Tag: <span>Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre</span>

Art Awards dominated by Yolngu artists

A Yolngu artwork on aluminium depicting fish traps and the flow of water to the sea in the Arnhem Land wet season has won this year’s overall prize at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

This year five of the seven winning works are from Yolngu artists, including four from the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, an Aboriginal arts centre in Yirrkala.

The judges chose 66 finalists from more than 300 entries across the country.

“For me, the strength of the Yolngu work speaks to happy artists who are being well supported and artists who are being encouraged to be adventurous,” Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, one of the award’s judges, said.

Prince of Wales Inn Yirrkala

During a two-day stay, Prince Charles will fly to Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula in north-east Arnhem Land, where he will receive a traditional welcome to country.

The Prince is also expected to meet traditional owners of the region.

He will then visit artists and see artworks at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in the small Indigenous community of Yirrkala, before flying to Darwin.