Art, Culture, Country

Partnering with remote Indigenous Art Centres to deliver a landmark digital project that empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create and share unique arts and cultural experiences with the world.

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Marrawuddi Arts

Marrawuddi Arts and Culture is a beautiful Community Arts Centre located in Jabiru in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Marrawuddi is owned and governed by Mirarr Traditional Owners through their organisation Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation. The strength of the ancient, evolving and continuing Kakadu and West Arnhem culture is evident in the art of Marrawuddi.

2 Gregory Place, Jabiru, NT, 0886

Featured Artists

Born: 1980

Region: Jabiru

Graham Rostron is a cultural teacher, artist, dancer, musician and song man who lives in Jabiru. He was a Telstra NATSIAA finalist in 2022.

Born: 2000

Region: Jabiru

Corben Mudjandi, a Traditional Owner of Mirarr Country in Kakadu National Park, is an emerging analogue photographer. Corben’s contemporary images include candid photos of family, friends, local happenings and landscapes out bush. Corben has exhibited at Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne in 2022, and in 2023 was the recipient of the Agency Artist in Residence program to travel to Sicily to participate in the FARM Cultural Park Countless Cities Biennale.

Born: 1966

Region: Aliyu, Tiwi

Irene Henry is known for carving cockatoos and bird sculptures from Ironwood with her partner, Harold Goodman. Having grown up in Tiwi, Irene now lives in Kapalaga, an outstation near Jabiru.

Born: 1979

Region: Kabulwamamyo

Clarrie Nadjamerrek, born to Ruth Gamarrawu, senior Mirarr Traditional Owner and Ralph Nadjamerrek. Clarrie has grown up in Kakadu National Park all of his life, staying between Mudjinberri and Jabiru. Clarrie has worked with Gundjeihmi’s Djurrubu Rangers for most of his adult life, becoming a senior voice for Mirarr people.

Born: 1997

Region: Murrumburr

Aysha Alderson, a young Murumburr Tradition Owner of the Cooinda region in Kakadu National Park, has lived in Kakadu all her life. Aysha’s artistic influence has come from her surroundings and her love for river systems. Aysha’s keen interest in hunting and fishing on country, transcribes through her print making and experimental ink works. Representing weather systems, the stone country and river ways throughout Kakadu.

Born: 2000

Region: Mirarr

Ray Mudjandi, from Mirarr and Western Arrernte clans is an aspiring young artist living in Djibbiyak in the heart of Kakadu National Park. Mudjandi’s work is a perfect balance between contemporary and traditional art, he works with his elders who teach him old traditional ways, whilst putting his urban spin on traditional styles.

Born: 1959

Region: Barrihdjowkkeng

Melba has had an incredibly rich life in exhibiting her skills through her talent for weaving, sculpting and painting. Early on around 2006, Melba and her partner [dec.], James Iyuna were commissioned to create a large-scale work for the Darwin Entertainment Centre. Having lived in Maningrida, Melba now chooses to live in Jabiru.

Born: 1978

Region: Mumeka

Roberta Wurrkidj comes from the renowned Wurrkidj family of the Gurrulk clan. Having been taught by mother, Melba Gurrawanga and stepfather dec. James Iyuna. Roberta often paints her djang (dreaming), Dilebang & Wak Wak (Crow Dreaming), both in which are sacred stories and sites surrounding Maningrida where Roberta often stays.

Region: Mirarr

Rosie Mudjandi is a Mirarr Traditional Owner living in Djibbiyak in the heart of Kakadu National Park. Her son, Ray Mudjandi is an artist at Marrawuddi Arts.

A Project by Agency

UPLANDS is an immersive digital project that has been designed to celebrate Indigenous Art Centres and share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artistic and cultural practices with the world.

This large scale immersive digital mapping project features over twenty remote Indigenous Art Centres, and interviews with over 150 Indigenous artists and arts workers from across the country.

UPLANDS is a project by Agency and has been funded by the Australian Government through the Restart to Invest, Sustain and Expand (RISE) program and the Indigenous Visual Art Industry Support (IVAIS) program.






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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Sovereign Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We extend our respects to their Ancestors and all First Nations peoples and Elders past, present, and future.