Colour Power: Aboriginal Art Post 1984

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National Gallery of Victoria, Jul 30, 2005 - Art - 160 pages
This exhibition of around 100 works, drawn almost entirely from the NGV collection, focuses on the full period of the Gallery's collecting of Aboriginal art, 1984 - 2004, which has proved revolutionary in the evolution of new forms of Aboriginal art. Colour Power celebrates Aboriginal art of the New Wave: the daring and visionary use of colour by Indigenous artists throughout Australia. In defiance of preconceptions, that the quintessential colours of Aboriginal art are earth colours and natural ochres, colour Power unveils the opposite - a medley of great colourists, working with new media of acrylic and enamel paints, neon, glitter, wools, inks and dyes, metal, paper, canvas and textiles.

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Judith Ryan is Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Harvard University.

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