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 a special acquisition of artwork from the Gapu Murnuk Exhibition by the Australian Embassy, Washington D.C. USA. Congratulations to artists Alfred Walpay, Helen Ganalmiriwuy, Mandy Batjula, Helen Milminydjarrk and...
Presented by the Berndt Museum, Milingimbi: A Living Culture is a selection of works from the school of art from Milingimbi Island just off the north-east coast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory that date from the 1940s until today...
Making the Marratjiri at the Kluge Ruhe – Marratjiri are made as gifts by one clan to give to another
During Raymond and Miss Gorryindi's residency at the Kluge Ruhe, University of Viriginia, they have demonstrated how to make a Marratjiri. Marratjiri are made as gifts by one clan to give to another. For this one, Miss Gorryindi (Dhuwa) harvested bark...