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....

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 Barringu. Bulambula can...

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...