Christmas Birrimbirr: Christmas Spirit [exhibition catalogue]

Gurrumuruwuy, Paul, Wanambi, Fiona Y., Deger, Jennifer, and Mackenzie, David (2011) Christmas Birrimbirr: Christmas Spirit [exhibition catalogue]. Miyarrka Media and Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin, NT, Australia.

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This is the catalogue produced for the Christmas Birrimbirr (Christmas Spirit) exhibition at the Chan Contemporary Art Gallery, Darwin, 7-18 December 2011.

The essay explores the poetics of connection that link the wolma thunder cloud of the impending wet season to the life-giving rains of Christmas, and how this becomes a time for Yolngu to remember lost loved ones.

Item ID: 34070
Item Type: Creative Work (Original Work - Textual Work)
Media of Output: Three channel video installation, photographs and sculptural elements
Event Details: Christmas Birrimbirr: Christmas Spirit
Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin, NT, Australia
8-18 December 2011
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This creative work is part of a Non-Traditional Research Output (NTRO) portfolio. For the research statements associated with the portfolio, see

See also the record in ResearchOnline@JCU for the related exhibition:

Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), Centre for Contemporary Arts and Politics (UNSW), Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, NT, Ian Potter Foundation, East Arnhem Shire, Arnhem Land Progress Association, Darwin Visual Arts Association, Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation, Traditional Credit Union, 24 Hour Art
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 06:07
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8904 Media Services > 890402 Film and Video Services (excl. Animation and Computer Generated Imagery) @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 20%
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