FEBRUARY 2023: Our guide to ethical Indigenous art Art produced by Indigenous Australians is an undeniable pillar of Australian culture. Gaining enormous traction in recent years, the market for Indigenous art has grown rapidly both locally and internationally. With it so has a market for inauthentic Indigenous ‘style’ designs.A recent report by the Productivity Commission
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Jabiru in Mirarr hands at long last Aboriginal title secures Jabiru for investment The Mirarr Traditional Owners are very happy and proud that the long fight for recognition of traditional ownership at Jabiru has culminated in the grant of freehold title under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act.“This is a great day for Mirarr
2020, Ochre on pandanus weaving 130 x 130 cm “I was born in Darwin. When I was little, I stayed with my mum and dad in Madginbardi. Then, when I was 16/17, I came to Gunbalanya and got married. I’ve been here ever since. I have been weaving for 22 years. I learned from my
In July 2021 saw Alicia Mardday accepted into 2021’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Awards for her incredible 3D weavings of backpacks. “I used to make string bag first before, with the feather. My aunty, Ngal bulanj Nabegeyo, she taught me how to weave. Maybe my kids give me idea, Anita. My kids really
Stone Country, brings together the work of over five artists from West Arnhem Land and Kakadu, representing their rich culture of over 65,000 years. Deriving from Bim (Rock Art), the West Arnhem Collection explores themes of spiritual and ancestral beings from all represented artists’ homelands and Djang (dreaming stories). Their chosen works all communicate traditional
Marrawuddi Arts, owned and operated by Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation on behalf of the Mirarr Traditional Owners, opened today at beautifully refurbished premises in the heart of Jabiru. An exciting occasion in itself, today also signifies a new chapter in the Mirarr-led transition of the town of Jabiru. Mirarr Senior Traditional Owner Yvonne Margarula invited guests
The Marrawuddi Gallery, owned and managed by Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation on behalf of the Mirarr Traditional Owners, will relocate in September this year. Marrawuddi is the first business to move into new premises as part of the post-mining transition of the town of Jabiru. The gallery at Bowali Visitors Centre (Kakadu National Park headquarters) has