Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre is located on the banks of the Bloomfield River, just below the Wujal Wujal waterfall. The Art Centre represents artists from three traditional clan groups: Kuku Nyungkul, Kuku Yalanji and Jalunji. In its gallery, collectors can view and buy locally made artworks, jewellery, textiles, prints, paintings and a selection of crafts.
The Bana Yirriji artists’ inspiration comes from traditional stories and the land that surrounds them. The area is rich in rainforests, waterfalls, mountains, rivers and the sea.
Bana Yirriji Art Centre is a four-hour drive from Cairns, QLD and about one hour drive south of Cooktown, QLD.
Image: Local community ladies Lenick Yougie, Shakaya Hooker, Kanisha Nandy, Dolly Sykes, Shanna Olbar wearing silk kaftans made by the artists. Photo: Shannon Brett.