Contemporary Aboriginal Art: A Guide to the Rebirth of an Ancient Culture

Author(s): Susan McCulloch

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An illustrated guide to Australia's 20 major art-producing communities, prefaced by a description of each region and a history of the development of Aboriginal art since the mid-1970s. The book explores the cultural wellspring the art originates from and whether "traditional" art still exists.


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Susan McCulloch is The Australian's visual arts writer and the co-author (with her late father, the critic Alan McCulloch) of Australia's major art reference book The Encyclopedia of Australian Art. She has travelled extensively to the major art producing centres of Arnhem Land, the Central Desert and the Kimberley interviewing artists, art coordinators, dealers, collectors and curators.

Foreword by Margo NealePrefaceIntroduction to Contemporary Aboriginal ArtCENTRAL AND WESTERN DESERT IntroductionPapunyaYuendumuUtopiaLajamanuErnabellaHermannsburgHaasts BluffTHE KIMERBLEYIntroductionWarmunKalumburuBalgoFitzroy CrossingARNHEM LANDIntroductionGunbalanya (Oenpelli)ManingridaRaminginingYirrkalaMelville IslandBathurst IslandGaliwin'ku (Elcho Island)NgukurrURBAN AND NEW FORMS OF ARTA Buyer's GuideDirectory of Art Centres and Art GalleriesRecommended ReadingEndnotesSources of IllustrationsIndex

General Fields

  • : 9781865083056
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : December 2001
  • : 260mm X 188mm X 18mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 248
  • : Art of indigenous peoples; Indigenous peoples
  • : illustrations
  • : Susan McCulloch
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 704.039915