Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, commonly referred to as Buku Art Centre, is the indigenous community controlled art centre of Northeast Arnhem Land. Buku Art Centre is located in Yirrkala, a small community on the Northeastern tip of the Northern Territory, approximately 700km east of Darwin. In 1976, the Yolŋu artists established ‘Buku-Larrŋgay Arts’ in the old Mission health centre as an act of self-determination coinciding with the withdrawal of the Methodist Overseas Mission and the Land Rights and Homeland movements. In 1996, a screen print workshop and extra gallery spaces were added to encourage the exploration of a range of different mediums. The now greatly expanded Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre aims to sustain Yolŋu cultural knowledge under the leadership of the Yolŋu community members and consists of the Art Centre, a digital production studio and a museum.
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Photo Tim Acker. Waŋupini 2017 by Nawurapu Wunuŋmurra. Earth pigments on Stringybark hollow log.