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Dreaming their Way

Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Britta Konau, Margo W. Smith, Brian P. Kennedy

ISBN: 978 1 85759 442 3
Size: 280 x 230 mm / 9 x 11 in.
Binding: softcover
Pages: 160
Images: 125

UK £19.95 / US $29.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Only book in print surveying Australian Aboriginal women artists
  • Includes work by more than 30 contemporary artists

DESCRIPTION

A fully illustrated survey of the work of over 30 artists' important contributions to contemporary painting, representing communities across Australia. The intensely colourful canvases and extremely intricate paintings on bark draw on ancient stories on dreamings and symbols, as well as each artist's deep connection to the land. It is this link to ancient tradition that makes Australian Aboriginal art so unique.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Britta Konau is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Margo W. Smith is Director and Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Brian P. Kennedy is Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and former Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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