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.
Reinvigorating the MECA Collection is a collaboration between Milingimbi Art and Culture, Bula’bula Arts and CDU’s Yolngu Studies, bringing together a stunning selection of 64 works from the Milingimbi Education and Cultural Association (MECA) Collection, created in...
First published by Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material 18 December 2018Author - Carolyn McLennan, Freelance Conservator, supporting people caring for collections in regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. The past...
In 2018 Milingimbi Art and Culture collaborated with InDigiMOB on several projects. Through these projects Milingimbi Artists told their stories and art workers gained training in multi media. Gunga'puy Dhäwu is a short film featuring Helen Ganalmirriwuy sharing the...
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.
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