Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), NT
Injalak Arts is a non-profit Aboriginal-owned charitable organisation. The art centre in Gunbalanya, in western Arnhem Land, was officially opened in November 1989. Indigenous community art centres play an important role in the artistic and cultural life of traditional Aboriginal artists living in remote communities. Injalak Arts is an outstanding example of a community organisation that is 100 per cent Aboriginal owned and delivers positive social, economic and cultural outcomes for its members.
Injalak Arts has more than 200 active members who are artists from Gunbalanya and surrounding outstations, making artworks inspired by their culture and local environment. Their works include bark paintings and acrylic paintings on canvas, carved and painted wooden works, limited-edition prints, fibre art and jewellery woven from natural materials, screenprinted textiles and homewares.