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Our artists collaborated with a textile artist to develop a new collection of silk kaftans!

Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre

The people of Wujal Wujal are culturally rich and value continuing the traditions of Eastern Kuku Yalanji knowledge, language, skills and connection to the natural landscape and resources through artworks and crafts. The Council helps to hold onto our sacred culture and to keep the community strong in mind and spirit by promoting a flourishing and sustainable Art and Cultural Centre.

The Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre is run by the Council in conjunction with the Wujal Wujal community. The Centre has an art gallery, artist studio, a shop and café.

Art Centre temporarily CLOSED - new centre location being sought.

Tropical Cyclone Jasper in December 2023 caused catastrophic damage to the Bana Yirriji Art Centre and council is working to find an alternate temporary locatin for our artists to work from while we seek funding to have a new centre constructed. 

Our unique arts style

Our local artists are nationally and internationally renowned for the unique artistic styles influenced by the heritage of the ‘rainforest people’, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Their inspiration comes from the land – rainforests, waterfalls, mountains – our rivers and sea and unique wildlife, which influence our individual art motifs. 

All of our artworks are handcrafted and painted at Bana Yirriji by local community artists who work with natural seed jewellery, prints, paintings, artefacts and textiles. Many Wujal Wujal paintings are based on traditional stories passed down from Traditional Elders from our three traditional clan groups, the Yalanji, Nyungkul and Jalunji. Our artists are also involved in progressive digital and multimedia displays and fashion design, including for the Indigenous Runway Project for indigenous fashion designers. 

Arts workshops (temporarily closed)

The Centre also provides professional development and training for artists in traditional art techniques, digital developments and corporate issues such as copyright and online sales outlets.

Visitors can learn about our traditional arts and crafts by participating in various hands-on workshops held throughout the year. Contact the Centre and check their website to see the calendar of upcoming events to make sure your visit to Wujal Wujal coincides with a hands-on arts experience to remember. 

Gallery gift shop (temporarily closed)

Emerging and established artists curate their own gallery exhibitions and sell their artwork in the gallery gift shop. You can also purchase souvenirs, cards and books, jewellery, scarves, accessories and artworks in our Gallery Shop. 


The Bana Yirriji Art Centre is temporarily closed.

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