The Arnhem bark painting movement is an important Australian art movement. For Aboriginal artists, it supports the continuation and transference of traditional knowledge, the development of new cultural expressions, and economic opportunity.
The Mulluwurri Museum: Rediscovering, Preserving and Sharing Cultural Knowledge at Jilamara Arts and Craft The fourth and final workshop in the ANKAAA Harvesting Traditional Knowledge project 2013-2014 was held at Jilamara Arts and Craft, Melville Island on Tuesday 27 May. ‘The Mulluwurri Museum: Rediscovering, Preserving and Sharing Cultural Knowledge’ brought together over 30 artists, arts workers […]
Earlier this year the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) held the first Harvesting Traditional Knowledge in Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. Awaye! (ABC Radio) was there for the on-country workshops which brought together Australia’s leading conservators and curators, as well as traditional Aboriginal artists.
‘Producing and Caring for Kimberley Materials’, the second Harvesting Traditional Knowledge workshop took place in September 2013 in Derby, Western Australia and was hosted by Mowanjum Art.
The first Harvesting Traditional Knowledge workshop brought together traditional Aboriginal artists and conservators from museums and art galleries around Australia. AWAYE! visited the conference out at Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land to witness locals teaching art preservation experts about a very precious material—bark.
The Harvesting Traditional Knowledge project informs us about Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches to the conservation of cultural materials.