Indigenous Art Market 2018

Friday, 7 December 2018 to Saturday, 8 December 2018
Friday 10:00am to 6:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
51 Lawson Crescent
Australian Capital Territory

The 2018 AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market is bigger and better than ever!

Now in its 5th year, we’ve listened to your feedback and will have more art stalls, food, hot and cold beverages, and cooking demonstrations from Melbourne celebrity chef and Bundjalung man Mark Olive.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for our local community to encounter, engage, and be transformed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture from around Australia.

When you choose to buy authentic products direct from these community Markets, you are supporting Aboriginal people in local and remote communities.

So come along, buy authentic Aboriginal art, crafts, fashion and jewellery.

Want to help out?

We're looking for sponsors! There are a range of sponsor packages available, or you can email for more information.

Ngatijirri Jukurrpa by Myra Nungarrayi Herbert Size is 120 x 90cms on canvas

Ngatijirri Jukurrpa by Myra Nungarrayi Herbert, Size is 120 x 90cms on canvas (Warnayaka Art)

The 2018 stallholders

Warlukurlanga Artists of Yuendumu – Yuendumu, Northern Territory

Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.

Tiwi Designs – Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory

The aim of the corporation is to promote, preserve and enrich Tiwi culture. The Tiwi feel that maintaining their language is vital if they are to retain their culture.

Leah Brideson – Canberra

Leah is a Kamilaroi woman born in Canberra who paints stories inspired by her connection to her culture, Dreaming, her Country, feelings and family. Checkout her Facebook and Instagram.

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts – Kununurra, Western Australia

The land of the Miriwoong people covers a large tract of country straddling the Western Australian and Northern Territory border and includes the township of Kununurra in the East Kimberley, Lake Argyle, the Keep River and the Ord River irrigation area.

Djilpin Arts – Beswick, Northern Territory

Beswick Community, also called Wugularr, is home to approximately 600 people. Wugularr culture is connection to country, community, kinship, family, language, law and the expression of traditional cultural practices.

Loretta Halloran – Ngunnawal Pottery Artist, Canberra

Loretta is on the Elders Council of Canberra, and regularly liaises with government departments, the defence force, schools, and hospitals about their relationships with the traditional owners of Canberra land – Ngunnawal.

Ikuntji Artists – Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory

This centre is situated in the community of Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji), Haasts Bluff has a population of around 150 people. The artists draw their inspiration from their personal ngurra (country) and Tjukurrpa (Dreaming). They interpret the ancestral stories by using traditional symbols, icons and motifs.

Lynnice Church – Canberra

Lynnice is named after her grandmother Letty Little nee Bell, a beautiful Ngunnawal woman who inspires Lynnice every time she paints. Her connections extend across Ngunnawal country (Canberra, Yass, Pudmans and Blakeney Creek), Wiradjuri Country (Tumut, Brungle Mission, Wagga, Cowra, and Narrandera to Gilgandra) and Kamilaroi Country (Walgett).

Warnayaka Art – Lajamanu, Northern Territory

Lajamanu is half way between Alice Springs and Darwin. Lajamanu has a population of around 900 Warlpiri people and their stories are part of their art. The community has close connections with all groups through the Tanami region where dot art dominates. Now colourful works, a mixture of dot and line depict subjects containing Indigenous Aboriginal ceremony, law, culture, environment and society or “jukurrpa” (dreaming).

Last reviewed: 15 Oct 2018