Elcho Island

WORKS         EXHIBITIONS

 

Elcho Island is situated just off the coast of Arnhem Land. It is the ancestral home of several different language groups, most connected with the Yolngu people of the mainland.

 

The island has strong cultural traditions of weaving, carving and dancing, and these have all found continued expression in the community’s contemporary art practice – in the intricate constructions of fibre-artists, the wood-carvings of Judy Manany, and the distinctive ‘Morning Star Poles’ created by the ceremony’s chief custodian, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi.

  • Elcho Island Works

    • Peter Datjin Burarrwanga, Nyil Nyil - Fire story, 2010
      Peter Datjin Burarrwanga, Nyil Nyil - Fire story, 2010
    • Mavis Warrngilna Ganambarr, Turtle Trapped in Ghost Net, n.d.
      Mavis Warrngilna Ganambarr, Turtle Trapped in Ghost Net, n.d.
    • Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurriwiwi, Morning Star Pole - Banumbirr, 2008
      Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurriwiwi, Morning Star Pole - Banumbirr, 2008
    • Mary & Guyula, Basket, 2011.
      Mary & Guyula, Basket, 2011.
    • Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
      Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
    • Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
      Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
    • Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
      Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
    • Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
      Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
    • Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
      Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
    • Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
      Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
    • Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
      Judy Manany, Worrwurr, 2018
    • Judy Manany, Reef Fish, 2011
      Judy Manany, Reef Fish, 2011
    • Nandabitta, Lizards, Crocs and Figure, n.d.
      Nandabitta, Lizards, Crocs and Figure, n.d.
    • Judy Manany, Rock Cod, 2010
      Judy Manany, Rock Cod, 2010
    • Judy Manany, Reef Fish, 2011
      Judy Manany, Reef Fish, 2011
    • Judy Manany, Rock Cod, n.d.
      Judy Manany, Rock Cod, n.d.
    • Judy Manany, Mangrove Jack, n.d.
      Judy Manany, Mangrove Jack, n.d.
    • Judy Manany, Reef Fish, 2011
      Judy Manany, Reef Fish, 2011
    • Nandabitta, Untitled, c. 1960
      Nandabitta, Untitled, c. 1960
    • Henry Nupurra, Morning Star Pole - Bänumbirr, 2010
      Henry Nupurra, Morning Star Pole - Bänumbirr, 2010
    • Unknown Artist, Rock Cod, 2010
      Unknown Artist, Rock Cod, 2010