Aboriginal Bush Traders (ABT) is a vibrant retail, gallery and cafe located on the ground floor of the Charles Darwin Centre in Darwin's Smith Street Mall.
Our retail space sells everything from carvings, weavings and paintings to delicious bush-food pantry items, bush medicines, and fashion and beauty products. The gallery space also hosts an exhibition calendar with a new show every six weeks.
When you shop with us at ABT you are directly supporting NT remote Indigenous-led Art Centres and independent Indigenous artists who for most art is their sole income. At ABT we guarantee fair pay to those we support and true provenance of all products.
ABT is also a subsidiary of the Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation, a leading community development provider to urban, regional and remote communities throughout the Darwin Daly region in the Northern Territory.
Through programs and services, Ironbark aims to improve lives and transform communities by giving everyone the opportunity to fully participate in society. This is done by:
- Connecting communities
- Strengthening relationships and networks
- Building life skills
- Celebrating and protecting culture, and
- Providing meaning through employment