Janbal Gallery

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

Janbal Gallery
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Paint & Pottery Studios
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
About
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 .
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Amy F
4 contributions
A fun, memorable and educational experience
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
Your inner artist
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
One word review -fantastic!
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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JTr
Highlands Ranch, CO1,129 contributions
Didn’t know I could do art
Sep. 2019
Interesting and amusing stop to have an indigonous artist introduce our group to his style of art and to have the opportunity to do it myself
A beautiful gallery %- fun place to visit
Written 27 September 2019
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charlotte b
Newquay, UK14 contributions
Brilliant art class, a must do in Mossman
Aug. 2019 • Solo
Today I had a fantastic time at the art class. I learnt so many things about aboriginal artwork, Binna is very knowledgeable and friendly and made me feel very welcome in his gallery. I chose to paint a boomerang and didnt know where to start but Binna helped me and I was so happy with the outcome. It is a must do for anyone in the Mossman or North Queensland area, I went as a solo visitor but it would be perfect for anyone including children. Thanks again for the experience.
Written 19 August 2019
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Ted E
Toronto, Canada22 contributions
Authentic creative experience
Aug. 2019
I have a suggestion for a great day (it was for us) - we spent the morning at Mossman Gorge, had lunch in Mossman, and then took our children 10 & 13 to an afternoon art class at Janbal Gallery. Binna's an incredible artist and teacher. We had a great time painting, learning about local culture and talking to Binna. Even if you don't book a class it's worth a visit to the gallery - the artwork is fantastic.
Written 10 August 2019
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Thank you for your review and it was wonderful to meet you.
Written 12 August 2019
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Brenda M
Windsor, Canada11 contributions
Authentic aboriginal experience
Jul. 2019 • Friends
The Janbal gallery was recommended by a local from Daintree Village. We stopped by on on our way to Mossman Gorge without an appointment, luckily Binna opened his lovely shop to us. He spent time sharing stories about his culture while we viewed his beautiful paintings. It was one of my favourite days of my Australia trip.
Written 20 July 2019
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Thank you for your review and it was wonderful to meet you.
Written 12 August 2019
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Ed Yet
Brisbane Region, Australia8 contributions
Wonderful morning painting
Jul. 2019 • Family
This morning our 9 year old daughter and I had an amazing time at Janbal gallery. The lovely owner is an amazingly talented artist who talks passionately about his culture while explaining aboriginal painting techniques. He has many beautiful paintings hanging to inspire everyone! You sit outside and can choose to paint a boomerang or small painting. If you want to do a larger painting it’s best to call/email ahead. Highly recommended super fun activity also for groups and children!
Written 4 July 2019
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Thank you for your review and it was wonderful to meet you.
Written 12 August 2019
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Courtney R
2 contributions
Fantastic learning experience
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Had a great experience painting boomerangs with Binna. He has some incredible artworks. Worth the visit!
Written 11 June 2019
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Thank you for your review and it was wonderful to meet you.
Written 12 August 2019
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cathy w
3 contributions
Art lesson
May 2019 • Couples
What a wonderfull morning at Janbal!
Learnt a lot about aboriginal art and people. Great for all ages and so worth a visit. Such beautiful work and a lovely genuine man!
Written 14 May 2019
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Thank you for your review and it was wonderful to meet you.
Written 12 August 2019
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