Current exhibition

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Charles Darwin University Art Gallery is delighted to present a survey of works by one of Australia's leading contemporary artists - master bark painter John Mawurndjul from 12 March 2021 until 29 May 2021. Developed and co-presented by the MCA and Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), in association with Maningrida Arts & Culture, this landmark touring exhibition includes over 50 works, spanning forty years of the artist's practice.

'Mawurndjul is not simply Australia's premier bark painter, he is one of our greatest artists of all time'
-John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald's art critic.

'John Mawurndjul is the most celebrated bark painter living today... an artistic innovator on the world stage'
- Julie Ewington, The Monthly

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Copyright: Images of art work on this site are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort has been made to trace Copyright holders, we would be grateful for any information concerning Copyright of the images and will withdraw them immediately upon the Copyright holder’s request.

CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery

Building Orange 12.1.02
Casuarina campus
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Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat, 10am

Dr Joanna Barrkman

Eileen Lim
Exhibitions & Collection Officer

T: 08 8946 6621

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