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.