- June 11, 2017A quick summary of major events in coming months that we are involved in:
June 1, 2017It's the first of June and our visitors are enjoying the drive across the river, the magnificent views and the countryside is still green. It's Yekke (early dry season) with breezes and cool nights. We are getting back into the rhythm of having visitors after being cut off from the world since December. Our ladies are demonstrating weaving onsite again and making some gorgeous creations. We are putting some in our online Etsy shop. The men are onsite painting year round only now they have an audience. The print workshop is very busy as the demand for our exquisite hand-printed fabrics is growing. We are putting the finishing touches to Mayhmayh. Different Birds an exhibition at Nomad Art in Darwin featuring paintings of birds of West Arnhem Land. The exhibition starts on 29th June. The feature paintings are from a forthcoming book by Graham Badari and they are BEAUTIFUL. At the same time the gorgeous creations for Get it on! are starting to arrive at the art centre. Forty participants from around Australia and beyond have made or are putting the finishing touches to their contributions and we've nearly finished negotiating a venue in Darwin to show them off. We are looking at dates around 5 - 26 August. Will update as soon as confirmed. You can follow the progress of many participants on Facebook and Instagram by using #getiton2017 ... and don't forget if you're at Darwin we're at Mindil Beach Markets EVERY Thursday and Sunday.May 9, 2017The East Alligator River finally dropped low enough to allow vehicles to drive across and Cahills Crossing was officially declared 'open' last Friday. HELLO WORLD. We've already started receiving lovely visitors and Kakadu Cultural Tours and Top End Day Tours now bring guests to visit us 6 days a week (Monday - Saturday). They both have very comfortable vehicles and well-informed driver/guides and can be boarded in Jabiru. Both companies offer hop-on-board day tours that come to spend time at our art centre meeting and learning from the artists, weavers and printers working on-site. Self-drive visitors can get a day permit from the NLC to come in their own vehicles - here is information about how to get Gunbalanya and Injalak Arts. They can also book a tour of the rock art of Injalak hill led by one of our very capable local Aboriginal guides. Their ancestors have been custodians of this country for more than 40,000 years! If you are interested in a Rock Art Hill Tour please read the information here. You can book online. Please note bookings are essential in peak season. Read the glowing reviews written by visitors to our art centre on Trip Advisor. Venture North is a top end specialist and offers small group customised tours that also visit the art centre. We can't wait to see you here!
- 28 June - 23 July, Exhibition: Working Together at Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina NSW. An exhibition of textiles and fibre works by Bundjalung Wake Up Time and Kunwinjku Women. Includes hand-printed fabrics, pandanus baskets and mats.
- 28 June - 29 July, Exhibition: Mayhmayh: Different Birds at Nomad Arts, Darwin. Opening 8th July. An exhibition of artworks by Graham Badari, Gabriel Maralngurra, Joe Guymala and Thompson Nganjmirra. The feature paintings are from a forthcoming book of the same name by Graham Badari.
- 31 July - 27 August, Exhibition: Get it on! Aboriginal Bush Traders, Darwin NT. Awards night 12th August. A collaborative exhibition of clothing and items made from Injalak Arts designed and handprinted fabrics. More than 40 participants from around Australia and the US, India and Italy.
- 11 - 13 August, Event: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Convention Centre Darwin. 40+ art centres from around Australia selling direct for three glorious and very busy days.
- 13 - 15 October, Event: Tarnanthi Art Fair, Adelaide. Three days of art centres selling direct in Adelaide.
- 3 November - 9 December, Exhibition: Injalak Fabric Addressed at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine NT. This exhibition is a curated selection of 20 garments from the Get On It program.
- EVERY Thursday and Sunday afternoon in dry season (only): Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Darwin. Fresh stock sent into Darwin weekly featuring fabrics, bags, cushion covers, scarves, baskets, cards and more.