5 July - 1 December
Burrinja Inner Gallery
Aboriginal Bark Paintings in the McLeod Gift Collection
The 2013 National NAIDOC Week is themed We value the vision: The Yirrkala Bark Petitions. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presenting of a pair of bark paintings to the Australian Parliament. Signed by 13 clan leaders of the Yolngu region on Gove Peninsula the bark petitions became an important catalyst for a process of legislative and constitutional reform to recognise the rights of Indigenous Australians.
In line with the NAIDOC theme the Burrinja Gallery is presents an exhibition of bark paintings from the McLeod Gift Collection by Jimmy Mamulunhawuy, Yirrkala, and by Nawakadj 'Bobby' Nganjmirra from Oenpelli