Maningrida Arts & Culture - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Maningrida Arts & Culture
Maningrida Arts & Culture

MANINGRIDA Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary cultural expression and art-making, abundant with highly collectable art and emerging talent.

Through their homelands resource organisation, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, artists turned an art trade that began just over 50 years ago into an arts and cultural enterprise.

Ways of learning and schools of art in Arnhem Land are based around a system of passing knowledge and information on to others. The art here has its genesis in body design, rock art and cultural practices, in concert with more than 50 years of collaborations, travel and political action to retain ownership of country. Values and law are expressed through language, imagery, manikay (song), bunggul (dance), doloppo bim (bark painting), sculptures, and kun-madj (weaving) – the arts.

Maningrida Arts & Culture is based on Kunibídji country in Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory. The area where artists live encompasses 7,000 square kilometres of land and sea, and over 100 clan estates, where people speak more than 12 distinct languages. Aboriginal people in this region are still on country, surviving and resilient because their country is the centre of their epistemology, their belief system, culture – djang.

  • Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak
    Ngalyod (Rainbow Serpent), 2020

    138 × 24 cm
  • Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak
    Namarrkon the Lightning Spirit, 2019

    107 × 43 cm
  • Carlos Namunjdja
    Yabbie and Waterhole (Ngarn), 2019

    127 × 40 cm
  • Samuel Namunjdja
    Gungara (The Spiralling Wind), 2012

    125.5 × 50.5 cm
  • Deborah Wurrkidj
    Wak Wak, 2021

    93 × 36 cm
  • Anniebell Marrngamarrnga
    Yawkyawk (Ngalkunburriyayami), 2021

    126 × 54 × 2 cm


  • Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak
    Dirdbim (Moon Dreaming), 2021

    92 × 30 cm
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