On Larrakia Country, Readback Aboriginal Art Gallery operates. We recognize the Larrakia people as the Traditional Owners of the Darwin region and pay our respects to both past and present Larrakia elders.
We are proud to operate in accordance with The Indigenous Art Code, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting ethical trade in Indigenous art.
Readback Aboriginal Art Gallery has been a Darwin institution since 1995. Our Authentic, Affordable Aboriginal Art is ethically sourced directly from indigenous men and women artists based in Darwin, Northern Territory. By purchasing locally, we can help support, promote, and provide a steady income for our talented artists.
We are frequently asked “how come your prices are so low in comparison to others?” The answer is simple: we practice fair trade….this enables us to offer low, competitive prices while also allowing our customers to make socially conscious purchases. Additionally, our prices remain constant throughout the year, with no increase during the popular dry season.
We are extremely fortunate to have such talented artists right on our doorstep in Darwin. Lanita, Jacinta, Caroline, Sharon, Selina, and Louise Numina Napananka, as well as their mother Barbara Pananka Price Mbitjana, Reggie Sultan, Kenny Reid, and Les Huddleston, are all based in Darwin.
Additionally, we are fortunate to have a number of other well-known artists drop in while in Darwin to sell their work. Janet Nakamarra Long and Linda Bopirri are two examples.
Sonda Turner Nampijmpa developed a reputation as a city icon due to her frequent appearances outside the Readback shop painting and attracting crowds to watch and listen to her stories.
Our artists are welcome to use a section of the gallery as a studio. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe them in action, speak with them about their paintings and culture, and capture the moment with photographs.
Eddie Blitner is a frequent visitor to this section of the Readback Gallery. His quick brushstrokes create straight cross hatch lines in the traditional Arhem Land design known as Rarrk.
All artwork is signed by the artist on the back and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that includes a photograph of the artist and information about the piece. We are conveniently located in ‘The Mall’ on Smith Street in Darwin’s central business district. Our second hand book store is located on the street level.
Come in and visit our air-conditioned gallery, where you’ll find a diverse selection of traditional, contemporary, and investment art. We’d like to believe that we’ve got something for everyone!
For our interstate and international customers, please browse our website and feel free to contact us if you do not see what you are looking for; we will gladly send you photos from our gallery selection.
Several of our artists accept commissions when a customer requests specific colors or sizes.
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.