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
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New Exhibitions: 28th July 2015 to 19th September 2015

The Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place will open three exhibitions on Tuesday, 28 July at 10.30 in the morning. The Centre will have a day time exhibition to accommodate elders from the Tablelands Community Support Options Elders’ Group who will be having a photographic exhibition.

Alongside the elders’ photographic exhibition will be artist, Albert ‘Digby’ Moran’s work entitled, The dreams of my forefathers. This very special exhibition will present a new series of paintings celebrating his identity as an indigenous man in a riot of colour and movement. Traditional motifs are married with colour to form a singular vision of the dreamtime culture of his forefathers. Digby was born in Ballina and raised on Cabbage Tree Island. His father was Dungutti and his mother Bundjalung.

Digby enjoys enormous respect throughout the Northern Rivers region from artists as well as the wider community.  Digby has had several solo exhibitions in European and Australian cities such as Vienna, Osterwald, Byggriet, Berlin, Sydney, Canberra, Darwin and Brisbane. He has also exhibited in regional galleries across the state. Digby has won numerous awards including the 2000 People’s Choice Award at the National Aboriginal and Islander Telstra Art Awards.

The third exhibition is a controversial one entitled, Transgressing racial boundaries: The Golliwog. A Golliwog or golly is made from black fabric, has black eyes bordered with white, red lips with white teeth, and frizzy hair. The Golliwogg doll, over time, has become very controversial. While some see it as a part of tradition and part of childhood, others see it as racist. This is why they disappeared from shops and advertisements, however, they can be found on the Internet.

These three outstanding exhibitions will be on display until the 19th September 2015. The community is invited to join in for morning tea and view the works on the 28th July.


Friends' Black and White Photography Club 3rd August 2015

The Friends of the ACCKP Black and White Photography Club's next meeting will be the 3rd of August at 2pm.  This month's theme is "Reflections."  Please join us at the Keeping Place for afternoon tea and bring a photo to share and discuss regarding this theme.  We also encourage you to share your photos through our facebook page.


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

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

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