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Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery

  • Art
  • Fremantle
An exterior view of Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery showing glimpses of art through big bay windows
Photograph: SuppliedJapingka Aboriginal Art Gallery

Time Out says

Ensconced in a heritage-listed 19th-century warehouse building in the historic port city of Fremantle, two-storey Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery proudly showcases the work of First Nations artists from WA and across the length and breadth of the country. Founded in 1984, it emerged from the Desert Designs textile and fashion business and moved into its current digs near the University of Notre Dame in 1995. Though run by two white men, the venue is held to high standards. The directors work in conjunction with communities, Elders and both the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia and the Federal Government’s Indigenous Art Code to ensure all works displayed are ethically sourced, and that the ongoing relationship with artists is heathy. Hosting new exhibitions on a regular basis, the upstairs loft gallery is a gorgeous, airy spot to best show off the brilliant paintings. You can expect to clock eyes on works old and new from the likes of Genevieve Loy, Gabriella Possum, Sarrita King and Gloria Petyarre.


47 High St
Cross street:
Henry St
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat, Sun noon-5pm
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