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Injalak Arts and Crafts

Location: Gunbalanya Community, Oenpelli NT 0822, Australia
Phone: 08 89790190
Fax: 08 89790119

Situated in Oenpelli an exciting 40 minute drive from Jabiru through Kakadu, Injalak Arts and Crafts is located in western Arnhem Land, known throughout the world for its scenically stunning location, green floodplains and grandeur of escarpments. Right on the doorstep of Injalak Arts is the picturesque Injalak Hill and billabong. Guided tours are available up Injalak Hill to take you through a maze of caverns and jutting sandstone, its surfaces reveal the mystery and legend of the dreamtime. Arguably one of the richest rock art sites in the world Injalak boasts many galleries that are layered with stunning imagery executed in rich ochre hues.

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Hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 2:00pm (during the dry season)

Description

Established in 1989, Injalak Arts is an Aboriginal organisation supporting the production of quality Aboriginal art. Visitors are most welcome to visit Injalak and experience the breathtaking rock art galleries and the traditional culture of the Kunwinjku people. Injalak Arts is based on country with many of its artists living and working in the community. This offers an intimate setting to get to know the artist and see firsthand how artworks are created. Today, Injalak's artists produce authentic art inspired by ancient dreamtime stories, images from the nearby rock art galleries and an unbroken link between the present generation of Kunwinjku people and their ancestors.

Injalak Arts wholesales a range of affordable art in different mediums and styles reflective of the ingenuity of the Kunwinjku people. By supporting many artists utilizing different mediums in various dimensions, Injalak is able to cater for both the affordable and fine art market.

Artworks available include paintings on paper and bark, carvings, artefacts - clap sticks, didgeridoos, mimi poles and lorrkons, fibre works - baskets and grass pandanus floor mats and special edition prints.

If you are interested in doing a hill tour Injalak currently has three Tour Operators coming out to Injalak Hill to experience the breathtaking rock art galleries.

These are:

Lords Safari: (08) 8948 2200

Magela Tours: 1800 895 179

Venture North: (08) 8927 5500

Some private tours are available; please contact the centre to check availability.

If visiting Oenpelli privately please contact the Northern Lands Council in Jabiru to gain a permit. Oenpelli has fuel available at the service station and freshly made sandwiches, lunches and cool drinks at both the local shop and service station.

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Directions

Injalak Arts & Crafts is situated in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) an exciting 40 minute drive from Jabiru through Kakadu.

Awards

Glen Namundja 2009 Telstra work on paper award, Glen Namundja 2010 Telstra work on bark award, Gabriel Marlngurra 2010 Telstra Highly commended work on paper