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Perkins, Hetti: Art + soul: a journey into the world of Aboriginal art, Miegunyah Press, Carlton 2010, ISBN 9780522857634

Table of Contents        ¦         Cover Text        ¦         Book Review

Table of Contents

Foreword -x-

Notes to the reader -xiv-

1. Home + away -1-

Bobby West Tjupurrula -58-

Crusoe Kurddal -62-

Destiny Deacon -64-

Judy Watson -68-

Yukultji Napangati -74-

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri -76-

Ricky Maynard -80-

2. Dreams + nightmares -87-

Patrick Mung Mung -154-

Yvonne Koolmatrie -158-

Pedro Wonaeamirri -162-

Brenda L. Croft -164-

Emily Kam Ngwarray -168-

3. Bitter + sweet -173-

Lenie Namatjira and Ivy Pareroultja -240-

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala -242-

Rusty Peters -246-

Mervyn Bishop -248-

Richard Bell -252-

Michael Riley -256-

Gawirrin Gumana -260-

Gulumbu Yunupingu -262-

Map -267-

Artist biographies -268-

Notes -273-

Further reading -276-

Image credits -278-

Acknowledgements -283-

Index of artworks -284-

Index of artists -285-

General index -285-

Cover Text

"Art + Soul" is inspired by the flourishing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia over the past thirty years, captivating viewers around the world with astonishingly powerful artworks. Hetti Perkins, the distinguished Aboriginal art curator, travels to the startlingly beautiful landscapes of remote Arnhem Land, saltwater country and the desert heartlands of Central Australia, sharing with us the rare privilege of being welcomed into the homes and homelands of many senior artists. This lavishly illustrated book captures the remarkable energy and diversity of Aboriginal art, from the Papunya Tula Artists, the renowed art movement that had its humble beginnings in the early 1970s, to Rover Thomas and his heirs' phenomenal achievements in the East Kimberley. It features the work of contemporary artists Destiny Deacon, Brenda L. Croft and Michael Riley, and that of the celebrated Emily Kam Ngwarray, whose paintings revolutionised Australian art. "Art + Soul" tells their stories - hearfeld, intimate and political. This book includes more than 150 artworks, and photographs by Warwick Thornton, director of the accompanying television series and the award-winning film Samson and Delilah.