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Norval Gallery

1 Sutherland St | Kimberley Region, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
+61 458 110 816
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Amazing Art.

A gem of a place in an otherwise fairly dull township. We really enjoyed our visit to the Norval... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fiona C
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Baldivis, Australia
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Outstanding gallery

The owners of this Gallery are wonderful people, committed to social enterprise and connecting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
soretoes
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Sydney
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Derby's Norval Gallery is run by a Kimberley artist husband and wife team Mark and Mary Norval. The gallery showcases their own insightful work as well as many other artists from the amazing Kimberley region of Western Australia. All of the artists are happy to talk about their unique artwork and are willing to share their painting techniques and ideas whilst being watched at work by visitors to the gallery. Other must see highlights of the gallery include Australia's best historical Boab Nut display, an extensive collection of the worlds rarest and most beautiful sea shells, a glittering selection of precious gemstones, locally designed Boab tree inspired jewellery and for the music buffs a trip down memory lane flicking through 5000 of the best LPs ever recorded. The Lonely Planet Australian travel guide for 2012 rated Norval Gallery as one of its top 60 "top choice must see" destinations Australia wide.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“for sale” (19 reviews)
“on display” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Sutherland St | Kimberley Region, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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+61 458 110 816
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"for sale"
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"on display"
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"private collection"
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"opportunity to meet"
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"treasure trove"
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"fell in love"
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"closing time"
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"beautiful pieces"
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"personal collection"
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"prices are very reasonable"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A gem of a place in an otherwise fairly dull township. We really enjoyed our visit to the Norval Art Gallery. Once inside we watched the film about Mark Norval's personal and professional journey and then spent ages wandering around admiring his beautiful artwork. He...More

Thank Fiona C
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review. Your beautiful comments are much appreciated. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The owners of this Gallery are wonderful people, committed to social enterprise and connecting people with amazing Aboriginal artwork. Definitely worth a visit, take your time to choose a few unique pieces.

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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou for the great review. Mary and I are happy you had a good experience in the gallery. Best wishes Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful Derby institution! Jam packed with paintings in multiple styles, drawings and intricately carved boab nuts, a delight for the eyes. Also wonderful is the very clear partnership between the gallery and the artists. We also appreciated Mary going the extra mile to...More

Thank JJMayburg
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a wonderful review. Thanks for your support. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 10 y/o son and I both loved this place. Not only is Mark’s work - which is hauntingly beautiful- on display - but so too the work of many Indigenous artists in a variety of styles. Most of the pieces are for sale. The...More

Thank Onthegokidintow O
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow. What a great review. Mary and are thrilled to receive such kind and appreciative comments.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this gallery when we were in Derby a few weeks ago,what a terrific place. We just loved it .Such alarge range of paintings ,all different styles. A video explaining how the gallery was started..we wandered about for ages and were not hasselled to buy...More

Thank tina51347
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Tina for taking the time to write such a positive review. It is very helpful to us and much appreciated. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really well-run gallery and shop that presents as a place where Aboriginal artists can work and are not exploited, but encouraged and helped to produce and sell their work. It has a really good range of locally produced art using local themes, as well...More

Thank BazzaAdelaide
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Baxza your comments are heartwarming and very much appreciated. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought we would have a quick look around the gallery but it was great, lots of fantastic works from the local community we were there for over an hour. I bought a carved Boab seed and Mary explained all about the Artist and his family....More

Thank mariaryan59
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Maria. Very glad you were able to enjoy your time at the Gallery. Mark and Mary.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The galley has many items on display and a number of indigenous artists were at work outside. The art wasn’t to my taste, but art is personal so my opinion only, very modern style which I’m not a fan. Visit and make up your own...More

Thank Paul V
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Paul. You are right mate art is all about personal taste. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Gallery.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Norval Gallery this morning in Derby and expected a quick look around and then to resume our journey. We were all welcomed warmly by Mark and Mary but the two little boys with us were fussed over and encouraged to paint their...More

Thank Pomboart
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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks to your lovely family for visiting the Gallery and writing this positive review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Norval Gallery today expecting to be in and out in 10 minutes or so. Boy were we wrong. Upon entering we greeted by Mark & Mary who welcomed you in like long time friends. They were entertaining and very friendly to our boys...More

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Norvsta, Owner at Norval Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting the gallery and writing this positive review

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