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Hidden in Plain View - Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney

Hidden in Plain View - Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney

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Contrary to what you may think, local Aboriginal people did not lose their culture and die out within decades of Governor Phillip’s arrival in Sydney in 1788. Aboriginal people are prominent in accounts of early colonial Sydney, yet we seem... » Read More

 

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

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Large, bold and colourful, Indigenous Australian art has impressed itself on the contemporary imagination. But it is controversial, dividing the stakeholders from those who smell a scam. Whether the artists are victims or victors, there is no denying their impact... » Read More

 

Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art

Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art

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Collection of essays from authors including Anne Marie Brody, Suzanne Spunner, John Kean, Margo Neale and Alec O'Halloran. The archive is a source of power. It takes control of the past, deciding which voices will be heard and which won’t,... » Read More

 

Remote Avant-Garde - Aboriginal Art Under Occupation

Remote Avant-Garde - Aboriginal Art Under Occupation

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In Remote Avant-Garde Jennifer Loureide Biddle models new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival. Since 2007, Australian government policy has targeted "remote" Australian Aboriginal communities as at crisis level of delinquency and dysfunction. Biddle asks how... » Read More

 

The Art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

The Art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

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This book features hundreds of paintings by the distinguished Alice Springs-based artist known as Mrs Bennett. A special feature of the publication is the series of photographs showing Mrs Bennett's methods of production - with the various applications of paint... » Read More

 

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