4 November to 16 December 2017
Opening talk by Claire Summers
Executive Director, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation
Saturday 11 November at 2 pm
Bábbarra Designs, a contemporary art textile centre in the community of Maningrida, is Aboriginal owned and governed, run by women for women. It is one of a small group of Indigenous textile-producing art centres in Australia that design, print and sew product onsite, in community. Each silk-screened length of fabric is a bold and elegant story/text that tells ancestral stories and of the lives of the Bábbarra women: referencing the life of the land and its foods and plants, bush crafts, as well as ancestral stories, or djang / wangarr.
Banner images: Deborah Wurrkidj, Helen Lanyinwanga, Belinda Kuriniya & Susan Marawarr