The Wanjjal Payinti ( yesterday and today) Gallery
is housed in a striking asymmetrical steel building.
There is a regional Aboriginal art gallery showcasing
the Tennant Creek art movement through changing
The fixed exhibition is a must see.
It has five major sections:
Punttu - family Warumungu artists have
screenprinted self portraits as a contemporary
expression of skin groups or relationships.
Nyinta manungku - Living in the land is
a comprehensive display of bush tucker and other
Wanjjal payinti manu - yesterday and today
is a series of dioramas made by Warumungu artists
showing the rich history of the region including
Aboriginal involvement in the cattle industry
Wurrmulalkki mukka - returned histories.
For Warumungu people the highlight of the display
will be the return of traditional objects from
the collections of the South Australia Museum
and the Museum of Victoria.
Pina parinyi manu purtakijji - Getting
the land back. This traces the history of the
Warumungu land claim and celebrates the Aboriginal
relationship with the land.
Also in the main building, the Mukkukari shop
at Nyinkka Nyunyu sells local artworks and craft
from earrings to digging sticks, bush brooms to
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Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre is located
on Paterson Street ( Stuart Highway) the main
road which runs through Tennant Creek. Tennant
Creek is 500 kms north of Alice Springs.
Hours of Business and Entry Fees.
Entry Fees apply only to Museum/Gallery. Free
entry to gardens/café and retail shop.
October to April
Monday to Friday 9am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2 pm
Closed Dec 25 to January 2nd and Easter Good Friday.
May to September
Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10 - 2pm
Guided Tours $15.00 per Adult around the Culture
Coach and Event Bookings available at other hours