Yuta Project, Yirrkala Art Centre

Working with disengaged Indigenous youth in Yirrkala, Sean Smith worked with Ruby Alderton and Annie Studd from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka (Yirrkala Art Centre) to run a screen-printing workshop. Over the two week period young people between 12 and 22 years old created complex artworks by using digital images of photos taken by the participants of scenes from within their community and layering their own imagery over these images resulting in sophisticated contemporary artworks. The artwork is a reflection of what these young people find important in their daily lives and is a powerful insight into issues facing Indigenous youth in Yirrkala. It is also a testament to the immense talent the next generation of artists in this region has.

Printmaking Yuta Project