Baluk Arts - Art Collector

An artwork by Dominic Bramall-White. Courtesy: the artist and Baluk Arts, Victoria

Baluk Arts is an urban Aboriginal community arts centre based in Mornington, Victoria. Baluk supports artistic, career and audience development for visual artists of the Bayside, Peninsula and south-east areas of Melbourne.

Baluk is a local Boonwurrung word meaning many people, reflecting the diversity of their artists and their work. The centre's emerging and established artists hail from all over Australia and their art reflects identity and cultural heritage in a contemporary context.

Through Baluk Arts, family groups and members of the stolen generation have reconnected with their culture to express their histories through strong artistic practices that support cultural and creative wellbeing. Baluk Arts encourages community development, youth leadership, participation, interaction and Indigenous governance through innovative artistic practice.

Artworks and gifts created by Baluk artists include sculpture, paintings, works on paper, natural jewellery and carvings. Works are available for purchase through the gallery in Mornington, via exhibitions held throughout the year in partner galleries across Melbourne as well as the centre's online shop.

Not only is the purchase of Aboriginal artwork through Baluk Arts an investment in the potential of an artist and their work, it also directly benefits the artists through access to materials, studio space and professional development opportunities.

Current artists

Lisa Waup
Ray Thomas
Dominic Bramall-White
Patrice Muthaymiles Mahoney
Patsy Smith
Daniel Kelly
Nick Kupetsky
Robert Kelly

Access information

Baluk Arts is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Online shop

Works can be purchased online through the website.

Baluk Arts
6 Bruce Street
Mornington VIC 3931

Phone: 03 5975 5000
Fax: 03 5975 5214