In Yolŋu culture the land, family, ceremony, songs and art are connected. Milingimbi artists share these stories in fibre works, paintings on bark, ceremonial poles and carvings.

Our Cultural Heritage

Artwork from Milingimbi was commissioned as early as 1912, and was collected during the 1920s when the first Methodist missionaries arrived. By the 1960s the centre was a leader in establishing the market for traditional Yolŋu art. As a result art from Milingimbi is included in significant national and international collections. The centre continues the long tradition of producing high quality works, including bark paintings, carvings and weaving.

For contemporary Yolŋu, these artworks are living pieces of cultural heritage that have an ongoing importance in Yolŋu social life.

Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre is housed in a historical building made of mud bricks; it was constructed in the 1930s.

Bäpurru – artist memorial

Bäpurru – artist memorial

The Milingimbi Artist Memorial was conceived in 2018, following the sudden death of an important artist, director and art worker. The memorial was made by representative artists from each of the resident clans in Milingimbi.  Each artist etched a copper plate that...

Reinvigorating the MECA collection

Reinvigorating the MECA collection

Reinvigorating the MECA Collection is a collaboration between Milingimbi Art and Culture, CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery, CDU’s Yolngu Studies and Bula’bula Arts.  It brings together a stunning selection of 64 works from the Milingimbi Education and Cultural...

Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned Art Centre that maintains an important position in the national art and cultural arena. Milingimbi Art and Culture has a long history of producing works steeped in active cultural practice such as barks, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Works from Milingimbi are integral to important collections in many National and International institutions.


Contact us

A: Lot 53 Gadupu Rd, Milingimbi via Winellie, NT 0822
P: (+61) 8987 9888

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

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