Western Desert Art: the history

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Western Desert Art: the history

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Research and document the major events of the Western Desert art movement. Record your research in your Art Journal.

Develop a collection of ten words or phrases that commonly occur in your readings. Use these to create a glossary in your journal.

A search string to help is ‘western desert art history’. Google is a useful search engine.

Websites to use include:

Papunya Aboriginal reserve, NT. Schoolboys homeward bound on their camel after a days lessons.

Papunya Aboriginal reserve, NT. Schoolboys homeward bound on their camel after a days lessons.

Photographer: W Pedersen ​
Date: 1958
Image no: A1200, L29196
National Archive of Australia

Geoffrey Bardon, teacher at Papunya school and instrumental in the establishment of the Western Desert Art movement.


Geoffrey Bardon, teacher at Papunya school and instrumental in the establishment of the Western Desert Art movement.

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