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.
We are excited to announce that Helen Ganalmirriwuy is a finalist in the 35th Telstra NATSIAA 11 August - 25 November 2018. Helen Ganalmirriwuy was born in Milingimbi and grew up on her mothers homeland at Langarra (Howard Island). Ganalmirriwuy is a...
Milingimbi artists Margaret Rarru, Helen Ganalmirriwuy and Mandy Batjula will feature in the Local Colour: experiments with nature exhibition, to be held University of New South Wales Gallery, 28 July, 2018 - 15 September....
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...