Open the 2023 Dry Season in our K Space Gallery is Pandanus—a new exhibition from Djilpin Arts in Wugularr / Beswick. Participating artists include Julie Ashley, Noreena Ashley, and Rita Cameron—and their works include Mukuys, string bags, sun mats, and other items important to their community and our region. The objects presented by Djilpin Arts are hand-made and extend cultural traditions that go back generations in Central Arnhem Land.
About Djilpin Arts
In a remote Northern Territory community, Djilpin Arts has, for two decades, developed a vibrant and thriving cultural enterprise. Djilpin Arts is represented as a tall, strong tree. It has deep roots holding strong the core cultural values of its community and people. These roots have grown a tall, powerful tree with a canopy of far reaching branches, where cultural expression meets community wellbeing to provide fruitful outcomes, year after year. A healthy tree produces flowers, fruits and seeds that support the regeneration process. In the Djilpin vision, these outcomes are active expressions of cultural knowledge and are regenerative, keeping the cultural water flowing.
Julie Ashley — Noreena Ashley — Rita Cameron