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 Aboriginal art  704.039915; 759.994; 759.994295; 709.011; 709.01130994
Aboriginal contemporary art 704.039915; 759.994; 759.994295; 305.89915
Aboriginal cultural art 704.039915; 759.994; 709.010994; 709.0110994291; 305.89915; 364.849915
 Indigenous art 704.039915; 759.994; 709.0110994291; 364.849915
 Torres Strait Islander art 704.039915; 759.994; 994.0049915; 372.677
Drawing Skills 741.2
Sculpting 731.4

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Books in the library

A memoir that, in bare blunt prose and piercingly lyrical verse, gives witness to the human cost of policies that created the Stolen Generations of Indigenous people in Australia.

A lavishly illustrated survey of Aboriginal art and the regions it is produced around Australia including Central and Western Deserts; The Kimberley and West; Top End and Arnhem Land; Queensland; Torres Strait Islands; Tasmania and southern states.

From rock art to Australian modernism, from bark paintings to the Heidelberg School, The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art provides a wide-ranging overview of the movements, themes and media found in Australian art.

Interest in Aboriginal art has grown exponentially over the past few decades, both in Australia and around the world. No longer seen as simply ethnographic, traditional Aboriginal art has evolved into one of the most exciting new forms of modern art.

Jimmy Pike is one of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artists. He grew up in the Great Sandy Desert during the 1940s and 1950s. This is his story as told by his lifetime partner, who spent three years in the desert with him, and many more years listening to his stories.

A unique book that combines an appreciation of Aboriginal art with contemporary theoretical concerns. Contains a large number of both colour and black and white photographs from the author's field work, including stills of the artists, and works in production.

Gripping insider's account of the Papunya art movement. Explores the background of the artists, as well as restoring the boards' historical and cultural significance as the first inscriptions of the religious beliefs and sacred visual language of the Western Desert peoples.

In 1971 a Sydney art teacher, Geoffrey Bardon, was posted to the government settlement at Papunya. There he found Aboriginal people in a state of dislocation and degradation but his empathy won the confidence of the elders. He taught them to use paints. The Papunya Painting Movement is now part of modern art world.

David Malangi (1927-1999) of the Manharrngu people was a leading figure in the development of the central Arnhem Land bark painting movement and holds a prominent place in Australian Aboriginal art.

Looks at the astonishing diversity and visual power of Indigenous Australian art today and explores the traditions and influences that have shaped its development.

From Bennelong's 1796 letter to contemporary creative writers, a selection of work that represents the range and depth of Aboriginal writing in English.

Straight talk about publishing Indigenous literature in Australia. A literary and publishing culture has developed because of the increasing desire and need for an authentic Indigenous voice in Australian literature.

Provides a wide-ranging and intellectually challenging reference to indigenous Australian art, covering documented archaeologically traditions, art styles of the early contact period and the nineteenth century, and the developments that have attracted so much attention in recent years.

Gatherings is a survey of contemporary Indigenous art that acknowledges the significant role that art practice, culture and tradition plays in the lives of Queensland's Indigenous Australian peoples.

An enthralling collection of Aboriginal traditional tales that date back to the beginning of time.


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