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Acknowledgements

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Yalangbara: Art of the Djang'kawu

A touring exhibition presented by the National Museum of Australia, developed by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in partnership with the Marika family and supported by the Northern Territory Government.

Curated by Margie West.

Supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

Banduk Marika was the initiator and main consultant for the Yalangbara project assisted by family members:

Laklak Marika
Mawalan 2 Marika
Dhuwarrwarr Marika
Bakamumu Marika
Djuwalpi Marika
Wanyubi Marika
Waninya Marika
Rarriwuy Marika
Raymattja Marika
Yalmay Yunupingu
Jimmy Barramula Yunupingu

Many thanks also for the advice and support provided by:

Phillip Witiyana Marika
David Banula Marika
Mandaka Marika
Bakitju Yunupingu
Yalumul Marika
Mickey Djalirrika Marika
Steven Gurumin Marika
Peter Dhakuwal Yunupingu
Neil Yunupingu
Djolu Munungurr
Johnny Djaybiny Marika
Bruno Marika
Kathy Marika
Mayatili Marika
Jenny Home
Geoffrey Bagshaw
Andrew Blake
Will Stubbs.

Henrietta Marrie of The Christensen Fund also deserves special acknowledgement for sustained support of the project during its development.

Project team:

National Museum of Australia
Mathew Trinca
Dr Mike Pickering
Denise Mackenzie
Andy Greenslade
Rebecca Coronel
Denis French
Alison Spence
Lyn Beasley
Nancy Konstantinou

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Peter Scrivener
Margie West
Wendy Wood
Sue Bassett
Ilka Schacht
Christine Tarbett-Buckley
Natalie Jenkins
Min Wong
Tony Carter

The following institutions have generously loaned work to the exhibition:

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Australian National University, Canberra
Holmes à Court Collection, Perth
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth
Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Parliament of Australia, Canberra
Anthropology Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia, Perth
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane

Website promotional and banner images:

Pandanus Mat 2004 (detail), by Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Djanda Lizard 1948, by Milpirrum Marika, National Museum of Australia.

Djang'kawu, Ancestral Being of the Dhuwa Moiety Carvings 1960 by Mawalan 1 Marika. Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection, Sydney.