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All designs featured in North products are uniquely connected to country - through people, through story, through culture. With respect for country, all North products are created ethically and mindfully. We produce small collections, made bAll designs featured in North products are uniquely connected to country - through people, through story, through culture. With respect for country, all North products are created ethically and mindfully. We produce small collections, made by hand, made with heart.

The Art Centres NORTH works with are not-for-profit social enterprises based in remote communities. Art Centres are owned by Aboriginal communities and create a platform for artists and community members to earn an income, develop new skills, access opportunities and develop an artistic community. They’re important places for self-determine and agency.



Tiwi Country
The Tiwi Islands, Bathurst Island & Melville Island, are north of Darwin and have been home to Tiwi people since parlingarri (a long time ago).

Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Island’s north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women’s Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorporated under the name Munupi Arts and Crafts Association giving local artists an opportunity to proudly celebrate Tiwi culture through both traditional and contemporary mediums.
Learn more about Munupi mob and their art on their website.

Jilamara Arts is a remote Aboriginal Art Centre based in Milikapiti community, on Melville Islands east coastline. In Tiwi language, Jilamara means design. Established in 1989, Jilamara is Tiwi owned and produces authentic Tiwi art - ironwood carved birds and Tutini poles, ochre paintings on bark, canvas, linen and paper, original limited edition prints and hand screen-printed textiles. Learn more about Jilamara mob and their art on their website.

Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated is an Art Centre based at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island. Ngaruwanajirri, which means ‘helping one another’ in Tiwi, was established in 1994. Ngaruwanajirri started as a supported employment program for Tiwi with a disability. The workshop, now an art centre, strives to provide a safe, calm and creative environment for some of the most disadvantaged members of the community.
Learn more about the Ngaruwanajirri story.



Kunwinjku Country
Injalak Arts is a non-profit, community enterprise. The Art Centre is located in Gunbalanya and was officially opened in late November 1989. Prior to 1989 its origins it was a small shed used for screen printing. Injalak Arts has over 200 members made up of artists and weavers from Gunbalanya and surrounding outstations. All artists are paid up front for their work. Although the Arts Centre is located in Gunbalanya, it also attempts to service those artists who choose to live at their outstations who have few other options for economic activity.
Learn more about Kunwinjku mob and their art, on their website.

Groote Eylandt - Anindilyakwa Country - Old Mission

Anindilyakwa Country
Anindilyakwa Arts was established in 2005 and is owned by the Anindilyakwa people of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago. Groote Eylandt is situated in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is the largest island of the Archipelago. Anindilyakwa arts has studios on Angurugu and Umbakumba communities and also supports artists living on Milyakburra and homeland communities. Learn more about Anindilyakwa mob and their art, on their website.



Warlpiri Country
Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Corporation is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Australia. Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a Fire Dreaming site west of Yuendumu. Warlu operates in Yuendumu community & the close by outstation of Nyrripi. The two communities are closely linked through families - as such, members of either communities are welcome to come and paint at the art centre.
Learn more about Warlu mob and their art, on their website.