Exhibitions

2018

Mardayin – Aboriginal Art von Maningrida Arts

Ended on — at Art Kelch

Artists Exhibited: Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Don Djorlom, Ivan Namirrkki, Jennifer Wurrkidj, John Mawurndjul, Joy Garlbin, Kay Lindjuwanga, Lena Yarinkura, Margaret Rarru, Mick England, Miko Rostron, Owen Yalandja, Paul (Namarinjmak) Nabulumo, Rosina Gunjarrwanga, Samson Bonson, Bulanj (1965-2018), Sonia Namarnyilk and Susan Marawarr

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BOB BURRUWAL & LENA YARINKURA: KUNKAMAK NGARRWONENG – OUR HOUSE OF CULTURE

Ended on — at Alcaston Gallery

Bob Burruwal and Lena Yarinkura’s Kunkamak ngarrwoneng (“our house of culture”) is an exhibition of Djarngo – laws, natural forces, animals, objects, emotions and phenomena – that form the artists’ religious beliefs. Burruwal and Yarinkura practice and instruct young people in ceremony, rituals, dance, song, art making and Kune and Rembarrnga lifeways. The artists have transformed paperbark, pandanus, feathers,

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Ngaldjorlhbo | Mother of Everything | Mère de Toute Création

Ended on — at IDAIA - International Development for Indigenous Arts

Presented by IDAIA – International Development for Indigenous Arts, co-curated with leading senior artists and sisters Deborah Wurrkidj and Jennifer Wurrkidj, and Susan Marawarr, their aunt, and in collaboration with Maningrida Arts & Culture and Bábbarra Women’s Art Centre, the display articulates around an unprecedented concept and revolves around the central spiritual figure of Ngaldjorlhbo,

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Djang in Fibre: From Bim to Form

Ended on — at Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery

Since the late eighties, artists of the Maningrida region have been known for their transformative use of weaving technologies to represent djang* in fibre forms.  This exhibition celebrates some of  the leading proponents of this movement which has permeated across the top-end, alongside the next generation of formidable fibre artists. Participating Artists: Seborna Namarnyilk, Yolanda

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JOHN MAWURNDJUL – I am the old and the new

Ended on — at Museum of Contemporary Art

6 JULY – 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 Developed and co-presented by the MCA and the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), in association with Maningrida Arts & Culture, this exhibition presents the work of one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists – master bark painter John Mawurndjul. Bringing forth a tradition shared by generations of Kuninjku artists, Mawurndjul is

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From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida

Ended on — at Michael Reid Sydney

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

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Samson Bonson // Susan Marawarr

Ended on — at Vivien Anderson Gallery

MIMIH SPIRIT SCULPTURES SAMSON BONSON The world of the mimih spirit is at play in this exhibition of new work by Samson Bonson. The society of mimih spirits is replete with family groups, politics and histories. Known to be mischievous, they live in stone country and are often slender enough to travel through the rock

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Outstation

Ended on — at Outstation

The legacy of those Kuninjku leaders and renowned artists in Maningrida, who led the 1970s outstation movement to the west of Maningrida, Peter Marralwanga, Mick Kubarkku, Anchor Kulunba, Crusoe Kuningbal is presented in this exhibition. It is seen through the art practice of their children, acclaimed artists in their own right: Ivan Namirrkki, Paul Nabulumo,

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Karrang Kunred / Mother Land

Ended on — at The Cross Art Projects

Opening: Friday 20th April 2018 at 6 pm Karrang Kunred/Mother Land unites three senior Kuninjku women of the Kurulk clan who are closely related: sisters Jennifer Wurrkidj and Deborah Wurrkidj and aunt Susan Marawarr. Artistic boundaries are pushed in this exhibition by connecting traditional bark paintings and lorrkon alongside experimental textile prints. Karrang Kunred in Kuninjku means

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THE WOMEN’S SHOW

Ended on — at Vivien Anderson Gallery

Vivien Anderson Gallery’s annual exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by leading and emerging Indigenous women artists in celebration of their contribution to Australian and International visual arts and culture. OPENING: 6PM – 8PM WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2018 The 2018 exhibition will be opened by actor and advocate SHAREENA CLANTON, proud Wongatha, Yamatji, Noongar, Gija woman

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2017

An-Nguliny Rarrk

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In his first solo exhibition Mick England presents a collection of bark paintings and carvings that speak to the ‘wanggarr’ of the Annguliny clan of the Cadell river. This body of work traces Mick’s country and it’s stories; the Jijapurn, an ancestral creator being that takes different forms, sometimes snake and sometimes a horned creature,

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Karridjowkke Kunronj (Crossing Streams)

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This exhibition brings together the work of artists who work across countries, mediums and platforms – Karridjowkke Kunronj (Crossing Streams). Deborah Wurrkidj, Jennifer Wurrkidj, Susan Marawarr, Helen Lanyinwanga and Melba Gunjarrwanga, are women of the stone country surrounding the remote homeland of Mumeka, who work with both Bábbarra Designs and Maningrida Arts & Culture. The

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Into the Water

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An immersive exhibition that delves into the waters of Arnhem Land. Through the storytelling of contemporary fibre artists of the larger Maningrida region, this exhibition presents a world abundant with totemic ancestors and beings, animals and the various technologies used to hunt. Featuring installations and fibre sculptures by senior artists including Lulu Laradjbi, Anniebell Marrngnamarrnga, Frewa Bardaluna, Vera

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Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

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Marking the Infinite features the works of Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.  Hailing from remote areas across the island continent, these nine artists are revered matriarchs, commanding leadership roles and using art to empower their respective communities. Their works offer

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The Women’s Show

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF SELECTED LEADING AND EMERGING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER WOMEN ARTISTS IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS AND CULTURE

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