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The stranger artist : a life at the edge of Kimberley painting / Quentin Sprague
Bib ID 8314399
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Sprague, Quentin, author
 
Description Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2020 
©2020 
277 pages : illustrations, portraits, map ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781743795989 (paperback)
Summary

Amid the striking landscapes of the East Kimberley, art adviser Tony Oliver find himself deeply immersed in the world of a group of senior Gija artists. The bonds he forms with renowned painters Paddy Bedford and Freddie Timms backdrop the establishment of the groundbreaking Jirrawun Arts, quickly to become one of the most successful and controversial centres of Australia's acclaimed Aboriginal art movement. As Oliver comes to share not only the artists' many successes but their tragedies too, his own life's trajectory will forever be altered. This book is an account of a decade in art, and life between cultures: a sensitive yet unflinching portrait of both darkness and light.

Notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this book contains images and written depictions of people who have passed away.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Oliver, Tony.  |  Art consultants -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Biography.  |  Painting, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Art - Economic aspects  |  Gigi people (N125) (NT SD53-07)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  Kununurra (WA East Kimberley SD52-14)  |  Bedford Downs (WA East Kimberley SE52-05)  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.

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