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Gunimidjina Gwala Daraniki
CBD Darwin NT

2021 Winner: Best Entrance Art

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Badjirgirri Kulumbirigin Country - Welcome to Larrakia Country, home to people of the Dangalaba (crocodile) Clan.


This dynamic entrance art, called 'Gunimidjina Gwala Daraniki', means Saltwater Country, and contains deep spiritual connections to the land.


Larrakia woman Denise Quall is a multidisciplinary artist. Her inspiration for the mural comes from her Mother’s Country and family totems shared with her brother and cultural advisor, Tibby Quall. The colours of the mural represent the natural ochres of Saltwater Country, colours found in the rocks and cliff face around Darwin where Denise was born, grew up and lives today.

Ngagan-Dji Nagandji- Bah – the Brahminy Kite, watches over the Country, healing and protecting, ensuring spiritual connection is maintained. The two circles represent man and woman spaces, separated yet celebrated together in this unique welcome on the side of ABC Darwin.

It’s a unique collaboration with Artback NT, Kulumbirigin Corporation and Activate Darwin support that’s worth shouting about.

And after a welcome like this one you'll be ready to indulge your sense of fun and adventure in the NT's tropical capital city. From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise.

There's also more art - lots more! Not only is the Territory a living, growing exhibition 65,000 years in the making, it’s a 1.3 million square kilometre canvas where art comes to life. The art created here every day is surprisingly fresh, and sometimes quite unexpected. So download the Darwin Street Art Festival map and the Territory Art Trails guide to make it easy to discover the best of the NT’s art, artists, events and much more.

Where? On the side of the ABC Darwin building in Bennett Street, Darwin CBD.

Best viewing times: Anytime.

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