Presented By Monkey Marc
10am to 11am—Sun 11 Feb 2024

Gandel Digital Future Lab 1

Full Price $10
Concession Price $5

Ngurra Kurlu (HOME) is a musical album by Warlpiri elders Wanta Steve Jampijinpa Patrick and his father Jerry Jangala Patrick OAM. Wanta and Jerry are senior lawmen from the remote desert community of Lajamanu, Northern Territory.

The 5 track album was recorded on country in Lajamanu and co-authored by music producer and activist Monkey Marc, who has been working with Wanta and Jerry since 2012. Monkey Marc produced the album in his 100% solar-powered recording studio in a shipping container in Brunswick.

Ngurra Kurlu (HOME) will take you on a desert journey, starting at the crack of dawn, and travelling through the desert landscapes alive with meaning and knowledge from thousands of generations living with the land.

Over a cinematic soundscape, Wanta shares Warlpiri philosophy alongside Jerry’s traditional singing. Addressing all Australians, he talks about developing a deeper understanding of living on the Australian continent, and what it means to be a modern Australian on an ancient land.

Join us for the premiere screening of Ngurra Kurlu (HOME), ahead of the album’s release later this year on ABC Music. This immersive presentation is accompanied by a film by Wanta and filmmaker James Gillot, shot on country in Lajamanu.

This event is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program, ACMI, MusicNT and the Lajamanu Learning Centre, Batchelor Institute.


  • Location: Gandel Digital Future Lab 1 on the ground floor at ACMI (enter via Federation Square).
  • Session times: Multiple sessions are available at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 6pm (sold out).
  • Start times: Doors open on the hour and close at quarter past when the album begins.
  • Artist Q&A: SOLD OUT – The final session at 6pm will include a live Q&A with Wanta Jampijinpa in Darwin and music producer Monkey Marc in the ACMI theatre, following the album screening.
  • Session times: Multiple sessions are available at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm (NEW SESSION) and 6pm (SOLD OUT).


Sun 11 Feb 2024
10:00am—11:00am, 12:00pm—1:00pm, 2:00pm—3:00pm


Gandel Digital Future Lab 1
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Wurundjeri Country

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Full Price $10
Concession Price $5