse Indigenous Art and Culture

Flying to widespread communities across northwest Australia, passengers experience remote area living and distinctly different cultures.

Diverse art styles and meaning can be discussed with the artists or through interpreters. Exchanges frequently lead to ongoing associations with the communities. Collections of artwork often begin through the life enhancing experience of being on land with cultural custodians and artists.

Often further art tours are taken because of the joy, richness and learning experienced.

Exploring and Discovery

Palya Art Tours works with Indigenous-managed Art Centres and community councils across north, north western and central Australia.

Fly to the pristine wetlands of Arnhem Land, Stone Country around Gunbalanya, estuary lands adjacent to the the Timor Sea, Central Australian deserts and rocky escarpment Kimberley.

You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase unique artworks by internationally-renowned painters, sculptors, weavers and emerging artists from Indigenous-owned Art Centres.

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Small groups of between 5 and 7 travel by professionally-maintained and piloted light aircraft and 4WD vehicles.

Fellow travellers come from all walks of life. People come in groups or individually, from Australia and all over the world. Strong friendships are often made and sometimes lives changed with on-going interaction, even employment within the communities.

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Preparing a twin engined Cessna for departure - Palya Art ToursMavis Bannguna weaving in Arnhem Land ©The Artist & Helen ReadPalya Art Tours preparing to leave Balgo Hills mid tour, AustraliaScreen shot 2013-05-01 at 4.43.17 PMSunset over southern Kimberley, © Helen Read & Palya Art
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