Tag Archives: John Carty

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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The Terrain of the Critic

Of maximal concern is the aesthetic ambience into which [Papunya Tula] art will be critically placed.  An art dialogue sympathetic to the intent of this work is a necessary tool to engender a deeper understanding and appreciation of what the … Continue reading

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The Lake Where Cultures Meet

A desert lake.  Paruku.  Lake Gregory. This is the place where the ancestral hero, Kiki, came down from the east, a falling star.  Landed in the water and created seeds, grapes, bandicoot, and blue-tongued lizard. This is the place where … Continue reading

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Cannibal Story

I posted this on Facebook last night, as I can’t quite seem to get the embed code to work properly here on the blog.  But it’s too good not to find a way to share, so if you click on … Continue reading

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Ngaanyatjarra Art History

A few weeks ago I posted a link to a video about the exhibition Purnu, Tjanpi, Canvas: Art of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands currently on display in Perth.  A few days later the catalog for the show arrived in the mail … Continue reading

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Purnu, Tjanpi, Canvas: Art of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands

A bit distracted this weekend, I’m going to turn the pulpit over to my friend John Carty for a video recap of Purnu, Tjanpi, Canvas, the exhibition of art from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands that is on display at the Lawrence Wilson … Continue reading

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Canberra! Sydney!

Canberra was awesome.  I have to admit I never thought I’d say that. I have to give the credit to our hosts all along the way.  Kristian Pithie warmly welcomed us to the Chapman Gallery with its lovely show of … Continue reading

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