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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 exhibitions.

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 bush resources.
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 and goldmining.
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 screen-printed textiles.

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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.

Open Daily
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 Centre.

Coach and Event Bookings available at other hours by appointment.

Nyinkka Nyunyu building
kids on main road
planting trees
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