Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery

Hartley Galleries & Museums


 The Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery is located at the Hartley visitor centre and is a collaboration with Arts Out West. The gallery stocks a wide range of indigenous paintings, weaving, jewellery and accessories, giftware and books – all by local Wiradjuri artists.


Kew-Y-Ahn is a gallery exhibiting work of Aboriginal artists of Central West NSW, located at Hartley Historic Site east of Lithgow.

Work by Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West is represented in rotating exhibitions in the gallery space.

The gallery receives 15,000+ visitors a year. The gallery spreads over two rooms in the 1860s era Farmers Inn building and has been fitted with professional lighting and gallery hanging systems.

History has it that ‘Kew-Y-Ahn’ was the first word spoken by Aboriginal people to European explorers as they arrived in the Hartley area. The name was chosen in consultation with Mingaan Aboriginal Corporation.10am–1pm & 1:30pm–4pmTuesday to Sunday

Map & Directions

Hartley Historic Site 51 Old Great Western Highway

Phone 02 6355 2117


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