John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

Exhibition and Shows

26 Oct 2018 to 28 Jan 2019

‘The old ways of doing things have changed into the new ways. The new generation does things differently. But me, I have two ways. I am the old and the new.’
– John Mawurndjul

Internationally renowned and locally treasured master bark painter John Mawurndjul is the subject of this major exhibition. Bringing forth a tradition shared by generations of Kuninjku artists, Mawurndjul is celebrated for his mastery of rrak (cross-hatching) and his depiction of djang (sacred sites). Bark paintings and sculptures made over a 40 year period, from private and public collections, as well as new work, will introduce audiences to ancestral locations deep within Central Arnhem Land.

Co-presented by Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia, through TARNANTHI, in association with Maningrida Arts & Culture.


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Free Entry

Event Times

26 Oct 2018 to 28 Jan 2019

Once Only Event


Art Gallery of South Australia

North Terrace, Adelaide, 5000

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