The official group of the Armidale Aboriginal Elders is called the Armidale Aboriginal Elders Congress. The current chairperson is Mrs Margret Walford.

The Elders are great supporters of the Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place Incorporated. Elders regularly participate in activities including art workshops, exhibitions, elders forum and other programs at the Centre, enabling them to provide a cultural awareness and cross-cultural learning facility throughout the New England region.


Art and cultural workshops are available for groups. 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 is served from 12.00-3.00pm