Saturday 8 October at 3pm

Dhalulu Ganambarr is a noted Yolngu scholar and artist. Will Stubbs is coordinator at Buku-Larrnggay Mulka centre at Yirrkala, the eminent community-owned Indigenous art centre. These contemporary art centres operate as worldly curatorial agents as well as promoting cultural learning and generating income and jobs.

About the speakers

Dhalulu Ganambarr:
author, artist, academic researcher and advocate of bilingual education and research. Dhalulu is the Senior Primary teacher at Yirrkala Community Education Centre and associated Laynhapuy Homelands School where she has taught for almost thirty years, and is a member of the Northern Territory’s first Indigenous Affairs Advisory Council. As an artist and writer she toured as a singer with Yothu Yindi, her artwork is widely exhibited and she has written four children’s books in the Dhatam series with her three children in mind.

Will Stubbs: coordinator of cultural activities at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre for seventeen years, working closely with former curator Andrew Blake. Before this he was a criminal lawyer practising in Sydney and the Top End. He is married to Dhalulu Ganambarr. Buku-Larrnggay is known for cutting-edge exhibitions and installations including Native Title (MCA, 1997); Saltwater: Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country (1998-2001); Sydney Opera House Larrakitj (2003); The Wukidi Ceremony (Northern Territory Supreme Court, 2003); video at XAP as part of the exhibition Dhakiyarr v The King (2007) and the Musee du Quai Branly (Paris, 2006). During this time, Yirrkala artists have won thirteen prizes in the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.