On the evening of Wednesday November 8, the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour will be launching a new art exhibition that recounts how the Yolŋu people of northeast Arnhem Land fought for and won their case for Indigenous sea rights.
Gapu-Monuk Saltwater – Journey to Sea Country features 40 bark paintings in the Saltwater Collection. Yolŋu artists in east Arnhem Land created the sacred paintings in a response initiated by Madarrpa clan leader Djambawa Marawili in 1997, following his indignation at discovering illegal fishing on a sacred site in his clan estate.
The Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country map hundreds of kilometres of the coast, showing ancestral beings, ancient mariners and spiritual creatures including snakes, crocodiles, fish, turtles and birds.
If you'd like to be among the first to see this inspirational exhibition at the official launch with food and drink provided, five double passes are up for grabs.
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