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The National Gallery of Australia holds the largest collection of Australian Indigenous art in the world. Written by Indigenous authors and curators and other experts in the field, this new book features 183 works of art which highlight the diversity, richness and excellence of the Gallery's collection including:

-rare 19th-century objects

-The Aboriginal Memorial

-hollow log coffins from Central Arnhem Land

-Papunya paintings from the early 1970s

-vibrant and expansive paintings from the Western and Central deserts

-intimate watercolors paintings from Hermannsburg

-bold ochred paintings from the Kimberley

-translucent fabrics and textiles from central,northern and south eastern Australia

-vibrant and audacious paintings from North Queensland

-dynamic dance masks and headdresses from theTorres Strait

-historical and contemporary bark paintings and sculpture from Arnhem Land

-delicate 19th- and 20th-century prints and drawings -sculptural forms in wood, fiber and ceramics

-contemporary politically charged works by artists working in towns and cities in the 21st century.

Frachesco Cubillo is a member of the Larrakia, Bardi, Wadaman, and Yanuwa Nations. She is senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the National Gallery of Australia. Wally Caruana is an independent curator, author, and consultant on Indigenous Australian art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780642334145
Author:
National Gallery Of Australia
Publisher:
National Gallery of Australia
Author:
Caruana, Wally
Author:
Cubillo, Franchesca
Author:
National Gallery of Australia
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110201
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
7 x 10 in

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