Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.10.10
Author: Will Owen
News source: Aboriginal Art & Culture: an American eye
The exhibition of Art + Soul, Hetti Perkins’ dramatic new survey of Indigenous art and artists opened this weekend at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the tripartite ABC documentary premiers Thursday night. Intriguing reviews have already appeared in The Age (“Fluid face of art and soul,” October 2), The Australian (“Joining the dots,” October 2) and the Sydney Morning Herald (“Curator unveils a triple treat,” September 29), while even the Voice of America has reported on a re-enactment of the Gurrir Gurrir ceremony at the Art Gallery (“Rare dance showcases Indigenous art festival in Australia,” October 2). I’ve [Will Owen] begun to work my way through the extraordinary and extravagant catalog of the exhibition (MUP/Miegunyah Press, 2010), a hefty wonder full of glorious photography, expert essays, and substantive interviews with the artists themselves.
Gallery: Art Gallery of NSW
Contact: Cara Pinchbeck - Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Telephone: +61 2 9225 1700 or 1
Address: Art Gallery Road Sydney Sydney 2000 NSW