Our History

Leslie & Alison Nawirridj

Kunwinjku Fine Art had small beginnings in 2005 when Leslie Nawirridj sold his first paintings independently through a market stall at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. 


Kunwinjku Fine Art moved on to Parap Markets where the business flourished from 2006 to 2020. After 12 months away from the markets, we have re-established our stall at Parap Markets in the dry season of 2021.

Kunwinjku Fine Art exhibited and sold our Western Arnhem Land artworks to cruise ship passengers at the Fort Hill Wharf cruise ship terminal from 2008 to 2020. 
Leslie Nawirridj demonstrated the techniques of painting Kunwinjku Aboriginal art for many thousands of Australian and international passengers during this time. Our shop was forced to close when the Covid-19 pandemic suspended the cruise ship industry.

Leslie is currently painting and selling from his art studio at his home in Darwin, NT. Make an appointment to visit us here. Or find us at the Parap Markets every Saturday morning from 8am to 2pm.