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Making successful business together
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Presented by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in collaboration with Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA)

A photographic journey, presented by ALPA, in recognition of the Yolŋu people of East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, and the contribution our people have made in building better futures and stronger communities.

We share with you a small part of our history and the foundations that were set by the people who were here before us and we acknowledge their strength and achievements. The photographic collection has never been publicly displayed and we are delighted to share these photos with you in celebration of ALPA’s 50th anniversary. The images have been carefully selected by Yolŋu community members and leaders from Milingimbi, Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Minjilang – where ALPA operates today.

From Tue 22 – Thu 24 August hear a series of free talks from Yolŋu community members about the works.

  • Photo Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma (Making successful business together) gallery view. MAGNT/Photo: Mark Sherwood

An Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) exhibition Sponsored by the NT Government in partnership with Manapan and Rise Project Consulting

This exhibition was made possible by the Restart Invest to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund - an Australian Government initiative.

A large part of this ALPA photo collection has been kindly donated by Alan Fidock, Henry Harper and the late Ken Nowland’s son, Paul Nowland. The ALPA Board of Directors express their gratitude to Ken Nowland for his contribution to ALPA over the decades. We also thank all other imagery
donations from those that have supported and worked with us. Exhibition Curatorial and writing team: Djawuṯ Goṉḏarra, Yurranydjil Dhurrkay, Charmaine Ingram, Lisa Pellegrino and Henry Harper

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