Relax in air-conditioned comfort while you discover the joys of Mbantua Aboriginal Art Gallery, one of the largest galleries in Alice Springs. The Gallery has a wonderful collection of traditional and contemporary artworks from aboriginal artists who live in the Utopia region of Central Australia. Well known artists include Minnie Pwerle, Janelle Stockman, Emily Kngwarreye, Abie Loy, Angelina Ngale, Lisa Mills and Betty Mbitjana.
The artworks come in various sizes and you are sure to find something exciting and suitable for your home.
Also in the Gallery are a large range of quality gifts sourced both locally and within Australia including wooden sculptures, jewellery, bark paintings, framed paintings, landscape paintings, sandstone and glassware. Drop in for a browse around the Gallery. In the rear of the Gallery you will find our Cultural Museum where you can learn about the Aboriginal Culture, traditions, mythology and sacred rites. ...read more
Fabulous gallery featuring indigenous art and crafts. The gallery itself is lovely and staff don't put pressure on you to buy. Each piece tells a unique story about Aboriginal life and comes with a certificate of authenticity. There are some unique gift items that are relatively well-priced.
I really like this gallery because it's full of displays that actually help to understand more of what you're looking at, rather than trying hard to sell artwork etc (though there's works for sale too - mostly at the higher end pricewise). Learnt a lot by browsing through their displays.
Their gift shop has some things that others don't, and they're not 'pressure selling' - I felt quite free to just wander around and look at things.