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.


“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” Swindley

Kuku Yalanji 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.



Departing Cairns, Nothern Beaches and Port Douglas.


What’s included

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


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1 day
  • Destination

  • Departure

    Cairns, Nothern Beaches and Port Douglas.

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Culture Connect

Culture Connect specialises in intimate, genuine Aboriginal cultural experiences with Indigenous Traditional Owners in their homelands.


We offer tours, private charters and special events. You can choose from a wide variety of experiences in North Queensland which has a rich and varied cultural landscape.


We have small group tours ranging from half day to multi-day experiences. these tours include the World Heritage rainforest of the Daintree region and the tropical savannah of Cape York.


Explore ancient rock art, experience traditional coastal survival skills or relax and get creative at a  hands-on art workshop.


Private charters allow travellers to choose from a number of touring options and Aboriginal cultural experiences. All charters include cultural activities with Indigenous Traditional Owners in their homelands. Accommodation and transport options are available catering for educational, corporate and special interest groups.


Our special events are experiences based on events such as festivals, ranger program activities and other events on our cultural calendar. Iconic destinations such as the Daintree Rainforest and historic Cooktown are included in itineraries.


Culture Connect is actively involved in the preservation of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal culture by supporting genuine cultural practices through authentic, unique experiences with Indigenous Traditional Owners.

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