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Norval Gallery

1 Sutherland St | Kimberley Region, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
+61 458 110 816
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Wow Fantastic!

Love the work of Mark Norval & love what he & his wife Mary are doing to encourage, assist & guide... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mr_Mrs_Melbourne
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Victoria
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Friendly quirky gallery

An unusual, intimate, eccentric personal gallery with an eclectic and dynamic collection. It’s not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AlexWhite8018979
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Adelaide, Australia
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Derby's Norval Gallery is run by a Kimberley artist husband and wife team Mark and Mary Norval. The gallery showcases their own insightful work as well as many other artists from the amazing Kimberley region of Western Australia. All of the artists are happy to talk about their unique artwork and are willing to share their painting techniques and ideas whilst being watched at work by visitors to the gallery. Other must see highlights of the gallery include Australia's best historical Boab Nut display, an extensive collection of the worlds rarest and most beautiful sea shells, a glittering selection of precious gemstones, locally designed Boab tree inspired jewellery and for the music buffs a trip down memory lane flicking through 5000 of the best LPs ever recorded. The Lonely Planet Australian travel guide for 2012 rated Norval Gallery as one of its top 60 "top choice must see" destinations Australia wide.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“local artists” (14 reviews)
“for sale” (20 reviews)
“on display” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Sutherland St | Kimberley Region, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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+61 458 110 816
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the work of Mark Norval & love what he & his wife Mary are doing to encourage, assist & guide local indigenous artists. We visited twice while being in Derby as it was an inspiring place - we saw something new & different both...More

Thank Mr_Mrs_Melbourne
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou for the kind words. Great feedback like this makes it all worthwhile. Mark and Mary

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusual, intimate, eccentric personal gallery with an eclectic and dynamic collection. It’s not pretentious like that sounds, but a great drop-in place to meet the artists and just browse. Part personal collection, part museum, part gallery / shop.

Thank AlexWhite8018979
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Alex for such a kind and appreciative review. Mark and Mary

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small gallery on the outskirts of Derby selling mainly Indigenous art. The owners are friendly and personable and do a great job promoting local artists some of whom sit outside painting. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Adelaideview
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for a wonderful review. Much appreciated. Mark and Mary

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our time in Derby...it is a great place to spend a few days. The highlight of our stay was definitely a visit to Mark Norval's Art Gallery. From the moment we walked in we know that this is a lot different to most...More

Thank Margaret A
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for such a warm and wonderful review. Mark and Mary

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting gallery with a lot of paintings for sale. The video about the gallery is a must view. Great to see the painting being done outside and even the artist that painted your painting if you buy one. A great venture and well worth...More

Thank loistrev
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou for a beautiful review. Mark and Mary

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the sign for this Gallery from the main road going into Derby. Just another gallery? Almost did not bother stopping. So glad we did have a look. The whole place is not huge, but includes local carvings, shells and rocks, as well as...More

Thank John H
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks John for a superb and lengthy review. Much appreciated. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A gem of a place in an otherwise fairly dull township. We really enjoyed our visit to the Norval Art Gallery. Once inside we watched the film about Mark Norval's personal and professional journey and then spent ages wandering around admiring his beautiful artwork. He...More

Thank Fiona C
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. Your beautiful comments are much appreciated. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owners of this Gallery are wonderful people, committed to social enterprise and connecting people with amazing Aboriginal artwork. Definitely worth a visit, take your time to choose a few unique pieces.

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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for the great review. Mary and I are happy you had a good experience in the gallery. Best wishes Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful Derby institution! Jam packed with paintings in multiple styles, drawings and intricately carved boab nuts, a delight for the eyes. Also wonderful is the very clear partnership between the gallery and the artists. We also appreciated Mary going the extra mile to...More

Thank JJMayburg
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful review. Thanks for your support. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My 10 y/o son and I both loved this place. Not only is Mark’s work - which is hauntingly beautiful- on display - but so too the work of many Indigenous artists in a variety of styles. Most of the pieces are for sale. The...More

Thank Onthegokidintow O
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Wow. What a great review. Mary and are thrilled to receive such kind and appreciative comments.

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