Punuku Tjukurpa

Name Punuku Tjukurpa
Start of first instance 24th Mar 2017 10:00am
End of first instance 21st May 2017 5:00pm
Duration of each instance 58 days and 7 hours
Frequency Every day, until 21st May 2017

Opens March 23 at 6pm
Closed Mondays

Artback NT, in association with Maruku Arts, presents Punuku Tjukurpa, the first touring exhibition of artworks from the Maruku Arts archive based at Mutitjulu, near Uluru in the Northern Territory. Punuku Tjukurpa includes 88 punu objects, alongside sculptural works, 2D objects and specially produced audio and video footage. The exhibition includes works made by three generations of artists for whom the tradition of wood carving and painting has been passed down. Artists have shared the teaching of stories that inform the intricate designs and markings incorporated in the objects. The title of the exhibition, Punuku Tjukurpa, describes the story and the Law behind these works.

Lunch Box Floor Talk: Punuku Tjukurpa / 12.30 – 1pm Friday 24 March, Gallery One, Artspace Mackay
Make your Friday lunch a fascinating one, with a half hour Lunch Box floor talk at the gallery! Neridah Stockley, Visual Arts Touring Program Manager of Artback NT will deliver the talk on the Indigenous artists and works, including woodcarvings, paintings, audio and video footage, selected for this exhibitions from the Maruku Arts archive based in Mutitjulu, Northern Territory. Afterwards, grab a delicious lunch from Foodspace’s fabulous menu, you might even pre-order your meal to save time, find it at www.artspacemackay.com.au