Northeast Aboriginal Art Trail

The North East Aboriginal Art Trail takes you through some of the most scenic areas of North East Victoria and may be comfortably covered in a day. Given what the venues offer though in food, accommodation and fine wines, with planning, the experience can be stretched out to a number of days.

Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown Happy Pelicans, 2008 199 x 121cm, Acrylic on linen

The art trail takes visitors on a journey throughout some of North East Victoria’s most scenic drives, and now includes 5 feature gallery sites, that are incorporated within hotels, major wineries, boutique cellar doors and historic hotels.

Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery is the sole Victorian representative of Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation (LRAIC) and carries a large stock of their ‘Art Gang’ members’ works. It is also the regional NSW representative of LRAIC. All artworks displayed are for sale with a substantial portion of sales going back to the artists.

Director Hans Sip lives in Wangaratta and is thankful for the collaborative support of the businesses on the North East Aboriginal  Art Trail. Over two hundred fine Aboriginal Art works are on display across three wonderful venues in Victoria and one just over the border in Albury. In aggregate, it is the largest display of Aboriginal art in Australia presented by a private gallery.

Art Trail Map

Art Trail Gallery Locations

The Plough Inn – Tarrawingee

The Plough Inn is a historic pub built in 1864, with a large beer garden framed by old Cobb & Co stables and providing seating under a 140-year-old wisteria. The pub is open for morning coffee, lunch and dinner five days a week, from Thursday to Monday with full breakfasts on Sunday. We offer a good old fashioned pub menu complimented with beers and wines that showcase some of the fantastic local breweries and wineries.

2322 Beechworth-Wangaratta Road,
Tarrawingee, Victoria
Tel. 0409 399 115

De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate – Rutherglen

Housed within the walls of the historic old Seppelts Winery (1886), is an amazing space utilising and enhancing the beauty of the historic old winery building in which it is housed.

Whether you’re planning to spend the day or stay for the entire weekend, De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate has a lot to offer all in the one central location. The cellar door and gallery is on the same site as the boutique accommodation which overlooks the vines, and includes conference facilities, bar and Tuileries Restaurant.

13-35 Drummond Street,
Rutherglen, Victoria
Tel. 02 6032 7999

Club Savoy – Myrtleford

Club Savoy is a local institution that has been providing great food and entertainment to the people of Myrtleford and its surroundings for over 50 years. Offering a restaurant, bistro, entertainment and facilities for hosting functions, Club Savoy has been a valued hub of the Myrtleford community since its inception in 1956. Club Savoy provides great food, refreshments and entertainment, seven days a week, for its two and a half thousand members and guests.

252-254 Myrtle Street,
Myrtleford, Victoria
Tel. 03 5751 1296

Billy Button & Bush Track Cellar Door – Myrtleford

The newly opened Myrtleford Great Alpine Road cellar door for Billy Button wines now features a significant cross-section of art including artists:
Jack Macale Loodgengardinge, (WA)
Moreen Thompson Ngukurr, Northern Territory
Trevor Turbo Brown, Victoria
Billy Doolan, Palm Island, Queensland

Billy Button & Bush Track Cellar Door is the most recent addition to the North East Aboriginal Art Trail.

161 Myrtle Street,
Myrtleford, Victoria
Tel. 03 5751 1932

Quest Albury on Townsend
– Albury

The Old Woolstore building located at 450 Townsend Street Albury, NSW has been beautifully converted to luxury apartments offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments that provide fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, whilst studio suites have the convenience of a kitchenette and are beautifully appointed. The Old Woolstore Apartments feature an on-site restaurant, fitness centre, conference facilities, on-site car parking, Wi-Fi and are proud to be a part of the Aboriginal Art Trail, exhibiting art work from the Lockhart River Art Gang in far Northern Queensland. If you wish to make an accommodation booking and immerse in the art work or visit the art exhibition please feel free to contact our friendly team at Quest Albury on Townsend.

450 Townsend Street,
Albury, NSW
Tel. 02 6058 1100