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Talented artists share their stories

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Talented artists share their stories

25 Jul 2016

by Dr Lily Withycombe

Five talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have shared their work in Canberra as part of NAIDOC Week and the Mullingarri Meddhung events linked to the Encounters exhibition. Mullingarri Meddhung means ‘alive and as one’ in Ngunnawal language.

Sid Bruce Shortjoe from Cape York was artist in residence in July 2016. Lola and Rex Greeno from Tasmania, Paul Bong, a Yidinji man from Cairns and Kylie Caldwell, a Bundjalung weaver from Richmond River in northern New South Wales undertook their residencies in 2015 and 2016.

  • Sid Bruce Shortjoe
    Sid Bruce Shortjoe workshop
  • Sid Bruce Shortjoe
    Sid Bruce Shortjoe workshop
  • Sid Bruce Shortjoe
    Sculptor Sid Bruce Shortjoe
  • Rex Greeno
    Bark canoe maker Rex Greeno
  • A group of people at a shell bracelet making workshop.
    Shell maker Lola Greeno
  • Kylie Caldwell with her daughter Kyeoma.
    Weaver Kylie Caldwell
  • A group of people at a weaving workshop.
    Kylie Caldwell weaving workshop
  • Paul Bong seated a table in the Museum's Main Hall.
    Artist Paul Bong
  • Paul Bong printing an etching.
    Paul Bong print master workshop

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