Getting Whacky in Darwin

April 18, 2018
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We’re teetering on the edge of the early dry season – this time of year is called Bangkerreng. There are still plenty of showers around but the monsoon has passed, the floodplains are gradually drying and Cahill’s Crossing is almost traversable. And it’s time to go fishing!! It’s only a matter of days or a couple of weeks and we’ll be getting visitors again. Our first major event for the year is ‘The Whacky Show’ currently on exhibition (and we use the term loosely) at Don Whyte Framing in Coconut Grove, Darwin. Injalak Arts and Don Whyte have had a relationship spanning more than 25 years. Don was the in-house framer at Framed Gallery before striking out on his own. He’s never looked back and is now one of the go-to framers in Australia. His expertise in framing our works on paper is unparalleled.  We’ve had a growing collection of quirky, whacky creations gradually assembling themselves in a box – and they deserve an audience. Don has a wall he allows artists and art centres to present artworks on. He takes no commission and is very generous with the space and takes the time to hang and present the works with care. The works are now all up on the wall and include unframed works on paper, carvings, small number of barks, a couple of weavings, mixed media and a singularly well-hung BewkBewk limited edition print (that we have multiple copies of for sale). There are more than 80 petite, highly affordable pieces of art on show. The works will be on display until 19th May.

We still have plenty of stock in our online Etsy shop – but don’t forget we close it sometime in May because onsite demand gets too much to keep stocking it. Look out for one more big sale before we close it.

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Sorry folks, we’re closed until end of January

December 18, 2017
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After a monster year we’re all taking a well earned rest. Thanks to everyone who visited us in person, purchased online, shared and commented on our social media, reviewed us on Trip Advisor and WikiCamps or called or sent us emails. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – so much love!! We look forward to doing it all again AND MORE in 2018.

A big thanks to all our partners and special shout-outs to: Kakadu Cultural Tours, Venture NorthTop End Day Tours, Nomad Art, and Aboriginal Bush Traders.

NB: The art centre administration is now 100% closed. Artworks in both our online store and Etsy can still be browsed, however, if purchased they cannot be dispatched until February 1. Sorry, but it’s unavoidable. Thanks for your patience.

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Upcoming Events

June 11, 2017
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A quick summary of major events in coming months that we are involved in:

  • 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.
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