Christmas at Koskela 2018


It’s the most wonderful time of the year.


We spend all year preparing for this very special time. Our goal is to put the joy back into gift giving with truly unique ideas for everyone on your list.


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Avoid chain stores and crowded shopping centres with the same old stuff. Shop with us for gifts with soul and a beautiful story to match.

We make it easy to be a conscious consumer and support small makers locally, in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and in developing countries around the world.

Spread the love far and wide.

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Town Camp Christmas

Every Christmas, Koskela has a theme that celebrates an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and their art centre. This year we have partnered with Tangentyere Artists and are having a Town Camp Christmas.

Town Camps are settlements in Alice Springs where residents have relocated from throughout Central Australia to access the amenities of a city.

Despite the sometimes difficult conditions there is a strong sense of community in Town Camps, and Christmas is a time where everyone comes together in joyful celebration.

Happy times, Merry Christmas – night time dancing in Alice Springs. All the single men standing up along the back. On the left and front are couples and families are happy to dance. Little girls happy for fresh tree – Christmas tree – really fresh one. Two loudspeakers beside the tree. Slim Dusty one – they always dance. Everybody shaking to the music, all happy. Merry Christmas!
— Grace Kemarre Robinya

All wrapped up

Koskela has been working with Tangentyere Artists all year to develop and license a range of artworks, which adorns our wrapping paper, gift tags, greeting cards and in-store holiday displays.

Dancing at Christmas Time in Alice Springs by Grace Kemarre Robinya is one of the artworks we licensed, which has been applied to our wrapping paper.

You can get your Christmas gifts wrapped for a gold coin donation. Proceeds will go towards Akeylerre Inc. This is a non-profit organization developed by the Arrernte people in the Alice Springs region to acknowledge and promote cultural knowledge, practice and expertise recognised as being integral to the wellbeing of the community.

Complete the look with a gift tag for $2, or greeting card for $4.

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Christmas in store

Our Rosebery store is a wonderful gift emporium with a calm atmosphere where you can thoughtfully choose presents and have them gift wrapped.

We are open from 9am-5pm on weekdays, 9am-4pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.


If you prefer to shop online but want to avoid shipping, take advantage of Click & Collect. Call us when you’re on approach to collect and we can deliver it to your car so there is no need to find a park!

Photos with Santa

1st & 2nd December

In keeping with our Town Camp theme Santa will be dressed as a stockman of yesteryear for photos in a festive outback setting.

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Koskela’s Christmas Shopping Night

12 December / 5-8pm

  • 20 percent off in store*

  • 30 limited-edition show bags

Get in quick to grab a goodie bag filled with awesome Christmas gifts. They are $45 each and worth a whopping $350.

Inside you will find…

Koskela Canvas Tote Bag | Robert Gordon Ceramic Keepcup | Slowdown Studio 2019 Calendar | All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell | Mr Kitly Self Watering Planter | Poise Candle | Growing up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss | Tangentyere Artists Tea towel | Koskela Leather Luggage Tag | Leif Body Cleanser | Warlukurlangu Christmas Decoration | The Cook’s Apprentice by Stephanie Alexander | Alter Eco Chocolate Bar | Koskela Christmas Greeting Card and Wrapping Paper

*Discount excludes books, art, Loom floor rugs, Tili Wiru and Yuta Badayala.

The Story Belonging to Us

10 November - 24 December

Paintings from Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere, alongside baskets from Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Koskela Gallery’s final exhibition of 2018 showcases new works from three Aboriginal-owned art co-ops in Alice Springs in celebration of Town Camp life.

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The Cannery Christmas Markets

16 December / 10am-3pm


More than 50 market stalls, food trucks, gingerbread house workshops, jumping castle, kids activities, Santa, live music and more!

In our Rosebery store we will be running kids’ crafts in the workshop. Decorate a ceramic ornament or make a garland with recycled waste. Entry is a gold coin donation with proceeds going to Akeylerre Inc.