This exhibition opens 5pm, Friday 15 September.
Master weaver and colour dyer Laŋani Marika, the most senior elder of the Rirratjiŋu clan, imparts her colour knowledge to the generations of tomorrow in this 6 piece video installation by The Mulka Project of Northeast Arnhem Land.
Created by two accomplished Yolŋu cinematographers, Patrina Munuŋgurr & Gayili Yunupiŋu, this exhibition weaves together Laŋani’s alchemy, art, and ethnobotony with vibrancy and colour. This collection of knowledge now permanently resides within The Mulka Project’s Yolŋu owned archives in Yirrkala but will be on display to the public for a short time over the Darwin International Film Festival.
Laŋani Marika is the oldest living member of the Rirratjingu clan in East Arnhem Land. As a senior clan elder she has the responsibility of passing on, both symbolically and literally, all her cultural knowledge to the next generation before she dies.
As well as being a respected artist with work exhibited all over the world, Marika is a culture and tradition educator and expert in bush medicine and local botany.
With special thanks to DIFF Partner Airnorth
Darwin Visual Arts Association