Tag Archives: Canning Stock Route

There’s an App for That

I bought my iPad about two and a half years ago, not long before my last trip to Australia.  It was the perfect solution to hauling half a dozen cheap paperbacks across the globe and discarding them in a series … Continue reading

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Riches of the Canning Stock Route

The depth, the wealth, the variety of the material contained in Ngurra Kuju Walyja / One Country One People: stories from the Canning Stock Route (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) are such that I’m almost at a loss to begin describing it all.  A … Continue reading

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Video from the Canning Stock Route

I’m in the midst of reading the massive Ngurra Kuju Walyja — One Country One People — Stories from the Canning Stock Route (Macmillan, 2011), a companion volume to the exhibition catalog Yiwarra Kuju from the National Museum of Australia.  I … Continue reading

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Family Ties

There are a few concepts that can be regarded as absolutely fundamental to Aboriginal society and, by extension, to its art.  The most obvious, of course, is the tjukurrpa, what we know as the Dreaming or “law” or “business.”  Another … Continue reading

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Pretty Country, Cannibal Country

One of the more intriguing aspects of Yiwarra Kuju was the prominence it delivered to Martumili Artists, whom I find to be among the most interesting group of artists to have emerged from the past half-decade’s burst of creative energy … Continue reading

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Along the Canning Stock Route

If you are an aficionado of desert art from the Kimberley region, and especially if you read the stories associated with paintings out of art centres like Mangkaja Arts and Warlayirti Artists, you probably already have a glancing familiarity with … Continue reading

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