Date

Jan 17 2022
Category

We Are Mermaids with Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu

We Are Mermaids with Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu

We Are Mermaids with Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu

We Are Mermaids with Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu

Ages 1–6

In this arts and craft activity children will take inspiration from the mermaid story depicted in the bark paintings of Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu, a contemporary Yolŋu artist from Yirrkala, North-East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory whose work is the subject of the NGV Kids exhibition The Gecko and the Mermaid: Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu and Her Sister.

The activity encourages young artists to draw a self-portrait of themselves as a mermaid and create a three-dimensional diorama of an ocean-inspired world where a mermaid would live.

Image: Eunice Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu I am a mermaid 2020 earth pigments and recycled print toner on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.) 255.0 × 57.0 cm. Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.


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