“Go go walal! Marrtji räli, ga nhäŋu, ga marŋgithi dhiyak djalkiriw.”

“Welcome everyone! Come and look and learn the knowledge of our ancestors.”

Ruth Ŋalmakara, Senior Garrawurra Clan Leader and Milingimbi Art and Culture Chairperson

opening up collections

bringing them home

telling their stories

The Djalkiri Keeping Place’s mission is to embark on a process of digital cultural return, reconnecting our artists and elders with our documented past that otherwise lies asleep in faraway places. The Djalkiri Keeping Place reclaims our capacity to connect with, speak for and respond to elements of our historical and cultural heritage. As our past is birthing our future, so we walk in the footsteps of our ancestors.