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It’s #InternationalCatDay and up here in North East Arnhem Land they’re known as ‘butjikit’ - yes, you guessed it, from ‘pussy cat’! Cats are an introduced species and are actually a bit of a problem to native fauna. But Tony Cameron’s fibre sculpture cats are no threat to wildlife!

#DidYouKnow - l̠uku-butjikit, which literally means ‘foot-cat’ in Yolŋu Matha, actually refers to the clubs in a suite of cards. We can certainly see the resemblance!

#gapuwiyakcultureandarts #yolnguart #yolngulanguage #worldcatday #internationalcatday2022 #catsofinstagram #catgram
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It’s #InternationalCatDay and up here in North East Arnhem Land they’re known as ‘butjikit’ - yes, you guessed it, from ‘pussy cat’! Cats are an introduced species and are actually a bit of a problem to native fauna. But Tony Cameron’s fibre sculpture cats are no threat to wildlife! 

#DidYouKnow - l̠uku-butjikit, which literally means ‘foot-cat’ in Yolŋu Matha, actually refers to the clubs in a suite of cards. We can certainly see the resemblance! 

#gapuwiyakcultureandarts #yolnguart #yolngulanguage #worldcatday #internationalcatday2022 #catsofinstagram #catgram

Love and appreciation for Tony’s Camp Dogs and all the camp dogs of Gapuwiyak.

A few of these cheeky dogs have made it into our #DAAF online stall…
🔗 2022.daaf.com.au/art-centres/gapuwiyak-culture-and-arts/
Grab one before Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair closes at 4pm ACST today!

🎞 check out our reel below, featuring our beloved Tony, a regular buku (face) at the art centre, with guest appearances by camp dogs of Gapuwiyak and one special-guest-dog from Ramingining!
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Love and appreciation for Tony’s Camp Dogs and all the camp dogs of Gapuwiyak. 

A few of these cheeky dogs have made it into our #DAAF online stall…
🔗 https://2022.daaf.com.au/art-centres/gapuwiyak-culture-and-arts/
Grab one before Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair closes at 4pm ACST today!

🎞 check out our reel below, featuring our beloved Tony, a regular buku (face) at the art centre, with guest appearances by camp dogs of Gapuwiyak and one special-guest-dog from Ramingining!

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Our warmest congratulations to Margaret Rarru Garrawurra and Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre on taking the top prize at NATSIAA - well deserved and napurr nhuŋu djulŋthin (we all are so proud of you)!

Well done to all the winners of category prizes and participants at this year’s award - what a truly fabulous celebration of the richness and diversity of First Nations art.

It makes us märr-yiŋgathirri (feel spiritually happy) to see fibre art gaining recognition at this prestigious level. From its roots in Yolŋu culture and across First Nations cultures, fibre art should indeed be recognised not just as ‘women’s craft’ but true cultural and artistic expression.

Photos reposted from MAGNT.

#natsiaa #yolngu #yolnguart #yolnguculture #fibreart #fibreartist #indigenousart #firstnations #firstnationsart #firstnationsaustralia #aboriginalart #aboriginalaustralia
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Our warmest congratulations to Margaret Rarru Garrawurra and Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre on taking the top prize at NATSIAA - well deserved and napurr nhuŋu djulŋthin (we all are so proud of you)! 

Well done to all the winners of category prizes and participants at this year’s award - what a truly fabulous celebration of the richness and diversity of First Nations art. 

It makes us märr-yiŋgathirri (feel spiritually happy) to see fibre art gaining recognition at this prestigious level. From its roots in Yolŋu culture and across First Nations cultures, fibre art should indeed be recognised not just as ‘women’s craft’ but true cultural and artistic expression. 

Photos reposted from MAGNT. 

#natsiaa #yolngu #yolnguart #yolnguculture #fibreart #fibreartist #indigenousart #firstnations #firstnationsart #firstnationsaustralia #aboriginalart #aboriginalaustralia

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Congratulations Margaret - feel very privileged to have been able to view your artwork up close last night.

Congratulations with your beautiful work

This stunning work gives me goosebumps.

Awesome art. The work and skill in making this is amazing Congratulations

Congratulation gurrung.❤️

We all need to feel spiritually happy marr-yingathirri ♥️♥️ how wonderful

Well done Beautiful work Congratulations from Merrepen Arts

Congratulations!

Yapa congratulations ❤️

Absolutely beautiful, well done ❤❤

Fantastic!

Well done with your beautiful work

Just wonderful

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#DAAF2022 catalogue highlights - a selection of Gapuwiyak’s murrŋiny miny’tji @Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

‘Murrŋiny’ refers to the aesthetic effect of finely executed line-work that gives the visual illusion of movement. It also just means ‘beautiful’ and ‘deadly’ when used to describe Yolŋu miny’tji (design).

Check out these paintings in their full murrŋiny glory at our online Gapuwiyak stall:
🔗 2022.daaf.com.au

🎵Ripple Effect Band - Diyama

#yolnguart #yolnguculture #yolngu #painting #traditionalpainting #traditionalpattern #aboriginalpainting #darwin #darwinnt #northernterritory #northernterritoryaustralia #gapuwiyak #gapuwiyakcultureandarts #firstnationsart #aboriginalart #aboriginalartist #indigenousart #culturalheritage #culturalshow #daaf #darwinaboriginalartfair #artfair #artfairs
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