Top Choice Art in Alice Springs

Papunya Tula Artists

This stunning gallery showcases artworks from the Western Desert communities of Papunya, Kintore and Kiwikurra – even if you're not buying, it's worth stopping by to see the magnificent collection.
Art in Alice Springs


One of Alice Spring's newest galleries, Talapi is a beautiful space in the heart of Alice Springs, exhibiting and promoting Central Desert indigenous art. It sources its artworks directly from Aboriginal-owned art c…
Art in Alice Springs

Mbantua Gallery

This privately owned gallery includes extensive exhibits of works from the renowned Utopia region, as well as watercolour landscapes from the Namatjira school. Collectors should ask to see their collection of bark p…
Art in Alice Springs

Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra

The ‘many hands’ art centre is a small gallery and studio for visiting artists from all over central Australia. Watercolour and dot paintings are reasonably priced and you buy directly from the artists. You can see …
Art in Alice Springs

Tjanpi Desert Weavers

This small enterprise employs and supports Central Desert weavers from 18 remote communities. The shop is well worth a visit to see the magnificent woven baskets and quirky sculptures created from grasses collected …
Books in Alice Springs

Red Kangaroo Books

Excellent bookshop specialising in central Australian titles: history, art, travel, novels, guidebooks and more. It also has small but excellent wildlife section.
Market in Alice Springs

Todd Mall Market

Buskers, craft stalls, sizzling woks, smoky satay stands, Aboriginal art, jewellery and knick-knacks make for a relaxed stroll. The market runs two to three times monthly – check their website for dates.
Sports & Outdoors in Alice Springs

Desert Dwellers

For camping and hiking gear, head to this shop, which has just about everything you need to equip yourself for an outback jaunt: maps, swags, tents, portable fridges, stoves and more.
Art in Alice Springs

Jila Arts

One of the better galleries selling original works, with a focus on contemporary paintings from the Western Desert.
Music in Alice Springs

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Here at the CAAMA studio, which has its own radio network (8KIN FM), you'll find CDs recorded by central Australia's Aboriginal musicians.