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The University Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines.  We also support and promote local and emerging artists through our exhibition program and present research exhibitions by our postgraduate candidates at the University of Newcastle.

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Balnhdhurr: A Lasting Impression

Exhibition dates: Wednesday 19 April to Saturday 15 July 2017

Gaymala Yunupingu Djirikitj

Gaymala Yunupingu Djirikitj, 1998, screenprint, 40 x 40 cm

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression celebrates twenty years of onsite print production at the Yirrkala Print Space in the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, located in the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala in Northeast Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Yirrkala Print Space is unique amongst remote community art centres with twenty years of continual production of limited edition fine art prints by locally employed and trained Indigenous printmakers. An Artback NT National Touring Exhibition 2017-2019 produced in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre. [Read more about the exhibition]


In conjunction with the exhibition Balnhdhurr: A Lasting Impression, the University Gallery will be hosting a series of four printmaking workshops, each run by Yirrkala artist and printmaker, Ruby Djikarra Alderton. The first two workshops will be on simple lino block prints.


Saturday 3 JUNE  1-3 pm
Saturday 10 JUNE  1-3 pm
Saturday 24 JUNE  1-3 pm
Saturday 1 JULY  1-3 pm


All materials will be supplied and refreshments will be served. Places are limited, please register by phone: 02 4921 5255 or email:

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