Mittji by Mr Wanambi, commissioned by Powerhouse for the exhibition Eucalyptusdom and acquired 2021. Photographed by Zan Wimberley
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Eucalyptusdom

11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022

400 objects that reckon with our cultural history and ever-changing relationships with the gum tree. Powerhouse Ultimo, 11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022.

Eucalyptusdom

11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022

400 objects that reckon with our cultural history and ever-changing relationships with the gum tree. Powerhouse Ultimo, 11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022.

Clay Dynasty

11 October 2021 – 29 January 2023

Major exhibition to chart the diversity of studio ceramics in Australia - a collaboration with Aileen Sage Architects, AX Interactive, supported by Brickworks.
Closed talk

Eucalyptusdom: Mr Wanambi Artist Talk

Duration: 1 hour
Finished 1 July 2021
Powerhouse Museum

Join Yolngu artist Mr Wanambi in conversation with Emily McDaniel (Director, First Nations) to discuss the ceremony, knowledge and process embedded within the 12 larrakitj featured in the Eucalyptusdom exhibition.

“That tree has sacred names: Wanambi, Binykurrngu, Mawulul. It is a person of my clan, the Marrakulu. This group of trees is me and my family. Miṯtji means a group of people. When we cut the skin or bark and use it in the Law it can cleanse us. When the skin has been cut from the trunk that is the bone of us, the Waṉambi people. When the spirit men chop the ancestral tree it falls into the water known as Guḏultja. And there the honey children came. When we see the flowers blossoming we sing dhaŋarra and it reminds us of the spirits of people who have gone and will bloom again. “ 

– Mr Wanambi

Exhibition Events

Eucalyptusdom

11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022

400 objects that reckon with our cultural history and ever-changing relationships with the gum tree. Powerhouse Ultimo, 11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022.
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