Janbal Gallery is a special place, surrounded and protected by Yiki People. Visitors from all over the world come here to paint, share dream time stories learn about Kuku Yalanji culture. 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, Janbal Gallery was established at Mossman in 2008 by local Aboriginal artist Brian “Binna” Swindley.
Here in this art gallery you can browse through some of Binna’s authentic Australian Aboriginal artwork or gain a hands-on experience by joining an art and painting workshop.
The Janbal Gallery was named after Binna’s Mother Shirley “Janbal” Swindley. “Janbal” means Blue Quandon, a rare and vibrant blue skinned rainforest berry eaten by Cassowaries and found in Kuku Yalanji country around Mossman Gorge and the Daintree areas.
All of the art works for sale at Janbal Gallery are one off originals, hand painted by Binna here at Janbal Gallery. We invite you to visit Janbal Gallery and help us keep Kuku Yalanji culture alive and strong by sharing stories and exploring creative Aboriginal art forms at one of Binna’s art classes or painting workshops.
Janbal Aboriginal Gallery is located in Mossman which is just 32 minutes from the DAINTREE and only 22 minutes from the popular tourist destination PORT DOUGLAS in Tropical North Queensland. It is situated in an ideal location for a convenient stop to join an art and painting workshop or simply to just browse through authentic Australian Aboriginal art – AND MEET THE ARTIST HIMSELF!
As Binna has a severe hearing impairment we ask that all communication is done via email.
ART CLASS BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE ONLINE AT: www.janbalgallery.com.au
A: 5 Johnston Road, Mossman QLD 4873
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only
Janbal Gallery is closed 25 December and 1 January.