Welcome to Milingimbi Art and Culture
In Yolŋu culture the land, family, ceremony, songs and art are all connected. The artists of Milingimbi Art and Culture share these stories in our woven fibre works, ochre paintings on bark, ceremonial poles and carvings.
Our Cultural Heritage
Artworks from Milingimbi are not just beautiful objects – they are living pieces of our culture that symbolise our laws, histories, and clan and kinship identities.
Our forefathers were among the first to share Yolŋu culture with collectors when the first Christian missionaries settled on the island in the 1920s. By the 1960s, our community was establishing the global market for original Yolŋu art from NE Arhem Land, and is now widely represented in significant public collections of Indigenous art around the globe.
Today, our art centre continues the proud tradition of creating authentic works of high cultural and artistic integrity. These works are made for ourselves; for our children and our ceremonies, and for those outside who wish to learn and celebrate our way of life.
The Djalkiri Keeping Place
As our past is birthing our future, so we walk in the footsteps of our ancestors.
With over 100 years of collecting and many thousands of artworks, objects and photographs taken, the Djalkiri Keeping Place’s mission is to return and repatriate our collected cultural heritage to our community where it can be comfortably accessed by our artists, elders and children.
Established in 2020, the Djalkiri Keeping Place expands our community’s capacity to connect with, speak for, and be inspired by our ancestors work and heritage.
Latest from the blog
Ŋärra wäŋa (Place of High Law) – Djalkiri Keeping Place in Europe
Wilson Manydjarri Ganambarr in MAḎAYIN: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala
Margaret Rarru Garrawurra – 2022 NATSIAA Art Award winner