Visual Arts: Out of the Boxes and into the Desert: Curator’s Talk + Tour

18 August 2019

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13 September @ Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·
Presented by Berndt Museum of Anthropology ·

‘Out of the boxes and into the Desert’ explores the Berndt Museum of Anthropology’s collection of paintings from the Central Desert. These works include stories of ancestral beings that travelled across country, through waterholes and into the stars.  Join exhibition curator Dr Vanessa Russ as she leads us through the exhibition, sharing insights into the artworks and the history of the Berndt Museum.

Dr Vanessa Russ is the Associate Director of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology. She was awarded Honours (Fine Arts) at the UNSW 2009 and a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Western Australia in 2013. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2014.

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert Curator’s Talk and Tour takes place from 1 – 2 pm on Friday 13 September.

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Opening night, Out of the Boxes and into the Desert, Berndt Museum of Anthroplogy.
Photograph by Ilkka K Photography. Artwork: Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri (c1926-1998),
Pintupi, Many Dreamings, 1978, acrylic on canvas, 202 x 337 cm. Berndt Museum of
Anthropology collection [1978/0037] © Estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Arts Agency Ltd, 2019.

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