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Yirrkala Drawings by Cara Pinchbeck

Yirrkala Drawings by Cara Pinchbeck

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Yirrkala Drawings

Edited by Cara Pinchbeck

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2014, [First Edition], ISBN 9781741741032, full colour plates throughout, black and white photographic portraits throughout, large format paperback

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions  (See photographs)

“In 1947 a group of senior Aboriginal leaders and bark painters in Yirrkala in Australia’s north-east Arnhem Land collaborated with anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt to document the intricacies of their culture and history.  The result was the Yirrkala drawings, a collection of over 360 crayon drawings on butcher’s paper.
Dynamic, vivid and unlike any other Indigenous Australian art, this is the first comprehensive publication of these magnificent drawings.  Accompanied by insightful essays and interviews with the artist’s descendants, this book reveals the enduring power of this land and its people.”


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