Northern Australia’s Ghost Net Sculptures Make Long Journey to France.

Muséum D’historie Naturelle du Havre or, Le Havre Museum of Natural History honors Australia in its exhibition L’intimité d’un lien (1801-2021)  – The Intimacy of a Bond (1801 – 2021). The exhibition centres around 220 drawings by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit from Napoleon Bonaparte’s expedition to Australia (1800 – 1804). Alongside these drawings, is…

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Maicie Lalara’s Yilkwa – Monster Fish on Tour

Maicie Lalara’s epic ‘Yilkwa – Monster Fish’ is part of a touring exhibition making its way around Australia. The exhibition will span thousands of kilometres and many months, not unlike the journey of the ghost nets Maicie weaves from. ‘I’m weaving a monster fish from the nets from our beach on Groote Eylandt. The net…

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Indonesian Adventures for Annabell and Maicie!

In October 2018, Anindilyakwa Arts project officers Maicie Lalara and Annabell Amagula, along with art director Aly De Groot, travelled to Indonesia for professional and skill development opportunities. For Maicie and Annabell it was their first overseas trip! In Bali, they learnt batik and plant dying techniques with Threads of Life, a fair-trade business that…

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Umbakumba Art Centre Opening

2018 has been an exciting year for Anindilyakwa Arts. For Umbakumba artists it has been quite significant. For over a year, the artists have been operating one day a week on the beach. As of October, a building by the beach lovingly known as ‘the beach house’ is now being used by artists three days…

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Finders Keepers & Fibre Arts Festival

Last November, Anindilyakwa Arts was sponsored by Finders Keepers, a design market which features the work of independent makers and designers from Australia, as part of their Indigenous Program which aims to encourage and support indigenous makers in their commercial endeavours. All set up was provided before and extra assistance in marketing and general support…

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Watch This Space – Men’s Art Program

In October last year the Anindilyakwa Arts team welcomed Tom Zagami into its folds. Tom joins us as the men’s coordinator with the aim of starting up the new program which will support male artists and traditional art. “After a period of setting up an office, storage space and work area in Angurugu, the Mens’…

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Umbakumba Dyeing Day

Maicie Lalara, is the team leader for Umbakumba Community at Anindilyakwa Arts on Groote Eylandt, off the coast of East Arnhem Land. In the next few weeks, the new Umbakumba art space will open on Umbakumba beach. Here are a few words from Maicie and snaps from this weeks Umbakumba dyeing day.   Hello, my…

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Bali Skills Development – Threads of Life

In early October for two weeks, senior Anindilyakwa artists Maicie Lalara & Annabel Amagula will travel with art director Aly de Groot to Indonesia for skills development in natural dyeing. This skills development will continue a long tradition of cultural exchange between the Anindilyakwa & Indonesia. Upon return to community Maicie & Annabel plan to…

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