Floor Talk | Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression | Printmaking from NT

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Female Orphan School

The Whitlam Institute, Building EZ, Western Sydney University

Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road

Rydalmere, NSW 2116

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The exhibition Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression celebrates 20 years of fine art printmaking in the remote community of Yirrkala in North East Arnhem Land. This joyous exhibition maps the evolution of the Yirrkala Print Space and its activities from the first black and white linocuts produced to the technically diverse and innovative outcomes of major community projects. Join Dr Denise Salvestro for an engaging and informative talk on the exhibition that explores the rich cultural and artistic underpinnings of the works on display.


Floor Talk with Dr Denise Salvestro - Friday 27 September - 2pm to 3pm

Cost: $Free

VENUE: The Female Orphan School, The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere




Denise Silvestro

Dr Denise Salvestro is the Chair of Artback NT. Her PhD was on the history of print making by Yolngu artists and the Print Space at Yirrkala. Prior to her academic research, Denise and her partner were based in Nhulunbuy for 12 years where they worked as dentists providing services to the surrounding remote communities. Denise has a Masters in Art Administration and a Diploma in History of Art.

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BALNHDHURR EXHIBITION: ARTISTS STATEMENT

Every print has to be the design of the artist’s own clan or connecting clan. The design has to be done very carefully so as not to mix them up, and to understand their story. We have to talk about it with other people in that clan, so when the design is printed there is no problem. It’s a similar idea to the traditional designs used in the bark paintings and the wood carving, but in printmaking we get the direction from our elders to design the image of the outside story only. In the workshop a lot of Yolngu come and watch what we do in the print studio so they can understand the process. - Marrnyula Mununggurr and Mundul Wunungmurra Mununggurr

If you would like to attend a workshop on 26 or 27 September you can book here

The exhibition Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression runs from 9 August to 25 October - 10am to 4pm Wednesday -Friday and 11am to 4pm Saturday 7 September - The Female Orphan School, The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere.

Image: Gaymala Yunupingu, Djirkitj, Screenprint, 1998


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Female Orphan School

The Whitlam Institute, Building EZ, Western Sydney University

Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road

Rydalmere, NSW 2116

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