Touring John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

Exhibition and Shows

7 Dec 2019 to 19 Jan 2020

John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new reunites works of art from national and international collections made across a 40-year period. The artist has led the development of this exhibition, which describes in Kuninjku (and English) his places of special cultural significance known as kunred, as well as the sacred places and spirits – or Djang – that resurface time and time again in his art-making.

They also encounter the animals and spirit beings that populate these locations including female water spirits (yawkyawk), rainbow serpents (ngalyod) and mischievous mimih spirits.

This exhibition was developed and co-presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia, in association with Maningrida Arts and Culture.


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Event Times

7 Dec 2019 to 19 Jan 2020

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