No visit to Alice Springs is complete without indulging yourself in local culture by experiencing Aboriginal Art. Embark on a unique art gallery experience at Yubu Napa. This gallery offers so much more than just the chance to view beautiful artwork – visitors can meet and engage with talented indigenous artists as they work. Learn the fascinating stories behind the artists and their creations, and watch them work in the on-site studio. This is a rare opportunity, creating a unique cultural experience, and the chance to properly understand the stories that are being painted.
The name Yubu Napa comes from the top end of the Northern Territory and means both ‘beautiful’ and ‘doing the right thing’. The gallery dedicates itself to providing the highest quality artwork available and features some of the most celebrated artists in the area. Artists are encouraged to tell their stories in new, unique ways, and the result is a contemporary take on traditional Aboriginal art, and creations that represent a modern, personal interpretation of the Dreamtime stories passed down from the elders.
As well as meeting and interacting with artists, visitors can wander through the gallery and marvel at the impressive creations, and purchase souvenirs from the gift shop.
Yubu Napa is located on Hartley Street, close to Todd Street Mall. It is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm. On-street parking is available. It is recommended that visitors allow around 1.5 hours to enjoy the gallery.