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Implementation of the Traveling Exhibition "Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala" and Associated Programs
Margo Smith, University of Virginia

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Madayin Exhibition Web Resource (Web Resource)
Title: Madayin Exhibition Web Resource
Author: Henry Skerritt
Author: Lauren Maupin
Author: Wukun Wanambi
Abstract: 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.
Year: 2021
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Primary URL Description: This web resource introduces the Madayin exhibition project a, providing a brief history of the collaboration between Yolngu artists and knowledge holders and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, general information on bark painting, and links to the exhibition venues. A blog written by Yolngu curators and Kluge-Ruhe staff recounts high points of the six-year project leading up to the exhibition opening. In July, this web resource will be expanded to include artworks, artist stories and video resources.