Contemporary Art from Remote Australia
Darwin, NT — Since 2008

Arnhem Land

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre

Located 18 km south of Nhulunbuy, the art centre at Yirrkala lives up to its name: Buku-Larrnggay (the feeling on your face as it is struck by the first rays of the sun ie, facing east). Derivative of its location on the north-east Arnhem Land Peninsula, and Mulka (a sacred but public ceremony), ensuring the provision of cultural activities in the community.

Best known as home to the Yunupingu and Marika families, the region has an early history of supporting Yolgnu-owned arts enterprise. As early as the 1960s through to the present operation, which supports artists creating contemporary works through the art centre and The Mulka Project – a digital production studio and archiving centre incorporating the Museum.

Artists from this region are well-known for their traditional carving and barks, consistently selected and awarded prizes in the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Bark and 3D categories.

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