In May 2021 Yolŋu emerging artist Annie Moors, usually based in Darwin, undertook a two week residency at our Art and Culture centre in far North East Arnhem Land. During the two weeks Annie was mentored by her family members and esteemed artists; Helen Galanmirriwuy, Margaret Rarru, Helen Milminydjarrk, Abigail Mundjala and Susan Balbunga. Annie also joined artists and art workers in harvesting materials including gunga ga gamuruŋgu (pandanus and ochre).
We loved having Annie working in the studio and being a part of each days activities. We got to see the artwork she makes in Darwin and also to work with her to create her own Dupun (memorial pole) with her Garrawurra miny’tji (clan design) among many other artworks.
This mentorship program gave Annie an incredible immersive experience enabling her to access artistic practices specific to her Yolŋu identity. Thank you to everyone that made this artist residency possible. We hope to have Annie back again soon.
- Annie Moors, ink on paper drawing inspired by Annie’s engagement with our Djalkiri Keeping Place and the historical records that depict images and artworks by her family. 2021
- Annie Moors, Self portrait, ochre on paper, 2021
- Annie Moors, Gunga drying, mixed media on paper, 2021
- Annie Moors, Bäpurru, ochre on paper, 2021
The residency program was held at Milingimbi Art & Culture 17 -27 May 2021. Proudly supported by; The Australia Council for the Arts. This project was facilitated in partnership with Milingimbi Art and Culture, Arts Access Darwin/ Darwin Community Arts and Life Without Barriers.