Janbal Gallery is a special place, surrounded and protected by Yiki People. Visitors from all over the world come here to paint, share dream time stories learn about Kuku Yalanji culture. 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, Janbal Gallery was established at Mossman in 2008 by local Aboriginal artist Brian “Binna” Swindley is owner and Artist to Operate Janbal Gallery. Every week we welcome visitors into our Gallery that is named in honour of Binna’s late mother, Shirley “Janbal” Swindley for a hands-on experience with Aboriginal art and culture at our private aboriginal art classes and painting workshops.
When you visit Janbal Gallery you can also browse and purchase Binna’s paintings, didgeridoos and artefacts and learn more about his mother, Janbal and the stories behind her most valuable works. Janbal prints painted by Shirley “Janbal” Swindley are on sale at the Gallery.
Binna's Mother's Aboriginal Name was Janbal meaning Quandong. “Janbal” means Blue Quandon, a rare and vibrant blue skinned rainforest berry eaten by Cassowaries and found in Kuku Yalanji country around Mossman Gorge and the Daintree areas.
All of the art works for sale at Janbal Gallery are one off originals, hand painted by Binna here at Janbal Gallery. Janbal Gallery sells a selection of local authentic Aboriginal art, artifacts and jewellery handmade by local Indigenous artists of Far North Queensland. We invite you to visit Janbal Gallery and help us keep Kuku Yalanji culture alive and strong by sharing stories and exploring creative Aboriginal art forms at one of Binna’s art classes or painting workshops.
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree acknowledges the custodianship of the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef by the local Kuku Yalanji and Yirraganydji people whose rich cultures, heritage values, enduring connections and shared efforts protect our natural assets for future generations, and we pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging.