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Author Isaacs, Jennifer, author

Title Tiwi : art, history, culture / Jennifer Isaacs
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2012
Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.295 Isa/Tah  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 327 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits ; 28 cm
regular print
Series Second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes ; no. 151
Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 151
Contents Part I. Tiwi culture -- Part II. Tiwi history -- Part III. Artefacts and art -- Part IV. Bathurst Island art centres -- Part V. Melville Island art centres
Summary The dangerous waters separating mainland Australia from Tiwi islands have seen a blossoming of an art & culture unique to Tiwi people. Often abstract and geometric, with strong patterns, use of colour, it is the basis for shapes of traditional carvings, such as that used in burial ceremonies, more recently, on fabric, paper, pottery, canvas and jewellery
Analysis All Australian Indigenous Material
Art of indigenous peoples
Notes Includes index of Tiwi artists and artworks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-315) and index
Subject Art centers -- Australia -- Tiwi Islands (N.T.)
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Australia -- Tiwi Islands (N.T.)
Art -- Australia -- Tiwi Islands (N.T.) -- History.
Art -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands -- History
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Tiwi Islands (N.T.)
Art, Tiwi (Australia)
Indigenous Studies Collection
Tiwi (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Tiwi Islands (N.T.) -- History.
Tiwi Islands (N.T.) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 2013433290
ISBN 0522858554 (hbk.)
9780522858556 (hbk.)