Arnhem Land

Arnhem Land is a large parcel of the Top End that is held as Aboriginal owned and managed land. Stretching from the rocky escarpment on the western side of Kakadu National Park through floodplains, billabongs, and paperbark forests, down to white sand beaches lined with billowing casuarina trees along the top edge of Northern Australia.

As diverse as the geography, the art centres from this region produce work that shares similar forms, materials and techniques – bark painting, woven fibre work and wood carving – with new contemporary interpretations unique to locale.

To visit Arnhem Land, you must have a signed permit from one of the township communities. Access in the dry season is by road; during the wet months roads are impassable, with the only access by air or sea.

Learn more about the art centres in Arnhem Land that Outstation works with.