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JENKINS, SUSAN (ED.) - No Ordinary Place  The Art of David Malangi

Title: No Ordinary Place The Art of David Malangi
Description: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT, 2004. Quarto; paperback, with illustrated gatefold wrappers; 112pp., with many full-colour illustrations. Remainder. New. Malangi came to prominence in the 1960s, painting consistently over four decades within a private ceremonial context as well as for the public domain, gaining international prominence. Malangi is most familiar to Australians through the reproduction of one of his bark painting designs on the reverse of the one dollar note, released as part of Australia's new decimal currency in 1966. The editor of this volume, Susan Jenkins, states: "No Ordinary Place traces the development of Malangi's work from the early bark paintings of the 1960s that record his patrilineally inherited land and ceremonies, to the masterful dedications to his mother's land and culture for which he was also responsible, and where he spent the last 30 years of his life. Malangi was a true innovator in the bark painting medium and this No Ordinary Place provides the opportunity to celebrate the extensive contribution of this talented and highly significant artist in the company of his peers, Indigenous and non-Indigenous." Malangi was cultural manager of his family's vast inherited pictorial language, based on the stories and ceremonies associated with the mangroves, mud flats and fresh waterholes around the magnificent Glyde River in central Arnhem Land, and dedicated his entire adult life to the development of a strong individual graphic style. He was one of a group of renowned Indigenous artists who represented Australia at the landmark exhibition Dreamings: the art of Aboriginal Australia held at The Asia Society Galleries, New York in 1988 and that same year was a key contributor to the magnificent The Aboriginal Memorial in the National Gallery of Australia.


Price: AUD 19.80 = appr. US$ 13.70 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 89220

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