Thursday, 29 October 2009

buku larrnggay

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My brother has been in town the last couple of days, which is great. I don't get to see him that often because he lives in the Nothern Territory, at the top of Australia. He works there for Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre, a non-profit community arts centre in Yirrkala, on the Eastern tip of Arnhem land.

Buku Larrngay is well known in the international art world as a leading centre of Aboriginal Art. One of their artists, Djambawa Marawili was recently part of the Moscow Bienale, alongside Anish Kapoor, Fiona Hall and others.

Will's down here for an exhibition at Annandale Galleries which opened last night. We all went along to the opening, I love the fact that my kids are such inveterate gallery patrons, having been going since they were little babies, I love to seeing them wandering around, wine glass (full of mineral water) in hand, perusing the art! Here are some images from the exhibition. The three artists showing are Gunybi Ganambarr, Dhurrumuwuy Marika and Boliny Wanambi. It runs for a while so if you are local, go and see it, its great to see it close up. And the gallery is housed in a wonderful old Masonic hall which is beautiful all on its own.


  1. Excellent Susie will do! Thanks for the heads up on this - that gallery is walking distance from me :) And I LOVE LOVE LOVE indigenous art (looking at my beloved Minnie Pwelre as I type!)

  2. Devine work! Your brother has an amazing job!


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