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Aboriginal Art of Australia

Aboriginal Art of Australia

Author: Carol Finley

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822520761

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the art of the Australian Aborigines including rock painting and engraving as well as sand and bark painting; also discusses the symbolism found in these works.

Aboriginal Art and Australian Society

Aboriginal Art and Australian Society

Author: Laura Fisher

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783085323

Category: Art

Page: 259

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This book is an investigation of the way the Aboriginal art phenomenon has been entangled with Australian society’s negotiation of Indigenous people’s status within the nation. Through critical reflection on Aboriginal art’s idiosyncrasies as a fine arts movement, its vexed relationship with money, and its mediation of the politics of identity and recognition, this study illuminates the mutability of Aboriginal art’s meanings in different settings. It reveals that this mutability is a consequence of the fact that a range of governmental, activist and civil society projects have appropriated the art’s vitality and metonymic power in national public culture, and that Aboriginal art is as much a phenomenon of visual and commercial culture as it is an art movement. Throughout these examinations, Fisher traces the utopian and dystopian currents of thought that have crystallised around the Aboriginal art movement and which manifest the ethical conundrums that underpin the settler state condition.

Aboriginal Art, Identity and Appropriation

Aboriginal Art, Identity and Appropriation

Author: Elizabeth Burns Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351961301

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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The belief held by Aboriginal people that their art is ultimately related to their identity, and to the continued existence of their culture, has made the protection of indigenous peoples' art a pressing matter in many postcolonial countries. The issue has prompted calls for stronger copyright legislation to protect Aboriginal art. Although this claim is not particular to Australian Aboriginal people, the Australian experience clearly illustrates this debate. In this work, Elizabeth Burns Coleman analyses art from an Australian Aboriginal community to interpret Aboriginal claims about the relationship between their art, identity and culture, and how the art should be protected in law. Through her study of Yolngu art, Coleman finds Aboriginal claims to be substantially true. This is an issue equally relevant to North American debates about the appropriation of indigenous art, and the book additionally engages with this literature.

Make Big Bucks from Aboriginal Art. Discover Which Artists Return Up to 2000% Profit!

Make Big Bucks from Aboriginal Art. Discover Which Artists Return Up to 2000% Profit!

Author: Steve Rowley

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365849688

Category: Art

Page: 28

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Over the past twenty years, significant international interest in Australian Aboriginal art has been growing at a rapidly increasing pace, driving the prices of these amazing artworks through the roof! Dot painting, featuring designs that were traditionally conceived in sand, now reproduced with paint on canvas, is being bought and sold worldwide in a multi-million dollar market. Sales of Australian Indigenous art have grown steadily; the work is highly valued internationally and in certain cases has shown to yield as high as 2,000% return on investment!

A History of Aboriginal Art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales

A History of Aboriginal Art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Author: Vanessa Russ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000398687

Category: Art

Page: 194

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In this highly original study, Vanessa Russ examines the gradual invention of Aboriginal art within the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This process occurred as the social histories of Australia expanded and recognised Aboriginal people, through wars and political shifts, and as international organisations began placing pressure on nation states to expand, diversify, and respect multicultural perspectives. This book explores a state art institution as a case study to consider these complex narratives through a single history of Aboriginal art from early colonisation until today. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, museum studies, and Indigenous studies.

Colour Power

Colour Power

Author: National Gallery of Victoria

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035278415

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 164

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This book celebrates Aboriginal art of the 'New Wave': the daring and visionary use of colour by indigenous artists throughout Australia. It encompasess work by a diversity of outstanding artists and represents indigenous art-producing communities around Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

Author: Gretchen M. Stolte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000182378

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art explores the effects of Queensland government policies on urban First Nation artists. While such art has often been misinterpreted as derivative lesser copies of ‘true’ Indigenous works, this book unveils new histories and understandings about the mixed legacy left for Queensland Indigenous artists. Gretchen Stolte uses rich ethnographic detail to illuminate how both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists understand and express their heritage. She specifically focuses on artwork at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art studio in the Tropical North Queensland College of Technical and Further Education (TNQT TAFE), Cairns. Stolte's ethnography further develops methodologies in art history and anthropology by identifying additional methods for understanding how art is produced and meaning is created.

Becoming Art

Becoming Art

Author: Howard Morphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000323719

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Thirty years ago Australian Aboriginal art was little more than a footnote to world art. Today, it is considered to be an important contemporary art movement, often promoted as being connected to a deep cultural past. Becoming Art provides a new analysis of the shifting cultural and social contexts that surround the production of Aboriginal art. Transcending the boundaries between anthropology and art history, the book draws on arguments from both disciplines to provide a unique interdisciplinary perspective that places the artists themselves at the centre of the argument.Western art history has traditionally regarded Aboriginal art as distanced from time and place. Becoming Art uses the recent history of Aboriginal art to challenge some of the presuppositions of western art discourse and western art worlds. It argues for a more cross-cultural perspective on world art history.

What Is Contemporary Art?

What Is Contemporary Art?

Author: Terry Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226764313

Category: Art

Page: 345

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Who gets to say what counts as contemporary art? Artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors, or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today’s multifaceted definition, Terry Smith brilliantly shows that an historical approach offers the best answer to the question: What is Contemporary Art? Smith argues that the most recognizable kind is characterized by a return to mainstream modernism in the work of such artists as Richard Serra and Gerhard Richter, as well as the retro-sensationalism of figures like Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami. At the same time, Smith reveals, postcolonial artists are engaged in a different kind of practice: one that builds on local concerns and tackles questions of identity, history, and globalization. A younger generation embodies yet a third approach to contemporaneity by investigating time, place, mediation, and ethics through small-scale, closely connective art making. Inviting readers into these diverse yet overlapping art worlds, Smith offers a behind-the-scenes introduction to the institutions, the personalities, the biennials, and of course the works that together are defining the contemporary. The resulting map of where art is now illuminates not only where it has been but also where it is going.

World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence

World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence

Author: DanielJ. Rycroft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351536325

Category: Art

Page: 280

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How have imperialism and its after-effects impacted patterns of cultural exchange, artistic creativity and historical/curatorial interpretation? World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence - comprised of ten essays by an international roster of art historians, curators, and anthropologists - forges innovative approaches to post-colonial studies, Indigenous studies, critical heritage studies, and the new museology. This volume probes the degree to which global histories of conflict, coercion and occupation have shaped art historical approaches to intercultural knowledge and representation. These debates are relevant to contemporary artists and scholars of visual, material and museological culture in their attempts to negotiate imperial and colonial legacies. Confronting the aesthetics of Abolition, Fascism and Filipino independence, and re-thinking relationships between colonised and coloniser in Cameroon, North America and East Timor, the collection brings together new readings of Primitivism and Aboriginal art as well. It features discussions of touring exhibitions, popular media, modernist paintings and sculptures, historic photographs, human remains and art installations. In addition to the critical application of phenomenology in a fresh and contemporary manner, the volume?s ?world art? perspective nurtures the possibility that intercultural ethics are relevant to the study of art, power and modernity.