30 August
Djilpin Arts

Outreach in the Northern Territory

Arts Law had the tremendous opportunity to visit three art centres in the Northern Territory in the past month: Merrepen at Daly River, Djilpin in Beswick and Mimi Arts in Katherine. We were able to prepare wills for many artists and give one on one advice to those who needed assistance and support.  

The Merrepen Arts Centre is in Nauiyu on the Daly River. It is about three hours south of Darwin and a great place to visit. We stayed at Lee & Jenny’s Bush Camp which was a delight. The art centre is set under a gigantic mango tree and there are many mango plantations in the area.  We had the pleasure of working downstairs under the gallery where we caught cool breezes and had marvellous conversations with Cathy Laudenbach, the manager, and the artists.  We very much enjoyed looking at the beautiful art works and textiles in the gallery and studios.

We travelled out to Beswick to visit Djilpin Arts where we sat on the verandah and prepared wills for artists.  Beswick is a small community east of Katherine.  We spent our final day at Mimi Arts in Katherine, a gorgeous gallery and cultural centre where we again relished the art works on display. 

Arts Law was supported in this trip by Colin Biggers & Paisley and Kate Macfarlane accompanied us pro bono.