118 pages : colour illustrations, maps, portraits ; 27 cm
Grade systems and kastom -- The Vanuatu collection of the National Gallery of Australia : field collecting from the artist to the storeroom -- 'Noho'n'dou yene nieve nungute I numuwo' hyene = Respect is the foundation of life -- Art from the environment -- The works
This book showcases a unique collection of the National Gallery of Australia. During the early 1970s an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting on the Islands of Ambrym and Malakula. Central to many traditional practices, better known as 'Kastom', are masked performances and displays of sculpture including iconic upright slit drums
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Kastom: Art of Vanuatu at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 8 February - 16 June 2013"
Contributors: Kirk Huffman, Lisa McDonald
Includes bibliographical references
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 8 February to 16 June 2013