Support for Programs Delivered by Yolŋu Delegation at the Rotunda and Fralin Museum of Art

Fall 2023 Center Grant Recipient

Margo Smith (Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection)

Yolŋu cultural practitioner and activist Mayatili Marika will deliver the W. Wanambi Distinguished Lecture in the Dome Room of the Rotunda on February 3, 2024, followed by a reception in the Upper West Oval Room. Marika coordinates the Garma Festival, held annually in northeast Arnhem Land, Australia. She is the daughter of political leader Wandjuk Marika and granddaughter of clan leader Mawalan Marika, both significant artists. This lecture is one of the opening programs for Kluge-Ruhe’s touring exhibition Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala at The Fralin Museum of Art (Feb 3- Jul 14, 2024).