Waringarri Art Centre Tour

1.5 Hours
Kununurra, Western Australia
Art & Culture
Year Round
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Waringarri Aboriginal Art and Culture Tours, located in Kununurra in the Kimberley region of Western Australia offers authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences that include spectacular landscapes, art appreciation, music and storytelling with our Aboriginal artists.

With local Aboriginal artists and tour guides, experience a 'mantha' (traditional welcome), learn about "ngarrangarni" (Dreamtime) stories and understand contemporary Aboriginal histories. Share a conversation, listen to the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, taste homemade damper and seasonal bush tucker. Learn a word or two in Miriwoong language followed by a good yarn and a laugh!

Location

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, 16 Speargrass Rd, Kununurra, Western Australia.

What to expect

Your tour begins at the oldest Aboriginal Art Centre in Western Australia, Waringarri, meaning ‘big mob of people coming together’. We welcome you to our meeting place. Walk with us, talk with us, let us show you our culture through art, culture, sound and story telling.

Engage and be inspired by our artists and experience the meaning behind our artwork as you watch us painting in our own studios. Take this unique opportunity to see through the eyes of an artist as we paint and create.

Enjoy some bush tucker, damper and a cuppa whilst listening to the mesmerising sounds of the didgeridoo.

To conclude your experience why not purchase a unique gift to remember our culture and your experience from the gallery.

What is included


This 1.5 hour tour runs three times per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11am.

Meeting point

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, 16 Speargrass Rd, Kununurra, Western Australia.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Camera

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Tours

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is a living, growing art centre celebrating the uniqueness of Miriwoong cultural identity. The land of the Miriwoong people covers a large tract of Country straddling the borders of Western Australia and the Northern Territory and includes; the township of Kununurra in East Kimberley, Lake Argyle, the Keep River and the Ord River irrigation area.

Established in the late 1970’s, in the heart of Miriwoong Country in Kununurra, Waringarri artists share the importance of their Country and culture.

Waringarri is the first wholly Indigenous owned art centre established in the Kimberley region and one of the oldest continuously operating art centres in Australia, supporting economic independence for artists and their community.

The centre operates artists’ studios and galleries and supports more than 100 artists including painters, printmakers, wood carvers, boab engravers, sculptors and textile artists. Cultural tours and performances compliment the visitor experience with a rich insight into Miriwoong culture.

All proceeds from art sales, art commissions and cultural tourism is returned to the community to support ongoing programs of art and cultural projects.

Refurbished in 2011 the distinctive quality about Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is the sense of an authentically creative and collaborative environment. Artist studios extend into landscaped gardens areas. Verandahs are supported with individually painted poles and pathways of sandblasted pavers present a range of artist designs. The Dawang Gallery is a unique cultural information space presenting selected works from the Waringarri collection complimented with multimedia presentations to share the richness of Miriwoong cultural identity with both community and visitors.

Waringarri Arts also has a number of items available for sale in our online Store. Click here to see the range.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?