Ochre pigments connect artwork to sacred places

Ochre is a fine earth pigment, which includes yellow ochre, red ochre, purple ochre, sienna, and umber. Ochres are ground and mixed with a binding agent, they are painted on bark or the body for ceremony decoration. The major ingredient of all the ochres is iron known...

The Milingimbi Makarrata Resolution

The Milingimbi Makarrata Resolution is an outcome of “Makarrata: Bringing the Past into the Future”, an historic event held at Milingimbi in Arnhem Land from August 12 to 14 2016. We acknowledge it is written in the spirit of makarrata, a ceremony that has, as its...

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....