The Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council acknowledges Aboriginal peoples as Australia’s First Peoples
We recognise the Gunggandji and Mandingalbay Yidinji, as Traditional Owners for Yarrabah and cultural custodians.
We pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging.
Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct (YACP)
The Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct (YACP) is a dynamic space for local artists to create art, strengthen culture and acknowledge history

Established in 2002, the Precinct is offering unique Indigenous experiences including the Menmuny Museum, the Yarrabah Arts Centre and a rainforest boardwalk, featuring the beautiful Cairns Fan Palm (guided tour can be requested). The precinct showcases Aboriginal culture, art, identity and history through authentic handmade pottery, painting, woven baskets, placemats and textiles.

The region’s first Museum, the Menmuny Museum was built in 1996 and hosts a nationally significant historical collection showing the traditions and impact of Christianity on the community.

The Museum displays many Indigenous artefacts, history and local knowledge and is supported, if requested, with a guided tour of the museum.

The Arts Centre is a dynamic space for local artists to undertake the many local art forms and cultural activities including ceramics, painting, weaving, arts and craft, textiles. Well known for its pottery, the Arts Centre continues to produce outstanding ceramics and is increasing its presence in the Indigenous art scene with several exhibitions.

The Museum welcomes and encourages national and international tourists, school students and educational organisations for cultural awareness visits.

The Art Centre continues to increase its national and international profile in the Indigenous market, strengthening local economic development and is available for bookings by the public or community service agencies to engage in or facilitate arts or cultural activity programs.

The Art Centre has a retail outlet and gallery exhibiting locally made art and merchandise for sale to the public as well as the commissioning of works on request. The artists also create artworks to support public art in the Yarrabah Community and the Yarrabah Shire Council.

Find out more about what's on offer from Yarrabah Cultutal Precinct in the sections below:
About Yarrabah
Yarrabah is traditionally owned by the Gunggandji and Mandingalbay Yidinji and is a very picturesque part of Tropical North Queensland
Upcoming Events
There are lots of exhibitions and events happening - Check out what's coming up here and get involved with our community
Shop Online
Have a look inside our online gallery and securely buy our art through our website. Paintings, sculptures, fashion, jewellery and more
Meet The Artists
Meet the artists that produce traditional and modern artworks of authenticity and originality from the Yarrabah Arts & Cultutal Precinct



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