Literature in our Collection

Johnson, Vivien (Hg.): Papunya painting - Out of the desert, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra 2006, Ausst. Kat., ISBN 9781876944582

Table of Contents        ¦         Cover Text        ¦         Book Review

Table of Contents

Craddock Morton: Preface -v-

Michael Pickering: Introduction -1-

John Kean: Papunya, place and time -5-

Philip Batty: The extraordinary life and times of Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri: worrier, stockman, artist -17-

Vivien Johnson: When Papunya paintings became art -29-

Fred Myers: Painting at Yayayi, 1974 -3-

Paintings -49-

Peter Fannin time 1972-75 -51-

Janet Wilson and Dick Kimber time 1975-77 -67-

John Kean time 1977-79 -89-

Andrew Crocker time 1980-81 -95-

Reading Papunya paintings -101-

Objects from Papunya -115-

The artists -135-

List of plates -145-

Map -146-

Cover Text

Unique among the numerous holdings of Papunya Tula and other desert art in Australian public institutions, the National Museum of Australia’s collection covers the period from the early 1970s to the early 1980s: the momentous first decade of Western Desert art. Most of these paintings have never been seen by Australian audiences in the three decades since they were painted. ‚Papunya Painting: Our of the Desert‘ situates these artworks in place and time – it provides readers with a unique insight into the Papunya artists‘ lives and cultures, and how these were expressed and mediated through their art.