• Dhatam, linocut by Malaluba Gumana
  • Djarrwiṯ, linocut by Marrnyula Mununggurr
  • Gathul, etching by Mulkun Wirrpanda
  • Nirriwan, etching by Mulkun Wirrpanda
  • Wangupini, linocut by Nawurapu Wunungmurra
  • Lightning and The Rock, etching by Nongirrnga Marawili
  • Lightning ga Gurtha etching by Nongirrnga Marawili
  • Dharpa, etching by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Yirrkala Print Space 2018

01 October - 31 October 2018


Yirrkala Print Space is one of the Australia’s premier print studios specialising in limited edition works on paper produced on their own press. The studio continues to expand its collaborations with master printmakers from across Australia and around the world to facilitate new works and continue the development of techniques and experimentation across the generations of Yolngu printmakers. Printmaking techniques including Japanese woodblock, etching, linocut, screenprints and collagraphs have been learnt, absorbed and applied, combining traditional designs and knowledge to create new artworks.


While these Yolngu artists are respectful of the discipline of miny’tji (sacred design), the nature of the printmaking process has provided artistic freedom of expression; enabling them to experiment with colour, imagery, concepts and design without compromising their spiritual identity. The art of Yirrkala Print Space is being collected and exhibited by galleries around Australia.



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  • Coastal Dwelling, Melville Island by Anne McMaster
  • Venting lV, by Anne McMaster
  • Mangrove Beach I, Tiwi Islands, by Anne McMaster
  • Jessie Creek II, Tiwi Islands, by Anne McMaster
  • Tidal Zone II, Melville Island, by Anne McMaster
  • Tide Zone V, Melville Island, by Anne McMaster

Tidal Zone – Tiwi Islands

01 September - 30 September 2018


My recent work is a response to living in a remote Indigenous community of Pickataramoor, on the Tiwi Islands in tropical Northern Australia. This remote location combines the challenges of conceptualising and creating art in relative isolation, while drawing inspiration from the unique geography of the landscape of my daily life.


The rectangle paper panels are a direct reference to the louvered windows that I gaze through into the Tiwi landscape from my studio and home. Typical of Northern Territory Top-end architecture, these panels act as a vent which gives me a wider sense of the elements outside. Gentle breezes pass through and sounds and scents permeate inside, highlighting the seasons and my location.


The arrangement of etchings shows motifs and linear detail of elements of the geography of Melville Island. Images have been created by etching through pitted and washy bitumen exposed to heavy monsoon rain and left to the elements, forming washy textures. Mangrove sprigs from the coast have been used as stencils between aluminium plates and the paper in the printmaking process.


It is at the periphery of the island that I find most fascinating, acting metaphorically as a barrier or boundary line for contact with family; emphasising the remoteness of my location. It is within this context that the louvres are used, highlighting a zone between two spaces – defining my creative realm.

Anne McMaster


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  • Trees and Lagoon screen print by Dinah Norman
  • Country near Calvert Hills, screen print by Stewart Hoosan.
  • Bloodwood Tree, screen print by Maureen Timothy
  • Bloodwood Tree, screen print by Maureen Timothy
  • Cowboy from the Gulf, screen print by Violet Hammer
  • Lone Ranger, screen print by Stewart Hoosan
  • Nyinbu Families screen print by Thelma Dixon
  • Ngamarraka – Bush Banana screen print by Nancy McDinny

Then and Now – images of the Gulf

01 September - 30 September 2018


The word ”waralungku’ (pronounced Wharr Ral Loonghu) represents all of the language groups of the Borroloola Region and is the place name for the Burketown crossing on the McArthur River. The crossing is on the main road just outside of Borroloola.


Waralungku is also associated with the Hill Kangaroo dreaming and an imprint of its feet, tail and hind quarters are located at this site.


Borroloola is a remote community on the McArthur River in the Northern Territory of Australia 30 miles upstream from the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is set in a arresting landscape of rocky hills, cattle-grazed scrub, billabongs, and wide horizons.


Waralungku artists continue to produce exciting contemporary art. They have a unique voice and style. Borroloola artists depict both the life and the history of the community, as well as the distinctive beauty of the surrounding landscape, flora and fauna. The images are layered with a sense of past histories and continuing connections.


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Exhibitions Archive

East Kimberley Focus

    East Kimberley Focus is the first of our series of online presentations. Each month we will delve into the Nomad collections to uncover hidden gems, profile selected artists and present new work. The idea is to reflect on the extraordinary creative output by Aboriginal artists and printmakers over the last two decades.   […]

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Darwin Dogs Winsome by Jobling and Merran Sierakowski

    Darwin Dogs are exposed for what they are…yappy, snappy half crazed dogmatists, crooked as a dog’s hind leg, lurking with intent behind the wire in Darwin burbs.   Darwin artists Winsome Jobling and (onetime postie) Merran Sierakowski have decided that things are getting out of hound, so they have waded fearlessly into the […]

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Full Circle: Journeys of an Artist

By Jörg Schmeisser   Jörg Schmeisser’s distinguished printmaking career was informed by a restless curiosity of the visual world. From the beginning, he was inspired by travel, his imagination fired by regular experiences of the unfamiliar and unknown.   This online exhibition celebrates work produced during travels, residencies and fellowships to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, […]

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‘Dear Gilbert,…. ‘ (Song for the Ichthyologist) by Jacqueline Gribbin

  This is a continuation of a body of work by Darwin Printmaker Jacqueline Gribbin in which the artist has revived a collection of relief blocks created from scientific drawings by Gilbert Percy Whitley (Ichthyologist and Curator of Fishes, Australian Museum, 1922-1964). The blocks served as a means to print illustrations for Whitley’s many published […]

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Ngani pek che durrmu – Our group of artists working together

    In late 2017, the artists of Durrmu Arts at Peppimenarti in the Northern Territory collaborated with Jocelyn Tribe and Basil Hall to create this magnificent series of silkscreen prints.   Established artists such as Regina Wilson and Kathleen Korda, lead a small group of emerging artists through the process of printmaking and the […]

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Bark Paintings and Larrakitj from Yirrkala

  Located at Yirrkala in north-East Arnhem Land, Buku Larrnggay Mulka has maintained its status as a leader in contemporary art for decades. Dating back beyond the Bark Petition, Yirrkala Church Panels and Saltwater Collection, Yirrkala artists continue an artistic legacy that extends over tens of thousands of years. More recently artists have embraced the […]

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  2016 was an unusually cloudy and wet dry season. I began documenting the cloudy days from June to August by taking photographs and I did the same last year. The 2017 dry season was the warmest on record.   These drawings are made using recycled photocopy toner. The composition of photocopy toner is generally […]

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Tokapuwi – Big Mob of Birds

  Tiwi Island artist, Janice Murray is renowned for her depictions of birdlife that inhabit the Tiwi Islands. This exhibition of etchings features her exceptional graphic interpretations of traditional cultural motifs, birds and ceremonial design. Birds include Pinjoma Jilamarini – Barn Owl, Muma – Torres Strait Pigeon, Kawukawunga – Female Bush Turkey, Jongijongini – Eastern Reef Egret and Wayayi – Bush Curlew. […]

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In the Frame

  Featuring new work by Anne McMaster, Jacqueline Gribbin and Winsome Jobling. Plus from the stockroom, a selection of framed prints reduced for the months of December and January and unframed prints from Northern Editions print making studio. Contact the Gallery for more information 08 8981 6382.   View works on the online gallery:   Anne […]

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Mayeng – Bush Tucker

  An exhibition of ochre paintings, ceramics, prints and textiles by Miriwoong artist Gloria Mengil from Waringarri Arts in the Kimberly. The images represent her favourite bush tucker (bush plum and bush peanut), and evoke memories of the nostalgic joy of gathering these foods as a child with her family.   In her work Gloria […]

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