Indigenous Art Centres of Australia

(This section of Palya Art’s website is in the early stages of being updated. You may wish to review regularly)

Widespread and varied in structure, aim and artistic practice, artists’ Art Centres play a vital role in remote communities across Australia. Providing material support and an administrative matrix for exhibition programs, artists build an environment for creative working, maintenance of culture and managerial success.

Aboriginal owned and controlled, the Art Centres’ managers are employed by the artists to ensure ethical marketing and sales of artwork. Arranging national and international exhibitions of Indigenous art, documenting and archiving collections, overseeing quality control of materials, organising medical care, purchasing vehicles and airplane tickets are but a few of the many other daily activities.

Artworks From Indigenous Art Centres

There are now more than seventy Aboriginal Art Centres located across north and north west Australia. Palya Art Tours has been working with over twenty three Art Centres during the past thirty years. We would like to support more, if only time and logistics allowed. It is good to see other art tours taking place in support of Art Centres – the more the merrier, when etiquette is observed.

Extensive lists of Aboriginal Art Centres in Australia are available via the:

Association of Northern, Kimberly and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA)
Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Arts and Craft Centres (Desart)

As a signatory to the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct, Palya Art is committed to ethical and transparent business dealings with Indigenous visual artists. We abide by the standards set out in the code.

Visit remote Aboriginal Art Centres

Click on the logo to read more about an Indigenous Art Centre

Buku-Larrngay Mulka ArtistsBula'bula Arts Aboriginal CorporationElcho Island Art & CraftIkuntiji ArtistsRead about the Jilamara Arts and Crafts AssociationMangkaja Arts Resource Agency Aboriginal Corporation in AustraliaPapunya Tula Artists, an Indigenous Art Centre in AustraliaWarlayirti Artists, an Australian Indigenous Art CentreWarlukurlangu Artists, an Australian Indigenous Art CentreWarmun Art Centre, an Indigenous Art Centre in AustraliaWaringarri Aboriginal Arts in AustraliaNgukurr Arts, an Indigenous Art Centre in Australia

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