Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression
A touring exhibition exploring the ancient craft of printmaking, featuring vibrant and historically significant works by Australian Indigenous artists.
Presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, the exhibition celebrates the Yirrkala Print Space, located in a remote corner of Arnhem Land, where the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered for over 20 years. With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes prints that are historically significant. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced by the artists’ predecessors in 1947, while String Figure Prints are a response to another archaeological collection from 1948.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts and funding advisory body.