Contemporary Aboriginal Art By Susan Mcculloch Emily Mcculloch Childs
From Alice Springs to Aurukun, Kaltjiti to Kakadu, Papunya to Peppimenarti and throughout Australia, McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art is the complete guide to the Aboriginal art of Australia featuring: • extensive profiles on more then 80 art regions, art centres and artists • more than 400 illustrations of artwork, landscape and artists in their country • a comprehensive introduction detailing the history of contemporary Aboriginal art • location maps • buyer’s guide • an exploration of the new media and styles of city-based artists
Widely acclaimed for its accessible yet authoritative style, the new edition of this best selling book is packed with information and introduces much new material on the art of Central Australia, PY and NPY lands, the Kimberley, the West, the Top End, Arnhem Land, Queensland, Torres Strait Islands and much more. Essential for the traveller, the collector, the enthusiast, the art professional or anyone interested in the vibrant art of Aboriginal Australia.
‘A unique mix of art and guide book.’ Margo Neale, National Museum of Australia
‘Books like this are so important in bridging cross-cultural barriers…a must-have guide.’ Scoop, 2008
‘Showcases an extremely diverse range of art work and provides and excellent historical and cultural framework from which to explore contemporary Aboriginal art. It is an essential guide for anyone interested in the exciting revival of one of the world’s most ancient artistic traditions.’ Marie Geissler,Craft Arts International, 2009.
‘Distilled into words and pictures it conjures the sense of a thrilling journey into a place at once spiritual, visual, many-layered and dauntingly complex. Its grasp of the cultural underpinning of the art, its execution, and its politics is extraordinary. This is the essential guide or starting place to any issue or question relating to Australian indigenous art.’ Louise Martin-Chew,Eyeline, 2009.
‘What I find attractive about Susan McCulloch’s treatment of Aboriginal art is the manner in which she combines a first-hand experience of Aboriginal art with a journalistic flare and a market-savvy approach…one cannot but respect McCulloch’s profound first-hand knowledge…Some books reflect the art market. This one will do much to mould the indigenous art market over the next few years, serving the roles of a well-informed introduction as well as a promotional guide to those wishing to collect indigenous art.' Sasha Grishin,The Canberra Times, 2008