Morning or Afternoon
Half Day
24 Max.
Group Size
Cairns, Port Douglas
Pick Up Locations

Discover contemporary Aboriginal art styles and culture with respected local Kuku Yalanji artist and traditional owner Binna Swindley. Relax with some creative therapy and paint your own canvas to keep.


What’s included

  • Aboriginal art experience 2hrs
  • Paint your own canvas to keep
  • Small group (Maximum 14)
  • Scenic coastal drive
  • Morning tea at Janbal Gallery
  • Return accommodation transfers

Physical Rating

less than 500 Meters

Cultural Rating

Approx, 80% cultural content

What to Bring

  • Water bottle

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Art Workshop


My paintings are inspired from the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. This is my homeland. My people and stories belong here. Brian “Binna” SwindleyKuku Yalanjil Artist

With the backdrop of the Daintree National Park, Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery is a special place to experience local indigenous art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.
Discover contemporary indigenous art techniques and culture with respected local Kuku Yalanji artist Binna Swindley. Tap into your creative talents and paint an Aboriginal art style souvenir of your own to keep.
Gain an understanding of local Aboriginal culture through Binnas quirky stories of his homelands.
Enjoy morning tea whilst browsing through the gallery which has local authentic indigenous art and artefacts. Janbal Gallery is a special place to enjoy and share in a genuine hands on Aboriginal cultural experience you will never forget.

A Painting inspired from the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest
Tour group visiting Janbal gallery
Young children with Binna at Janbal art gallery
Respected local Kuku Yalanji artist Binna Swindley explaining Aboriginal culture
People painting their own piece of aboriginal art
Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery sign
Contemporary dot artwork being painted at Janbal aboriginal art gallery
Brian-Binna-Swindley with guests at Janbal Gallery
Art creation for all ages at the table enjoying artwork

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 10, 2017

Relaxing and creative experience.
Janbal Gallery is a beautiful blend of a modern gallery with an impressive art collection and offering, and a comfortable, friendly studio where you can relax and set your inhibitions to the side.
My husband and I did the art workshop for our first year wedding anniversary (the theme is paper so we thought creating art together would be nice). I strongly believe this workshop would be great for absolutely anyone! Our young niece would love it! As would my Grandma. My husband really embraced the experience and was proud of his work – which was amazing by the way (Binna helped). I was painting right up to the last minute and Binna was very understanding and helped us along the way – however also left us at times so we could focus and get in the zone – again demonstrating his great approach to teaching.
The art workshop was a highlight of our trip to north Queensland and is a must-do.

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