Over 100 New Didgeridoos @ Spirit Gallery

Its been a busy couple of weeks at Spirit Gallery as we set a “didgeridoo upload” record adding over 100 didgeridoos in the last 3 weeks.

 

New didgeridoos from CrookedStixz, Heartland, Natures Vibes, Traditional Arnhem Land instruments and plenty of affordable hand painted and natural finish didgeridoos

 

We now have over 200 didgeridoos online. But we are not stopping there! Stay tuned over the next few weeks for a new didgeridoo upload bonanza with new sticks from Tristan O’Meara, Bruce Wix, Kristian Benton and much more. We will also be revealing our newest maker- but for now it will have to remain a secret!

 

So, come and visit Australia’s largest online collection of didgeridoos and purchase your authentic eucalyptus termite hollowed didgeridoo today!

 

Spirit Gallery Summer Update

 

 

As we approach our busy Summer period here at Spirit Gallery we thought it’s time for a quick update.

 

We now have almost 200 didgeridoos online. A range of prices, styles and keys to suite players of all levels.

 

We have just uploaded some new didgeridoos from Wix Stix with his much improved epoxy resin finish making his didges look and feel a million dollars!!  Also, some new Iron Bark didgeridoos and the intricate painted and burnt didgeridoos from Eugene Goolagong. A great new bunch of plain beginners didgeridoos are also now online, available both in natural finish or a painted finish.

 

We also introduce our newest maker Peter Sherwood of Natures Vibes. It’s not often we take on new makers but Peter has ticked all the boxes for us and fits in perfectly into to Spirit Gallery range.

 

Peter Sherwood has been crafting didgeridoos for over 10 years. Residing in the Rockhampton region of Queensland Peter focuses on his local timbers with a preference for the Yellow Box and Bimble Box Eucalyptus types.

 

Peter’s didges are a throwback to old style didge making. Tough solid didgeridoos finished with a classic thick strong gloss finish to highlight the natural grain and beauty of the timbers he uses.

 

Peter also employs some serious chisel work on the bell ends to open the sound up leaving us with a beautifully crafted Natures Vibes Didgeridoo.

 

In the next 2-3 weeks we are expecting more didgeridoos from  Adam ( CrookedStixz) Henwood, Tristan O’Meara, Kristian Brenton and Heartland Didgeridoos.

 

We now have over 350 paintings available online including new work from Anna Petyarre, Dulcie Pula Long, Debra Nangala and new pieces from the Warlukurlangu Community Art Centre.

 

Our exclusive gallery artists Rex Winston Walford and Anthony Walker remain extremely popular and have a variety of styles and sizes always available. Rex Winston is also available for custom orders with quick turnaround times of only 2-4 weeks.

 

Spirit Gallery will remain open every day throughout December and January only closing on xmas day. All didgeridoos and artwork are available online or can be viewed in the gallery if you prefer to visit us.

 

As always any questions, queries, feedback, requests feel free to drop us an e-mail at info@spiritgallery.com.au or call us on 61 (2) 92475961 and we will do our best to help you.

 

Many thanks

Spirit Gallery Team

Arnhem Land Yidaki now Available

Its been a bit of a wait but we finally have a truly magical collection of traditional Arnhem Land Yidaki at the gallery. Over 25 Yidaki have now been uploaded to the website.

 

Our traditional instruments are sourced from the Buku Larrngay Mulka Aboriginal community art centre in North- East Arnhem Land, under the guidance of Yidaki expert Jeremy Cloake.

 

We cant thank Jeremy enough for his patience and care in helping choose some of the finest pieces available and making sure Spirit Gallery continues to showcase the best Eucalyptus termite hollowed didgeridoos to the world.

 

This group of instruments have been meticulously hand picked for their artistic and sound qualities and are properly documented with cultural integrity a priority.

 

All Yidaki will come with a community art centre profile and certification.

 

Many of these instruments have cultural significance and represent truly collectable pieces from some of best know traditional craftsmen. Jeremy has chosen some wonderful pieces including some of exhibition/museum quality, including our favourite stick from Yilipirr Wanambi.

 

Check out our new Yidaki collection and buy your Traditional Arnhem Land Yidaki today!!

 

Spirit Gallery Update

Its been a busy few months here at Spirit Gallery and we thought it’s time bring you up to date with what has been happening!!

 

We now have over 200 didgeridoos online. A range of prices, styles and keys to suite beginners right up to the seasoned pro. Reno, quality control, at Spirit Gallery has been on 2 road trips just this year, hand picking didgeridoos for the store. As always the countries top makers have also been making sure there is good supply of their instruments at Spirit Gallery.

 

In the coming weeks we are expecting more didgeridoos from the likes of Adam ( CrookedStixz) Henwood, Tristan O’meara, Marcos Ferrazza and Wix Didgeridoos. A new bunch of Kristian Brenton Didgeridoos and Heartland Didgeridoos are also now online and moving fast.

 

Our long awaited didgeridoo beginners pack should be available in a few weeks and we will soon see the return of some quality traditional Arnhem Land yidaki.

 

On the painting side of things our exclusive gallery artists Rex Winston Walford and Anthony Walker remain extremely popular and have a variety of styles and sizes always available. Both artists are also available for custom orders with quick turnaround times of only 2-4 weeks.

 

We have also taken on some new artists, namely  Fiona Young, Marlene Young, Naomi Price and Raelene Williams. With over 300 paintings online this is the largest selection we have ever had.

 

All didgeridoos and paintings are available online or in store. We have been working hard on making the website as user friendly and easy to navigate as possible and would also like to thank our customers on the feedback they have given us.

 

Some new recording and photographic equipment has also been purchased and we look forward to improving the interactive nature of our online product display, in particular the quality of our didgeridoo recordings. We have almost reached 5000 subscribers on our youtube channel and will continue to add entertaining and educational didgeridoo videos to our channel.

 

As we approach our 10 year anniversary, we would also like to thank our new and loyal customers that have helped Spirit Gallery grow over the years to become the premier destination in Sydney for Aboriginal arts, crafts and didgeridoos. We look forward to many years ahead and will continue to work hard to bring you the best of indigenous arts and crafts in Australia.

 

As always any questions, queries ,feedback, requests ( even strange and odd ones!!)  feel free to drop us an e-mail at info@spiritgallery.com.au or call us on 61 (2) 92475961 and we will do our best to help you.

 

Many thanks

Spirit Gallery Team

 

Wix Stix Didgeridoos Now Available At Spirit Gallery

wix stix didgeridoosIntroducing our newest didgeridoo crafter Bruce Wix of Wix Stix Didgeridoos and what a find it has turned out to be!! High quality perfectly crafted instruments that have impressed even the fussiest of didgeridoo connoisseurs.

 

 

About Wix Stix Didgeridoos  

 

Bruce Wix started making didgeridoos in the mid 1990′s, which quickly became  a passion which he is still pursuing 20 years later. Bruce began playing didgeridoo while travelling up and down the east coast of Cape York on a line fishing boat. Curiosity about the didge and its different qualities got him wanting to explore the intricacies of such an earthy sounding instrument. As a joiner and stair builder Bruce already had extensive timber knowledge and this was an asset in designing and crafting his own unique style of didgeridoos.


Bruce’s didgeridoos are all individually hand carved from Australian eucalyptus timbers, Poplar Box, Silver leaf Iron bark, Black Woolly Butt and Bloodwoods. These timbers are naturally termite hollowed and sourced from indigenous didgeridoo cutter Peter Santo in Queensland, Australia.

 

Bruce seasons his logs by removing the bark and sap wood and letting them dry for 6-12 months, he then shapes the logs and lets them sit for a further period before the final finishing and coating. Bruce prefers a timber mouth piece, so he sleeves most of his didgeridoos. This process allows for a standard size mouth piece and eliminates the need for wax. For this process he uses camphor laurel timber which also has anti-bacterial qualities.   

 

It has taken some time and convincing but Bruce is now ready to showcase Wix Stix to the world and lucky for us he has chosen Spirit Gallery to be his sole Australian retail outlet. It is an absolute honour to have a maker of Bruce’s quality on board and his didgeridoos are already turning heads in the gallery for their immaculate finish, workmanship, attention to detail and playability.

 

Bruce hopes you will enjoy and appreciate this finely crafted instrument as much as he has enjoyed creating it.

 

Buy your Wix Stix Didgeridoo Today!

 

Oilskin Padded Didgeridoo Bags Now Online

Its taken a while but we have finally uploaded our oilskin didgeridoo bags to the website and they are now available for purchase on their own or with your new didgeridoo!

 

DO I NEED A DIDGERIDOO BAG?

 

A didgeridoo bag is a great way to protect and transport your precious didgeridoo. Our didgeridoo bags have been designed by the experienced team here at Spirit Gallery and after dozens of prototypes we think we have come up with the perfect size, shape, length and most comfortable didge bags on the market and not to mention most affordable padded oilskin bags available!!


Made from Australian oilskin by one of Australia’s most reputable oilskin manufacturers these exclusive custom bags are a perfect accompaniment to your valuable didgeridoo.

 

Padded,  Cross Stiched, Internally Lined,  Pocketed, Water Resistant are just some of the many features of these quality didgeridoo bags. DIDGERIDOO BAGS DESIGNED AND MADE BY PLAYERS FOR PLAYERS!

 

Coming in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Buy your didgeridoo bag online today

 

Rare Carved Heartland Double Didgeridoo On Its Way To Norway

 

One of the rarest carved double didgeridoos we have seen to date was snapped up by our Norwegian friend Eivind (before we even had a chance to put it on the web!!)  and will proudly be displayed in the Kakadu store in Norway.

 

Eivind is no stranger to unique pieces and has been collecting didgeridoos for a while having also purchased our longest didgeridoo ever at 3.1 metres on his last visit to Australia 18 months ago.

 

Check him out with the latest addition to his collection!

 

Many thanks Eivind!

 

Kristian Benton Didgeridoos Back + More Didgeridoos

 

It has been a long wait but the new Kristian Benton didgeridoos have landed. A fine maker, player and artist these are some of our most popular didges and they are going out the door as quick as we can bring them in!

 

All Kristian’s didgeridoos come with his cd titled ‘Spirit Alive  Check out Kristian’s new didgeridoos.

 

What other didgeridoos news do we have. WELL

 

- 7 new Hemp didgeridoos will be uploaded this week. All handed picked by the Spirit Gallery team ensuring the cream always comes the way of Spirit Gallery.

 

- Tynon Bradford from Heartland didgeridoos is expected to drop by in next few weeks with some more of his amazing creations.

 

_ CrookedStixz termite hollowed didges with orgonite mouthpieces will be arriving in next 2-3 weeks as well as a few new sticks from his protege Marcos “the gun” Ferrazza.

 

- And many more didges from Earl Clements, Eugene Goolagong, Bill Harney, Kenny Wark, Rodney Jungula, Brendan Porteous, Vicki Harding, Leony  Roser and Phil Kershy plain and painted Ironbark didges.

 

Not sure which didge to buy?

 

Need some help?

 

Want us to assess some didges for you-whether you are a beginner or accomplished player?

 

 

JUST DROP US A LINE and infor@spiritgallery.com.au.  We are happy to help with any request.

 

Happy didgin!!

Spirit Gallery Team

 

 

Didgeridoo Road Trip and Didgeridoo Update

 

 

The Spirit Gallery team has just returned from our annual didgeridoo road trip. Visiting the countries top craftsmen and bringing you the best Eucalyptus termite hollowed music quality didgeridoos on the planet!

 

Our journey began with a visit to Brad Hagelstein. Brad was nice enough to part with a couple of monsters including a very very deep 2.6 metres double drone F#  didge. Stay tuned and in the meantime check out the pics of Brad’s workshop.

 

 

Next stop was the jungles of Wilsons Creek NSW to find Tristan Omeara. Finding  Tristan’s well hidden workshop is always a challenge as street signs disappear and one must navigate with hand written instructions and if you get lost forget about using the mobile phone as reception is almost non-existent.  We finally arrived at Tristan’s picking the cream of what he had including our favourite a long perfect tapered A/Low G#.  We also picked  up some more affordable epoxy re-works from Tristan. Once again hand picked by the Spirit Gallery team to bring you the best quality.

 

 

Next Stop Byron Bay and a visit to the CrookedStixz setup. A nice bunch of about a dozen Crookedstixz didgeridoos will be uploaded this week and coming very soon will be the launch of the CrookedStixz two pieces. These two piece didges are out of this world, with one Adam calls “Lord A” the absolute standout.

 

 

We also visited the YiDaChi hemp didgeridoo factory where we choose the 4 primo instruments in F, E, C# and C to complement our collection of D’s. Online very soon. Our hemp didges have all been hand picked and we can confidently say they are the best collection in this country and best priced.

 

 

It was then off the Queensland where we source our Ironbark didgeridoos. Out of a collection of 150 we gathered the best 30-40 for our store, including some painted Ironbarks from local  Aboriginal artists Leony Roser and Karl Hardy.

 

On our final leg we stopped to visit Tynon from Heartland Didgeridoos picking up our long awaited shipment of quality Heartland didgeridoos. Spirit Gallery is blessed to be the exclusive Australian retail outlet for Heartland didgeridoos with some of the rarest and unique Eucalyptus didgeridoos on the planet with Tynon’s best work always coming our way.

 

 

Did we miss anybody?? YES. Kristian Benton was away during our visit but not to worry as he will be making us a personal visit in a few weeks with some new sticks!!

 

So what does that mean for our loyal customers. Australia’s best didges from our best makers, all had picked,  only at Spirit Gallery.  The only didge store that goes that extra mile !! We don’t muck around with 99cm squeaky high G’s and pretend they are quality instruments or perfect beginners didgeridoos- we will leave that for the souvenir stores.

 

We genuinely source the countries top instruments, whether it be from our best makers or from the more affordable range. We also don’t “hide” our makers and love to share their stories, photos, videos and didgeridoo journey with our customers . Our makers are not just our business partners but our close friends.  This is what sets us apart  from other stores and why we have developed such a following among didgeridoo players and why Australia’s top makers have chosen Spirit Gallery to showcase their didgeridoos

 

We have already uploaded about half of these didges with another 50-60 to be uploaded in next couple of  weeks

 

Other interesting developments-

 

-We have received our first Omeara opal series didgeridoo.  It doesn’t get much better than this!!

 

-More Bruce Rogers didgeridoos on the way

 

-An exciting new indigenous crafter Leon Sutherland will be joining the Spirit Gallery didgeridoo collection. We don’t take on many new makers and are quite fussy when we do so!!  So we are very pleased that Leon has ticked all the boxes for us.

 

-We will be showcasing instruments from Adam ” CrookedSrtixz” Henwood’s apprentice, Marcos Ferrazza. As  Adams says ” he is the gun”. More info soon

 

-Yes we know we have promised and we will eventually get our high quality yet affordable custom designed oil skin bags online in the next few weeks

 

-And as usual many more affordable hand painted and natural finish didgeridoos coming your way

 

 

It’s a didgeridoo feast here at Spirit Gallery and we should have over 200 didges online by the end of the month. The largest and  finest didgeridoo collection in the universe!!…BY FAR

 

Come and visit us in Sydney and see the Spirit Gallery difference or check out our awesome didgeridoo collection online

 

Have a questions?Not Sure? Need some help? Call us or e-mail and we are more than happy to help

 

Happy Didgin!!

 

Spirit Gallery Team