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Helen Milminydjarrk

Artist / Director / Weaver

The name Milminydjarrk describes the sacred waterholes made by the Djankawu sisters as the punched their Dhorna in to the land at Garriyak. Helen’s grandfather Birriguy was a strong law man who taught his grandchildren ceremony and stories. After the death of her older brothers, Helen and her sisters have begun to paint designs associated with the Djankawu sisters.

In 2017 Helen supervised a group of emerging weavers under the Community Employment Program to learn the skills they needed to participate in the production of a large-scale weaving project in collaboration with Koskela. Helen continues to learn about weaving with different bush materials from her older Yapa’s (sisters), senior artists Maragret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy.

Helen has been a teacher at Langarra Homeland at the school and has always engaged in teaching and passing traditional knowledge to younger generations.

Birth
24/06/1959

Languages
Liya-gawumirr

Skin
Wamutjan

 

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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A: Lot 53 Gadupu Rd, Milingimbi via Winellie, NT 0822
P: (+61) 8987 9888
E: art@milingimbiart.com

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