The story of Yolŋu art from northeast Arnhem Land shows no signs of stopping. Watch this space. . .

Year By Year...


Banduk Marika is named the Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year.

Can We All Have a Happy Life, an immersive installation by Dhambit Munuŋgurr, is featured as part of the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial.

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili and the Mulka Project are included in Nirin: The 22nd Biennale of Sydney.


Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu is awarded the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, for Garak: The Night Sky (2021).

Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala opens at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Murrŋiny: A Story of Metal from the East opens at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin.


Djambawa Marawili is awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Melbourne.

On May 4, 2022, Mr. Waṉambi, who played a pivotal role on Maḏayin as lead-curator and catalogue co-editor dies in Darwin aged 59.

Alan-Roy Bakamumu Marika is appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Ms. D. Yunupiŋu is posthumously awarded the Bark Painting Award at the 2022 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Maḏayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala opens at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, before traveling to the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC; Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach; the Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and the Asia Society Museum, New York.

Pieces from this Decade