Nganampa Kampatjangka Unngu: Beneath the Canvas: The Lives and Stories of the Tjala Artists
First Edition. Signed by person(s) connected with book
30cm x 27cm. 288 pages, colour illustrations. Tan papered boards, silver lettering, illustrated jacket.
This copy signed by 23 of the artists to the title page. “Tjala Arts, home to many of Australia’s highest profile visual artists, is at the forefront of the western desert painting movement. It is widely recognised as an art centre with an unwavering commitment to the traditional values of holding and celebrating Tjukurpa. This drives Tjala Arts’ pursuit of artistic excellence. Described by Senior Law Woman Nyurpaya Kaika as the ‘true heart of Amata Community’, Tjala Arts is located at the base of the Musgrave Ranges in the stunning Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia. This vivid collection of stories and artworks allows a unique and exquisite insight into the individual and family histories that make the Tjala Arts story so important in the nation’s cultural landscape.” (front flap)
Minor bumping to board fore-edge corners. 3.5cm closed tear to jacket at spine tail edge. Some offsetting from the signatures. Very Good Condition.
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