John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
Next Occurrence : 18 Jan 2019
'The old ways of doing things have changed into the new ways. The new generation does things differently. But me, I have two ways. I am the old and the new.'
– John Mawurndjul
Internationally renowned and locally treasured master bark painter John Mawurndjul is the subject of this major exhibition. Bringing forth a tradition shared by generations of Kuninjku artists, Mawurndjul is celebrated for his mastery of rrak (cross-hatching) and his depiction of djang (sacred sites). Bark paintings and sculptures made over a 40 year period, from private and public collections, as well as new work, will introduce audiences to ancestral locations deep within Central Arnhem Land.
Co-presented by Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia, through TARNANTHI, in association with Maningrida Arts & Culture.