30 August, 2021

Mornington Island exhibition translated to public art at Bulmba-ja

Artworks from the recent Legacies Living On exhibition, by the artists of the Mirndiyan Gununa – Mornington Island Art Centre, have been translated into magnificent public artwork, visible day and night on the Bulmba-ja facade.

This extensive body of work from twelve contemporary Lardil and Kaiadilt artists articulates the intertwined dreaming and storylines of both groups now based at Mirndiyan Gununa (Mornington Island), paying homage to the leading modern artists from their respective clans.

Digital technician Russell Milledge worked closely with Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation to translate these significant artworks into the site-specific large-scale public artworks on the main street building facade.

It has been wonderful to see this spectacular exhibition adapted in new ways to reach more people through public art. These paintings are now off to Brisbane for a very special exhibition… stay tuned!

A special congratulations to the artists: Amy Loogatha, Elsie Gabori, Dolly Loogatha, Ethel Thomas, Dorothy Gabori, Agnes Kohler, Joelene Roughsey, Amanda Gabori, Betty Williams, Roxanne Thomas, Renee Wilson and John Williams.

The Bulmba-ja facade project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland
Artwork on Bulmba-ja Facade created with Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation, 2021, digital animation, LED strips on building. Courtesy of Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation and NorthSite Contemporary Arts.