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Inside World Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles


This groundbreaking book focuses on contemporary memorial poles, one of the most unique forms of contemporary Aboriginal Australian art. Traditionally used in Aboriginal funeral ceremonies, memorial poles have been transformed into compelling contemporary artworks. 

Today, these works of art have become a powerful symbol of Aboriginal culture's significance around the globe. The artists featured in the book - including John Mawurndjul, Djambawa Marawili, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu - are some of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary artists. Taking their inspiration from ancient clan insignia, the designs on these poles are transformed in new and personal ways that offer a powerful reminder of the resilience and beauty of Aboriginal culture. This book features dazzling colour images and impeccable scholarship and includes essays from some of the leading scholars in the field of Aboriginal art.


Author : Henry Skerritt

Publisher : Prestel 

Publish Date : Mar 2019

Pages : 160

Format : Hardcover

Dimensions : 25 x 27 cm