Panga & Ian Marr : karu wanka'ntu

Next date: Thursday, 13 May 2021 | 09:00 AM to Sunday, 04 July 2021 | 04:00 PM

Panga, drawing of horse used with permission from the National Museum of Australia

The Broken Hill Art Gallery, with generous support from the National Museum of Australia, presents reproductions of drawings by Panga, a Barkindji draughtsman working at Momba Station during the 1870s. Panga’s drawings detail life on a 19th century pastoral station and provide poignant observations of the meeting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures. 

Through inscriptions in stone, artist Ian Marr interprets archival letters and photographs to respond to the life and people of Momba and its surrounding stations: Warlo, Marra and Myall. Marr’s monolithic works act as a counterpoint to Panga’s drawings, further exploring the complex relationship between Barkindji and non-Indigenous station workers at a time of forced colonisation.


Ian Marr and all involved in this exhibition would like to acknowledge the Barkindji and Wilyakali peoples on whose Country we meet, work and live. We acknowledge and pay respects to the language and customs of Elders past, present and emerging. 

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery would like to thank the National Museum of Australia for their generous support in reproducing Panga’s original drawings. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that the exhibition includes images of people who have died.


  • Friday, 30 April 2021 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, 04 July 2021 | 04:00 PM


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