Printmaking from Yirrkala
July 30 - August 28, 2016
The Koskela Gallery is proud to present “Buku: printmaking from Yirrkala”, a rare Sydney exhibition of prints from North Eastern Arnhem Land, shining a spotlight on Indigenous art created at Aboriginal owned and governed community art centers. The exhibition is part of the Buku Larrnggay Mulka centre in Yirrkala, North Eastern Arnhem Land. Timed to coincide with the Garma Festival and the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. The show highlights the rich, diverse art scene of the top end, and the dynamic state of Indigenous printmaking.
The Yirrkala Print Space is one of Australia’s premier print studios, specialising in limited edition works on paper produced on its very own press by their own family members, this allows artists to share their vision and knowledge through their craft.
The exhibition will present a range of silkscreen, etching and lino cut print limited prints by nine highly regarded artists such as Nyapanyapa Yunupingu (winner of the 3D Prize, National Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Art Award 2008) Malaluba Gumana, Mulkan Wirrpanda and Banduk Marika.
Buku-Larrnggay – “the feeling on your face as it is struck by the first rays of the sun (facing East)” – is a small Indigenous community art centre, run and owned by a mix of both male and female Indigenous artists. Located approximately 700km east of Darwin in Northeast Arnhem Land, in Yirrkala. The centre’s primarily Yolngu (Aboriginal) staff of around twenty, services Yirrkala and the approximately twenty-fix homeland centres in a radius of 200km.
The exhibition starts on Saturday, July 30th and runs until Sunday, August 28th 2016. Prints are limited with four of each available and framed in a white box setting, or unframed.