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. Since its opening, Yolngu printmakers have been printing full time and passing down these skills to new generations of young Yolngu printmakers.
Yirrkala Print Space has fostered engagement with younger Yolngu print makers, particularly disengaged youth. The print studio continues to develop the skills for printmaking in these young emerging artists as well as established Yolngu artists of renown.
Yirrkala Print Space also continues to expand its collaborations with master printmakers from across Australia and around the world. Basil Hall has maintained his relationship with the artists at Yirrkala and has assisted and mentored its development and that of the artists. Examples of these are the recent Seven Sisters Project and The Djalkiri Project initiated by Nomad Art Gallery in 2010 and 2012.
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