Exhibiting Western Desert Aboriginal painting in Australia’s public galleries: an institutional analysis, 1981-2002

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Jim Berryman;
  • Publisher: Department of Art History, University of Birmingham
  • Journal: Journal of Art Historiography (issn: 2042-4752)
  • Subject: Western Desert painting | contemporary Aboriginal art | art exhibitions | art catalogues | Aboriginal acrylic painting | art historiography | museums | public galleries | Australia | art curatorship | Aboriginal art | Arts in general | NX1-820 | Anthropology | GN1-890

This paper documents and analyses the exhibition history of Aboriginal painting in Australia’s public art galleries over a two-decade period. It concentrates on Western Desert acrylics but is not confined to this movement or region alone. Based on a review of catalogues... View more
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