First Nations legend who ‘bridged two worlds’ joins Hall of Fame

A proud Yolngu artist with international acclaim, Gurrumul’s songs took Country and Culture far and wide.

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With a legacy that has ’changed the way people experience Indigenous music’, internationally celebrated Yolŋu singer songwriter Gurrumul has been announced as the 2022 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) inductee.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.