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Yalada, Welcome to Bana Yirriji Art Centre

Our stories and connection to country keeps us strong in mind and spirit. We are sharing our art and stories with you so you can learn about our culture, history and way of life.

About

Bana Yirriji Art Centre is located in Wujal Wujal Community, Far North Queensland.  The Centre opened in 2011 and is situated alongside the spectacular Bloomfield River, and is a short walk (1.5kms) from the famous Wujal Wujal Falls.

Banameaning water

Yirriji ­– describes the running waters between Bloomfield River Bridge & Wujal Wujal Falls

Bana Yirriji Art Centre is hosted by Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council and is a 100% community owned and governed not-for-profit social enterprise.  Artists receive 60% of the artwork sale price; the remainder is reinvested back into the Art Centre to fund arts and cultural projects such as trips to country, creative workshops and kids’ programs. The Centre also trains and employs local community members and is a great source of community pride.

Arts & Crafts

Bana Yirriji Art Centre represents artists from the Yalanji, Nyungkul and Jalunji clan groups.  

Bama (local people) have had a long history of artistic expression, including ceremonial body painting, weavings made from local plants, rainforest shields and weaponry decorated with clan designs using earth pigments.

Today, artists create stunning contemporary arts and crafts; including paintings, prints, works on paper, textiles, weavings, artefacts and a range of merchandise. Artists draw on their rich cultural, historic, and contemporary stories and profound connection to country as inspiration.

Bana Yirriji Art Centre supplies artists with professional quality art materials and runs a studio space.  All artworks sold come with an artwork certificate and artist biography.

The Bana Yirriji Art Centre gallery is open to visitors. Admission Free

Tourist Information

FLIGHTS

From Cairns, Hinterland Aviation

CAR HIRE

Cooktown Car Hire – 07 3123 0998

ACCOMMODATION

Bloomfield Beach Camp

Bloomfield Escape

Milkwood Lodge (Cooktown)

FOOD & STORES

IGA Ayton

Lion’s Den
Historic pub 40mins from Wujal Wujal. Counter meals, licensed, camping available

FUEL

Wujal Wujal Service Station

1 Hartwig Street, Wujal Wujal, QLD 4895

P 07 4083 9119

* Card-operated petrol bowser for fuel supplies. Gas and ice are also available.

Mon-Thurs 7.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 7.30am – 11.30am
Closed Weekends & Public Holiday

 

Bloomfield Middle Shop

427 Rossville Bloomfield Rd, Bloomfield QLD 4895

P 07 4060 8220

* Fuel, takeaway and basic stores

Mon -Tues 7am-6pm
Wed – Thurs 7am-7pm
Weekends 7am-3pm

Public holidays – limited hours

ROAD CLOSURES

* Check for road closures, especially during the wet season.

Roads managed by Cook Shire Council – current status here

Roads managed by Douglas Shire Council, including the Bloomfield track/Cape Tribulation Road – current status

Daintree River Ferry Crossing (travelling from Port Douglas to Wujal Wujal via the Bloomfield track/Cape Tribulation R0ad)

Please watch for wildlife & drive safely