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Rarrk – John Mawurndjul : a journey through time in northern Australia

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Belair, South Australia : Crawford House Publishing, 2005, Large quarto (280 x 230 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 238 pp, colour illustrations; a fine copy.

‘Published on the occasion of the exhibition. Museum Tingely, Basel: 21 September 2005 to 29 January 2006 ; Sprengel Museum Hannover: 19 February to 5 June 2006’.

‘Comprehensive monograph to explore the many facets and avenues not only of John Mawurndjul’s work but following up on daily, practical and theoretical issues influencing Australian indigenous art.’ (NLA)


“I never stop thinking about my rarrk” / John Mawurndjul in an interview with Apolline Kohen. From Mumeka to Basel: John Mawurndjul’s artistic odyssey / Jon Altman. John Mawurndjul – “I’ve got a different idea” / Luke Taylor. Reverberation of image and essence in John Mawurndjul’s bark painting / Judith Ryan. From rarrk to etching / Jean Kohen. How the rainbow serpent became art: a short manual for looking at unfamiliar pictures / Hans-Joachim Muller. Grids, dots and territory / Philippe Peltier. Marks on and of land: the relationship of rock and bark painting to peoples, places and the ancestral past / Paul S. Tacon. Bark painting: a singular aesthetic / Judith Ryan. Perceptible boundaries: aesthetic experience and cross-cultural understanding with a view to John Mawurndjul / Claus Volkenandt. The inevitable collision between politics and Indigenous art / Gary Foley. Karel Kupka in Australia: artist, collector, writer, anthropologist. Aboriginal art from Arnhem Land – why in Basel? / Christian Kaufmann. Appendices: List of exhibited worksArtist’s biography. Solo exhibitions, select group exhibitions, awards and grants, collections containing works by John Mawurndjul. Select works from the Kupka collection.