• It’s March and we’re on track for a big year

    March 3, 2018
    We've been open for just over a (very eventful) month. This is the time of year for back of house tidy ups. Stocktake is now finished! We have more than 8,500 items of stock that have individual catalogue numbers that need to be matched with our database. We have thousands more self-produced items that need counting such as lengths of fabric, bags, books and thongs. It's laborious! and took 5 teams four days of counting. We documented it in a facebook photo album. It is impossible for us to take stock mid-year when we are being inundated with visitors and trade 6-7 days a week. Wet season (no customers) is the ideal time. We have also been working on some videos, planning a new crowdfunding campaign for a booklet about Injalak Hill Rock Art & Tour, printing lots of fabric featured in a facebook album that is being regularly updated and restocking our online Etsy Shop and we now have more than 300 items for sale there. Get it on! 2018 is now underway with 35 outstanding participants and some beautiful items made already. Follow it with #getiton2018 and on facebook in a facebook album. Meanwhile we've got some AMAZING art walking in the door every day as our artists prepare for the Telstra NATSIAA and other art competitions. Another behind the scenes activity is a bold new Injalak Arts initiative called Provenance Arts, to be opened in Darwin for the dry season. We promise, this is HUGE .... more news of that coming soon.

    Hello 2018!

    February 4, 2018
    Well, it's nice to be back and open again. We've had a bit of a bumpy start with big monsoonal rainfalls across the Top End of Australia. The Arnhem Hwy that travels east from Darwin to Jabiru in Kakadu National Park (around 300 km) has been impassable for a week - it's deeply underwater in a number of places. We always have to fly in from Jabiru at this time of the year - but returning staff had to drive via Pine Creek (an extra 200 km) or charter from Darwin so it meant the art centre didn't open until Wednesday 1st February. Gabriel Maralngurra, Co-manager, has done a great job of keeping the art centre secure during the long closure and there's no rain damage either. Lots of housekeeping things to keep us busy. This week is STOCKTAKE!! We'll be closed to onsite customers from Tuesday until Friday. Meanwhile our pre-stocktake SALE is going well with - 20% off everything in out Etsy store. Just use the code STOCKTAKE2018 at the checkout. It finishes Tuesday 6th February but we will continue the SALE for customers coming to us via our website: just use the code INJALAKWEB. It's interesting to see where our Etsy traffic is coming from. New paintings will be uploaded in our own web shop this week too. We have LOTS of beautiful paintings and weavings made over the wet season and we'll continue FREE SHIPPING from our online shop until the dry season. Get It On! 2018 is going very nicely with lots of EOIs received from talented people. Entries close soon (end of this week) so contact us if you'd like some more information: director@injalak.com. See our event page here on Facebook and follow the event here #getiton2018

    Get It On! 2018

    January 17, 2018
    We just hit the launch button on Get It On! 2018 - a participatory event that celebrates and showcases our hand-printed Aboriginal designed fabric. Would-be participants have been invited to submit EOIs and from that we'll choose 40 to give fabric to. Once completed the creations are sent back and put on exhibition from June - August at Aboriginal Bush Traders in Darwin. Every participant receives a credit voucher for participating PLUS the chance to win a prize in more than 10 categories. You can visit our Get It On! 2018 event page to learn more and keep updated. The inaugural event #getiton2017 was an outstanding success and exceeded our expectations by a mile. More than 40 participants from around Australia plus Italy, India, Timor Leste and the USA created more than 200 items. The awards night was a blast and everyone attending (more than 150 people) was encouraged to wear clothing made from any hand-printed Aboriginal designed fabric! Most of them did!! You can see our facebook album of the 2017 event here. To follow the event and the activities of the creators #getiton2018 Another thing - we got a lovely little boost from our facebook mates Northern Territory - Australia's Outback when they shared a video of our ladies printing on fabric.  So far it's had 168K views and climbing. Enjoy. PS: Injalak Arts re-opens on 29.1.18

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