Don't Ask For Stories: Women from Ernabella and their Art

dont ask for stories cover

Ute Eikelcamp

Jan, 1999
Pages: 
88
Category: 
Arts
History
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
270x205mm
ISBN: 
9780855753108
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$39.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

This collection of histories, in both written and illustrative form tells the story from 'first missionary coming', atomic bomb tests in 1950 to commercial success in the 1990s. The beautiful batiks from Ernabella are exhibited throughout the world and the artists are sought after as teachers in Australia and internationally.

Ernabella Arts is one of the oldest centres of contemporary Aboriginal art, best known for its distinctive design and its use of new and innovative media, like textile art. When asked to explain their designs by those who are unaware of their non-representational nature, the artists say 'don't ask for stories'.

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Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016