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Tiwi : art, history, culture / Jennifer Isaacs
Bib ID 6004537
Format BookBook
Author
Isaacs, Jennifer, 1946-
 
Description Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 2012 
viii, 327 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 9780522858556
0522858554
Series

Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 151.

Summary

The dangerous waters separating mainland Australia from Tiwi islands have seen a blossoming of an art & culture unique to Tiwi people. Often abstract and geometric, with strong patterns, use of colour, it is the basis for shapes of traditional carvings, such as that used in burial ceremonies, more recently, on fabric, paper, pottery, canvas and jewellery.

Full contents
  • Part I. Tiwi culture
  • Part II. Tiwi history
  • Part III. Artefacts and art
  • Part IV. Bathurst Island art centres
  • Part V. Melville Island art centres.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 306-315) and index.

Subjects Art -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands -- History.  |  Art - Artists.  |  Art - Collections - Collectors.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Art - Ceramics.  |  Art - Print and printmaking.  |  Community organisations - Arts and crafts.  |  Art - Sculpture - Hollow log.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  History - Biographies.  |  Art - Painting.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Art - Sculpture - Carving - Wood.  |  Religion - Rites - Kulama yam.  |  Tiwi Islands (N.T.) -- History.  |  Tiwi Islands (N.T.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Milikapiti / Snake Bay (Melville Island NT SC52-16)  |  Pirlangimpi (NT SC52-16)  |  Australian
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