'Maali' is the Wardandi word for the black swan and along the Western and Southern cost of the South West, 'up' means place of ("up" changes to "in" at the border of Wiilmun boodja). To learn more about the Langauage Groups of the South West of Western Australia, visit our Bibbulmun (Noongar) Kaatidjin page.
Maalinup is the Place of the Black Swan, which acknowledges our location here in the picturesque Swan Valley, Perth, Western Australia. The Swan Valley is the oldest wine growing region in Western Australia and home to great wineries, restaurants and attractions. You can make a day of it or stay in one of the many accommodation options.
We are just 35 minutes from the Perth CBD. A “must see” stop on any trip to the Swan Valley. Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery is unique to Perth as an Aboriginal owned and operated enterprise offering Aboriginal cultural activities, talks, performances and bush tucker, as well as a gallery full of local Aboriginal art, exquisitely different hand painted gifts and high quality Australian made souvenirs. Drop in and sample sauces, jams, chutneys, oils and dukkahs from our bushtucker range or treat yourself to a handmade soap or book.
Our Aboriginal cultural performances for groups with dance, didgeridoo, storytelling and a bush tucker supper are an interactive evening of education, entertainment and eating. Bushtucker Talks and Tastings including our Bushtucker Garden are very popular. See our Cultural Activities page.
Specialising in art from the South West, proudly displayed are works by well known local artists such as Naomi Grant, Sheila Humphries, Phillip Narkle and Greg Flahey.
Framed and unframed works are available and shipping can be arranged.
Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery is owned and operated by Maali Mia Pty Ltd, a wholly Indigenous owned and operated company.
Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery is open 10am – 5pm Daily
(except Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years day and Good Friday)
Find us at: 10070 West Swan Road, Henley Brook.