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Where to Buy Aboriginal Art in Australia's Northern Territory

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Australia's Northern Territory is home to some of the oldest artistic traditions in the world, from painting images and stories on rock walls to crafting didgeridoos from native trees. As such, it's one of the best places to buy authentic Aboriginal dot paintings, bark etchings, wooden objects, and even pottery from the former Lutheran town of Hermannsburg. Do your homework to make sure artists get their fair share of profits. These galleries and shops are good places to start.
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11/54 Authur J Gallagher Centre,, Reg Harris Lane, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia
Here's what's easy to see: Aboriginal art is on abundant display in and around Alice Springs, the Outback town at the heart of Australia's Northern Territory. For travelers, it is probably the most visible manifestation of Australian Aboriginal...
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32 Smith St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

At Read Back you get two for one: a secondhand book shop and an Aboriginal art gallery. The ground floor is packed with shelves holding pre-loved books, CDs and videos, while the gallery upstairs displays works by Aboriginal artists...

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10 Arnhem Hwy, Humpty Doo NT 0836, Australia
An indigenous-owned art gallery located at the busy junction of the Arnhem and Stuart Highways a half hour outside Darwin, The Didgeridoo Hut prides itself on selling genuine Aboriginal artwork from remote Top End communities, with whom the owners...
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1/3 Vickers St, Parap NT 0810, Australia
A bright space in Darwin's Parap neighborhood, Nomad Art Gallery emphasizes limited-edition prints and collections produced by contemporary Australian Artists as well as Aboriginal art centers around Northern Australia. The focal point is...
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Lot 171, Hermannsburg NT 0872, Australia
In the early 1900s, Lutheran missionaries arrived in the Western Arrernte community of Ntaria (Hermannsburg) about an hour west of Alice Springs. They offered food, shelter and education to the native people long oppressed by the white settlers...
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Established in 1989, Injalak Arts is a locally owned organization that supports the artistic production of the traditional Kunwinjku people. Works range from paintings on paper and bark to didgeridoos—thought to have originated in this region—to...