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Australian Indigenous Art
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]J+G Grant
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 07:30:55 +1000
Hi to everyone,
I have just read that an exhibition that some of you may be interested in is
about to open on your fair shores. What follows is a transcript of the
About 125 works from the Gantner Myer Aboriginal Art Collection will be
exhibited at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco
until 6 January before touring to other parts of the United States. The
collection, which includes paintings, sculptures and weavings, may not
return to Australia - the family plans to donate the works to San
Francisco's M.H. de Young Museum if funds are found to rebuild the museum
which was badly damaged during the city's 1989 earthquate. Australia's
Ambassador to the US will officially open the exhibition titled 'Spirit
Country' in San Francsco tomorrow night. 'Spirit Country' features the work
of artists from the Desert, the Kinberley, Arnhem Land, the Tiwi Islands and
Gulf Country. The collection includes the workof acclaimed artists such as
Emily Kame Kgnwarreye, Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie. Among the artists
who travelled to San Francisco for the opening are Aboriginal elders Jack
Jakamarra Ross, Sampson Japaljarri Martin, and Adrea Nungarrayi Martin.
Do yourselves a favour and if you have a chance to see it, go.
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 1999 9:32
Subject: artsednet-digest V2 #1702