Gallery to welcome one of its biggest ever exhibitions
WARWICK Art Gallery is shining a light on one of the largest indigenous groups in Australia.
Balnhdhurr: A lasting impression, presented by Artback NT, provides an insight into the world of Yolngu people of Northeast Arnhem Land and celebrates the work of 50 artists from Yirrkala Print Space.
Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine said the instalment is one of the largest Warwick Art Gallery has ever had with over 80 separate artworks.
"It's great to be able to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders' work,” Ms Devine said.
"Art is an important tool for them to tell their stories, in fact, it's an important tool for everyone to tell their stories.
"That's what is wonderful about the arts, you can make meaning of the world.”
Yirrkala Print Space is situated in a remote corner of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
Beginning in 1995, the space has become an integral part of the community and the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered.
For 20 years, the Yirrkala Print Space has remained an indigenous owned and run remote print studio.
"It is absolutely beautiful and such an easy exhibition to view,” Ms Devine said.
"There is even a kids and family work station and videos.
"It's very inspiring.”
The exhibition enables generations of Yolngu artists to share cultural and historical stories while pushing the boundaries with various print mediums.
It celebrates a unity of cultures over time and provides an opportunity for audiences to acknowledge the accomplishments and creative energies of a print studio flourishing in an isolated landscape.
The exhibition will be showing at Warwick Art Gallery until January 12.
They're open from 10am-4pm Tuesday through to Saturday and closed Sunday, Monday and public holidays.
To find out more, go to warwickartgallery.com