Tag Archives: Balgo

Lives of the Artist: Patrick Tjungurrayi by John Carty

Readers who followed this blog for a long time know already of my admiration for John Carty’s work.  John is an anthropologist trained at the Australian National University under Howard Morphy.  He has long had an interest in art history, … Continue reading

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Warlayirti Artists, Balgo (Wirrimanu), WA

The very last art centre we visited on the 2007 Austrade American tour was Warlayirti Artists in Balgo, WA. For me, there was an undeniable tinge of melancholy that this fact brought to what might otherwise have been among the most thrilling … Continue reading

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Old Man Tjapanangka from Balgo

Sad news from Balgo: Dear colleagues, It is with great great sadness to inform you that late yesterday afternoon, that old man Tjapanangka from Wilkinkarra ( Lake Mackay) passed away at his home with a small group of family and … Continue reading

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September Review of Books: Balgo Business

Cruising the new book shelf at the Library a couple of weeks ago, I came across Zohl de Ishtar’s Holding Yawulyu: White Culture and Black Women’s Law (Spinifex Press, 2005) and thought, hullo, what’s this? A big fat book about life in … Continue reading

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Eubena’s Signature

I want to return to Henry’s remarks, quoted in the previous post, about the difference between how artists paint with the encouragement of art advisors–seeking new forms and expression–versus how backyarders encourage the production of “autograph paintings” that repeat a … Continue reading

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