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Injalak Arts & Crafts Association

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Address: Lot 382, Gunblanya, Northern Territory 0822, Australia
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+61 8 8979 0190
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We are an Aboriginal owned and governed non-profit art centre - an...

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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Fantastic Arts and Crafts Centre

This is a great Arts and Crafts Centre with three rooms full of lovely paintings, baskets, weavings and fabrics. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming, efficient and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
RichardBlomfield
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Adelaide, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited the Injalak arts centre as part of a tour of Arnham land. The artists were just doing their thing and we just watched and asked questions. The artists were very friendly and enjoyed chatting about their art and craft work. Great shop that has plenty of choice. We have since also purchased goods online and they have always... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a great Arts and Crafts Centre with three rooms full of lovely paintings, baskets, weavings and fabrics. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming, efficient and nothing is too much trouble. I purchased some paintings and a large weaving which they packaged and organised delivery. All items arrived in perfect condition. In addition to the shop, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

If you are fortunate enough to be able to travel to Gunblanya then Injalak is a must visit place. The association is designed around supporting local artists. I am looking forward to whenever I might be fortunate enough to get back there.

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Thank Yvana J
flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

And we look forward to you coming back! Thanks so much for your lovely review and safe travels. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

In the middle of Kakadu National Park down an unsealed road sits an amazing Arts gallery. If you can go there the art is high quality fantastic Aboriginal art. The drive takes you over Cahill crossing. 4WD a must and watch the tide times! You need a permit, but that's fairly easy and not expensive. Amazing place!

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Thank David L
flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

Really glad you found out how to get to us - all the way from the UK. Being remote is a challenge but the people who make the effort are such lovely guests! Thanks for the great review. More 

Bridgetown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The day was well worth the trip out. The climb up to the rock art, the lunch under the overhanging bolder, set the scene for a wonderful story through history. The art and craft centre are well run and organised. We had talks about the methods used the types on pigments and demonstration on painting and screen printing.

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Thank yvonnedorricott
flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

We're glad you found the visit so informative and enjoyable. Thanks for the lovely review. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We braved cahills crossing for a trip here. Permit was cheap and easy to obtain from Jabiru. Injalak Arts Centre was fantastic! We got to see screen printing, painting and weaving. The staff were really helpful and we loved the experience. The art is much more affordable here than anywhere else we visited. Wish there was more to buy on... More 

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Thank Bee M
flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

Thank you!! We've been wracking our brains about how to expand our on-line range. Stay posted. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The Injalak arts centre at Oenpelli is a must see for visitors to Kakadu. It is a stunning drive, first getting across the Cahill crossing where the salties sit, then past fields of flood plain with water lilies, red rocky outcrops and a pretty corrugated road. At Oenpelli, meet the women weaving baskets in the shade and the men painting... More 

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flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Yes, please come back for a world class rock art tour of Injalak hill :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited the art centre in May 2016, during our trip across the top. Viewing the artists at work one can start to appreciate the skill and devotion they commit to their work and the fascinating stories behind each of the paintings. This place is really worth a visit..

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flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

Many thanks Peter. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is an amazing place to learn about the local art and culture. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. There is a huge amount of art for sales from the little inexpensive souvenirs all the way to some heart stopping original (and more expensive) masterpieces. You can pay with credit card and they ship all over the world. We... More 

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flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

Thank you so much Thierry. Really appreciate your review and glad your experience was so positive. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I visited the art centre whilst on a more extended tour. The agenda in my head told me this was a "filler day". As a white Australian I discovered I was almost completely ignorant of our first people's culture. Our guide Manual was a quiet bloke but opened up and told me some incredible stories. The art on the rocks... More 

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Thank Paulyboy1960
flick2009, Manager at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, responded to this review

Wow! Really thrilled to get that feedback. We all love what we do and feel blessed to be able to share it with visitors. Will pass your feedback on to Manuel, he's a lovely guy. More 

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