WHAT WE DO

Art is one of the finest expressions of the human spirit and handicrafts a deep-felt expression of culture. Better World Arts bring together these exalted reflections of humanity, uniting the oldest living culture on earth with the finest handmade traditions of the silk road and beyond.

Our works bring balance and symmetry, nurturing the souls of the artists, their families and communities on all sides of the world. Let them embellish your life as well.

By developing new and innovative projects, we can continue to distribute generous royalties to artists and support economic sustainability for communities in developing regions.

We are members of:
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We are endorsed by :
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HOW IT WORKS

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STEP 1

We source art from Aboriginal artists across Australia

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We send detailed plans of the art to artisans around the world

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Artisans interpret the plans into their own indigenous medium (handicraft)

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We distribute the results across Australia & internationally

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This generates generous royalties for the artists & sustainable incomes for artisans

CLOSING THE GAP

and working for Reconciliation daily

LATEST ARTWORKS

Some of our recent arrivals. New art is so exciting! All paintings are supplied with a certificate that tells the story and has a photo of the artist.

OUR PRODUCTS

Artists and artisans unite to bring us this quality range of hand crafted homewares, gifts and accessories to be treasured. 

Paintings

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Australian Made

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Bags and Accessories

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Bone China

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Cushion Covers

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Christmas Decorations

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Jewellery

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Table & Kitchen Ware

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Lacquerware

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Rugs

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Scarves and Ties

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Steel Homewares

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SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US

Nick Prescott

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Thanks to the wonderful team at Better World Arts for assisting in the purchase of my beautiful new painting. It takes pride of place in my lounge room and receives lots of compliments from guests. The complimentary wine at the opening made purchasing from you even better.

Nick Prescott

Nick Krieg

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Better World Arts were exactly what we wanted. They responded quickly and set us up with an amazing artist for our workshops. Cedric was professional and engaging while he taught the children different techniques, the meaning of different symbols and even shared some dreaming stories. The kids absolutely loved him! We were blown away by the standard of art produced. (Workshop completed at The Womens and Childrens Hospital)

Nick Kreig
Starlight Foundation, Women's and Children Hospital

Giovanna Castellani

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Thank you for producing such beautiful and ethically made products that celebrate and recognise the cultural importance of the first nations people of this land, and ensures ownership and economic development resides in the hands of aboriginal people.

Giovanna Castellani

Julie Williams

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I ordered some paintings from you which arrived today, thank you. They’re all wonderful and we can’t wait to hang them on our walls in our office to add some colour. I was so excited opening the paintings, it was like Christmas!  Now, I’m bossing my husband around to hang them! Thank you again – I really love your store!

Julie
Migration Downunder

Sarah Clinton

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Thank you all so much for your help, we have arrived home safely with our beautiful painting and are looking forward to putting it up. Thanks for the help and suggestions re framing. Our experience with Better World Arts has been fantastic.

Sarah Clinton

Jane Marr

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Love the business model and the gorgeous art and products! Can never enter this shop without buying something!!

Jane Marr

Amanda Wild

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My Christmas decoration order arrived yesterday. I have lots of thanks for you to pass on to the Better World Arts Team. Thank your despatch team for the speedy delivery and efficient service. Please thank the artists for their beautiful designs and please thank the production team – the decorations are beautifully made

Amanda Wild

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and working for Reconciliation daily

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SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US

Molly Harris

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Better World Arts are a wonderful supplier. Their products are competitively priced, high quality and ethically made. They have always been easy and professional to do business with. Their product ranges sell well and I look forward to continuing to buy from them in the future

Molly Harris
South Australian Museum Shop

Nick Krieg

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Better World Arts were exactly what we wanted. They responded quickly and set us up with an amazing artist for our workshops. Cedric was professional and engaging while he taught the children different techniques, the meaning of different symbols and even shared some dreaming stories. The kids absolutely loved him! We were blown away by the standard of art produced. (Workshop completed at The Womens and Childrens Hospital)

Nick Kreig
Starlight Foundation, Women's and Children Hospital

Helen Johnston

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I have been stocking Better World Arts products since my gallery opened in 2013. I can always rely on Better World Arts to provide a swift and efficient service. The staff are pleasant and easy to deal with. The products are of the highest quality and best of all they support artists and artisans in economically underprivileged communities.

Helen Johnston
Director - Kiri Kiri Art

Phillip Graham

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We purchased a large number of lacquerware boxes for conference attendees, and other beautiful gifts for the speakers, when we hosted the National Indigenous Environmental Health Conference. We also licensed an image from one of the outstanding artworks, to publicise the event. The gifts were a hit, everyone loved them. Better World Arts made this part of the conference easy, and a rip-roaring success. Thank you to all the fabulous staff at BWA.

Phillip Graham - Coordinator
Aboriginal Environmental Health, Department of Health, S.A

Grant V. Rasheed

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As the curator and guest relations manager of the famed Prairie Hotel in outback South Australia we have over the past 8 years, built a wonderful and successful relationship with Better World Arts.  Being in a remote location (6 hrs north of Adelaide) we avail of the online purchasing facility. The processing and delivery of the orders are usually expedited within days. We purchase a large cross section of products, all of which find new homes. The Prairie Hotel is very proud to support Better World Arts for the enormous benefits generated that flow back to the artists and their communities

Grant V. Rasheed - Prairie
Hotel Parachillna

Jody Deamer

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Bouddi Gallery has been working – very successfully – with the team at Better World Arts for almost 10 years. Their fair trading business principals and devotion to Aboriginal artists and cultural sustainability, align perfectly with our ethical trading business model. The Better World Arts team are generous and genuine business partners. Even better – we LOVE the Better World Arts product range; it is diverse, ever evolving, excellent quality and always delivered on time! Bouddi Gallery is a proud representative of Better World Arts products

Jody Deamer – Gallerist
Bouddi Gallery

Di Stevens

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Ethics and provenance are very important to us here at Tali Gallery, and everything we sell is geared towards helping Indigenous people.  We are proud to offer BWA’s beautiful handcrafted homewares to Sydneysiders.   Not only are they tasteful, high quality and functional, but they also make a significant difference – providing self-esteem and a much needed income stream for Aboriginal artists, as well as supporting traditional craftspeople around the world to make, and be paid fairly for their ecologically friendly creations, which are well worth preserving.

Di Stevens - Director
Tali Gallery, Sydney

VISIT OUR STORES

PORT ADELAIDE

Retail and Head Office

144 Commercial Rd
Port Adelaide SA 5015
(08) 8240 3373

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

Shop 4a Victoria Square Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 7225 7047

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

NORWOOD

258 The Parade
Norwood SA 5067
08 8431 6014

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed