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Arts & Cultural Centre
Arnhem Land

4 mile outstation artist Elsie Bara weaving her mabalba (peanut tree) bush string basket, courtesy of Aninindilyakwa Arts


Anindilyakwa Arts is a thriving hub of art centres and gallery located on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. Art centres are based in Angurugu, Umbakumba and an outreach program runs in Milyakburra, Bikerton Island. Anindilyakwa women are renowned for their contemporary bush dyed textiles, seed and shell jewelry, botanical lino prints and weavings of pandanus & ghost nets. Anindilyakwa men are known for their traditional carvings, paintings and spears. Anindilyakwa Arts is supported and funded by The Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC), the peak representative body for Traditional Owners of the Groote Archipelago.

Address Anindilyakwa Arts Groote Eylandt
1 Bouginvillia Drive Alyangula NT 0885
Phone +61 8 8987 6667


Opening Hours Tues to Fri 8:30pm—5pm
Sat 9am—2pm
Daily flights available from Darwin & Cairns. Permits are required to leave the Alyangula Township are required from the Anindilyakwa Land Council
Art Centre Manager Samantha Moody
Region Arnhem Land
Founded In 1985
Mediums Sculpture, Paint, Weaving, Textiles

Select artworks

Collecting Mamaburra

Jeanelle Mamarika weaving a pandanus basket

Courtesy of Aninindilyakwa Arts

Elsie Bara

Weaving mabalba (peanut tree) bush string basket

Lillian Wurramara and Lawrence Yantarrnga

Pictured with their Brolga carvings, courtesy of Aninindilyakwa Arts

Preparation of silk with natural dyes

Collecting pandanus

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