Exhibitions

  • Leaya Wilson, Durrmu - Body Painting Design, silkscreen, 2018
  • Marie Jabinee, Durrmu - Body Painting Design, silkscreen, 2018
  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Yerrdagarri - Message Stick, silkscreen, 2018
  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson /String Figure, silkscreen, 2018

Ngani pek che durrmu – Our group of artists working together

14 April - 05 May 2018

 

 

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 exploration of tradition patterns, designs and basket stitch techniques.

 

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  • Mulkun Wirrpanda, Munbi, bark painting, 194 x 68 cm
  • Malaluba Gumana, Dhatam, bark painting, 172 x 82 cm
  • Moyurrurra Wunungmurra, Wurran, bark painting, 147 x 80 cm
  • Moyurrurra Wunungmurra, 'Buyku' Larrakitj, 160 x 20 cm

Bark Paintings and Larrakitj from Yirrkala

14 April - 05 May 2018

 

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 classical beauty of bark painting alongside stylistic and personal innovations.

 

Historically, Yolngu (Aboriginal people) passed on their creation stories and knowledge of country, through song, dance, ceremony and art. Clan designs called miny’tji represent the acts of the Wangarr (ancestral beings) and the laws they created. These designs are painted onto objects such as the larrakitj (ceremonial hollow log) and bark panels, using the fine hairbrush, marwat. Through the act of reproducing miny’tji, Yolngu are linked to their ancestors and reaffirm their identity and association with country.

 

 Miny’tji designs are often geometric in style incorporating diamonds, triangles and lines. Each design relates to a story associated with particular clan groups and their Ancestral beings. Clan designs are part of the intellectual property rights of the clan and only those people with the rights to certain designs are allowed to paint them. In this way they can be seen as title deeds to country.

 

Ref: Balnhndhurr – A Lasting Impression – An Artback NT Touring Exhibition 2017-2019, Education Kit, Teachers Notes

https://artbacknt.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/Balnhdhurr-teachers-notes.pdf

 

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  • June 26, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 110 x 75
  • June 6, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 110 x 75 cm
  • June 19, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 110 x 75 cm
  • Cyan August 13, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Instability

02 March - 07 April 2018

 

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 60% heat-sensitive micro-plastic particles and the rest is iron oxide and pigment.

 

Clouds; beautiful, cottony, floating arrangements of water molecules. Cumulus clouds are the product of heat and convective air-mass instability that grow upward to form rain.

Water vapour has a strong effect on weather and climate. As the planet gets warmer, more water evaporates from the earth’s surface and becomes vapour in the atmosphere. Water vapour is a greenhouse gas, so more water vapour leads to even more warming. A hotter atmosphere is able to take up and retain more moisture – every degree of warming results in and average 1% increase in rainfall.

 

We are turning the natural world against itself and us!

As Tim Flannery says; ‘We are now the weather makers.’

The human impact on the natural world is central to my work and my materials always carry an intrinsic message……………………….an armature for ideas.

 

Winsome Jobling 2018

 

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Exhibitions Archive

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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New prints from Yirrkala Print Space: 2017

  Buku Larrnggay Mulka at Yirrkala community in Arnhem Land has a long and proud history as one of Australia’s premier Aboriginal art centres and printmaking studios.   The dedicated print studio was built in the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre in 1996. The space was established through collaboration between the Centre and master printer Basil Hall. […]


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Ngini Parlingarri Amintiya Ningani (past, present future)

New prints from Jilamara Arts and Crafts   In April 2017 a group of younger and older generation artists visited the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory to view a selection of the Tiwi collection of objects and images, to garner inspiration for a major print workshop. Working in collaboration with senior printer […]


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Karridjowkke Kunronj – Crossing Streams

  Presented by Nomad Art in conjunction with Darwin Festival, Maningrida Arts and Culture and Bábbarra Women’s Centre. Opening 3.00pm, Thursday 10 August   Karridjowkke Kunronj – Crossing Streams brings together five established female artists from the Kuninjku homelands of western Arnhem Land. The works integrate time-honoured traditions of art making with contemporary imagery. Deborah […]


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Seasons Folio

  Presented by Nomad Art in conjunction with Darwin Festival, Maningrida Arts and Culture and Bábbarra Women’s Centre. An historic suite of nine silkscreen prints by: Sandra Milmilkama, Susan Marwarr, Leah Rostron Annie Mulunwanga, Jay Rostron, Barbara Kurrawalwal Vicky Brown, Helen Lanyinwanga, Lena Kuriniya.   Produced in 1999, this series of nine silkscreen prints is […]


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Before the Clearing by Simon Normand

  Limited edition, hand bound artist’s book – $9,000 Edition of 10   Before the Clearing featuring 13 hand coloured etchings by Simon Normand and 13 corresponding maps and journal entries from Ludwig Leichhardt’s epic journey from Queensland through the gulf country and Kakadu to Port Essington in 1845.   Ludwig Leichhardt was the first […]


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Mayhmayh – a suite of paintings by Graham Badari

  This suite of 14 paintings illustrate Graham Badari’s forthcoming book Mayhmayh – Different Birds   Mayh is the Kunwinjku generic word for birds and mayhmayh is the plural. When asked to provide a title for his forthcoming book featuring birds found in West Arnhem Land Graham Badari suggested Mayhmayh and explained it meant “different birds”.     […]


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Mayhmayh – Different Birds

  Selected works on paper, bark and hollow logs by Injalak artists including Graham Badari, Gabriel Maralngurra, Thompson Nganjmirra and Joe Guymala.   All artworks depict species of birds commonly found in Western Arnhem Land going about their daily business. Many of the anecdotes the artists tell about the birds are quirky, explaining characteristics that […]


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