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“Mbantua Fine Art Gallery”

Mbantua Fine Art Gallery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Alice Springs in the Todd Mall, Mbantua Gallery is a must for visitors to the town who would like to learn a little more about the Aboriginal Culture in Central Australia. Browse through the many paintings and artifacts on display. Staff at Mbantua Gallery are very knowledgeable about our art and would be pleased to help you with any questions. Drop by for a visit!
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Mbantua Fine Art Gallery”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

What an amazing gallery/museum. Vast amounts of Aboriginal art for sale all with authenticity document. I had to stop midway for a coffee then come back! Lovely staff too.

Visited April 2014
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Omer, Israel
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“A nice gallery and a lousy museum”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The gallery and the art exposed are great. beatifull and illuminating. Most too expensive for my purse but beautifull. as for the museum - am am trying all through my visit to Australia to get a better understanding of aborigines and their way of life. This museum has large pages of "declarations" but no explanations, antropologic data, facts and details. The only panel I found interesting is "how to get a wife" and even there the womens point of view is not presented at all.

Visited April 2014
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MbantuaG, Manager at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for reviewing our Art Gallery in Alice Springs. Good to hear that you liked the Gallery and the paintings but we are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the free Cultural Museum. Perhaps we could look at adding some more in-depth information in the future.
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Western Australia, Australia
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“excellent aboriginal art from Utopia”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

They know the life story of the artists and they can tell you a lot about their art, too. Very well presented. Don't miss the extremely educational exhibition (the little museum) in the back room.

Visited April 2014
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MbantuaG, IT Manager at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Hey, thanks for this review!
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dayton, ohio
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“Nice collection of aboriginal art; excellent assocated museum!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We were hoping to find a museum of some sort in Alice Springs; we did not expect such an interesting one in the back of an art gallery. And the art gallery itself was quite interesting. We had an enjoyable visit and bought one art print and a couple of small books on aboriginal art symbology.

Visited February 2014
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Thank pactrip09
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MbantuaG, Manager at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thanks for your comments. We are still working on making the Museum a better place for visitors. Just not enough space in there at the moment!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Worth checking out”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The art gallery also features some posters on Aboriginal customs and traditions. The General Manager, Tim, was very friendly and chatted to us for quite a bit. Worth a visit when in Alice Springs.

Visited February 2014
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