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Author Drury, Nevill, 1947-2013, author

Title Fire and shadow : spirituality in contemporary Australian art / Nevill Drury and Anna Voigt
Published Roseville East, NWS : Craftsman House ;Australia ; United States : G + B Arts International [distributor], [1996]
Roseville East, N.S.W : Craftsman House Australia ; United States : G + B Arts International [distributor], 1996
United States : G + B Arts International


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Description 184 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents Selected artists: James Gleeson -- Kate Briscoe -- Inga Hunter -- John Coburn -- William Ferguson -- Rover Thomas -- Mirlkitjungu Millie Skeen -- Gloria Temarre Petyarre -- Tim Johnson -- Marion Borgelt -- Anne Judell -- Wendy Stavrianos -- Lyn Plummer -- Sebastian di Mauro -- Ted Snell
Summary Fire and Shadow is neither a history nor an overview but focuses on a selection of established and mid-career Australian artists - among them painters, sculptors, installation artists and practitioners of mixed media - who are incorporating spiritual elements and themes in their work
The concept of 'spirituality' conveys more than formal religious faith or belief - it relates to the sacred and transcendental dimensions of human consciousness and touches directly on the fundamental mystery which underlies the process of creation. Artists relate to this mystery in different ways - sometimes within the context of a religious tradition, such as Christianity or Buddhism, but more often in an instinctual, non-doctrinal way. Some artists relate their spirituality to the potentialities of human awareness - a sacred potentiality perhaps only partially glimpsed but innate to all human beings - while others see the spirit as an extension of the conscious mind. Others find the sacred within the earth, within rites of passage and transformation, and within archetypal mythologies from both East and West
Notes Aboriginal content
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Art.
Art, Australian -- Exhibitions.
Art, Australian -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Australian -- 20th century.
Art, Australian.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Australia.
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Artists -- Australia.
Spirit art -- Australia.
Spiritualism in art.
Spirituality in art -- Australia.
Spirituality in art.
Symbolism in art -- Australia.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Voigt, Anna, author
LC no. 96202224
ISBN 9766410429