Maningrida Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary cultural expression and art-making, abundant with highly collectable art and emerging talent. The area where artists live encompasses more than 100 clan estates, where people speak more than 12 distinct languages.
Artists’ works from the Maningrida region of Arnhem Land can be seen in collections and institutions around the world. Some of Australia’s finest artists, including Kuninjku artists John Mawurndjul, Owen Yalandja and Crusoe Kurddal, Kune artist Lena Yarinkura and Rembarrnga artist Bob Burruwal, are represented by Maningrida Arts & Culture. We also support emerging and mid-career artists. Artists use materials from their clan estates: ochres and pigments that are powerful ancestral substances, the bark, wood and roots of trees, palm leaves and vines, feathers, and wax from bush honey.