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SPOTLIGHT ON THE NGV COLLECTION | BARK LADIES: ELEVEN ARTISTS FROM YIRRKALA

This special program explores the extraordinary exhibition, Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala. Join NGV Curators of Indigenous Art, Myles Russell-Cook and Shonae Hobson as they share the stories behind the NGV’s extraordinary collection of work by Yolŋu women artists from the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre (Buku), in North-East Arnhem Land.

For more than two decades the NGV has been acquiring important works on bark by women artists from Buku, who before 2000 seldom painted on bark or made ḻarrakitj (painted hollow poles). Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala is an important exhibition that brings together great singular master artists and shares their important stories with a Melbourne audience.

Spotlight on the NGV Collection is a special online series designed exclusively for supporters of the NGV. The video stream will start automatically once the event begins. If you do not see or hear the speakers at the program start time, press the ‘play’ button in the bottom left of the video or try reloading the web page. If you experience technical troubles during the live broadcast please consult the troubleshooting guide. If you need further assistance please contact ngv.foundation@ngv.vic.gov.au.