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Djalkiri: We are standing on their names, Blue Mud Bay : Project website

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The concept for this project came about in 2009, during the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin with its evolutionary focus on relationships between animal species. Charles Darwin demonstrated that all species of life have evolved from common ancestors. His evolutionary theory of natural selection forms the foundation of modern biology and an explanation for Western understandings of the diversity of life. The Yithuwa Madarrpa people have a...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNomad Art
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-31T00:44:16Z
dc.date.available2018-08-31T00:44:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/146893
dc.description.abstractThe concept for this project came about in 2009, during the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin with its evolutionary focus on relationships between animal species. Charles Darwin demonstrated that all species of life have evolved from common ancestors. His evolutionary theory of natural selection forms the foundation of modern biology and an explanation for Western understandings of the diversity of life. The Yithuwa Madarrpa people have a di??erent perception. Yolngu belief and knowledge is contained within songs, stories, ritual and art. Paintings are conceptual maps depicting living things and earthly elements. All have meaning and are based on complex structures of knowledge and relationships. This is expressed through the Djalkiri, literally meaning foot or footprints, but when applied to Yolngu law it takes on a more profound meaning referring to the underlying �foundation of the world�. The objective of this project was to bring a group of artists, scientists and print makers together in a cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary, creative exchange. To juxtapose Western scienti??c view-points and knowledge with the holistic perspective of Yolngu people. The title, Djalkiri: We are standing on their names, Blue Mud Bay are words spoken by Djambawa Marawili. It is an acknowledgement of cultural inheritance based on understanding and mutual respect. It is about walking together in the footsteps of the ancestors.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project has been assisted by the Australian Government through National Science Week, the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Northern Territory Government through the Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts and the Research and Innovation Board & Fund. We thank the following organisations for their generous support, The Gordon Darling Foundation, The Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and The Myer Foundation.
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dc.publisherParap, NT: Nomad Art Productions
dc.relation.ispartofDjalkiri: We are standing on their names, Blue Mud Bay
dc.source.urihttp://www.nomadart.com.au/?p=4045
dc.titleDjalkiri: We are standing on their names, Blue Mud Bay : Project website
dc.typeCreative work
dc.typeResearch project
dcterms.dateAccepted2010
dc.date.issued2010
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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