The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery produces and presents exhibitions of Australian and international art as well as important national touring exhibitions. The exhibition program explores a dynamic and diverse spectrum of visual arts practice.
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Imagine a 1940s Yolngu Community in north-east Arnhem Land. Imagine people's daily lives, traditional lands, artworks, and cultural histories; imagine interactions with Macassans before European colonisation. This exhibition privileges audiences by taking them beyond their imagination into a Yolngu worldview and landscape.
Presented by the Berndt Museum and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as a part of the Perth International Arts Festival, this exhibition is the first major presentation of these works in Western Australia and has been developed through careful communication with the descendants of the artists and the Yirrkala Community’s Art Centre, Buku-Larmggay Mulka.
The Yirrkala Drawings exhibition will continue in the Janet Homes a Court Gallery space through to 20 June 2015.
Featured artwork: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Port of Macassar, 1947, crayon on brown paper, 114 x 74cm. Berndt Museum, The University of Western Australia. © Estate of the artist. Acc. No. 6970