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

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

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

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