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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:
Mawalan 2 Marika
Jimmy Barramula Yunupingu
Many thanks also for the advice and support provided by:
Phillip Witiyana Marika
David Banula Marika
Mickey Djalirrika Marika
Steven Gurumin Marika
Peter Dhakuwal Yunupingu
Johnny Djaybiny Marika
Henrietta Marrie of The Christensen Fund also deserves special acknowledgement for sustained support of the project during its development.
National Museum of Australia
Dr Mike Pickering
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
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.