Must-Visit Aboriginal Art Galleries In Perth, Australia

Damien and Yilpi Marks Jap
Damien and Yilpi Marks Jap | Courtesy of Japingka
Ellie Griffiths

In a culture where there is no written language, art is central to recording the beliefs and stories of the longest continuing culture to be passed on through the generations of the Australian Aboriginals. Whether you are an art fanatic or new to the scene, discover the deeper stories within the artworks at Perth’s leading Aboriginal art galleries.

1. Aboriginal Art Gallery

Art Gallery, Park

Overlooking the Swan River and City of Perth, in Kings Park, lies the Aboriginal Art Gallery
© Courtesy of Aboriginal Art Gallery
Overlooking the Swan River and City of Perth, in Kings Park, lies the Aboriginal Art Gallery, inviting you to admire their works and meet the artists. As these Aboriginal artists work within the gallery, you are able to discuss with them about their artworks, culture and artefacts, or if you want to know more about the bush food and bush medicine from the Noongar Area, they are more than happy to share their knowledge. Displaying and selling art pieces, artefacts and books from the Central Desert region, this is the premium location to appreciate the culture of these artists.

2. Japingka

Art Gallery, Building

Courtesy of Japingka
Courtesy of Japingka
Offering some of the finest Aboriginal artworks in the country, the specialist gallery Japingka is located in Fremantle’s historic West End. Covering two levels of an 1880’s warehouse building, a broad collection of artworks from leading and emerging artists are on display on the ground floor. Whilst upstairs, a variety of exhibitions are held throughout the year supporting and displaying the works from emerging and established Indigenous artists and communities. Be sure to stop by regularly as their stockrooms are home to some 4,000 artworks to be discovered.

3. Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Central Desert art by the late Minnie Pwerle, one of the legendary contemporary Indigenous artists
Courtesy of Aboriginart
Ethically sourced from Australia’s Central and Western Desert regions, Aboriginart offers an insight into the spiritual world of Aboriginal art. Not only are these contemporary paintings an insight but they are all steeped in proud cultural history, where each painting holds a deeper meaning than what initially meets the eye. Not only does Aboriginart support the leading artists in this field, but also artists who have been internationally recognized.

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