MERREPEN ARTS Culture and Language Aboriginal Corporation is situated in the Douglas Daly Region of the Northern Territory. It is approximately a two-hour drive from Darwin. Merrepen was established in 1986 as a women’s centre, later becoming an incorporated Art Centre with approximately 133 members. Facilitating the production of contemporary art and textiles by members of their local community, the Centre helps create economic opportunities through art.
The artists from Merrepen are known for their painting, fabric printing, print making, weaving and more recently ceramics. Many of the artists have work included in major Australian and international collections. With both a gallery and workshop spaces, the Centre is open to the general public weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm, and at other times by appointment.
Image: Kieren Karritpul and mermaid fabric photographed in Daly River February 2021. Photo: Cathy Laudenbach. Courtesy: Merrepen Arts.