Open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Weekends by appointment

Cameron Road, Beswick NT 0852

Call +61 8 8977-4250 or email contact@djilpinarts.org.au

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In 2007 the Ghunmarn Culture Centre was established in the Aboriginal community of Beswick (Wugularr) approximately 100kms south east of Katherine. The Centre is now at the heart of the new cultural precinct that Djilpin Arts has developed in the community. It’s a place where visitors can engage with local people, experience traditional customs, purchase art, enjoy barista coffee and stay in our award-winning accommodation.

The Centre houses the treasured Blanasi Collection, a permanent museum showcasing culturally significant art works that are some of the finest examples of the West Arnhem painting style. This important and historical collection was curated by the late Elder and dijeridu master, David Blanasi, and includes many of his own artworks.

The Djilpin Arts Gallery at the Culture Centre has an excellent range of authentic, original artworks in many different mediums from across the region: limited edition prints; traditional paintings; wood carvings; dijeridus; delicate seed jewellery and wild honey bush products. The renowned women weavers of Beswick create unique contemporary hand woven figures that are often quirky and always vibrant, as well as traditional baskets, mats and dilly bags.

You are welcome to visit the Ghunmarn Culture Centre for a free guided tour of the Blanasi Collection and to browse the large selection of artefacts for sale. If you are travelling we can arrange packing and freight for you.

When you choose to buy authentic Indigenous products direct from this community enterprise you will be supporting Aboriginal people in remote communities.