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Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre

Gibb River Road | Kimberley Region, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
+61 8 9191 1008
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Must visit - opportunity to get well priced artwork direct from Aboriginal community

If you are doing the Gibb River Rd or Derby or Broome you must visit Mowunjum. It is an Aboriginal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MsCulture
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Melbourne, Australia
Not Open

Disappointed as really wanted to check this place out: The website said open: the door & gate said... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Restless59
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Gibb River Road | Kimberley Region, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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+61 8 9191 1008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are doing the Gibb River Rd or Derby or Broome you must visit Mowunjum. It is an Aboriginal owned art centre built in the shape of a Wandjina. The artists are custodians to the Wandjina spirits this is reflected in their art work....More

Thank MsCulture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed as really wanted to check this place out: The website said open: the door & gate said open: BUT no one in & no the lights werent on: gave them 30 mins after said opening hrs but needed to be on the road so...More

Thank Restless59
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We were impressed by the well maintained Art Gallery and the quality of the paintings on display. I was tempted to purchase but have nowhere to display. The short film on the history of the people was very interesting and informative

Thank Lyn R
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Was told to visit this with the promise it was on bitumen & close to town. It was excellent. The art centre had a short film in the cinema which was very good and explained some of the recent history of the areas indigenous peoples....More

Thank 188petere
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Not far out of Derby on the Gibb River Rd., we were told that this Community Art Gallery and Cultural Centre was established with funding to display a wide range of local indigenous art & artefacts. Sadly, it needs a lot a upkeep & maintenance...More

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visited later in the afternoon but it was open until 5pm. Kirsty wax so helpful and knowledgeable about her people and the area. She was also interested in wheee we had come from. Her painting that was used on the cover of a Govt...More

Thank monterjones
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Saw the festival and it was a spectacular one at that ! I don't usually go for this kind of experience but it was great . The art centre has some truly inspiring artists and all the work there goes to the local artists which...More

Thank bjlester-67
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A modern and well set out gallery. Interesting video on the communities history. Beautiful artwork. Worth a visit.

Thank Pentadyl
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre is located just off the Gibb River Road & is easily accessed with adequate parking. A short DVD in the comfy theatre explains the origins of the Wandjina, the powerful rain makier spirit. An interesting walk through display & wonderful...More

Thank loveindo
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Access to the gallery is from the Gibb River Road and is black top all the way in. Shaped in the form of the Wandjina, it provides a wonderful venue for viewing the extraordinary art of the Mowanjum artists.

Thank maxine476
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