Injalak Arts just closed its doors for 2015. We had an absolutely BONZER year - with fantastic sales, lots of successful projects, happy and friendly visitors, visits to outstations, trips, art fairs, exhibitions, workshops and more. We'd like to thank our commercial and government partners and their staff for their support and advocacy including: Outback Spirit; Djabulukgu Association/Kakadu Cultural Tours; Lords Safaris; Venture North; Framed Gallery (Darwin); Nomad Art (Darwin); Aboriginal & Pacific Art (Sydney); Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair; Tarnanthi Festival mob; Kakadu National Park; NT Department of Business; Ministry for the Arts; FRRR; National Library; ABA; PM&C; WASC; GSSC; ANKAAA; and Jobfind. Special thanks to the Cambodian crew: Kravan House; A.N.D. artisandesigners; Villageworks and Tabitha Foundation. Also our trainers, especially Jude, Janie, Scott, Nick and Karen; markets coordinator Adrielle; inhouse designer Amber; website support Marina and architect John Cameron. We look forward to even more fun and great products and services in 2016. LASTLY BUT VERY IMPORTANTLY - THANK YOU to our wonderful customers - your support keep us going, it sustains us. Your purchases motivate our members to keep making arts and crafts - without you we wouldn't have an art centre. We love youse (sic) all. Injalak Arts and on-line store will be open again on 27th January 2016. Stay safe and please play well with others.
November 23, 2015
So that was 2015!?!
You know it's been a bumper year when the last post said 'It's August already' and there hasn't been time to update it since. What can we say about 2015? There have been exhibitions, projects, trips out bush, trips away, commissions, staff arriving and leaving, funerals (too many), record sales and thousands of visitors from all over the world. We've just done our final Darwin Market for the year with an outstanding Saltwater Craft Fair and are now making plans for our pre-Xmas SALE. Meanwhile Gunbalanya is in the full furnace heat of Kurrung the 'build-up' with Kurnumeleng looming and visitors have slowed to a trickle. The river is still easy to cross, the aircons are working and we have cool drinks in the frig so come and visit while you can. Please note Injalak Arts will be closed from 12 December - 27 January 2016.
July 31, 2015
It’s August already!!
We are now in the middle of dry season and have been having a fantastic 2015. Too busy to even update our website! Thanks to all our new and old friends who have come to visit in person. Also thanks to those of you who have supported us from afar by either visiting our online store or contacting us direct.
In April we launched our Mindil Beach Sunset Market (Darwin) stall that carries a beautiful range of our affordably priced stock - so if you are in Darwin you can shop with us on Thursday and Sunday evenings during the dry season.
Early August will see us in Darwin for two big events: an exhibition at Framed Gallery and the annual extravaganza: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair that runs from 7 - 9 August at Darwin Convention Centre. We look forward to catching up with our friends from around Australia and the world at this wonderful event.
September will see us with our own exhibition at Tactile Arts Gallery in Darwin and in October we're going south to Adelaide for the inaugural TARNANTHI Festival and Art Fair. The Art Fair will be open on the 9 & 10th October. We'll keep you posted!
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in visiting or would like to know more about what we do.