PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE. OLD STORIES, NEW SPIN.

Laundry Gallery is a multidisciplinary creative hub located in Darwin, Australia.

Housed in a reimagined iconic 70’s era laundromat, it represents modern iterations of Indigenous art and culture.

An accessible pathway for age-old stories to co-exist with the modern world.

JUNE 2024 EXHIBITION

KALAWAN BAKMOB EN BAFALOUMOB / LUKE DJALGARRARRA

BRIGHT BARKS AND BUFFALO

OPENING SATURDAY 22 JUNE / 12PM

Showing in the gallery 22 June to 20 July.

In collaboration with Ngukurr Arts, Laundry Gallery presents Kalawan bakmob en bafaloumob (bright barks and buffalo) , a collection of distinctive new works by artist Luke Djalgarrarra.

Experimenting with metallic and fluorescent paints, Luke has developed a new way of working, hand-painting buffalo skulls, barks and carved sculptures under black light.

By day the works pop off the wall, building on the strong tradition of vibrant colour works from Ngukurr Arts artists. By night and under UV light the works take a psychedelic spin into an entirely different form and personality. Old stories, new ways. 

“We’re always using the bright colours [here at Ngukurr], this one is a bit different. The stories come from my knowledge, my Dad started to teach me and I’ve got it in my head. I saw my Dad doing the skulls, so I said I would do the skulls.” ~ Luke Djalgarrarra

These works have been created and reworked specifically for Laundry Gallery and we're proud to present them for Luke’s first ever solo exhibition. If you're in Darwin, drive by the gallery at night to see his works glow and shape-shift. 

This is not one to miss!

LAUNDRY GALLERY x DARWIN FESTIVAL MERCH DROP

LG X DARWIN FEST 2024

Laundry Gallery is excited to present an exclusive merchandise range for Darwin Festival 2024 in collaboration with Chris Black, an artist with Jilamara Arts. 

Chris is a Tiwi man from Milikapiti on Melville Island. He is part of the large Miartuwee clan, and a long line of ancestors that practice telling stories through jilamara – Tiwi ochre designs that draw on ceremonial body painting, creation stories and family totems.

Chris’ artwork is a unique contemporary celebration of the Tiwi family totems that are important to him such as Jarranga (buffalo) and Yirrikipayi (crocodile).

Tote bags, caps, drink bottles and a range of tees are available for purchase and pre-order now.

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