To celebrate the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne in March of 2006, the National Gallery of Victoria presented over 200 works of fine indigenous Australian art. There are bark paintings and acrylic paintings, 'totems' and sculptures, stoneware objects and textiles. Among the artists are Clinton Nain, Turbo Brown, Bardayal Nadjamerrek, Billy Thomas, Murtikarika Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Barak, Emily Kam Kngwarray, and Judy Watson. In this book, the photographs of land formations are presented in relationship to the forms, shapes and hues of the Aboriginal art created in that region. This pictorial approach provides a sense of the 'voices' and 'identities' of the land and of the artist's intentions - although with any Aboriginal art, the deeper, sacred meanings are never revealed. Essays by Aboriginal experts give a perspective on its long history.
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Subtítulo: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ART IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY