George Dangi and the Djiliwirri Guku design

George Dangi has painted the Djiliwirri Guku design (honey design) because he is a Gupapuyngu man of Yirritja moiety. This design is commonly painted onto the body during the Ngarra mens ceremony and Dhapi (making man) ceremony. During the ceremony the men lie on...

Walma – Moon Rise Exhibition at Koskela

Remember to pop into Koskela to see the Walma – Moon Rise Exhibition.  Walma is a Yolŋu word, translating as ‘to emerge’ or ‘rise’, particularly in relation to the sun and moon, thus embodying the confidence and optimism within the current generation of...

Wurray is a creator spirit, journeying through the country

Yolngu song men trace the epic dreamtime story of their great nomadic warrior, Wurray, across North East Arnhem Land in the top-end of Australia. Wurray is a creator, journeying through the country from the dawn through to sunsett. The songline stretches from...

The story of the River Song 1960 – 1975 by Bentley James

Dr Bently James article about the Milingimbi fishing and crabbing industry draws attention to the intersection between the fishing industry and prolific art production. Sustained economic growth during this period came through the coupling of cultural practice with...

Come and meet us at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Our favourite dry season event is coming up. Please come and meet us at the 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair on the 11-13th August at the Darwin Convention Centre. We will be exhibiting  a selection of weavings, ochre works on canvas, archival paper and bark at this...