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McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art

Contemporary Aboriginal Art is one of the most popular books on Aboriginal art, due largely to its unique combination of art and guide book.

It is a richly illustrated, accessible history of modern Aboriginal art, tracing its origins, explaining regional differences, charting its huge new developments and explaining how the art is produced, sourced, bought and sold. Buy your copy now from our Online Shop.

From Alice Springs to Aurukun, Kaltjiti to Kakadu, Papunya to Peppimenarti and throughout Australia, the book is the complete guide to the Aboriginal art of Australia featuring:

  • extensive profiles on more then 80 art regions, art centres and artists
  • more than 400 illustrations of artwork, landscape and artists in their country
  • a comprehensive introduction detailing the history of contemporary Aboriginal art
  • location maps
  • buyer’s guide
  • an exploration of the new media and styles of city-based artists.

The new edition of this best selling book is packed with information and introduces much new material on the art of Central Australia, PY and NPY lands, the Kimberley, the West, the Top End, Arnhem Land, Queensland, Torres Strait Islands and much more.

The book is in large soft cover format (19 by 27 cm) and has 308 pages.

McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art

Below are two double-page spreads from the book, one showing the introduction to the Central Desert section and the second the beginning of the text on the APY lands:




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