Tennant Creek & Surrounds
Julalikari Arts is located within the Mulga Community, and is located on the northern outskirts of Tennant Creek, a robust and colourful outback town. Being the only art centre visible and accessible from the Stuart Highway, Julalikari Arts offers a unique opportunity to engage closely with Aboriginal women artists, to enter into deep discussion about their art, culture and contemporary life. On any week day, over twenty artists and art workers offer a welcoming hand and fascinating insights. Visitors are asked to observe the dress protocols and wear nothing revealing (for example - no brief shorts, men to wear a
‘Winanjjikari’ in Warumungu language means - ‘Singing for Belonging’. The Winanjjikari Music Centre offers a profound cultural exchange with authentic, traditional Aboriginal people. You’re welcome to come and see the daily life of the musicians, have a chat with them and even join in a song. Witness the gentle humour and the laconic nature of these deep-spirited people. Hear live contemporary music performed by Aboriginal musicians. Their songs tell of stories of the land and the people, with songs sung in traditional languages and some in English. Visit the recording studio, which is managed and operated by Aboriginal musicians, and
The Attack Creek Memorial is situated on the Attack Creek Historical Reserve, located on the Stuart Highway 74 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. The memorial recalls that 'On 25 June 1860 John McDouall Stuart and his two companions William Kekwick and Benjamin Head reached Attack Creek the most northerly point of that expedition. Hostile natives and illness forced the party to return'. A short walk down the creek from the monument you can see where the old Stuart Highway once ran to the east of the current road.