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Aboriginal Art from South East Australia

Kaiela Arts is an Aboriginal art centre in Shepparton. We reference the linear art style, traditional to Kaiela Dungala (Goulburn Murray), Yorta Yorta Country.

We strengthen community by awaking culture, learning from our past and empowering future generations.


Join us for the launch of Yenbenal Woka – Tues 21 March 2023, 6pm – 8pm

‘Ancestral stories, spirit, knowledge and histories run deep and intersect across Country, Skies, Rivers, Creeks…everything is connected…this is our Spirit, our Nanyak, our Creation, this is who we are…a timeless dimension, a place where People & Country become one… Yenbenal Woka’. Launching as part of the 2023 Shepparton Festival, Kaiela Arts’ Autumn exhibition Yenbenal Woka,

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YOUTH CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM AT KAIELA ARTS A series of FREE workshops at Kaiela Arts for local First Nations youth to design and paint their very own skateboard deck. Hosted by Kaiela Arts Project Coordinator and established artist Tammy-Lee Atkinson, these workshops will inspire participants to learn about and explore local stories and the meaning

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Galnyatj Culture and Education Coordinator – applications now open

Kaiela Arts in Shepparton is seeking applications from local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for a part time Galnyatj Culture and Education Coordinator. $50,000 – 60,000 per annum pro rata (depending on experience and qualifications) plus superannuation 15.2 hrs p/w, 12 months fixed term commencing in early January 2023 This position is an Identified Aboriginal

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What We Do

Established in 2006, Kaiela Arts is an Aboriginal art centre located in Shepparton situated on the traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta Nation. Our work drives important outcomes for both our artists and the broader Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community.

Inspire, Learn, Create Art

The program promotes learning and understanding of south-east Australian Aboriginal arts, language, cultural heritage and identity through a visual art-based learning activities.


Kaiela Arts offers a range of workshops to both Aboriginal artists and non-indigenous community members, to facilitate intercultural immersion and understanding.

Cultural Arts Information Sessions

Kaiela Arts provides Aboriginal cultural arts talk to the general public on application. We can tailor your visit and provide information and familiarisation with the work of the artists who we represent and unpack the different Australian Aboriginal art styles for you.

Become a member

Membership of Kaiela Arts is available to Aboriginal Artists, Aboriginals and non-Aboriginal community members who live in the Kaiela Dungala (Goulburn Murray) region.