Organized by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

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Yolŋu djorra’ nhänharamirrinha yukurra makmakthunarayu romdhu waŋa dhiyalami djorr’ŋura wuŋiḻi malanha ga yäku yolŋu'yolŋu bäyŋumirri walala.

Maḏayin

Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala

Experience one of the world’s greatest artistic traditions from the perspective of those who shaped it.

Organized by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia in partnership with the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre.

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Maḏayin is the result of a six-year collaboration between Kluge-Ruhe and Indigenous knowledge holders from the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre in northern Australia. It chronicles the rise of a globally significant art movement as told from the perspective of the Yolŋu people. Maḏayin presents more than 90 iconic paintings on eucalyptus bark, inviting audiences across the US to discover this inspiring story of the sacred, the beautiful, and the power of art.
 
Maḏayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala is organized by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in partnership with the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala. It opens at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth in September 2022.

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Help us share Yolŋu art and culture with the world, in their own voices and in their own way. Your gift will bring Yolŋu artists and knowledge holders to the USA to participate in opening ceremonies and programs throughout the Madayin touring exhibition.

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