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Title: Ancestral Forces in Contemporary Indigenous Australian Women's Art: 3 Case Studies of Multi-dimensional Cultural Heritage Knowledge
Authors: Marquis, Jenefer
Wyeld, Theodor
Keywords: Culture
Heritage
Knowledge
Secret/sacred
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing)
Citation: Marquis, J. and Wyeld, T. 2010. Ancestral Forces in Contemporary Indigenous Australian Women's Art: 3 Case Studies of Multi-dimensional Cultural Heritage Knowledge. Information Visualisation, 2010 14th International Conference, 391 - 396.
Abstract: The transition from ephemeral, ceremonial art to more permanent acrylic-on-board paintings has made Australian Aboriginal art more accessible to the public than ever before. However, early examples contained secret/sacred motifs and stories - knowledge recorded in the paintings that was normally only made available to initiates. In turn, this prompted contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists to hide, camouflage or remove the sensitive material from their work. It is only recently, through inter-gender and inter-cultural collaborations between contemporary Indigenous Australian artists and non-indigenous ethnographers and anthropologists, that the full ramifications of this transition is becoming apparent. This paper discusses 3 case studies where the traditional expression of Kuruwarri, or Ancestral power, has been transformed through contemporary Australian Aboriginal women's art.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25845
ISSN: 1550-6037
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