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BÄPURRU: Our Artist Memorial Etchings

In 2018 the Milingimbi Artists were inspired to make an artists memorial to commenorate all the artists that had gone before them. The below Bapurru etchings represent each of the clans that have contributed to Milingimbi’s rich artistic history and the continuum of cultural practice.  

The etchings on paper are available to purchase however the copper etching plates will be mounted on an external wall of the mud brick building that houses the Milingimbi Djalkiri Art Centre and Keeping Place. This building was built by the artists’ forefathers, who stamped the mud to make the bricks. Our current artists refer to this building as embodying djalkiri, the impetus to follow in the footsteps of one’s ancestors. 

Thank you Basil Hall for working with us to edition our prints. We are also grateful for the support of the Northern Territory Government Community Benefit Fund, 2019.

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

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

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