Group exhibition: Yirrkala Drawings - Art Collector

Bangaliwuy Marrawungu, Rirratjingu goannas & fishtrap, 1947. Lumber crayon on butchers paper, 115 x 74cm. Courtesy: the artist, Berndt Museum, The University of WA.

In 1947, 27 senior ceremonial leaders at Yirrkala in Northeast Arnhem Land produced 365 vibrant crayon drawings on butchers paper for the anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt. Yirrkala Drawings features a comprehensive selection of 81 of these culturally and artistically significant works by 15 artists, returning to the Northern Territory as one ensemble for the first time in 67 years.

This Art Gallery of NSW touring exhibition is presented by the CDU Art Gallery in association with Darwin Festival and is supported by the Northern Territory Government and Festivals NT.

Exhibition opens: 5.30-7pm Wednesday 6 August 2014
Exhibition closes: 3 October 2014
Location: CDU Art Gallery, Building Orange 23, Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus Darwin NT 0810
Contact: 08 8946 6621
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