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Mbantua Fine Art Gallery

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Address: 64 Todd St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8952 5571
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Situated in the heart of Alice Springs in the Todd Mall, Mbantua Gallery is...

Situated in the heart of Alice Springs in the Todd Mall, Mbantua Gallery is a must for visitors to the town who would like to learn a little more about the Aboriginal Culture in Central Australia. Browse through the many paintings and artifacts on display. Staff at Mbantua Gallery are very knowledgeable about our art and would be pleased to help you with any questions. Drop by for a visit!

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Great gallery and friendly and knowledgable people

We had a 6 hour layover in Alice Springs and decided to go into town to look at the local Aboriginal Art galleries. At Mbantua we were met by a very friendly and knowledgable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 6 hour layover in Alice Springs and decided to go into town to look at the local Aboriginal Art galleries. At Mbantua we were met by a very friendly and knowledgable curator who was very patient and explained the meaning of a large number of art we looked at to possibly purchase. He was also very nice... More 

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Thank Alex A
MbantuaG, General Manager at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

We very much enjoyed speaking to you in the Gallery. It's always nice when visitors show a willingness to learn about and understand the art and culture of our Aboriginal artists. More 

Sydney, Australia
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The selection of art here is quite nice, however very overpriced compared to other galleries outside of Alice Springs. The staff were not helpful at all.

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Thank KLS2602
Jan J, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on our Gallery. I will let our staff know and perhaps next time you get a chance to visit the Gallery things will be different! More 

Avalon, Australia
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visited during the Masters Games and found the staff to be very helpful. Bumped into Barbara Weir and subsequently bought one of her paintings. They have a lot of good stuff in the back room!

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Thank Hamish P
Jan J, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Really glad you got to meet Barbara Weir and we hope you enjoy her painting! More 

Ballarat, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Friendly staff, clean and well laid out shop. Lovely works of art on display and for sale as well as plates, bags, cushions etc. Located just at the start of the Todd Mall on the left ( next to the ice cream shop!), centrally located.

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Thank Dinokym
Jan J, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Glad you found our gallery to be clean and well laid out! I will relay your comments to our staff. Thanks More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A very good selection of aboriginal art. I thought the prices were a bit steep. They seem to cater more for the overseas visitor that would not have the time to compare prices or visit other locations. Worth a visit to look at the art but compare prices with other stores or even online!

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Thank moibloke
MbantuaG, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our gallery! More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Great range of art and very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff. There is also a good range of other products such as bags, cushion covers etc. Competitive priices

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Thank Grace B
MbantuaG, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

We will pass on your comments to our staff, they would love to know that they have been helpful! More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

An interesting display of Aboriginal artwork all made by hand. There very some really nice dot paintings all painted by local Aborigines and they are also signed and some have a picture of the artist holding the artwork. It's located right in town in the Todd Mall so stop in and learn a little about the culture.

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Thank MrMouser
MbantuaG, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you, Mr Mouser, for taking the time to give us a kind review! Most of the artworks in the Gallery will come with a photo of the artist and include a profile to tell you a bit about them. Glad you enjoyed your visit to us in Alice Springs! More 

Busselton, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

By chance we found this Gallery and I was truly glad. At first I was drawn in as I thought it was simply a "shop" but Inside we discovered an extensive art gallery, promoting the magnificent art and crafts of local Indigenous artists, as well as giftware for sale to truly honour our visit to this region - the red... More 

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Thank Sunshiine11
MbantuaG, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad you found us while you were in Alice Springs. Hope to see you back again one day! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

A very beautiful art gallery with gorgeous local aboriginal art work. Do not miss. Very easy to find in the centre of Alice Springs Todd mall area.

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Thank wendy22102
MbantuaG, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! More 

Parkes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Large variety of art work and artifacts as well as souvenir items. Some very impressive and high quality work. However I found most of the art work in Alice Springs including this gallery to be very overpriced. Some of the work had 'discounts' of 30-50%, which highlights how much they can be reduced. There is soooo much Aboriginal art available... More 

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Thank Athena4
MbantuaG, Owner at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks Athena4 for your observations. From time to time we will run a sale and discount some of our art. We are aware that some of the art is 'not so expertly completed' but we do try to look after all of our artists and give them a fair price for their work. We collect most of our art from... More 

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