Helen Milminydjarrk

Artist & Director

In Yolŋu language Milminydjarrk is the name of the sacred waterholes made by the ancestral Djan’kawu Sisters as they punched their dhorna (digging sticks) into the land at Garriyak. Milminydjarrk’s grandfather Birriguy was a strong Law man who taught his grandchildren ceremony and stories. After the death of her older brothers, she and her sisters have begun to paint designs that belong to the Djan’kawu Sisters.

In 2017 Milminydjarrk supervised a group of emerging weavers to learn the skills they needed to participate in the production of large-scale ‘Reflection Pods’, designed in collaboration with Lucy Simpson and Koskela designs and installed in Westpac Bank’s headquarters, Sydney. She has also been a teacher at Langarra Homeland school and engages regularly in teaching and passing traditional knowledge to younger generations.

Birth
24/06/1959

Clan
Liyagawumirr, Garrawurra

Language
Dhuwal

Homeland
Garriyak 

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
E: art@milingimbiart.com

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