Coming soon: Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Coming soon to the University Gallery
Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression
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.
This collaborative exhibition includes prints that are historically significant, while providing an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the artists who have contributed to the conversation between the Yolngu people of Northeast Arnhem Land and the national and international community. A diverse array of work showcases the Yolngu respect for clan and country, with many prints relating to the creation stories and Law as passed on by their ancestors, highlighting the importance of kinship. Prints provide another medium for passing on knowledge to the younger generations in order to keep culture and history and identity alive and strong, whilst at the same time informing the outside world about Yolngu culture.
Exhibition dates: 12 April - 15 July 2017
Exhibition opening at the University Gallery: Wednesday 19 April from 5.30pm
IMAGE Gaymala Yunupingu Djirikitj, 1998, screenprint, 40 x 40 cm