Kluge-RuheAboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia is planning Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Bark Painting from Yirrkala. It will feature approximately one hundred works created over the past 80 years; 33 will be new commissions. The show is pioneering a new model of collaboration with the communities whose culture it presents; conceived by artist Djambawa Marawili during a 2015 residency in Virginia, it has been jointly organized by museum staff with Yolgnu artists and curators from the Buku-Larrngay Mulka Art Center in Yirrkala, Australia.
Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala
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