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Title Yirrkala drawings / edited by Cara Pinchbeck with essays by Andrew Blake, Howard Morphy and John Stanton.

Imprint Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales in association with the University of Western Australia, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    741.99429 YIR    Available
Description 172 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 30 x 24 cm.
Note Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 December 2013 - 23 February 2014 and the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 12 April - 20 July 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In 1946-47 the senior ceremonial leaders of the Yirrkala region produced 365 vibrant crayon drawings on paper for the anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt. Held by the Berndt Museum of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia, the works have never been shown in any great number. In an unexpected palette of brilliant red, blue, yellow, green and black, they depict in exquisite detail the complexities of Yolngu life and cultural inheritance. They include works by those who became leading artists, including Mawalan and Wandjuk Marika, Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Narritjin Maymuru and Wongu Mununggurr. The descendants of these artists continue to produce artworks, and a selection of these will also be displayed.
Subject Berndt, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), 1916-1990 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Berndt Museum of Anthropology -- Exhibitions.
Drawing, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Yirrkala -- Exhibitions.
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Pinchbeck, Cara
Blake, Andrew.
Morphy, Howard.
Stanton, J. E. (John Edward), 1950-
Art Gallery of New South Wales
University of Western Australia.
Queensland Art Gallery.
Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Qld.)
ISBN 9781741741032
9783791349732 (pbk.)

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