Janbal Gallery

Janbal Gallery, Mossman: Hours, Address, Janbal Gallery Reviews: 5/5

Janbal Gallery
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Paint & Pottery Studios
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Janbal Gallery located in Mossman Far North Queensland is more than just an Aboriginal Art Gallery, it is a wonderful Aboriginal art experience that is 100 per cent Aboriginal owned and operated. Come and learn about Aboriginal art and culture through hands-on painting workshops and storytelling experiences or simply browse that gallery at your leisure. Brian (Binna) Swindley, Janbal Gallery's owner and resident artist invites you to come in and browse, enjoy and share in an authentic Aboriginal art experience. Binna is a local Kuku Yalanji man from Mossman and he is passionate about sharing his culture, dreamtime stories and visual interpretations with visitors from all over the world. Join an Aboriginal Art Workshop where you will learn about the Kuku Yalanji history and culture whilst Binna shows you how to create your own art piece (that you can take home with you) using intricate details and design .
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JeannineBC
Summerland, Canada478 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
We met Binna while touring the region and he gave us the most wonderful and appreciated cultural interaction. He also agreed to do a commissioned painting for us and have it shipped back to us in Canada. As an Australian living abroad, it is incredibly meaningful to have some of my culture around me.
Thank you Binna, you are very much appreciated!
Written 29 May 2022
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cfma2000
Melbourne, Australia134 contributions
May 2022
Brian (Binna) led a workshop for our group that was memorable, informative and fun. We were able to learn about the surrounding area, indigenous life and art while creating our own small works. A great way to learn more. And a chance to purchase artwork if you wanted to without pressure.
Written 13 May 2022
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Kartika N
2 contributions
Apr. 2022
An afternoon with Artiste Binna in his Janbal gallery at Mossman was an incredible expereince. Binna gave us a full cutural journey connecting to country and people. Binna introduced us to art, nature, history and personal anecdotes. His artwork is extraordinary!!!Binna captivated us with the profound, magical sounds from his very own didgeridoo. Thank you Brian
Written 21 April 2022
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toffee66_10
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
The artist in residence, Binna, is amazing. His artwork is on display and available for purchase. It’s detailed, evocative and the pieces have a story behind each one. We also had the experience of producing our own small canvas under Binna’s guidance. Listening to him speak of the history of indigenous art held us spellbound and we were very happy with the pieces we created.
Written 19 April 2022
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Paul24507
Melbourne, Australia149 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Definitely visit Janbal Gallery when your in the area.

Brian the resident artist will spend the time explaining the story behind the painting and is extremely helpful.
Written 12 April 2022
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George G
Bribie Island, Australia370 contributions
Dec. 2021
While on holidays in Port Douglas, we decided to do an art class here. Neither of us were disappointed. Binna is a fantastic artist and a good teacher. We came away with more knowledge and a small piece of our own art.
Written 19 December 2021
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Jess C
2 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Really loved the experience of learning indigenous dot art! Binna is very talented. Would highly recommend, worth the visit! Thanks Binna! Will definitely come by when next in Cairns!
Written 18 June 2021
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Amy F
4 contributions
Dec. 2019
We visited in December 2019 and Binna was so welcoming and gave us so much of his time. Learning about him and his culture was a humbling experience and the art workshop (despite my lack of skills) was really fun! I would highly, highly recommend this experience for local and international tourists.
Written 22 July 2020
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Robert V
Nadi, Fiji10 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Family
Amazing. Binna (Brian) is the owner and resident artist of this fantastic little aboriginal art gallery. Enjoy, and maybe buy, some of his incredible artwork but even better get Binna to coach and mentor your inner artist and paint your own.
Great experience, hosted by a very genuine and lovely guy. Highly recommended
Written 17 March 2020
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Srpr
2 contributions
Oct. 2019
I had a great experience painting canvas with Binna in his art workshop.The details and stories behind those strokes are amazing.The place also exhibits some of his fantastic art pieces. 100 percent worth a visit if you love art.
Written 6 October 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm