Derby Art Centres

Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre

The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre is a creative hub for the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes,who make up the Mowanjum community outside Derby, Western Australia.
These three language groups are united by their belief in the Wandjina as a sacred spiritual force and the creators of the land. They are the custodians of Wandjina law and iconography.
The centre hosts exhibitions, workshops and community projects, as well as the annual Mowanjum Festival, one of Australia’s longest running indigenous cultural festivals.
Located approximately 4km along Gibb River Road, (approximately 10kms from Derby)
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre features authentic Aboriginal Art from Mowanjum Community and out-stations. Wandjina and Gyorn-Gyorn images predominate, inspired by the sacred rock art sites of the North Kimberley.

Norval Gallery

Run by Kimberley artist duo Mark and Mary Norval, Norval Gallery in Derby is a creative haven showcasing their insightful works alongside pieces from indigenous artists in the stunning Kimberley region of Western Australia. Visitors can engage with artists, learning about their unique techniques and ideas as they create. Must-see highlights include Australia's finest historical carved Boab Nut display and a remarkable collection of rare sea shells. Music enthusiasts will delight in the gallery's collection of 5000 of the best LPs ever recorded. Notably, Mark Norval, one half of the talented duo, is also the creator of the sculptures on the marsh.

Please note that the gallery is closed during November, December, and January.


Winun Ngari Art Centre

Winun Ngari Arts serves as a Community Development Program (CDP) initiative, providing a platform for women to collaborate, express themselves, and earn for their creative endeavors.

This space caters to CDP participants, offering opportunities for creation, design, learning, and sharing through various mediums such as painting, jewelry design, screen printing, and training.

Additionally, Winun Ngari Arts houses the Barooloo Arts Screen Printing Studio. Originally established as an income-generating endeavor, Barooloo Arts provides a dedicated space for women to convey their artistic expressions through the intricate art of screen printing. Specializing in screen-printed fabric, shirts, and business merchandise, Barooloo Arts adds a vibrant dimension to the creative offerings of Winun Ngari Arts.

Tel: 08 9191 2569
Address: 48 Clarendon Street, Derby