The Roy Marika Stage
Representing all 16 clans of northeast Arnhem Land, the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre collectively celebrates culture and all forms of art: fine art, weaving, visual arts, digital, film and video, dance, music recording and performance. The new Roy Marika Stage creates more community artistic opportunities.
Strong leadership from community leaders, along with guidance from manager Will Stubbs, has seen the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre recognised internationally as one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous art institutions.
The new performing arts addition was completed earlier in 2016 and financed by a $50,000 grant from the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation, in collaboration with the Cotton On Foundation and the Federal Government. The multi-functional extension includes a digital archiving studio, allowing greater computer access to a growing number of community users of the Mulka Centre and a performance area for dance and music. In honour of the RAC contribution, the new performance extension is named after the great Rirratjingu Land Rights leader, Roy Marika.