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Yirrkala drawings / edited by Cara Pinchbeck with essays by Andrew Blake, Howard Morphy and John Stanton
Bib ID 6391637
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales in association with the University of Western Australia, [2013] 
©2013 
174 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, map, portraits, photographs ; 30 x 24 cm 
ISBN 9781741741032
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.

Notes

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.

Includes bibliographical references (page 168-169) and index.

Subjects 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.  |  Yolngu (Australian people) -- Art -- Exhibitions.  |  Art, Yolngu -- Exhibitions.  |  Drawing, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Yirrkala -- Exhibitions.  |  Yolngu (Australian people) -- Art -- Exhibitions.  |  Drawing, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Yirrkala (N.T.) -- Exhibitions.  |  Yolngu (Australian people) -- Art -- Exhibitions.  |  Art - Drawing - Crayon drawing.  |  Art - Artists.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Pinchbeck, Cara, editor  |  Blake, Andrew, author  |  Morphy, Howard, author  |  Stanton, J. E. (John Edward), 1950-, author  |  Art Gallery of New South Wales  |  University of Western Australia  |  Queensland Art Gallery  |  Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Qld.)
Exhibited 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 

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