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Aboriginal bark paintings / Robert Edwards, Bruce Guerin
Bib ID 2566293
Format BookBook
Author
Edwards, Robert, 1930-
 
Description Adelaide : Rigby, 1969 
[32] p. (chiefly col. ill.) : map ; 27 cm. 
Summary

Detailed descriptions of methods used to make paintings Choice of tree, time of year, method of cutting bark from tree, preparation of surface, use of four colours (red, yellow, black, white), sources of pigments (trade in red ochre), fixatives, brushes, choice of subjects (restrictions of a ritual or, totemic nature), regional styles western Arnhem Land (X-ray & Mimi art), north-east Arnhem Land (detailed abstract or geometric designs), Groote Eylandt (black background, broken lines instead of cross-hatching), Melville & Bathurst Islands; Examples of styles shown, with brief outline of myth or explanation of subject, from the Gungoragoni of central Arnhem Land, Gunwinggu on the Liverpool River, Rembarunga of the Wilton River, Tiwi of Melville & Bathurst Islands, Waurilak east of Milingimbi,; Dangbar of the upper Liverpool River, Djinang, Djambarrpuyngu at Milingimbi.

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku people (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Rembarrnga people (N73) (NT SD53-06)  |  Djambarrpuyngu people (N115) (NT SD53-03)  |  W©Þgilak / Wawilak people (N106) (NT SD53-07)  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Art - Art motifs - X-Ray.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Dalabon / Dangbon people (N60) (NT SD53-02)  |  Gurrgoni / Guragone / Gungurugoni people (N75) (NT SD53-02)  |  Art - Subjects - Dynamic figures / Mimi.  |  Stories and motifs - Wawalag Sisters.  |  Djinang / Dyinang people (N94.1) (NT SD53-02)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Liverpool River (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)  |  Wilton River (Arnhem Land NT SD53-06, SD53-10)  |  Groote Eylandt (NT Gulf Islands SD53-07, SD53-08)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Elcho Island (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15, SD53-03)
Other authors/contributors Guerin, Bruce, 1942-
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