Janbal Art Gallery

sharing culture

100% Aboriginal owned and operated, Janbal Gallery was established in 2008 by renown local Aboriginal artist Brian “Binna” Swindley.

Visitors from all over the world come here to purchase artworks, participate in Aboriginal Art Workshops, share Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and learn about Kuku Yalanji culture.

  • 5 Johnston Road, Mossman QLD 4873
  • Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Open weekends by appointment only.

Aboriginal Art Workshops

With Brian 'Binna' Swindley

Come and participate in a unique and memorable Aboriginal art workshop, where you will learn about local Kuku Yalanji ways of life, history and stories as well as the use of symbols, language, colours and line work used in traditional Aboriginal art. All whilst creating your very own artwork to take home with you.

Aboriginal Art Workshop Classes
Shirley Janbal Swindley

Shirley 'Janbal' Swindley


Janbal Gallery is named after Binna's mother Shirley Swindley. Like Binna, Shirley was an acclaimed Aboriginal artist, better known by her Aboriginal name, "Janbal".

“Janbal” means Blue Quandon, a rare and vibrant blue skinned rainforest fruit eaten by Cassowaries and found in Kuku Yalanji country around Mossman Gorge and the Daintree areas.

Binna motivated his mother to pick up a paintbrush and begin her artistic career before she passed away in 2002. 

Today Binna works and paints full time at Janbal Gallery, where he 'Yalada' welcomes Australian and international visitors every day to share his culture and passion for art through private art classes and group painting workshops.

100% Australian Aboriginal Owned and Operated

Janbal Gallery

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As Binna has a severe hearing impairment we ask that all communication is done via email or SMS.
Janbal Gallery Sharing Culture
Authentic Aboriginal artwork and art workshops in Kuku Yalanji country, Mossman QLD Australia.