Literatur in unserem Bestand

Tandanya - National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (Hg.): Kattja now. Indigenous Arts Australia, Wakefield Press, Adelaide 2001, ISBN 1862545073

Inhaltsverzeichnis        ¦         Klappentext        ¦         Buchbesprechung


The Board of the National Aboriginal Cultural Institut - Tandanya: Preface -vi-

Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue CBE AM: Introduction -viii-

Fred Torres: Driving Ms Kngwarreye (Some personal recollections of the famous artist Emily Kngwarreye by art dealer Fred Torres, whose family comes from the same Alyawarre community as the late artist.) -1-

Murray Garde with Peter Danaja and Tom Djelkwarrngi Wood: 'That didgeridu has sent them mad' (Writing in association with resident linguist/anthropologist Murray Garde, two members of the Maningrida community of north-east Arnhem Land lay down the law on the wider use of this popular instrument.) -12-

Pat Lowe with Jukuna Mona Chuguna, Ngarralja Tommy May, Hitler Pamba, Jimmy Pike, Pijaju Peter Skipper and Gail Smiler: Painting up big - The Ngurrara canvas (Members of Mangkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing talk to Pat Lowe about their introductions to art practice, culminating in their collective work on the five by ten metre Ngurrara Canvas, a title documented to their lands in the Great Sandy Desert.) -26-

Franchesca Cubillo: The remarkable Kundu masks of the Nyangumarta (In the late 1930s a man in the Pilbara regon of Western Australia had a dream about new things. His dream was made into a masque, a non-sacred entertainment by young men for their community. The discarded artefacts of that performance come to us now as fabulous reminders of the vital adaptability of living Aboriginal cultures.) -42-

Kathy McKenzie: Kathy's story (As a child Kathy McKenzie, her mother and siblings walked nearly 600 kilometres across the Australian Central Desert from Warburton to Ernabella, and learned the secrets of bush tucker and her cultural law. As an adult Kathy and her husband have made over a thousand videos depicting aspects of Pitjantjatjara cultural life.) -48-

Ian Chance, Mervyn Bishop (photos): Cultural business - Desert Tracks (Australia's best-known Indigenous commercial photographer was employed by the Central Australia Aboriginal Media Association to photograph Indigenous tourism enterprises across the country. These are his photos from around Cave Hill in the Central Desert. Dedicated to Nganyinytja Ilyatjari, founder of Desert Tracks and grand old lady of Anangu Pitjantjatjara of Angatja.) -62-

Mary McLean talks with Kirstie Parker: Wild woman now! (Famous artist Mary McLean talks our way across a great painting of hers. She reveals the wry humour for which her Ngaanyatjarra people around the Blackstone Ranges are renowned.) -68-

Denise Groves: Keeping up Country on canvas (In support of the previous interview, Western Australian Indigenous academic Denise Groves provides some background to the life and works of Mary McLean.) -72-

Hetti Perkins: From genesis to genius (A little history on the journey if Indigenous art from ethnographic curiosity to modern art movement, with particular attention to its modern genesis at Papunya. With her own roots in the Central Desert, Hetti Perkins is curator of the foremost Indigenous art gallery in Australia.) -76-

Doreen Mellor: Thancoupie: earth shaper (Australia's most successful Indigenous ceramicist talks with an old friend about her work, her motivs and her ideals.) -88-

Janis Koolmatrie: The Ngarrindjeri weaver (Yvonne Koolmatrie draws from the River and the culture of its people to produce her world-renowned weavings. She is revered as a great source of spiritual and cultural inspiration for Ngarrindjeri people of the Murray River and Coorong regions in South Australia.) -98-

Hetti Perkins: The international artist (Supplementing the previous article. A curatorial perspective on Yvonne Koolmatrie's work.) -104-

Diane Moon: Carried lightly (The tropic swell of Torres Strait can always be heard from the studios of Ais Bero and Lucy Thaiday. A work picture of their studio setting and photos of the works these two artists produce there.) -106-

Michelle Torres talks with Alexis Wright: Cinema song woman (Actress turned film-maker Michelle Torres tells how the songmen and songwomen of her north-western Australian family have provided her with a valuable inheritance in the modern world.) -110-

Photo essay by Kerry Giles and Fred Nam, commentary by Ian Chance: Native orange country (Two Aboriginal photographers explore the stories of the Adnyamathanha people in landscape photographs of the northern Flinders Ranges in South Australia.) -114-

Alexis Wright: The politics of art and authenticity (Successful novelist, historian and Indigenous activist Alexis Wright turns her thoughts to the principles of an Indigenous cultural economy.) -126-

Anita Heiss: Who's been writing Blak? (Indigenous author and literature researcher Anita Heiss explores the foundations and developments of an Indigenous Australian literary genre.) -138-

Bruce Pascoe: Write no appeasement (Patronage or patronising? A successful writer, editor and small publisher of Indigenous descent comments bluntly on the difference.) -144-

Sandra Phillips: A child's Dreaming (With so many children's book titles claiming to be based on Indigenous stories, an experienced book editor (and Indigenous parent) tries to sort the gold from the dross and gives tips about how we might judge them.) -147-

A child's Dreaming in print (An extensive bibliography of children's titles.) -153-

Bibliography -156-


'Kaltja now' showcases contemporary Indigenous arts and cultural practice. It features 20 illustrated essays by Indigenous writers and photographers that take you into the lives, thoughts and experiences of artists, such as Emily Kngwarreye, whose work is informing and nurturing new and appreciative audiences throughout the world.