Papunya - A Place Made After The Story

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In 1971 a young Sydney art teacher, Geoffrey Bardon, was posted to the government settlement at Papunya in Central Australia. There he found more than a thousand Aboriginal people living in a state of dislocation and degradation. Bardon was not the first European to show interest in the traditional sand mosaics of these dispossessed people, nor the first to recognise them as evidence of a powerful, ancient culture, but his empathy with the artists and his patient encouragement won the confidence of the tribal elders. He ...

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Papunya - A Place Made After The Story
2004, The Miegunyah Press, Carlton

ISBN-13: 9780522851106


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