How to showcase Aboriginal art at home

Have you considered reinvigorating the look and feel of your home by showcasing Aboriginal art and homewares?

Now is the perfect time to invest in Aboriginal art and homewares because NAIDOC Week is upon us. NAIDOC Week is a time of year when Indigenous Australian communities, together with all Australians, celebrate the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a great opportunity for community groups, government agencies, councils, schools, workplaces, and families to highlight, research and learn all about Indigenous Australian culture and values.

So why not join in the festivities and celebrate the talents of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by purchasing some Indigenous Australian art and homewares for your home? Not only will these pieces add style to your home and breathe new life into your living spaces, but by buying authentic Aboriginal art you are supporting Aboriginal artists and contributing to the continual success of the Aboriginal art industry.

Aboriginal artworks and homewares are an expression of the artist’s culture, identity and connection to the land and their community. There are several different forms of Aboriginal art including rock art, x-ray art, string art, cross-hatching, and dot painting, and each of these can work well in every area of the house, regardless of whether your home is modern, eclectic or otherwise.

It is important to always do your research before purchasing Aboriginal paintings, sculptures or homewares. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the artist to ensure that the artwork you are buying is authentic and has been ethically produced (and sold).

Where can I find original and authentic Aboriginal art for my home, did we hear you ask?

We have listed a few galleries, dealers and online stores below to get you started:

Victoria
Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art
90 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Open Mon to Sun, 10am – 6pm
www.authaboriginalart.com.au

Red Desert Dreamings
6/200 Turner Street, Port Melbourne
Visit by appointment: 0418 312 068
www.reddesertdreamings.com.au

New South Wales
Saretta Art & Design
www.saretta.com.au
Facebook and Instagram: @SarettaArtDesign

Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery
Val Melville Centre
South Kempsey Park
Macleay Valley Way
South Kempsey, NSW
Open 7 days, 10am – 4pm
www.dnaag.com.au

Queensland:
Janbal Gallery
5 Johnston Rd, Mossman
Open: Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm. Weekends by appointment only
www.janbalgallery.com.au

Birrunga Gallery & Dining
Basement Level 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Open Mon to Fri, 7am – 3pm
www.birrunga.com.au

Northern Territory:
This is Aboriginal Art
87 Todd Mall, Alice Springs
Open: Wed to Mon, 10am to 2pm or by appointment
www.thisisaboriginalart.com.au

Warnayaka Art & Culture
Lajamanu, Northern Territory
Open: Mon to Fri, 8am to 4pm
www.warnayaka.com

Western Australia:
Mowanjum Art & Cultural Centre
Gibb River Road, Derby, WA
Open: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm
www.mowanjumarts.com

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
16 Speargrass Road, Kununurra, WA
Open: Mon to Fri, 8.30am to 4.30pm
www.waringarriarts.com.au

South Australia:
Arts Ceduna
2 Eyre Highway, Ceduna, SA
Open: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm
www.artsceduna.com.au

Corroboree Dream Art
97 Murray Street, Tanunda, SA
Open: Wed to Mon, 10am to 5pm
www.corroboreedreamart.com.au

Tasmania:
Art Mob
29 Hunter Street, Hobart
Open 7 days, 10am to 6pm
www.artmob.com.au

Black Ant Art
Bruny Island Tasmania
www.blackantart.com.au

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