National Museum sends Kngwarreye exhibition to Japan

Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.10.07

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The collection of 120 artworks by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye has been selected for exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Osaka and the National Art Centre in Tokyo early next year.

The exhibition, valued at more than $30 million, is the largest collection of works by a single Australian artist ever to tour overseas.

National Museum of Australia curator Margo Neale said Japan had been interested in exhibiting works by the artist for almost a decade.

"Japan made repeated representations (to hold the exhibition) over the years and eventually they made representations at the highest diplomatic level at the end of 2005," Ms Neale said.


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