CDU hosts Darwin Festival exhibitions 

Three-dimensional etching by Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Two exhibitions showcasing the works of prominent Indigenous artists will officially open at Charles Darwin University as part of the Darwin Festival tomorrow.

Displaying the work of high profile artists including Freddie Timms, Bobby Bununggurr, Thelma Dixon and Regina Wilson, Big Family Continues is part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Association of Northern, Kimberley & Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA).

Northern Editions Gallery Manager Chris Miezis said the exhibition highlighted the importance of sharing knowledge and stories through the collaboration of artists.

The exhibition features a series of copperplate dry point etching by artists from ANKAAA supported art centres and groups in the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, Darwin and Katherine regions.

Senior artist and Chairman of ANKAAA, Djambawa Marawili AM, will officially open the exhibition tomorrow at 10.30am.

Big Family Continues will be displayed in the Nan Giese Gallery, Building 10, Orange Precinct, CDU Casuarina campus, from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday until 28 August.

The Maternal Lines exhibition, also opening tomorrow, displays the two and three-dimensional prints of internationally renowned senior Tiwi artist Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, and her daughter, Maria Josette Orsto, an established artist in her own right.

Artist Bede Tungutalum, will also showcase printmaking designs culminating from a Japanese-style water based woodblock.

CDU Art Collection & Art Gallery Curator, Anita Angel, will deliver the opening address at 11.30am tomorrow.

Maternal Lines will be displayed in the Northern Editions Gallery, Building 9, Orange Precinct, CDU Casuarina campus, from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday until the end of September.

Admission to both exhibitions is free.