Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Milingimbi: A Living Culture

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Presented by the Berndt Museum, Milingimbi: A Living Culture is a selection of works from the school of art from Milingimbi Island just off the north-east coast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory that date from the 1940s until today.

Image: Tom Djawa, Yolŋu, Marabinjin, Saw Tooth Fish, natural pigments on bark. RM & CH Berndt Collection, Berndt Museum [Acc.No.1098]

Exhibition Runs

29 July - 16 December 2017

Milingimbi is one of over 20 islands known as the Crocodile Islands and is around 500 kilometres east of Darwin. Milingimbi has produced some of the most memorable cultural material; and like a seed pod, its disbursement has stretched across the land and sea to faraway places like here in Perth. This pulse of culture continues to enrich all our lives and is evident in every bark and Larrakitj on show today.

Occasional Paper - Milingimbi: A Living Culture

Inside Cover of the Milingimbi publication

The Berndt Museum has published an occasional paper in conjunction with the exhibition, written by Dr Vanessa Russ, available via the LWAG Shop.

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