Meet Margaret Rarru – weaver and painter

Artist Margaret Rarru says that she was a young teenager when she first started to weave at Galawin’ku, on Elcho Island with her aunties. Rarru sat down with her numa (aunties) and the balanda (white) ladies from the mission at Galawin’ku learnt weaving from them....

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Raymond Bulambula and the Gapu Murnuk story

Raymond Bulambula is a Mandjikay, Wobulkarra man whose ancestral country includes Barringu and Langarra (Howard Island, south of Elcho Island). In this Gamanungku (painting / design) Bulambula depicts Gapu Murnuk in a style that belongs to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Our work with Koskela

In late May Milingimbi Art and Culture had a big week with Master weavers, Mavis Ganambarr, Margaret Dhorrpuy, and Judy Manany Gurruwiwi from Elcho Island came to begin a collaboration on a large scale weaving project for Koskela Designs. Sasha Titchkosky and Harriet...

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Makarrata Ceremony

The Makarrata ceremony and the restoring of access to artefacts is bringing the past into the future for Miliingimbi artists. Access to images of artwork restores the connection to inherited designs. The hand over of images after the Makarrata has inspired Milingimbi...

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Taking memories back – AGNSW

To highlight the unique collection held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales work from Milingimbi was shown in a major exhibition called Art from Milingimbi -Taking Memories Back during December 2016 - January 2017. The collection featured 62 exquisite bark...

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Yolŋu’yulŋuy Ŋayatham Miny’tji Danydjay Romdhu

Aboriginal & Pacific Art in association with Milingimbi Art  and Cultural Centre, Milingimbi, NT. 12 - 30 November 2016 The Dhapi or ‘making young man’ ceremony involves the painting of intricate clan designs on the chest of the young initiates. In early mission...

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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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A: Lot 53 Gadupu Rd, Milingimbi via Winellie, NT 0822
P: (+61) 8987 9888

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