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Monday 15 July 2024

Japurra Ngapa-jirra

07 October 2022 - 13 November 2022

Japurra Ngapa-jirra

Lena Yarinkura, Bob Burruwal, Doreen Jinggarrabarra, Mick England, Yolanda Rostron, Vera Cameron, Maise Cameron Milingwanga, Jennifer Brown and Serena Gubuyani

Doreen Jinggarrabarra Olsen, Mat, 2022, Pandanus (Pandanus Spiralis), 88 x 88cm. 

Japurra Ngapa-jirra is a welcoming expression in Burarra, one of the 12 Indigenous languages of the Maningrida region in West Arnhemland. This exhibition brings together contemporary work by both mid-career and senior Maningrida artists around the theme of fibre, weaving and the associated spiritual and ceremonial practices of djang (their belief system and Culture).

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Maningrida Arts & Culture to complement Umbrella's new First Nations artist and artworker residency exchange project with Maningrida. Stay tuned for more details as this project evolves.

Exhibitions launch
6pm Friday 7 October 2022
This exhibition will open alongside 3 other exhibitions. Full details here

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region - Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal - as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Umbrella is a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.