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John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new Exhibition Catalogue


The richly illustrated 400-page book contains a comprehensive overview of John Mawurndjul’s practice by Hetti Perkins, one of Australia’s great scholars of Aboriginal art; a detailed and illustrated biographical history by writer Genevieve O’Callaghan; an interview between the artist and linguist Dr Murray Garde; and other essays.

Designed and developed by the MCA Design Studio in collaboration with the artist, the book mirrors the structure of the 2018 exhibition, John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new, by grouping more than 160 full-colour image plates grouped by place, along with rarely seen images of the artist. 

John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new celebrates language and is punctuated with the artist’s words in Kuninjku, translated into English.

Product details
- Language: English and Kuninjku
- Format: Softcover 
- Pages: 410
- Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia
- Country of publication: Australia
- Dimensions: 24.5 x 29cm