Santo Didgeridoo

Santo Art Gallery is a 100% owned and operated First Nations Art Gallery located in Mackay/Airlie Beach. We specialise in the art of Didgeridoo creation. The gallery is run by and for First Nations artists. We support First Nations artists and the creation of their art. We also facilitate online sales to the public on behalf of local artists.

  

 

Our art gallery is Nunkeri Place

located: 2/265 Harbour road, Airlie beach.

 

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Santo Didgeridoo acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today

The Didgeridoo
also know as Yidaki

The didgeridoo is could possibly the world's oldest musical instrument and come from the First Nations people of Australia, sometimes referred to as a Yidaki sometimes spelt as Yirdaki

With Didgeridoos the first and most basic sound is of a low-pitch resonant drone with more advanced players making many sounds of complex rhythmic patterns.

To understand a bit more about the lore of the didgeridoos/Yidaki First we must remember what Australia was before invasion. Our ancestors Had many Tribes all over Australia (estimated around 600 tribes prior to 1788). All with different variations of this lore. Some groups only men played and within other groups women and children also could play.

Traditionally made from hardwood, and hollowed out by termites, this makes is a skill within its self to acquire the suitable hollow trees, the knowledge is passed down from one or more didgeridoo makers to the next generation. knowledge such as termite patterns, seasons, treating the wood over time as to not split the didgeridoo and of the land its self.

beeswax or spinifex wax may be used as a mouthpiece

The Didgeridoo is the sound of Australia. If the earth had a voice, it would be the sound of the Didgeridoo.

About Santo Didgeridoo

Santo Art Gallery has been providing a space for First Nations artists to create art/didgeridoos since 2019. Peter Santo started the gallery in 2019 as a space to create his unique didgeridoo designs. Since then, the gallery has developed into a space where First Nations artists can come to create, collaborate and showcase their art to the public. We are all about creating a community for artists.

Santo Didgeridoo is a First Nations Community of artists Establish by Peter Santo in conjunction with First Nations artists.

Our goal is to increase pride and building self-confidence in the First Nations community though art, culture, recognition and reconciliation. 

every didgeridoo or art work you buy goes to helping build our goal

Brower our online Didgeridoo store 

Peter Santos Traditional Hand make Didgeridoos 

Contact

Have any questions about Santo Didgeridoo? Get in touch with us today, and we’d be happy to answer them.

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