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Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an incredible diversity of Aboriginal art outside of this style. Focusing on philosophy and culture, this interview-based programme explores what is meant by ‘Aboriginal art’, inspiration and influence, interpretation and symbolism, and meanings and messages. It also investigates the cultural functions of art. We talk with urban and traditional Aboriginal artists from across the country, including Brook Andrew; Bindi Cole; desert artist, Otto; Australian art historian, Dr Susan Lowish; and curator Phillip Batty. Perfect for senior secondary and TAFE students in the fields of fine art, art history and cultural studies, this production digs beneath the surface to explore the rich complexity and cultural significance of Aboriginal art practices.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2012
Duration: 28 min
Printable Resources: Yes

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