A unique cultural experience in Australia's Topend with some of Australia's top artists.

gallery and workshop in the aboriginal community of Nauiyu Daly River

Sales enquiries please contact gallery.


email sales@merrepenarts.com.au or 0889782533 for details. We sell direct to the public over the phone. We don't have an online gallery.

We have new work coming into the gallery every day.

We send work out all over Australia.

Merrepen Art Centre:
Buy Direct From The Community

Merrepen Arts is a well-established art centre in Nauiyu in Australia's Northern Territory.

The Art Centre has around 130 member artists working in a variety of traditional and contemporary mediums. A number of the most established artists from the region are now recognized on a national level and international level.

Merrepen artists are particularly famous for their textiles and prints and there are a significant group of weavers working in the community. Most of the Art Centre artists are women and they produce screen-prints, batik fabric designs and hand-printed linocut fabric.

Merrepen Arts Aboriginal artist Philip Wilson black and white drawing of fish and sky.
bikkie kids web
Group photo of the Aboriginal women who founded Merrepen Arts

Works for Sale




Silk Painting



Visitor Information

Open Weekdays

The Merrepen gallery is open on weekdays from 8.30AM till 5PM. It is generally open all year round but is sometimes closed over the Christmas holidays and when the Merrepen team are working off site.

Getting To Merrepen

Drive to Adelaide River. Turn off to the right after Adelaide River. Follow the signs to Daly River. Merrepen is located in the Aboriginal Community of Nauiyu. The road is bitumen from Darwin. Caution is advised, particularly in the wet season. It is also wise to keep a look out for wandering stock. Better to drive in daylight hours.

Flood Watch

Merrepen was hit by floodwaters in 1998 and again in 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019 and though the actual gallery is protected from floodwaters by its second story aspect, situated above peak floodwater levels, it still suffered significant equipment and material loss and associated building damage at ground level.  Flood is a constant threat to the community and the gallery.

No Permit Needed

No permit is required to visit the community.

What You See

The gallery and workshop situated in a tropical garden is currently used for display and sale of art works plus houses MACLAC’s own collection of artefacts, art works and cultural items that have been repatriated to the community.
The gallery also houses a small “knowledge and language centre” where community members are working on repatriating and archiving items of importance to the community and region from the past 100 years. The knowledge centre holds vital recordings and transcripts of stories translated from language to English to be held for future generations.

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Located in Nauiyu Community in the heart of Douglas Daly River Region