Ancestral power and the aesthetic

Arnhem Land works from the Donald Thomson Collection

This powerful visual suite embodies the essence of many of the major ancestors who created the landscape and gave life and meaning to the people of Arnhem Land, such as the Wagilag Sisters and the Djankawu Sisters.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 30 May 2009 to Sunday 23 August 2009

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Published by Ian Potter Museum of Art on Friday 06 March 2009.
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This exhibition will present bark paintings and other painted objects collected in eastern Arnhem Land by anthropologist, the late Professor Donald Thomson (1901–1970). The exhibition features around a third of an extraordinary collection of some seventy bark paintings in the Donald Thomson Collection.