New Internationalist

The colour of dreams

Issue 410

Aboriginal art

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I did not dance (2004) by Christine Christopherson. From the Kakadu region, Northern Territory, Christine Christopherson has campaigned for indigenous land rights. More recently, like her mother Jane before her, she has become a leading Aboriginal artist. As a painter, illustrator, print- and film-maker, she is rapidly gaining international recognition.

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Timeless Land II (2002) by Bronwyn Bancroft. ‘Since I was a young girl I wanted to do and make art,’ says Bronwyn Bancroft, an artist and designer of international acclaim. A descendant of the Bandjslung people, Bancroft grew up in the small country town in New South Wales. She specializes in unique paintings, hand printed fabrics and illustrations for children’s books. An advocate for indigenous rights she has been especially involved in education which she firmly believes ‘is imperative to our development and confidence’.

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