Virtual exhibition online now

Visit “Lineage” anytime online at The exhibition continues at Delmar Gallery until 18 July and will be open during the winter break.

The Maningrida region in Arnhem Land is one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world, with 12 distinct languages spoken by over 110 clan groups. The landscape is equally diverse, covering over 7,000 square kilometres and ranging from saltwater coastal regions to rocky escarpments.

“Lineage” celebrates the work of contemporary women artists from across this region. Their strong tradition of fibre sculpture and weaving is at the heart of the exhibition, complemented by handprinted fabrics and works on paper painted with earth pigments, completed during the COVID lockdown. Uniting them is a profound connection to djang: “Djang is an ongoing, eternal, life-giving transformative power that accounts for every aspect of existence. It also refers to the creation ancestor, the country where spirit resides, and to ceremonial designs and songs that represent that being. It is what powers our art.”

The exhibition is presented in association with Maningrida Arts & Culture and Bábbarra Designs and works are available for purchase. Request a price list by emailing

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm. Free admission.

Entry via Victoria St Gate, Summer Hill Campus.

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