Visual Arts

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The Artists of the Barkly collective incorporates remote Indigenous art communities across the Barkly Region.

Through painting, fabric printing and sculpture, their work tells cultural stories, shows country and maps the unique experience of remote living.  Their diverse painting styles depict pastoral scenes, family histories and the active cultural life of bush tucker gathering, hunting trips and bush medicine practices.

The Artists of the Barkly collective incorporates remote Indigenous art communities across the Barkly Region.

Through painting, fabric printing and sculpture, their work tells cultural stories, shows country and maps the unique experience of remote living.  Their diverse painting styles depict pastoral scenes, family histories and the active cultural life of bush tucker gathering, hunting trips and bush medicine practices.

Our Country

Canteen Creek Artists (Owairtilla) – Kulumindini Arts (Elliott) – Epenarra Artists (Wutunugurra) – Mungkarta Artists (McLaren Creek) -Tartukula Artists (Tennant Creek).

Each art community operates as its own grass-roots cultural enterprise, working through artist-led decision-making processes, supporting culture and respecting protocol.

Since 2012, Barkly Regional Arts has supported these art communities through employment of community arts workers, visits from out-reach art staff, professional and artistic development opportunities, administration and sales assistance.

Our Artwork

Through our Visual Arts program, Barkly Regional Arts also operate an Art Gallery (Barkly Regional Arts Gallery Studio) with regular exhibitions, a selling outlet to buy original and authentic artworks from the Barkly:

Featured Artists

Browse all our artists or filter via location here:Artist Directory

Collaborations & Acknowledgements

Artists of the Barkly is a signatory member of the Indigenous Art Code as Art, part of the NT Art Trail,  affiliated to Desart and ANKA (only for Kulumindini Arts).

Since 2009, Barkly Regional Arts and Desart coordinate the annual Desart Barkly Artists Camp, a unique workshop gathering artists from all the art centres in the Barkly region.

The Artists of the Barkly is often invited to the main events in the NT, Parrtjima, Desert Mob and Darwin Art Fair, to represent the incredible diversity of languages, cultures and stories from our region.