Old Masters lecture series

This series, associated with the Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists exhibition that is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from December 2013 to July 2014, explores the dynamism and richness of Indigenous Australian cultural expression and draws on experts who continue to be inspired by this unique and fascinating art and cultural form.

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Individual inspiration and social connection in western Arnhem Land

Dr Luke Taylor, Australian National University, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra

Old Masters lecture series, 5 June 2014

Anthropologist and author Luke Taylor examines how the different schools of bark painting in western Arnhem Land on show in the Old Masters exhibition transformed the way that Yolnyu people represent their world.

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art, ceremony, culture, indigenous, spirituality

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Meaning in Yolngu bark paintings

Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra

Old Masters lecture series, 3 April 2014

Anthropologist Howard Morphy explores the cultural patterns and multi-layered meanings behind the bark paintings on show in Old Masters.

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art, ceremony, indigenous, spirituality

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‘Seeing barks’

Consultant curator Wally Caruana, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra

Old Masters lecture series, 5 March 2014

Indigenous art expert Wally Caruana explores the visual language of the bark paintings on show in the exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists, and provides insights into the culture of the people who created these works.

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art, ceremony, indigenous

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