13 April – 23 June 2013

Djalkiri: We are standing on their names - Blue Mud Bay is the culmination of a vibrant and intensive cross-cultural exchange between five highly respected Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists from across Australia. In 2009 Djambawa Marawili, Marrirra Marawili, Liyawaday Wirrpanda, Marrnyula Mununggurr and Mulkun Wirrpanda participated in a printmaking workshop with master printmaker Basil Hall at the community of Yilpara, working alongside Fiona Hall, John Wolseley, Jörg Schmeisser and Judy Watson. The resulting works capture essential aspects of Country at Blue Mud Bay in Eastern Arnhem Land, recognised as one of the most pristine and culturally significant places in Australia. 

Curator: Angus Cameron


Friday 19 April 2013 6.15 for 6.30 pm

to be opened by
Winthrop Professor Ted Snell AM
Director, Cultural Precinct
The University of Western Australia

Public Program 

Artist Talks: Friday 19 April

  • Listen to, or download artists Djambawa Marawili, Judy Watson and Kade McDonald, Coordinator, Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre, talking about the exhibition here 


  • View UQ News story here


  • Education Kit Project Notes available here
  • Education Kit Pre and Post Activities available here
  • Education Kit Upper Primary/Secondary available here
  • Education Kit Upper Secondary available here

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

Touring exhibition from Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring in conjunction with the Australia Council for the Arts and Northern Territory Government Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport

Djambawa Marawili
Garrangali 2010
etching and screenprint
Courtesy of the artist and Nomad Art, Darwin