Dale Austin

Dale Austin’s areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate gifts and awards (painted carvings, paintings)
  • Exhibiting artist
  • Cultural Image Design
  • Cultural workshop facilitator

Born in 1976, Dale Austin is an artist in painting and carving. He was born in the Australian Capital Territory in 1976. His father was a survivor of the stolen generations and the continuation of handing down culture was broken.

Dale is from the Ngombur clan, from the South Alligator region of Kakadu. Dale has spent many years of his life retracing those steps and learning the stories of his ancestors to be able to share this knowledge with the future generations.

In recent years Dale has taken his art practice to the area of children’s services. He has worked with young people who come into contact with the Northern Territory’s children’s welfare services, inspiring them to reconnect with their ancestry and feel confident in their identity.

“I was born in ACT, my mother is from England & my farther (now deceased) is from Kakadu. He was stolen from his mother and clan and taken to Garden Point Mission, Melville Island. Now it is up to me to carry on our culture for the next generation.” – Dale Austin

Dale offers:

  • Didgeridoo Performance
  • Artist Demonstration – Painting or Carving
  • Digeridoo & Clapstick Playing Workshop
  • Didgeridoo Painting Workshop (Men Only)
  • Clapstick Painting & Playing Workshop
  • Aboriginal Painting Workshop
  • Meetings & General Cultural Consultancy
  • Public Art Projects


  • “Working with the crew from Turtleback has been an absolute pleasure. These are talented, generous people with fascinating stories to share. I’ve booked their services from everything to International conferences to small school events. Their easy communication and reliability is MUCH appreciated.”

    Megan Hills The Creative Ingredient


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