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BÄPURRU: Our Artist Memorial Etchings

When we lost that miyalk (lady), that strong Gorriyindi leader and artist, we wanted to make something to remember her and all the artists that have passed.

We etched their miny’tji (clan designs) onto copper plates that we then printed from. Now we have their miny’tji on the paper and the copper plates at our art centre.

 We are happy to remember all the artists and their dhäwu (stories) from Yurrwi (Milingimbi).

The copper plates are mounted on an external wall of the mud brick building that houses the Milingimbi Djalkiri Art Centre and Keeping Place. This building was built by the artists’ forefathers, who stamped the mud to make the bricks. Our current artists refer to this building as embodying djalkiri, the impetus to follow in the footsteps of one’s ancestors. 

Thank you Basil Hall for working with us to edition our prints. We are also grateful for the support of the Northern Territory Government Community Benefit Fund, 2019.

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: [email protected]

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