Art Centre

Northern Peninsula Area Art Centre


NPA Art Centre artists

The Northern Peninsula Area Arts Centre (NPA) is located in the beautiful Aboriginal community of New Mapoon, 40kms from the Tip of Cape York Peninsula, the northern most point on the Australian Continent. 

Our artists hail from the three Aboriginal Communities of Injinoo, Umagico and New Mapoon, and two Torres Strait Islander Communities of Bamaga and Seisia. Together, they make up the five communities of the Northern Peninsula Area. 

With such diverse communities, all in close proximity, our artists draw inspiration for their artworks from the land, sea, family & cultural ties, language and traditional stories passed down through song and dance. 

As the only arts centre in the NPA region, our vision is to promote, preserve, empower, harness and capture the artistic creative talents of our artists and their artworks that showcases the rich cultural diversity that is the NPA. 

All visitors are welcome. 

Art centres play a vital role in promoting and preserving cultural heritage, and they are essential to the social and economic development of communities.

NPA Art Centre provides a platform for artists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, to showcase their work and engage with their community, while also providing opportunities for visitors to learn about different cultures and traditions of the NPA.

One of the key benefits of the NPA Art Centre which is located in the community of New Mapoon, is that it fosters creativity and provides a safe space for individuals to express themselves. By offering workshops, classes, and other programming, the art centre encourages people of the area to explore different art forms, and in doing so, they provide an outlet for emotional expression and personal growth, as well celebrate their individual culture.

The NPA Art Centre plays an important role in promoting cultural exchange and understanding. By showcasing the work of artists from different backgrounds, they expose visitors to the NPA to new perspectives and ideas. This, in turn, can help to break down stereotypes and prejudices and foster greater empathy and understanding.

Finally, the NPA Art Centre is an important driver of economic growth for the artists working at the centre. The art centre attracts visitors and tourists, helping to revitalize local economies by creating jobs and generating revenue - which contributes to the overall well-being of the community, both culturally and economically.

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10am -12pm/ 2pm – 4pm


8AM – 3PM



SUNDAY & Public Holidays


Contact Information: Dev Lengjel – Arts Centre Manager

p:  (07) 4048 6608 | m:  0493 091 542 |