Old Paintings Symposium, Melbourne Museum, 28-29 November

Garrnyal Bukulatjpi and Djawa Dhaawiringu, Milingimbi, NT, September 1935 Source: Courtesy of the Thomson family and Museum Victoria (TPH363)

A symposium hosted in association with the exhibition, Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic.

This symposium presents a series of papers with a diverse group of experts from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Paris, who are prominent in their area of Aboriginal art practice and passionate about the importance of Yolngu art from Arnhem Land, and particularly bark painting.

Professor Howard Morphy, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University, will deliver the keynote address.

The exhibition, Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: Arnhem Land Paintings and Objects from the Donald Thomson Collection is now showing at Melbourne Museum until 12 February 2012.

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