ANU Indigenous Art Collection
Dates & times
Thu 12 November — Sun 20 December 2009
The Australian National University has been pioneering in its support of indigenous culture. With its 1978 award of a Creative Arts Fellowship to Narritjin Maymuru from Eastern Arnhem Land, the ANU was one of the first public institutions in Australia to so actively encourage indigenous artists. The university has continued to engage with this rich and important art through initiatives such as the School of Art Print Workshop’s collaborative print editions, through its acquisition policy and through commissions such as the Pukamani poles by Benny Tipungwuti. This exhibition is a selection from the ANU’s now extensive collection of sculptures and paintings, including bark paintings, and prints.
Curated by Nancy Sever.
Image: Julie Dowling, Idawong (star), 2008, acrylic, polymer and ochre on canvas, 91 x 71 cm. ANU Art Collection.