This series, associated with the Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists exhibition, explores the dynamism and richness of Indigenous Australian cultural expression.
Old Masters lecture series 05 Jun 2014
Individual inspiration and social connection in western Arnhem Land
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 Yolngu people represent their world.
Old Masters lecture series 03 Apr 2014
Meaning in Yolngu bark paintings
Anthropologist Howard Morphy explores the cultural patterns and multi-layered meanings behind the bark paintings on show in Old Masters.
Old Masters lecture series 05 Mar 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.