Garma, 2009

From August 6 – 10, members of Bula’bula Arts attended the Garma Festival of Yolngu culture.  ANKAAA (the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists Inc.) funded three Bula’bula artists and the curator to attend the annual celebration of Yolngu culture, held in the forest at Gulkula, Northeast Arnhem Land (near Nhulunbuy).  The three artists who attended the festival were ANKAAA board-member Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu and Shirley Banalanydju.

A productive and enjoyable four days were spent camping amongst fellow artists and attending the following events:
* Garma Academic Key Forum, this year titled ‘Creative Industries’.
* the ANKAAA Arnhem Regional Meeting, where the group met with other local Art Centres and funding bodies to discuss important issues facing the individual art centres today.
* Yothu Yindu Foundation Printmaking Workshop.  Peter and Shirley each created a linocut print at the festival, with the possible opportunity of the foundation selecting their artwork for editioning.
* Visit to Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, in Yirrkala.
* Evening Bungul and entertainment.

 
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Date of birth : 1969

Language : Ganalbingu

Clan : Gurrumba Gurrumba

Social Affiliations : Yirritja moiety

 

Graham was born in 1969 into the powerful Ganalbingu people. His father, George Milpurrurru, was a well known Australian artist and marrngitj - a ritual healer.

Graham began painting for the market in the late 1990s, after the death of his father. He continues to develop his talents as an artist and has participated in a number of exhibitions held by Bula’bula Arts.


Select Group Exhibitions:
2003, Resonance: Recent works from Ramingining, Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide
2003, Identity & Country, Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
2003, Bula’bula Arts at the Virginia Fringe Film Festival, Virginia, USA
2004, The Affordable Art Fair, New York City, New York, USA
2004, Palya Art, Kew, Victoria
2004, Artists from Ramingining, Framed Gallery, Darwin
2004, Dupun, Djalumbu, Badurru-Hollow Logs from Ramingining, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2004, Bulabula Artists Mala, Bandigan Arts, Sydney
2005, Emergence: Happening Artists from Ramingining, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
2005, Gamununggu Ganalbingu: Ganalbingu Painters, Indigenart, Perth
2005, Pandanus to Paper, Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
2006, 13 Canoes (an Adelaide Fringe event), South Australian Museum, Adelaide
2006, Many many canoes: An exhibition in celebration of the film Ten Canoes, Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
2006, L’Espirit de la Terre d’Arnhem Art Aborigene du Nord de L’Australie: La Collection d’Arnaud Serval, Passage de Retz, Paris



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