The name Yarliyil means small paperbark tree. The prominent language groups of artists working at the Art Centre are Walmajarri, Jaru & Gija. Artists include Janet Dreamer, Johnathon Johnson, Graham Lightning and Susan Peters.
Yarliyil Art Centre is based at Halls Creek, located in Halls Creek Lot 300, on the Great Northern Highway. Driven by the desire of local artists to practice and express culture through the visual arts, the Centre was formed and first opened in 1998. It later closed for a five-year period, but officially re-opened in November 2010 with instrumental support from the Shire of Halls Creek.
Yarliyil Art Centre provides a place for local cultural expression by enabling the ethical production and sale of Aboriginal art. Artists work across a range of styles and paint in a variety of mediums, depicting stories of history, people, the country and its cultural significance.