Palya Art Tours

People say it is a ‘Journey of a Lifetime’.

Palya Art Tours flies to remote area Indigenous communities across North Western Australia to meet with First Nation artists in a mutually-respectful environment.

Three days fully inclusive from Departure to Arrival back in either Darwin, Alice Springs or Broome, costs $6,600.00

For more information on tour dates for 2019 and 2020 – click here.

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.

Experiencing Diverse Indigenous Art and Culture. You might like to view the Blog Updates on this website for an idea of the people we meet and country we see.

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.

Flying from Broome, Darwin or Alice Springs the art tours are three days long and cost $6,600.00

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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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