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Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations

Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations, installation view; dugout canoe with pandanus sail
University of Sydney
University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006
Chau Chak Wing Museum, University Pl, Camperdown NSW 2006

Mondays to Wednesdays, 10am to 5pm Thursdays, 10pm to 9pm Fridays, 10pm to 5pm Weekends, 12pm to 4pm Thursday 10 June to Sunday 29 August



A major showcase of art from eastern Arnhem Land, exploring 100 years of Yolŋu knowledge sharing.

Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations is the first temporary exhibition in the Chau Chak Wing Museum’s large Ian Potter Gallery. For Yolŋu people, paintings and sculptures embody their spiritual, philosophical and legal foundations.

Representing more than 20 Yolŋu clan groups and 100 artists, the exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Yolŋu communities of Milingimbi, Ramingining and Yirrkala. Included are paintings dated to the late 1920s, alongside contemporary artworks, and paintings, sculptures and fibre art from throughout the last century.

Covid-safe information

  • The wearing of face masks is encouraged while visiting the Museum

  • It is not necessary to pre-book

  • Check-in upon arrival by scanning the QR code displayed at the Museum entrance 

  • We recommend downloading the Service NSW app in advance. If you do not have the app you will still be able to enter your details on the web form

  • If you do not have a smart phone, contact details can be provided to front desk staff

  • Please practice social distancing and observe the gallery capacity limits displayed outside each gallery, and make use of the available hand sanitiser 

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have cold or flu symptoms, or have been in close contact of an identified COVID-19 case

  • The Museum shop is currently only accepting payment by card

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