Karungkarni Art And Culture

Lot 65 Buntine Highway, Kalkarindji, NT, 0852

Karungkarni Art Centre is the cultural heart of Kalkaringi, a remote Aboriginal community located 480km southwest of Katherine in the upper Victoria River District of the Northern Territory. Our Art Centre serves to pass on knowledge from old to young; to maintain and revitalise language; to facilitate the protection of artists’ intellectual and cultural property; and to share our art and culture with the wider world. Here innovation and creativity flourish to keep Gurindji art, language and culture strong. Karungkarni is a not-for-profit organisation, proudly owned and governed by the artists of Kalkarindji and Daguragu.

Our founding artists are renowned for their participation in the Wave Hill Walk Off on 23 August 1966, when Vincent Lingiari led our people from Wave Hill Cattle Station, igniting the birth of Aboriginal Land Rights. Our Art Centre continues the legacy of those courageous and visionary men and women. They form the core of our enterprise, which provides economic and cultural benefits for the artists, families and community. Their artwork is a distinctive and genuine expression of traditional stories of Gurindji people.

Provenance: We guarantee that each artwork is an authentic Aboriginal artwork. The artwork is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, which includes the artist’s biography, artwork catalogue number and painting narrative.

Copyright: Copyright for the artwork and artwork image remains with the artist unless otherwise negotiated.

Our Artists


Shipping policy

Domestic Shipping Policy: Free standard domestic shipping only.

All artworks will be processed, packed and shipped as soon as possible after the end of the Art Market.

Karungkarni Art is located in a very remote region and delivery of artworks cannot be made from our Community. Artwork canvases will be rolled in cardboard mailing tubes and our staff will deliver the artworks to Darwin (1800km return) from where they will shipped to you. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Some of our artworks are already stretched onto frames. If you wish to have your artwork delivered on the frame, please contact us to organise a quote for shipping.

International Shipping: Please contact us by email for a quote on express or international shipping.

Refund policy

Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

It is important to us that you are happy with your purchase, if not we will refund/exchange the value of the artwork, minus the freight costs. Refunds and exchanges are not available for change of mind. Please choose carefully, and check your order details before completing your purchase.

Return policy

You must notify Karungkarni Art within 10 days of receiving the artwork to request a refund or exchange. You need only pay the cost of returning the artwork to us. The artwork must be returned in its original condition with all of its accompanying documentation for the guarantee to apply. When the artwork is received, you will receive your refund/exchange credit.

If goods are damaged, please contact us on karungkarniart@gmail.com to discuss.