Survey exhibition of Groote Eylandt art

Over the last six years, research and display of an important group of 1940s Groote Eylandt bark paintings from the university’s collection has enabled us to present fundamental information hitherto unknown (attributions, dates, subject matter). Ongoing field research and community consultation will produce the first survey of Groote Eylandt art ever undertaken.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 14 November 2012 to Monday 01 April 2013

‘Missionary boat ‘Holly’ image

Published by Ian Potter Museum of Art on Sunday 29 January 2012.
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The exhibition will include important loans from public and private collections dating from the 1920s to the present. In partnership with the Groote Eylandt community, the exhibition will investigate the striking development of Groote Eylandt art and reflect on the growing dialogue between historical works and contemporary art from the region, which has been propelled in part by the Potter’s research.