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Ch. 1. Introduction Ch. 2. Patterns of power: Arnhem Land and its surrounds Ch. 3. The art of place and journey: the desert Ch. 4. Land of the Wandjina: the Kimberley Ch. 5. Diversity: North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands Ch. 6. Artists in the town and city.
Survey of the work of Australia's indigenous artists which shows how the events of the Dreaming and their significance are embodied in artistic works covering a wide range of media from painting and sculpture to printmaking and textile design. Features numerous colour and black-and-white plates, a bibliography, a list of illustrations, a glossary and an index. The author has been the curator of Aboriginal Art at the Australian National Gallery since 1984.