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Images of power : Aboriginal art of the Kimberley / Judith Ryan with Kim Akerman. (1993)

Authors: Ryan, Judith., Akerman, Kim, 1947-, National Gallery of Victoria, Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust
Publisher:Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 98 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 96 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Ryan, Judith, (author.)
Content Types:
  • still image
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 132 pages : illustrations (some colour), 2 maps, portraits ; 29 cm.
Summary:
  • Unique to north-west and central Kimberley are representations of the ethereal Wandjina spirit being. Also specific to the Kimberley are engraved and painted artefacts, namely boab nuts, pearl-shell pendants, stone and glass spear points, bark buckets and ilma emblems. Most contemporary art from the Kimberley shares a fundamental ingredient - it seeks to be a visual 'voice' which reinforces the prerogative of Aboriginal land rights.
Notes:
  • The exhibition has been funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation on behalf of the National Heart Foundation, 9 Network (logo), 9 Television Vic (logo).
  • This book is published with the generous support of the Truby &​ Florence Williams Charitable Trust.
  • Bibliography: pages 130-132.
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other Form:
  • Online version Ryan, Judith. Images of power. Melbourne, Vic. : National Gallery of Victoria, 1993
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 0724101608 :
Dewey Number:
  • 704.03991509414
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 57799049
  • 57799049
  • 9487278
  • 9487278
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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