Curse of alcohol and the fate of Aborigines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.09.07

International Herald Tribune
Tim Johnston
September 19, 2007

Article in the International Herald Tribune about Aboriginal artist Dicky Brown and the difficulties living in Hoppy's camp.

Quoted from article:

Still, there are advantages living in Hoppy's. Brown, who suffered a stroke five years ago, gets food delivered by the local council, and when he gets sick he is near the hospital. His second wife, Flora, who is also on welfare, is close to finishing a painting. She plans to sell the work, a traditional Aboriginal design in black and white, for 600 dollars through Tangentyere Artists, a council-sponsored initiative that supports artists in the town camps of Alice Springs and that provided her with the paints and canvas. There is a flourishing market for Aboriginal art, and for Flora Brown it provides a way to make some extra money.

URL: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/19/asia/camp.php


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Gallery: Tangentyere Artists
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