Artist in Focus: Dhambit Mununggurr

Sat 17 Apr, 12.30pm–1pm (AEST)

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NGV curator Myles Russell-Cook introduces audiences to Yolŋu artist Dhambit Munuŋgurr and her Triennial installation, titled Can we all have a happy life 2019–2020.

Created at Buku- Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, a Yolŋu-owned art centre located in the small Aboriginal community of Yirrkala in Northeast Arnhem Land, the installation is made up of fifteen bark paintings and nine larrakitj (hollow poles).

Hear the story behind Munuŋgurr’s immersive installation and how she became the first artist at Buku to use the colour blue in Yolŋu art.


Myles Russell-Cook is Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Myles’s passion is for First Nations contemporary art. He has published extensively on art, design and fashion, and curated a number of exhibitions at the NGV. Myles derives much personal and professional influence and inspiration from his maternal Aboriginal heritage in Western Victoria with connections into Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands.

Talks and discussions Contemporary Indigenous Painting Sculpture & Installation NGV Triennial NGV International