Across the desert Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.08

Gallery: National Gallery of Victoria
Dates: 10.10.08 : 01.02.09

Across the Desert: Aboriginal batik from Central Australia celebrates the emergence of a dynamic art form and the genesis of Aboriginal women’s art practice in five distinct desert communities – Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Utopia, Yuendumu and Kintore (Walungurru). Each of these communities has a different story to tell in relation to the adoption and adaptation of batik, a wax-resist process developed in Indonesia that Aboriginal women have made their own from 1971 until now.


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Contact Details

Gallery: National Gallery of Victoria
Contact: Judith Ryan
Telephone: +61 3 8620 2222
Address: NGV Australia Federation Square or PO Box 7259 Melbourne VIC 8004 Corner of Russell and Flinders Streets Melbourne Melbourne 8004 VIC



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Further Research