Director's Welcome

Dr Daisy William's Message

Welcome to the Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place Inc. It trades as the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place Inc. (ACCKP). It is a community-based centre where you can experience the diversity of Australian Indigenous arts and culture.
 
When you walk into our Centre, you will be greeted by one of our kind and friendly staff members, ready to answer questions and assist you in your quest to learn about Aboriginal culture.

There are many things to see at the Centre such as an art exhibition, a photographic exhibition, artefact exhibition, a historical room, a gift shop, a café, an artists’ boutique, a painted pathway, bush tucker walk, a Friends of the ACCKP garden, a labyrinth and a Tribal Village which is under construction.

There are also many things to do such as cultural tours for visitors who walk in or come through the Armidale Regional Council’s daily Heritage Tour. We also run a wide range of Aboriginal cultural activities in our workshops. Four times a year we run a week-long Holiday Program for primary school-aged children. We have a Black and White Photography Club that meets monthly. The Friends of the ACCKP meet four times a year for lunch, a specialist workshop, an excursion or a dinner.

Traditional Aboriginal paintings are for sale all year round at the Centre and we hire out part or whole of the Centre for private functions and conferences and cater for these functions.

Financial resources are obtained via grant approval, from our sponsors, sale of art work from exhibitions, shop sales, café sales, education programs, hiring of rooms, catering for functions, and cultural workshops held at the Centre.

I look forward to welcoming you here at the Centre to have a full Aboriginal cultural experience.
 

Workshops

Art and cultural workshops are available for groups of 15 or more people at only $3.30 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