26. septembre 2019 - 14:00 jusqu'à 17:00
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Workshops and Floor Talks | Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression | Printmaking from NT | Female Orphan School | jeudi, 26. septembre 2019

Book Now - Spaces are extremely limited for these Workshops.
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 visiting Yolngu artists Ruby Alderton, Bitharr Maymuru and Whitney Marika along with 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.
Following the talk there is an opportunity to participate in a printmaking workshop with the artists to create your own visual response to the exhibition and learn some Yolngu Matha on the way.  Bookings essential as places are limited.

Floor Talk with Artists and Workshop - Thursday 26 September - 2pm to 5pm
Refreshments will be served. Cost: $20.00
Floor Talk with Artists and Workshop - Friday 27 September - 10am to 1pm
Refreshments will be served. Cost: $20.00
Floor Talk with Artists  - Friday 27 September - 2pm to 3pm - book here
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

Ruby Djikarra Alderton is the youngest daughter of award winning artist Banduk Marika and the grand-daughter of Mawalan Marika [1]. She is developing her strong talent for printmaking and has also begun painting on bark. Ruby has curated exhibitions and been a finalist in the Telstra NATSIAA and Print Council Awards. She works as a printmaker at Buku-Larrnggay.

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. 
*Dr Salvestro is only available at the events on Friday 27 September.
Guluruŋa, Manala MarikaI I am Yirrkala teenager enjoying life and spending time with my family and the babies especially looking after my Gathu’s and hanging with my friends,going hunting with family’s and having a great time. I would like to do more art in the future, my Rirratjingu clan gives me a lot of stories for my art. In 2010, Manala was part of a printing work shop at Buku Larrnggay Mulka in collaboration with the Yambirrpa Youth Development Unit at Yirrkala School to provide training for young people not attending School. In 2011 I have gone back to school to finish my study, I am in Yr 11 and will complete year 12 so I can go on to be a health worker or working  with children in  health.
Bitharr #2 Maymuru is a senior printmaker and arts worker at Buku Larrnggay as well as an artist. She started working at Buku-Larrnggay Mulka   in early 2016 and has since developed her skills as a print maker, through participating in several workshops, both in the Yirrkala studio and abroad. In June 2016 Bitharr participated in Sean Smith's printmaking workshop where she produced her first linocut work. Other workshops with Sean Smith have included etching techniques and screen  printing. In early 2017, Bitharr travelled to Castlemaine to assist in opening the Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression exhibition and to conduct   its associated public programs.Bitharr is a key representative of the art centre at art fairs and events Australia wide and in 2019 completed an arts worker extension training through ANKAAA (Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists). Bitharr continues to grow her skills and knowledge base across many aspects of Buku Larrnggay;s   operations.
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 to like to attend the exhibition opening on Friday 16 August 6 to 8pm, 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