Aboriginal Art Workshops

Sharing Art - Sharing Culture

Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art to take home under the guidance of acclaimed Aboriginal artist, Brian “Binna” Swindley at Janbal Gallery.

Janbal Gallery Aboriginal painting workshops caters for everyone, from individuals, children, families, couples, education groups and tour groups.

As well as learning about Aboriginal ochre paints, Indigenous art history and painting techniques, Binna will tell you stories about traditional bush foods, construction materials and medicines.

If they are in season when you visit he will show you useful plants including Black Palm (Duwar), Mat Rash (Jilngan) and Soap Tree (Karrandal) that he has growing at Janbal Gallery.

You can also learn the stories and meanings behind some of Binna’s paintings, including his signature Yiki People and share precious East Coast Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime stories about the animals, environment and language of the Indigenous rainforest people from Mossman and the Daintree rainforest in Tropical Far North Queensland Australia.


Paint Your Own Boomerang or Canvas Workshop - 1.5 Hour

Create your own special gift from Australia and learn Aboriginal art techniques with local Aboriginal artist, Binna Swindley in the 1.5 hour workshop.


1.5 Hour Workshop

  • $55.00 per person (adults)
  • $27.50 per child (under 16yo)
  • $154.00 per family - (2 Adults and 2 Children under 16yo)

*Prices and times subject to change without notice.


  • A choice of a Small Boomerang or small Canvas (100mm x 100mm) to paint.
  • Tuition by Aboriginal artist
  • All paints and artist tools


10am & 2pm
Monday to Friday


Exclusive & Large Group Workshops

Janbal Gallery can tailor Aboriginal art classes and cultural experiences exclusively for individuals, tour groups, school groups and university groups of all ages and interest levels.

Immerse yourself in Kuku Yalanji culture and learn Aboriginal painting techniques and share Dreamtime stories in an exclusive Aboriginal art workshop led by Brian “Binna” Swindley.

  • Culture sharing and education
  • A great team building activity
  • Hands-on tuition from Binna
  • All paints, brushes and art materials
  • We always do our best to accommodate groups and specific requests - please ask us.


  • 1.5 hour to all day workshops available
  • Small to large canvas options
  • Small to large boomerang options
  • Paint a Match Box Seed (Burnie Bean)
  • Large venue available for groups over 32 pax
  • Ask about Janbal coming to your venue or event

Bookings & Cost:
Exclusive & Large Group Art Workshops can be delivered anytime on any day based on availability. Cost will be negotiated based on the client's unique needs and expectations.

How to Book
Please email us for pricing or inquiries to make your booking - Contact us