Art and cultural workshops are available for groups of 15 or more people at only $2.20 per person per hour. Advance booking is essential. Activities for all ages are available.


Art Gallery

Discover contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art with changing exhibitions. We sell top quality, authentic Australian Aboriginal art all year round.


Gift Shop

Buy an authentic Australian gift for yourself or a loved one from our wide variety of stock such as didgeridoos, jewellery, clothes, decorated pots, prints, greeting cards and a large selection of genuine Aboriginal souvenirs.

Echinda Café

Book a table at our café and enjoy scrumptious snacks and meals.

Open Mon-Fri, 9.00am-4.00pm.  Lunch served from 12.00-3.00pm
See our current menu


New Exhibitions: 24th September to 21st November 2015

The Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place will open three exhibitions on Thursday, 24 September at 6.00 pm. The community is invited to attend the opening.

The first exhibition is "Maningrida Works on Paper" by female artists from the Maningrida Region. These works celebrate the strength and vibrancy of women’s art. The works depict bold handling of subject matter traditionally dealt with and discussed by men, making a voluble statement and a resounding impression whilst celebrating the strength and vibrancy of women’s art from remote Australia. The female artists who contributed to this collection are Jay Rostron, Lena Kuriniya, Susan Marawar, Annie Mulunwanga, Vicky Brown and Mary Marabamba.

The second exhibition is called "Women And Their Toolkit."  This exhibition comprises of coolamons, dilly bags, yam diggers and other specialised women’s tools.  The collection will focus on items that form part of traditional women’s everyday life.

The third exhibition will showcase winning artworks from the NSW Fair Trading art competition. Since 2008 NSW Fair Trading has been running a NAIDOC Week Art Competition targeting local Aboriginal school students in the New England/North West areas of NSW. This year the winning works will be exhibited at the Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

These three exhibitions will be on display until the 21st November 2015. The community is invited to join us for the opening.


Holiday Program from 28th September to 2nd October 2015

The Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place (ACCKP) is once again running the Holiday Program for primary school children from Monday, the 28th September to Friday, the 2nd October, 2015, 9.00am to 12 noon. This program is open to all children of primary school age.

The theme for the September holiday program is “Jungle”. Children will have the opportunity to learn and carry out activities surrounding the theme.

The cost for the morning tea, supervision, materials and activities will be covered by the ACCKP. This holiday program is being funded by NSW Government Education and Communities.

To enrol in the Holiday Program, please come by the Centre to pick up and fill out a form by the 25th September, 2015 to ensure your child/children’s place is confirmed.


Friends' Black and White Photography Club 12th October 2015

The Friends of the ACCKP Black and White Photography Club's next meeting will be the 12th of October at 2pm.  Please join us at the Keeping Place for afternoon tea and bring a photo to share and discuss regarding this month's Aboriginal theme.  We also encourage you to share your photos through our facebook page.


Opening Hours

Come visit us today! Be surprised.

Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 6771 3606
96-104 Kentucky Street Armidale

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