Bitter and Sweet: Beauty, Humor, and Harmony in Australia's Indigenous Art (Enhanced DVD)
It is an incongruous question, how the visual brilliance and exuberant imagery of indigenous art is combined with the resonances of the past and the real scenario of the contemporary present. Noteworthy too, is whether aboriginal art creation will always be considered different from or perhaps opposed to Western ways of tradition? This program presents curator Hetti Perkings as she interacts and expresses her experiences with a large canvas of Australian artists- artists like Ginger Riley of Arnhem Land famous for its splendid canvasses, and artist Rusty Peters of East Kimberley who shares information about the transference of knowledge. Renowned photographer Mervyn Bishop who has studied the different transformations taking place in the indigenous community, the program also features the 2003 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Winner Richard Bell; Gawirrin Gumana who is famous for his church panels known as Yirrkala and others.
(Bitter and Sweet: Beauty, Humor, and Harmony in Australia's Indigenous Art (Enhanced DVD, 55 minutes) ISBN: 978-1-62102-353-1 Copy Right Date: 2010 CC