In Yolgnu culture the land, family, ceremony, songs and art are connected. Milingimbi artists share these stories in fibre works, barks, ceremonial poles and carvings.

Our Cultural Heritage

Artwork from Milingimbi was commissioned as early as 1912, and was collected during the 1920’s when the first Methodist missionaries arrived. By the 1960’s the centre was a leader in establishing the market for traditional Yolgnu art. As a result art from Milingimbi is included in significant national and international collections. The centre continues the long tradition of producing high qualtiy works, including bark paintings, carvings and weaving.

For contemporary Yolngu, these artworks are living pieces of cultural heritage that have an ongoing importance in Yolngu social life.

Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre is housed in a historical building made of mud bricks, it was constructed in the 1930’s.

Local colour – experiments in nature

Local Colour explores recent art and design practice premised on a concern for environmental sustainability and the conservation of natural resources. Artists Margaret Rarru and Elizabeth Ganalmiriwy will be exhibited at University of New South Wales Gallery, 28 July, 2018  15 September.

Traditional materials are from our home

Ochre rocks are collected from beaches and paint is made by crushing the colourful rocks and mixing it with a fluid. Using ochre gives our artworks rich warm colours, these traditional processes and materials have been used for thousands of years.

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Milingimbi artists make unique artwork of high quality and cultural integrity.  Milingimbi art centre is a not for profit organisation which supports Yolgnu culture and sustainable livelihoods for artists.

Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned Art Centre that maintains an important position in the national art and cultural arena. Milingimbi Art and Culture has a long history of producing works steeped in active cultural practice such as barks, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Works from Milingimbi are integral to important collections in many National and International institutions.

Contact us

A: Lot 53 Gadupu Rd, Milingimbi via Winellie, NT 0822
P: (+61) 8987 9888
E: [email protected]

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

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