Maḏayin is the result of a seven-year collaboration between the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Indigenous knowledge holders from the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre in northern Australia. It chronicles the rise of a globally significant art movement as told from the perspective of the Yolŋu. Maḏayin presents more than 90 iconic paintings on eucalyptus bark, inviting audiences across the US to discover this inspiring story of the sacred, the beautiful, and the power of art.
Maḏayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala is organized by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.
The exhibition's presentation at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, is generously supported by the Charles Gilman Family Endowment, the Owen and Wagner Collection of Aboriginal Australian Art Endowment Fund, and the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.
Mr. W. Waṉambi | Djambawa Marawili AM | Wäka Munuŋgurr | Yinimala Gumana | Henry Skerritt | Kade McDonald
Take a Closer Look
Explore Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda's Retja I | Rainforest I through this interactive close-looking experience.
- An Expanding Legacy: The Hood Museum of Art's Involvement with Indigenous Australian Art, Hood Quarterly, summer 2022
- Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala premieres at the Hood Museum of Art in September 2022
- Shifting the Lens
- A World of Relations
- Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art
- Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
- Dreaming of Country: Painting, Place, and People in Australia
More information about the exhibition can be found at https://madayin.kluge-ruhe.org/experience/.