A: Ghunmarn Culture Centre
2 Cameron Road, Beswick NT
P: +61 428 606 773
DJILPIN ARTS works on Country with kin and culture across generations. Their activities are rich in spirit, bringing healing to the community and linking traditional knowledge with modern enterprise. Ghunmarn Culture Centre is the heart of Djilpin Arts, located in its cultural precinct in the centre of Beswick community. Its Blanasi Collection is a permanent showcase of culturally significant art works in the West Arnhem painting style and curated by late Elder and dijeridu master, David Blanasi. There is no admission fee to the museum and you can take an interactive IPad tour to learn about the artists and their work. Local guides are available to take you through this community- owned collection. Ghunmarn also features a retail gallery, where you can browse and purchase local art including traditional pandanus weaving, fine prints, hand cut dijeridus, carvings, jewellery and our contemporary textiles range.
Djilpin Arts is an Indigenous not-for-profit organisation based in the remote community of Beswick/ Wugularr, Northern Territory. The Art Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 2.30pm, or by appointment. To reach the Centre from Katherine drive south on the Stuart Highway for 50kms, turn left and follow the Central Arnhem Road 56kms into Beswick/ Wugularr. In Beswick, take the first right to the Centre.
Artists include: Julie Ashley, Lancetta Ashley, Noreena Ashley, Marcus Blanasi, Brett Bush, Major Cameron, Vera Cameron, Patsy Forbes, Anderson George, Kate George, Loretta George, Scott Hall, Darryl Jolly, Augustina Kennedy, Major Kennedy, Frankie Lane, Norman Lane, Revonna Urban, Angelica Wesan, Evangeline Wilson
Image: Frankie (Tango) Lane, Gapu VII, Billabong, Limited edition etching, 36 x 40cm, image 21 x 25cm. Photos: Peter Eve Courtesy: Djilpin Arts