Pam and I joined Dr Denise Salvestro at Griffith Regional Art Gallery on the weekend to attend the opening of Buku Larnggay Mulka’s travelling print exhibition Balnhdhurr. Denise recently completed her PhD discussing the history of the printmaking that has been done in this energetic art centre in east Arnhem Land since 1995 and the way in which the new medium has been used by the artists alongside their more traditional modes of expression. I helped then Art Co-ordinator Andrew Blake set up the etching press in the studio up there in December 1995 and we made the very first prints in the new Print Shop with Marrnyula Munungurr and her sister Rerrkirrwanga, so seeing this show and the video shot in the studio itself was really exciting.
Buku Larnggay’s Balnhdhurr exhibition at Griffith Regional Art Gallery
April 24, 2018 Basil Hall