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Gawura Aboriginal Art Gallery and Cafe

Gawura Aboriginal Art Gallery and Cafe is located in Gawura, Australia.

Overview Gawura Aboriginal Art Gallery

Lloyd Gawura Hornsby’s home is internationally acclaimed Aboriginal artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby’s home.

Gawura Gallery features contemporary works by local, interstate, and international artists. Their contemporary gallery displays a variety of works by established and emerging Indigenous artists, including Fine Arts. Is the area’s only Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Every six weeks, new and exciting works are displayed in the exhibitions. There is no admission fee.

The Gawura Gallery Cafe serves morning and afternoon teas as well as light lunches. Excellent Merlo coffee.


Accessibility at Gawura Aboriginal Art Gallery


People with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from balance aids are catered for. (This includes people who use walking frames and other mobility devices.)



People who use wheelchairs are catered for.


People who are deaf or have hearing loss are catered for.



People who are blind or have vision loss are catered for.


Gawura Aboriginal Art Gallery

At Gawura Gallery, we provide a relaxed environment in which you can engage in a conversation with a professional artist about contemporary art, view the current exhibition, and enjoy a delicious coffee and something from our menu. The Gawura Coffee Shop complements the Gawura Gallery by providing the Merlo Coffee experience.


Resident Artist

Lloyd Gawura Hornsby is the resident artist.

Lloyd Gawura Hornsby (born 1947) is a Koori, a descendant of the Aboriginal Yuin People of New South Wales. His interest in and talent for art began in childhood and grew throughout his adolescence. In fact, he wooed his childhood sweetheart Wendy (now his 53-year-old wife) with paintings and carvings. Lloyd never paints on location; instead, he bases his finished paintings on knowledge and observation. His work is put together using the traditional dot technique popular among northern Indigenous artists. Lloyd’s extensive knowledge of sketching and drawing is evident in the details, as is his bold use of color to complete the experience. My education is still going on at the age of 73, thanks to my discovery of Aboriginal culture and life. The passing down of stories, our history, and life experiences all contribute to the depth of my understanding. This knowledge serves as the foundation for all of my artworks.

We must understand our history; we are people of our generation. We can look back with admiration and hope to possess some of the qualities that helped us stay true to our time. We must recognize the complexities of our generation – our status and our relationships. With the approval of my community and family, it has been recognized in my art that I have shown the positive of the dreamtime and how it was for the past 60,000 years – I have endeavored to carry on the age old tradition of telling Dreamtime and Historical stories through my art, in a passive mode. My future works will reflect my journey into the future.


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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.


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