In Yolŋu culture the land, family, ceremony, songs and art are connected. Milingimbi artists share these stories in fibre works, paintings on bark, ceremonial poles and carvings.
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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 Yolŋu 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 Yolŋu, these artworks are living pieces of cultural heritage that have an ongoing importance in Yolŋu social life.
Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre is housed in a historical building made of mud bricks, it was constructed in the 1930’s.
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...
The Reflection Pods were designed by Koskela and Yuwaalaraay artist Lucy Simpson who was inspired by the local Sydney language word Dyalgala, which means to hold or embrace. Elcho Island Artists and Milingimbi and Culture weavers brought the designs to life using...