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New baskets

Gallery Open

Admission Free

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Weekends by appointment

Ghunmarn Culture Centre Beswick
Cameron Road, Beswick NT 0852

Call +61 8 8977-4250 or email contact@djilpinarts.org.au

Ghunmarn Culture Centre is at the heart of the Djilpin Arts cultural precinct in the Beswick community. It’s a place where visitors can engage with local people, experience traditional customs, purchase art, enjoy barista coffee and stay in our award-winning accommodation.

Visit the treasured Blanasi Collection, a permanent showcase of culturally significant art works in the West Arnhem painting style and curated by late Elder and Dijeridu master, David Blanasi. Or, see traditional wood carvings, fibre art, dijeridus and jewellery while meeting local designers and artists.

Enjoy using our interactive iPad tours as you walk through the Blanasi Collection gallery and browse our large selection of artefacts for sale.

When you choose to buy authentic Aboriginal products direct from this community enterprise you will be supporting Aboriginal people in remote communities. If you are travelling we can arrange packing and freight for you.

  • Picnic Blankets

    We sell our local designs digitally printed on a versatile picnic blanket, made of neoprene (wetsuit material), so its waterproof and machine washable. Perfect for the outdoors, kids play-mat, yoga or the beach. Made in Australia for Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation.  

  • Didjeridus

    Didjeridus from this region are made in the West Arnhem style. Called mago, they follow the tradition made famous by Beswick’s mago master, elder David Blanasi. Djilpin didjeridus are hand-cut from the woolybutt tree and they have been hollowed-out naturally by termites.

  • Fibre Art

    The Djilpin Galleries stock a wide selection of exciting sculptural fibre art. Our women weavers are famous for their traditional pandanus creations that are both decorative and practical, and often in vibrant naturally-dyed colours, such as fine fibre mats, baskets and dilly bags.

  • Fine Art Prints and Paintings

    Over the years Djilpin Arts have worked with Basil Hall Editions, master printmakers from Darwin, to produce exquisite and unique series’ of fine art prints and paintings. This work is on exhibition and for sale at both galleries.

  • Jewellery

    The women have completed a silver-smith course and have produced a unique range of pendants and ear-rings depicting cultural plants and animals, exquisitely turned out in sterling silver and 18ct gold. Djilpin women artists also specialise in creating stunning colourful necklaces and ear rings from local native seeds that they

  • Printed Silk Scarves

    Artists of all ages from Beswick community channelled their skills to develop digital designs from their usual mediums of painting and weaving. We now sell silk scarves and stay tuned for our cushions in May.