The Ian Potter Centre
Tucked away in the central Federation Square building, The Ian Potter Centre is the home of Australian art. Combining both historical and contemporary pieces from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, such as Barak, Judy Watson and Uta Uta Tjangala, it is a home for art across several mediums.
Opening hours: Every day, 10am-5pm
Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art
Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art has specialized in providing homemade art from the Northern Territory Indigenous Art Supply (NTAIS). This includes pieces from the Central Western Desert, the Kimberley and Arnhemland. The many works can be viewed and purchased online or seen in person.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Vivien Anderson Gallery
Focusing more on the contemporary side of Aboriginal craft, including sculpture and abstract pieces, Vivien Anderson Gallery allows for delivery of pieces for specific exhibitions elsewhere. However, several exhibitions of the work of specific artists are always around the corner.
Opening hours: Dependent on exhibitions, Wed-Fri 11am-5pm
Outback Aboriginal Art
Outback Aboriginal Art is a way for both renowned and emerging artists from the remote areas of Australia to have their work seen both domestically and internationally. Founded in 1992 by Jennifer Dudley, the gallery is also in talks for exhibitions of the work to be distributed to the United States and Europe.
Opening hours: Every day, 11am-4:30pm
Amagoa Aboriginal Modern Art Gallery of Australia
Home to one of the largest collections of Aboriginal art in Australia, Amagoa Aboriginal Modern Art Gallery of Australia also travels to different galleries throughout the year. They also provide free advice on how you should build your own collection, with several experienced curators on hand. Wedding receptions or other private viewings can be arranged by appointment.
Opening hours: Every day, 10am-6pm
Bunjilaka Cultural Centre
Found within the Melbourne Museum, the Bunjilaka Cultural Centre encompasses all walks of life of the Aboriginal people. From the Birrarung Gallery focusing on Aboriginal art from Victoria to the beautiful space of the Milarri Garden, the center has something for all ages and cultures.
Opening hours: Every day, 10am-5pm
Bunjilaka, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC, Australia, +61 13 11 02
The Emily Museum
The Emily Museum puts the massive amount of pieces from Emily Kame Kngwarreye on display in one place. Featuring more than 200 works, including the 15-meter-long Emily Wall, the Cheltenham warehouse houses her entire life’s work. Adults can visit for $20, while children are $10.
Opening hours: By appointment; Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
The Emily Museum, 11 Christensen Street, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, +61 419 329 886
Aranda Contemporary is the homebase of the Vice President of the Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association, Adam Knight. Specializing in the valuation of Aboriginal art, the gallery allows visits for buyers and casual viewers alike via appointment.
Opening hours: By appointment only
Aranda Contemporary, 1185 High Street, Armadale, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9822 2400
Redrock Gallery has hosted several famous faces over the years, including former American president Bill Clinton and former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd. Restricted to proper collectors only, the gallery houses a number of artists from Australia and around the world.
Opening hours: By appointment only for genuine buyers and collectors
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi
Since its inception since 1983, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi has supported its artists first. Its founder, Gabrielle Pizzi, has constantly endeavored to make sure Aboriginal art is acknowledged as an essential part of Australia’s contemporary art scene. Book a time for a journey back and forth through history today.
Opening hours: By appointment only; Wed-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 12pm-6pm
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, 51 Victoria Street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9416 4170