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Authentic, Affordable Aboriginal Art. Our paintings are purchased directly from local artists. All artwork is signed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity with a photo and information about the artist and the piece.A visit to Readback Books and Aboriginal Art represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Darwin vacation maker tool to plot your vacation.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Darwin, Smith Street's pedestrian Mall. At street level is our book exchange (second hand book store). Come on in and come upstairs to our gallery for a wide selection of traditional, contemporary and investment art.
We like to think we have something for everyone.
For our interstate and international customers, browse our website and feel free to email us if you do not see exactly what you want. We will happily send photos from our selection in the gallery.
Some of our artists welcome commissions when a customer has particular colours or sizes required. Send us an email so we may discuss your needs further.
Readback Books and Aboriginal Art Reviews
Thank you for the wonderful range of artworks and items you have available for sale. There are all sizes and medium available and so may to choose from that it was hard to decide on just a couple and ... more »
I love this gallery! It’s unpretentious and you’re made to feel at ease browsing through the amazing pieces made by local artists. I came to the gallery to find a piece by the wonderful Louise Numina ... more »
Great place to look at Aboriginal art. Often the artist is there painting. Ladies in the shop were very nice and helpful. Lots of great choices of art! And book choices downstairs. Wanted to buy more but my budget wouldn't allow!!!
Friends told me about Readback several years ago after their trip to the Northern Territory. They bought me back two smaller pieces of Indigenous art from two trips - which I love. They themselves have bought multiple pieces on two trips to Readback. I have bought two pieces either via their website or by speaking to Sherry (I constantly check their website), the most recent by Selina Numina. I had my eye on a piece on their website by Selina and left it a couple of weeks. When I went back it was not on the site. When I contacted Sherry she said it had been sold but unprompted she offered to see if Selina would do a commission. Within a couple of days she had confirmed Selina was happy to do this and in a couple of weeks the piece arrived! The art is stunning and very well priced. The service is exceptional. I highly recommend supporting our nation's first people and considering original Indigenous artwork from Readback. I love the fact that not only are they original but all have a story. On another occasion Sherry had kindly sent me pictures of other art in my preferred styles and colours so I could make a selection as the number of pieces on their site is limited. I never thought I would be able to afford to hang original artwork on my walls. I love every piece. I can't wait to visit the shop one day rather than the website.
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