Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre (Groote Eylandt)

Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre

Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre was established in 2005 by the Anindilyakwa Land Council to help local artists promote and sell their artwork. The art centre is located at the Groote Eylandt Lodge (Dugong Beach Resort). Groote Eylandt is a small island south-west of Nhulunbuy township and is on aboriginal reserve land.

Groote Eylandt Lodge is working with the Anindilyakwa people, to help organise a diverse range of tours that will enhance your Groote Eylandt experience. The key feature of the Lodge is the Cultural Centre -where you can view local art including paintings, basket and mat weaving, didgeridoos and carvings or meet with local artists.

Items available through Anindilyakwa Art include paintings (ochres and acrylics on canvas, bark and shells), ceremonial and traditional wood works and carvings (spears, woomeras, coolamons, clap sticks, miniature canoes, didgeridoos, boomerangs and carved animals).

Traditional and unique jewellery design using materials only found on the island (shells and seeds), weaving (pandanas mats, baskets and dillybags) using traditional methods and natural dyes are also a popular choice.

The Cultural Centre also plays host to local musicians and dancers to entertain visitors of the Lodge.

There are a couple of ways you can travel to visit the Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre from Nhulunbuy. Fly with MAF, Laynhapuy Aviation or Black Diamond Aviation.