Next Meeting: Monday 30th June 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Hi all,

After a brief break in May, we’re back!

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held next Monday the 30th of June from 4 – 5pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building.

We will be reading:

GELL, Alfred (2006)  “Vogel’s Net: Traps as Artworks and Artworks as Traps”, from The Anthropology of Art: A Reader, edited by Howard Morphy and Morgan Perkins. Blackwell Publishing, pp. 219-235.

We will also be viewing two very recent publications:

Behind the Doors: An art history from Yuendumu by Philip Jones

and the catalogue to the exhibition Ngintaka.

If you have trouble getting hold of any of the readings please contact me at susan.lowish[at]

Hope to see you there,



6 responses to “Next Meeting: Monday 30th June 4.00 – 5.00 pm

  1. Hi Susan

    I will get my copy of Yuendumu Doors tomorrow

    Not sure about Ngintaka, have you seen it? But I can certainly give an account of that old man performing at Tandanya as a part of the Ngura Kutjara/Two Homes exhbition I curated with Kerry Giles and the gang at Ernabella


  2. Thanks John, looking forward to hearing that story! I will bring a copy of the catalogue and share info about the Ngintaka exhibition. Should be a good meeting.

  3. Sally Cunningham

    Hi Susan, Are you able to send me PDF’s of the reading?



    • Hi Sally, Are you still in Canberra? Those new books should be available from the museums and galleries there. The older reading was originally published in the Journal of Material Culture 1(1): 15-38. ANU would have it. Hope that helps!

  4. Vanessa Patterson

    Hi Susan,

    I was hoping I would be able to join the reading group this month but unfortunately I’ll be away.

    I worked for Papunya Tula and Ninuku Arts for years and am currently studying the Master of Art Curatorship. I met John a few weeks ago and am hoping to meet you one of these days.

    I look forward to the next reading group. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it!

    Best wishes,

    • Hi Vanessa,
      Sounds like you’d have made a great addition to this month’s discussion. Never mind, looking forward to meeting you soon!
      See you in July perhaps,

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