Recent prints from Yirrkala


February 3 - March 4, 2018
@koskela_  @bukuartnow #koskelaexhibitions

Nyapanyapa’s work has been more valued for the spontaneity and texture of her hand. She expresses her capacity to live in the moment in the freeness of her mark making. There is no calculation or even regard for the audience in her renditions. Their final appearance is almost random. They are an expression of the movements of her hand, as they happen to have taken place on that particular day.
— Buku Larrnggay

The Koskela Gallery is pleased to present recent prints from the Yirrkala Print Space, part of the Buku Larnggay Mulka centre @bukuart, Yirrkala, North Eastern Arnhem Land.

Buku-Larrnggay –“the feeling on your face as it is struck by the first rays of the sun (facing East)” – is the Indigenous community-controlled art centre of Northeast Arnhem Land, located in Yirrkala, a small Aboriginal community, approximately 700km east of Darwin.

The Yirrkala Print Space is one of the Australia’s premier print studios specialising in limited edition works on paper produced on its own press. Yirrkala Print Space facilitates Yolngu artists sharing their visions and knowledge through works on paper that are made on their own press by their own family members.

The exhibition will present a range of limited etchings by artists Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Galuma Maymuru, Ganybu Mununggurr, Marrnyula Munungurr, Garawan Wanambi and Mulkun Wirrpanda.

The prints are available framed in a white box setting, or unframed.

Senior artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu was born c. 1945 in Biranybirany, north east Arnhem Land. Nyapanyapa’s designs are personal interpretations of rarrk (cross-hatching) and pictorial narratives of her childhood and community surroundings.

She has won both the Bark and 3D categories at the National Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Art Awards (2008, 2017) and was an exhibitor in the 20th Biennale of Sydney.