Art & Culture

The world's oldest living culture is found in the Top End, a place that the Aboriginal people of Northern Australia have called home for more than 40,000 years. Here, you can explore rock art sites, sample bush tucker or learn traditional weaving and hunting techniques.

Indigenous art is thriving in many communities throughout the Top End's tropical outback. Visit the galleries in Maningrida, Oenpelli, the Tiwi Islands and Yirrkala, exhibiting both contemporary and indigenous art. While buying art direct from these communities is a unique experience, indigenous art can also be conveniently purchased from the many art and craft outlets in and around Darwin, Kakadu and Katherine.

The Top End is also home to a number of arts and cultural festivals including the Barunga Festival, Merrepen Arts Festival, the Tiwi Islands Football Grand Final and Art Sale, Garma Festival, Kakadu Mahbilil Festival, Darwin Festival and many more.

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Mimi Aboriginal Arts & Craft

Mimi Aboriginal Arts & Craft

Locality: Katherine NT

Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft is the only Katherine based, wholly Aboriginal owned and controlled art cooperative. Styles and techniques are sourced from th...

Batchelor Museum

Batchelor Museum

Locality: Batchelor NT

The Batchelor Museum is predominately an interpretive museum. The displays cover Aboriginal history, Batchelor Farm, World War 11 and the Rum Jungle Uranium mi...

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

Locality: Katherine NT

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Sharing our cultures....building our communities; presents Indigenous and non-Indigenous art and culture from t...

Djakanimba Pavilions  - Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Djakanimba Pavilions - Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Locality: Katherine NT

A new standard in remote accommodation, located in the heart of Beswick community.

Mason Gallery

Mason Gallery

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Aboriginal Art found at Mason Gallery in Darwin, in the Northern Territory, is art collected primarily from the Papunya, Kintore & Kiwirrkura areas. Art work...

Coomalie Art Centre

Coomalie Art Centre

Locality: Batchelor NT

** Closed until further notice ** Coomalie Arts Centre is an art gallery and retail outlet featuring Indigenous art and craft from the Top End and Central Au...

NT Chinese Museum

NT Chinese Museum

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

*** Please be advised the NT Chinese Museum will be closed as of Monday 30 October re-opening Tuesday 6 March 2018. We can open to meet special requests with 2...

Nitmiluk Tours & Cutta Cutta Cave Tours

Nitmiluk Tours & Cutta Cutta Cave Tours

Locality: Katherine NT

No trip to the Northern Territory is complete without visiting the spectacular "Nitmiluk". It features some of the most spectacular gorge scenery in the Norther...

Injalak Arts and Crafts

Injalak Arts and Crafts

Locality: Arnhemland NT

Situated in Oenpelli an exciting 40 minute drive from Jabiru through Kakadu, Injalak Arts and Crafts is located in western Arnhem Land, known throughout the wor...

Brown's Mart Theatre

Brown's Mart Theatre

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Darwin's first home for theatre and live performance

MBANTUA Gallery

MBANTUA Gallery

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Mbantua Gallery provides an opportunity to view works exclusively from Utopia, Central Australia.

Arnhemlander Cultural & Heritage Tour

Arnhemlander Cultural & Heritage Tour

Locality: Arnhemland NT

Experience the real Kakadu through indigenous eyes and create a memory for a life time. Visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Ga...

Paul Arnold Gallery

Paul Arnold Gallery

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Art Gallery

Katherine Outback Experience

Katherine Outback Experience

Locality: Katherine NT

Two-time Golden Guitar winner Tom Curtain's show provides a taste of the Australian outback right on the doorstep of town with real life horse-starting and work...

Katherine Museum

Katherine Museum

Locality: Katherine NT

Home of the first ‘flying doctor’ Dr. Clyde Fenton’s De Havilland Gypsy Moth plane, used in his pioneering aero-medical work in the 1930s.

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Locality: Kimberley WA

Waringarri Arts is a not-for-profit, wholly Indigenous owned art centre, representing local Miriwoong painters, sculptors, wood carvers and boab nut engravers.

Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Are you looking for an act for your next work party or event? After a performer who will engage audiences, entertain crowds and add an energetic spin to your ...

Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

Locality: Kakadu National Park NT

The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness as you leisurely c...

Aboriginal Bush Traders

Aboriginal Bush Traders

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Unique, authentic and ethically sourced Indigenous art, gifts and homewares situated in historical Lyons Cottage. Our café boasts a menu inspired by native Aus...

Artwork Plus

Artwork Plus

Locality: 6 Bennett Street Darwin NT 0801 NSW

Angela Hayson’s current art practice involves producing paintings, depicting Australia’s vast rugged landscapes of the Northern Territory and Outback Austra...

Deckchair Cinema

Deckchair Cinema

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Spend an evening under the stars at Darwin's premier outdoor cinema, the Deckchair Cinema. We're an award winning outdoor cinema on the edge of Darwin’s Ha...

Tactile Arts

Tactile Arts

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Tactile Arts is a vibrant, community arts organization with exhibitions, craft fairs, and workshops showcasing the amazing talent and creativity of Darwin’s a...

Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Locality: Outer Darwin NT

Just 45 Minutes from Darwin on the Arnhem Highway to Kakadu and not too far off the road from Litchfield National Park. Learning about the local region and havi...

Caryota Book Exchange

Caryota Book Exchange

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Caryota Book Exchange is a book shop, book exchange and second hand book store. It’s a wonderful book exchange featuring 3 large rooms filled with thousands ...

Paperbark Woman

Paperbark Woman

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Paperbark Woman is a business operated by Lenore Dembski an Aboriginal artist and award winning fashion designer with 48+ years experience and extensive contact...

Aboriginal Fine Arts

Aboriginal Fine Arts

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Aboriginal Fine Arts is located upstairs on the corner of Knuckey and Mitchell Streets Darwin CBD. Phil Hall and his wife Rose are the owner operators of the o...

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Each August, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists from more than 60 Indigenous Art Centres from across Australi...

ANKA

ANKA

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Arnhem Northern and Kimberley Artists Aboriginal Corporation (ANKA) is a not for profit Indigenous governed corporation that has been operating for over 30 year...

Marrawuddi Gallery

Marrawuddi Gallery

Locality: Kakadu National Park NT

Every piece of original artwork for sale at Marrawuddi was created by an Aboriginal person living in or around Kakadu National Park. Marrawuddi works directly w...

Jodi Bilske Photographics

Jodi Bilske Photographics

Locality: Katherine NT

Jodi Bilske Photographics is a photography service specializing in landscapes from the Katherine region and throughout the Top End. They have an air-conditione...

Sealink NT

Sealink NT

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Sealink NT operates ferry services, cruises, charters and tours on Darwin Harbour, the Tiwi Islands and other coastal locations.Take the ferry and choose from a...

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Set in a tropical garden on Darwin Harbour at Bullocky Point is the Northern Territory's premier cultural institution - the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northe...

Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery

Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Original and Authentic Indigenous Aboriginal Australian Arts and Crafts from across the Territory.

Fred's Pass Rural Markets

Fred's Pass Rural Markets

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Freds Pass Rural Markets are situated on the corner of Bees Creek Road and Stuart Highway. They are held each Saturday throughout the year from 8am to 1pm, off...

Nautilus Aviation

Nautilus Aviation

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Flying in state-of-the-art aircraft with highly trained and knowledgeable pilots, experience spectacular landscapes teeming with wildlife and adventures combini...

Tiwi Tours

Tiwi Tours

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Voted in the Top 100 Things to do Before you die 2007 Winner of the Brolga Award for Indigenous Tourism in 2007 & 2008 Exclusive to Tiwi Tours, visit th...

Malak Marketplace

Malak Marketplace

Locality: Darwin Region NT

A unique, community market for Darwin full of food, flavour and fun Malak Marketplace opens in Malak at Chambers Crescent Car Park, from 4pm until 9pm every Sat...

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

Locality: Darwin Region NT

As Australias youngest and most diverse university, Charles Darwin is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education to the Northern Territory. Formed...

Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival

Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival

Locality: Darwin Region NT

The Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival is a free community festival held in May each year. 'A Day on the Foreshore' is presented in a uniquely 'linear' style, embed...

Lirrwi Tourism

Lirrwi Tourism

Locality: Arnhemland NT

Lirrwi Tourism was established in 2010 to develop, support and promote Yolngu tourism in Arnhem Land. Djawa (Timmy) Burarrwanga from Bawaka homeland was a drivi...

Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival

Locality: Darwin CBD NT

Darwin Festival is an 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret, comedy and more in the beautiful tropical city of Darwin. Enjoy the fes...

Gallop Thru Time Gallery & Framing

Gallop Thru Time Gallery & Framing

Locality: Katherine NT

During your stay in Katherine please visit our gallery and view the works of local artists, along with local craft and unique giftware. Browse through our comp...

Bungle Bungle Guided Tours

Bungle Bungle Guided Tours

Locality: Kununurra WA

Bungle Bungle Guided Tours offer a unique experience, providing guided walking tours with an Aboriginal perspective of the world heritage listed Purnululu Natio...

Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

Locality: Katherine NT

Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, situated in a wonderful bush setting 7kms from Katherine and 22kms from Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) offers a genuine ...