Wrapped, Woven & Wound, JamFactory, Adelaide. 15 May to 12 July 2020. Presents work from eight female artists, including a mix of sculptural, decorative and functional pieces that explore the use of interlaced or wrapped components. Including works by Mandy Batjula.
Bapurru, Kluge Ruhe, USA. Opening 18 June 2020. An exhibition of recent print works from Milingimbi and Yirrkala. Works from Milingimbi will include the Bapurru Memorial suite created in honour of the late Mrs Gorriyindi who passed sudden shortly after working as follow with the Kluge Ruhe in 2018.
Long Water: fibre stories, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, September 2020. A survey exhibition of Indigenous weavers curated by Freja Carmichael. Including woven works by Susan Balbunga, Ruth Nalmakarra, Helen Ganalmirriwuy and Mandy Batjula.
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion, Bendigo Art Gallery. 5 September to 29 November 2020. Brings together a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia including Margaret Rarru’s woven pandanus Madonna Bra and Bathi.
Gululu dhuwala Djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu Foundations, Chau Chau Wing Museum, University of Sydney, October 2020. Including historical and contemporary artworks from Milingimbi, Ramingining and Yirrkala.
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, August 2020. (This will be an online event)
Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya National Cultural Institute, October 2020
The Magic of Black and White, Siemenstraße 40, 71735 Eberdingen-Nussdorf, 19 January 2019 to 1 March 2020. A group exhibition featuring artworks by Australian and Papua New Guinean First Nations People. With a focus on the reduced palette of ‘black and white’ this exhibition features Helen Ganalmirriwuy’s stunning Mol (black) weaving.
The Alchemists: Weaving Knowledge, The Goods Shed, Perth, 4 October 2019. A survey of recent contemporary fibre art from Aboriginal artists and art centres across the country.
Pandanus Noir; Margaret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy selected weavings, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs, 2 October 2019. An exbibition featuring a selection of Margaret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy’s Mol (black) woven artworks and several other monochrome pieces.
Ngalya (Together), Koskela, Sydney, 28 August to 22 September 2019. The collection of collaborative lighting designs between designers Koskela and six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres – Bula’Bula Arts, Durrmu Arts, Milingimbi Art and Culture, Moa Arts, Ngarrindjeri Weavers, and Tjanpi Desert Weavers – highlights the innovation and contemporary transformations taking place in Indigenous fibre arts and cultures across Australia. Also on exhibition at Tarnanthi Festival, from 18 October 2019
Contemporary Art from Asia, Australia and the Pacific: A Selection of works from QAGOMA’s Asia Pacific Triennial’ is at Centro Cultural La Moneda in Santiago, Chile from 22 August – 8 December 2019 Including artworks (paintings on bark, memorial poles and weavings) by Margaret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy.
The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Memorial Poles, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, United States of America, 31 July 2019. A survey of contemporary memorial poles from Arnhem Land collected by Debra and Denis Scholl.
GOMA Asia Pacific Triennial, 24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019 . The Asia Pacific Triennial brings significant art from across the Asia Pacific and Australia to GOMA Brisbane. This exhibition includes Margaret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy master weavers who also paint their clan body designs in minimalist patterns on barks and poles.
ArtKelch, Freiburg, Germany. Exhibition opening 14th September
Local Colour: experiments with nature, University of New South Wales Gallery, 28 July, 2018 – 15 September. As the world has become more globalised, people are seeking meaning, connection and everyday solutions in their local communities and environments. Local Colour explores recent art and design practice premised on a concern for environmental sustainability and the conservation of natural resources.
National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Art Awards. Museum and Gallery Northern Territory, 11 August – 11 November 2018
Gapu Murnuk, Animal Logic, Ground Floor, 1632 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA, 3-20 May 2018, Gallery Hours 11am – 5pm, Thursday through Sunday
Earth Matters at Form Gallery, Perth. 29 September – 28 February 2018
This exhibition explores the enigmatic qualities and materiality of white earth pigments in Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley (WA), Arnhem Land (NT) and Tiwi Islands (NT) in paintings, and three dimensional works.
Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth, 26th July – 16th December, 2017. Brinning together artworks from the museums historical collection and recently commissioned memorial poles.
Milingimbi Art and Culture: Gapu Murnuk, Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C, USA, 3 October, 2017
Gapu ga Rangithirri ga Ngurruthirri ga: the water is coming up, the water is going away at Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane 613 Stanley St, Woolloongabba, Qld, 26 September – 22 October, 2017
Walma / Moon Rising, Koskela Gallery, Sydney, 29 July – 27 August, 2017
Art from Milingimbi: Taking Memories Back, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 November, 2016 – 29 January, 2017
Yolngu’yulnguy Ngayatham Miny’tji Danydjay Romdhu (Everyone, past present future, we all hold and look after our sacred designs in the depth of the law), Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, 12 – 30 November, 2016