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Michael Jagamara Nelson / Vivien Johnson. (1997)

Authors: Johnson, Vivien., Nelson, Michael Jagamara.
Publisher:Roseville, Sydney, NSW : Craftsman House,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 94 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 93 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Johnson, Vivien.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Summary:
  • "Designer of the Parliament House mosaic and painter of the BMW Aboriginal Art Car, Michael Jagamara Nelson is one of the best known Aboriginal artists in Australia. He is also 'a real Warlpiri man', an articulate exponent of Western Desert viewpoints on the internationally famous art movement in which he has played such a key role. In this comprehensive study, illustrated by over 40 of the artist's paintings and dozens of photographs documenting one of the most extraordinary careers in contemporary Australian art, Dr Vivien Johnson interweaves the artist's own perspective on his work with the social and political events which are inseparable from its strength as art. The reader will also be taken on a guided tour by the artist of the Dreaming sites depicted in his paintings, which are the foundation of both his art and his identity."--BOOK JACKET.
Biography:
  • Tjakamarra was born at Vaughan Springs in the Northern Territory around 1949. He first saw white men at Mount Doreen Station and remembers hiding in the bush in fear. Michael lived at Haasts Bluff for a time with the same family group as Long Jack Phillipus Tjakammara. Later his parents took him to Yuendumu for European education at the mission school. He left school after initiation and worked pig shooting, driving trucks, droving cattle and was in the Army before coming back to Yuendumu and then to Papunya to settle and marry his current wife. He moved to Papunya in 1976 and worked in the government store and observed the work of many of the older artists for many years before he began to paint regularly in 1983.
Notes:
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 156-160) and index.
Other Form:
  • Online version Johnson, Vivien. Michael Jagamara Nelson. Roseville, Sydney, NSW : Craftsman House, ©1997
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 9766410135
Dewey Number:
  • 759.994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 12115434
  • 12115434
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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