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Creative drive in the desert goes deep

SLIDESHOW
    From the on-going brilliance of artists from The Lands,
in the far north of South Australia, to the delightful evolution of the
soft sculpture coming out of Larapinta Valley town camp in Alice Springs
and the many shades of achievement in between, Desert Mob shows once
again that the drive to creativity amongst Aborigines of the desert is
unabated.

The exhibition, in its 21st year, keeps with its firmly established
tradition of huge diversity: dazzling paintings of the highest order,
drawing on ancient sacred traditions and knowledge, alongside naive
works that charm with their view of contemporary Aboriginal life; fine
art alongside crafts; refined crafts alongside those more simply, even
crudely yet expressively fashioned. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

 

Opening night (above): the soft sculptures of
the Larapinta Valley town camp artists were much admired. In the
background are the dazzling paintings from Tjala Arts, based at Amata in
the APY Lands.

Slideshow: Wanampi Tjukurpa by Tiger Palpatja •
Wati Wilu-Ku Inma Tjukurpa by Dickie Minyintiri • Soft sculptures by
Yarrenyty Arltere artists • Hermannsburg Potters celebrate country music
• Bush Pig by a Greenbush artist • Ngaanyatjarra Council's 30th
Birthday Party by Jean Yinalanka Burke • Malilanya, ceramic by Renita
Stanley • Walu by Carol Maanyatja Golding • Images courtesy Araluen, the
artists and the art centres.

Creative drive in the desert goes deep

 

From the on-going brilliance of artists from The Lands, in the far
north of South Australia, to the delightful evolution of the soft
sculpture coming out of Larapinta Valley town camp in Alice Springs and
the many shades of achievement in between, Desert Mob shows once again
that the drive to creativity amongst Aborigines of the desert is
unabated. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Photo: Opening
night: the soft sculptures of the Larapinta Valley town camp
artists were much admired. In the background are the dazzling paintings
from Tjala Arts, based at Amata in the APY Lands.

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