Indigenous Australia : enduring civilisation / Gaye Sculthorpe, John Carty, Howard Morphy, Maria Nugent, Ian Coates, Lissant Bolton, Jonathan Jones.

By: Sculthorpe, Gaye [author.]
Contributor(s): Carty, John, 1977- [author.] | Morphy, Howard [author.] | Nugent, Maria [author.] | Coates, Ian [author.] | Bolton, Lissant, 1954- [author.] | Jones, Jonathan, 1978- [author.] | National Museum of Australia [host institution.] | British Museum [host institution.]
Publisher: London : Canberra ACT : British Museum Press ; National Museum of Australia Press, 2015Copyright date: 2015Description: 272 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cmContent type: cartographic image | text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781921953231; 1921953233Subject(s): British Museum | British Museum -- Exhibitions | Aboriginal Australians | Aboriginal Australians -- Material culture | Art, Aboriginal Australian | Art, Torres Strait Islander | Torres Strait Islanders | Aboriginal Australians -- Exhibitions | Torres Strait Islanders -- Exhibitions | Art, Aboriginal Australian -- England -- Exhibitions | Art, Torres Strait Islander -- England -- Exhibitions | Aboriginal Australians -- Material culture -- Exhibitions | Aboriginal Australians -- First contact with Europeans -- Exhibitions | Aboriginal Australians -- Colonization -- Exhibitions | Aboriginal Australians in art | Aboriginal Australians in art -- Exhibitions | Indigenous collection | Aboriginal Australians -- Australia | Torres Strait Islanders -- Australia | Indigenous art -- Australia -- Exhibitions | EnglandGenre/Form: Exhibition catalogs. DDC classification: 704.039915 LOC classification: N5310-5313
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Published to accompany the exhibition of works from the collection of the British Museum and held at the British Museum, London, 23 April - 2 August 2015, and at the National Museum of Australia, 26 November - 28 March 2016.

Organised with the National Museum of Australia.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Forewords -- Introduction / Gaye Sculthorpe, Lissant Bolton and Ian Coates -- 1. Understanding country / Howard Morphy and John Carty -- Kimberley spear points / John Carty -- Fibrecraft / Lissant Bolton -- A symphony of lines : reading south-east shields / Jonathan Jones -- Painting country / John Carty -- 2. Encounters in country / Maria Nugent -- `Everything after Cook was between all of us' / Maria Nugent -- William Barak, Coranderrk and the arts of diplomacy / Maria Nugent -- `Let us hear no more of Pigeon' : violence in the Kimberley / Ian Coates -- The Carrolup children's drawings / Ian Coates -- 3. Out of country / Gaye Sculthorpe -- 4. Drawing on country / Gaye Sculthorpe.

Published to accompany the first major UK exhibition on indigenous Australia, this groundbreaking new publication explores the profound impact and legacy of colonialism. The nature of collecting and the changing meaning of objects now in the collection of the British Museum are revealed through contributions from key experts and indigenous peoples and colonists were complex and nuanced, and contemporary Australian society is still dealing with this legacy, trying to transform or reconcile different worldviews.

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