Alice Springs Shopping Tips by leon.partsi
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The Best Aboriginal Art Studio in Town
There are several authentic aboriginal art studios around the center of the Alice Springs area. While it is highly disrespectful to take pictures of the art, I have made a quick list of the places that you'll see just walking around that were confirmed by my local friend as authentic sellers as opposed to factory-made dot paintings. I visited each of these and all of them are pretty amazing. In order, you'd want to go to:
1. Gallery Gondwana
2. Muk Muk
4. Gallery Kuruwarri
5. Leaping Lizards Gallery
You can also buy art made right on the street in front of you - but as always you have to weigh up the ethical merits of doing so and just have a quick think about what the aboriginees you are buying from on the streets are most likely to spend their money on. No judgement, just saying.
You don't need address for any of these because they're all (with the exception of Muk Muk is could take some walking around) right in the middle of town.
What to buy: the dot paintings are the biggest draw for Indigenous artwork, and the sheer size and complexity of the painting should show you exactly how much work goes into any one of these.
What to pay: Prices range from $30 for a smaller paper to several thousand for an epic canvas.
Address: Alice Springs Todd Street
Directions: Walk around and look for the signs.
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