News and events

Indigenous art to gain public prominence

By Andrew Hall

A new exhibition drawing from a heritage collection of significant Yolngu bark paintings, sculptural objects, hollow logs and weavings will open on 27 March at the CDU Art Gallery.

Reinvigorating the MECA Collection is a collaboration between Milingimbi Art and Culture, Bula’bula Arts and CDU’s Yolngu Studies, bringing together a stunning selection of 64 works from the Milingimbi Education and Cultural Association (MECA) Collection, created in Arnhem Land in the mid-1970s.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.cdu.edu.au/enews/stories/meca-exhibition-2019

CDU Art Gallery acting curator Kellie Joswig is preparing to open a major exhibition of Yolngu art


'University galleries step up in a shifting gallery landscape'

A great article by Gina Farley from Artshub about University Art Museums and Galleries.

LINK HERE: https://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/visual-arts/gina-fairley/university-galleries-step-up-in-a-shifting-gallery-landscape-257143


New signage

We are very excited to have new signage installed outside the Orange 12 Building!


Free public event: Legal Facades: legal Architecture and Inequality

Legal Facades: legal Architecture and Inequality. Paper presentation by Ben Wardle


Still in My Mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality exhibition Public Program

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MECA Collection workshop

L to R: Leon Milmurru, Carolyn McLennan and Jacob Djalangi. Photo by Merinda Campbell, MAGNT

CDU Art Gallery had the pleasure of hosting two arts workers Leon Milmurru and Jacob Djalangi from Milingimbi Art and Culture recently in Darwin to help assist Conservator Carolyn McLennan at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory on the MECA (Milingimbi Education and Cultural Association) Collection art works on bark from the 1970's. Exhibition coming to CDU Art Gallery in early 2019.


Salon des Refusés 2018 exhibition

Another successful exhibition opening of the Salon des Refusés at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery saw over 400 people in attendance. Check out the images from the opening night here.