Dirramu Ga Miyalku Djama (Men’s and Women’s Work): Elcho Island exhibition
Exhibition: 13 September – 7 October 2012. Opening Event: Thursday 13 September 2012, 6-8pm.
After last year’s popular Elcho Island print show that launched The Ownership Project gallery, TOP is proud to be hosting its second exhibition of new works from the remote community.
In January 2012, Sean travelled to Echo Island, NT, to run a one-week intensive print workshop at Elcho Island Arts centre. A group of emerging and established artists from Galiwin’ku and the nearby homelands attended the workshops, experimenting with colours in their varied depictions of work and ritual within the community.
Dirramu Ga Miyalku Djama is an exhibition of new, limited edition woodblock prints by Indigenous artists working with Elcho Island Arts in the Northern Territory. From men’s ceremonial chest designs to detailed weaving imagery and illustrated troupie tales, these remarkable, contemporary works tell of Yolngu tradition and culture from the remote island community.
Please joins us at The Ownership Project gallery on Thursday 13 September, 6 -8 pm, for a drink to celebrate the launch of the Dirramu Ga Miyalku Djama exhibition.