MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]
Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. (Signed copy)
A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. ‘Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.’ Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, illustrated with mainly black and white plates, with several colour plates as well as line drawings; maps, bibliography (pp 206-07); a fine copy. Signed on the title page by the curator Jenny Zimmer. Rare.
A landmark publication, being the detailed illustrated catalogue of the first exhibition of Western Desert art to be staged in a major Australian gallery. With a foreword by Lois O’Donoghue, essays by J. Maughan, R.G Kimber, A. Crocker, P. Hogan, R.D. Morice, J.V.S. Megaw and G. Bardon, and interpretive notes on associated symbolism and mythology. According to the curator Jenny Zimmer five hundred copies of this catalogue were printed.