Islands in the Sun: Prints by Indigenous Artists of Australia and the Australasian Region

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Islands in the Sun reveals how the arts have flourished among indigenous societies in the Australian region since the 1960s and how the arts have been a potent force in maintaining cultural identity. There has been a renewed interest in traditional images, designs, and narratives along with the evolution of new images and stories, reflecting the changing times and the introduction of new technologies.
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paperback Edited by Roger Butler. Includes color reproductions, and brief biographies of the artists. 115 pages, 8.3x12 inches. Softcover. Condition: near new. ISBN 0642541418.

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Islands in the Sun reveals how the arts have flourished among indigenous societies in the Australian region since the 1960s and how the arts have been a potent force in maintaining cultural identity. There has been a renewed interest in traditional images, designs, and narratives along with the evolution of new images and stories, reflecting the changing times and the introduction of new technologies.
Showcasing the talents of artists from Australia and Australasia, this handsome volume highlights the vitality and diversity of the regionís indigenous art. It brings together an extensive collection of prints by individual artists that illustrate the success of collaborative ventures between artists from differing cultural backgrounds. Included are linocuts and woodcuts, screenprints and lithographs by the indigenous peoples of Arnhem Land, Bathurst and Melville Islands, Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, Aotearoa New Zealand, New Caledonia, Niue, and Samoa, as well as works which cross traditional geographic and cultural boundaries.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780642541413
  • Publisher: National Gallery of Australia
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 11.74 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Forewords 4
Introduction 6
Printmaking by Aboriginal Artists 8
Prints from the Tiwi Islands 13
Prints by Aboriginal artists from Arnhem Land 25
Motif Etching: The history of Ilan printing 29
Prints from the Torres Strait Islands 36
Printmaking in Papua New Guinea 51
Prints from Papua New Guinea 58
A Pacific Accent: Polynesian printmakers in Aotearoa New Zealand 71
Prints by Maori artists 75
Prints by Pacific Islander artists 79
Unfamiliar Territory: An art of constant translation 90
The cross-cultural experience 98
Biographical notes 106
List of artists and works in the exhibition 110
Further reading 115
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