Image courtesy of Buku Larrnngay Mulka, Yirrkala

The Northern Territory is home to peoples of many cultures, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It is a landscape that inspires creativity with its varied terrain, dramatic seasons, vivid sunsets and bountiful wildlife. Artists indigenous to the NT create works that express their heritage and relationship to land.

 Timothy Cook, acclaimed and award winning artist and member of Jilamara Arts on Melville Island

Provenance Arts showcases the best the NT has to offer across a wide range of art forms. We tend to focus on the Top End but happily go south and beyond State borders to bring you a superb selection of arts and crafts from remote and regional Australia.  We stock and represent Indigenous artists from around the country to show the range and depth of contemporary practice.

Johnny Warrkatja with his family – Kenneth Batjurrun, Lucy Wanapuyngu and Anna Ramatha, Gapuwiyak Art & Culture

All our artworks are provenanced so you know exactly who the creator(s) is/are and know the origin of the artwork. Some artworks are sourced from art centres and others directly from individual artists.

Kunwinjku ladies stripping pandanus at Manmoyi outstation in western Arnhem Land. Next steps are drying, dyeing and then weaving.

We also encourage our cyber and onsite visitors to learn more about the artists and craftspeople we stock – by providing information and links to participating art centres and the websites of individual artists.