In Yolgnu culture the land, family, ceremony, songs and art are connected. Milingimbi artists share these stories in fibre works, barks, ceremonial poles and carvings.
Our Cultural Heritage
Artwork from Milingimbi was commissioned as early as 1912, and was collected during the 1920’s when the first Methodist missionaries arrived. By the 1960’s the centre was a leader in establishing the market for traditional Yolgnu art. As a result art from Milingimbi is included in significant national and international collections. The centre continues the long tradition of producing high qualtiy works, including bark paintings, carvings and weaving.
For contemporary Yolngu, these artworks are living pieces of cultural heritage that have an ongoing importance in Yolngu social life.
Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre is housed in a historical building made of mud bricks, it was constructed in the 1930’s.
Ganalmirriwuy and Nalmakarra’s shared their process of dyeing and weaving artworks from plant fibres, roots and leaves harvested in Yurrwi and the surrounding Crocodile Islands with natural dye processes of Paris based artisan Aurélia Wolff. During this event...
In early September 2018 Milingimbi artists Helen Ganalmirriwuy and Ruth Nalmakarra will travel to Europe at the invitation of the Museum der Kulturen, Basel. In Europe the artists will work with museum staff, exhibit their artwork and deliver public workshops...
Delicate and rare bark paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s signature collection headline an unprecedented exhibition of Arnhem Land artworks, opening today at the National Museum of China in Beijing. The Old Masters: Australia’s...
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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