Artist & Director
In Yolŋgu Matta Milminydjarrk is the name of the sacred waterhole’s made by the Djan’kawu sisters as they punched their Dhorna (digging sticks) into the land at Garriyak. Milminydjarrk’s grandfather Birriguy was a strong law man who taught his grandchildren ceremony and stories. After the death of older brothers, Milminydjarrk and her sister’s have begun to paint design’s that belong to the Djan’kawu sisters.
In 2017 Milminydjarrk supervised a group of emerging weavers to learn the skills they needed to participate in the production of large-scale ‘Reflection Pod’s’, designed in collaboration with Lucy Simpson and Koskela designs and installed in Westpac banks headquarters, Sydney.
Helen has also been a teacher at Langarra Homeland school and engages regularly in teaching and passing traditional knowledge to younger generations.