Posted: 10 Jul 2004
When senior Papunya Tula aboriginal men were introduced to acrylic paint in the 1970s and '80s, they unleashed a shower of brilliant new colours never used in sacred art or ceremony before. It was a hit to the indigenous nervous system which changed Australia forever.
Don't miss Beyond Ochres: Colour in Aboriginal Art at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 27 November 2004 - 13 February 2005. Info coming soon to www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Image: Kukurra Jukurrpa (Desert Oak Dreaming from Mina Mina), 2004, Judy Napangardi Watson, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 152cm x 107cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.
Click here for further information on The Ian Potter Centre .