From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida

Ended — at Michael Reid Sydney

Date & Time


Curated to coincide with the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new   (Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of South Australia), Michael Reid Sydney and Maningrida Arts & Culture are pleased to present this exhibition, From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida.

We invite you to enter the spirit realm of West Arnhem-land. Through the contemporary practice of leading Maningrida artists these spirit beings are alive.  Some friendly, some mischievous and others malevolent, they are divined from the djang of five language groups across many countries.  The exhibition includes ceremonial regalia, sculpture and paintings by Jack Nawilil, Owen Yalandja, Ivan Namirrkki, Susan Marawarr, Deborah Wurrkidj, Marcus Dijarama Pascoe, Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak, Rosina Gunjarrwanga, Serena Bonson and Sonia Namarnyil.

John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new, co-curator Nici Cumpston will speak at the private viewing of ​From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida​ on ​Friday 6th of July. To register for this event please email

Private View: ​Friday 6th of July

Senior artist and ceremony man Jack Nawilil and the Maningrida Arts & Culture team will be present to officially open the exhibition on Thursday 12th of July.

Opening: Thursday 12th of July – 6pm

Participating Artists

Location & Contact

Michael Reid Sydney
Standard House, 105 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia