Djalkiri: we are standing on their names - Blue Mud Bay

In October 2009 artists Djambawa Marawili, Marrirra Marawili, Liyawaday Wirrpanda, Marrnyula Mununggurr and Mulkun Wirrpanda participated in a printmaking workshop with master printmaker Basil Hall at the community of Yilpara, working alongside visiting artists Fiona Hall, John Wolseley, Jörg Schmeisser and Judy Watson.

Art Exhibition previously on at UTS Gallery in New South Wales, Australia.
From Tuesday 11 September 2012 to Friday 12 October 2012

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Published by anonymous on Monday 17 September 2012.
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The 23 selected exhibition works resulting from this exchange capture essential aspects of country at Blue Mud Bay in Eastern Arnhem Land, recognised as one of the most pristine and culturally significant places in Australia.

The title, Djalkiri: we are standing on their names – Blue Mud Bay, is drawn from the words of Djambawa Marawili; Djalkiri literally means ‘footprint’, but when applied to Yolngu law it takes on a more profound meaning, forming the ‘spiritual foundation of the world’. It is an acknowledgement of cultural inheritance based on understanding and mutual respect. It is about walking together in the footsteps of the ancestors.

Touring exhibition from Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring in conjunction with the Australia Council for the Arts and Northern Territory Government Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport