9 - 30 July 2016

Exhibition Overview

Portrait of an artist as a super hero -

Archetypal characters drawn from the vivid imagination of sixteen year-old artist Ray Mudjandi in this debut exhibition.

Mudjandi has been working alongside senior artists of the Kakadu, West Arnhem region within the Children’s Ground Bininj Kunwaral Creative Arts Space.  He has been observing and learning skills involved in preparation of traditional materials for painting and of the characters that occupy cultural narratives.

During this time he has created a series of bark paintings with natural earth pigments that are at once, both an expression of cultural sensibilities and a strong contemporary vision.

The works are personal expressions of his bininj culture, his indigenous identity and his love of modern pop culture, films, comics and superheros.
BININJ IKON exhibition is a series of portraits of bininj ‘super heroes’ that Mudjandi has created with ‘super powers’ to empower, protect, and heal.

By Damien Kamholtz, Creative Arts Co-ordinator, Children’s Ground

To support the work of this young emerging artist, these works have been bought by a private collector and donated to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Exhibition Catalogue

When and where

9 - 30 July 2016

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place
Parap
0820
Darwin
Northern Territory

Artists

This Outstation exhibition is comprised of works from the following artists:

  • Ray Mudjandi

Exhibition artworks

Ray Mudjandi – ‘Dragon Fly Man’

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Ray Mudjandi – ‘Bininj Burarr (Lizard Man)’

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Ray Mudjandi – ‘Bininj Djenj (Fish Man)’

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Ray Mudjandi – ‘Medicine Man’

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Ray Mudjandi – ‘Bininj Kinjking (Star Man’

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Ray Mudjandi – ‘T-Buster’

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