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Evans, Nicholas: The Heart of Everything: the art and artists of Mornington & Bentinck , McCulloch & McCulloch, Fitzroy 2008, ISBN 9780980449402

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Table of Contents

Nicholas Evans: Dulka Warngiid a place of our own -2-

Anna Bligh: Foreward -9-

Paul Memmott and Susan McCulloch: ‘At the heart of everything is the land’ -12-

Paul Memmott: Origins of the contemporary art movement -16-

Louise Martin-Chew: A contemporary art movement develops -32-

Nicholas Evans: People of the Strand: the Kaiadilt of Bentinck Island -54-

Brett Evans and Susan McCulloch: Leading exhibiting artists -60-

Reggie Robertson -62-

Gordon Watt -65-

Sally Gabori -68-

May Moodoonuthi -75-

Netta Loogatha -78-

Paula Paul -82-

Thelma Burke -86-

Emily Evans -89-

Louise Martin-Chew: The Future -93-

Notes -97-

Bibliography -98-

Credits -98-

Mornington Island Arts and Craft exhibitions 1990s-2007 -99-

About the authors -100-

Cover Text

From totem designs used for body paint-up to sweeps of brilliant colour on canvas, the art of Mornington and Bentinck Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria off the Queensland coast, has a long and rich history. Now this major new book - featuring the work of artists from Mornington Island Arts and Craft - explores, for the first time, the history and visual culture of the region and its wide-ranging contemporary art. Founded by brothers Dick and Lindsay Roughsey in the 1960s, today's Lardil, Gangalidda and Yangkaal artists of Mornington Island are creating fresh and exciting imagery. Alongside this, led by Sally Gabori, has developed a whole new school of joyous paintings by the Kaiadilt artists of nearby Bentinck Island. Lavishly illustrated, with essays by specialist academics Dr Paul Memmott and Dr Nicholas Evans and art writer Louise Martin-Chew, and with biographies of leading exhibiting artists, The Heart of Everything; the art and artists of Mornington and Bentinck Islands, is an in-depth exploration of the vibrant art of this fascinating region of Australia’s far north.