The brilliant Hetti Perkins returns in 'Art + Soul', series 2, on Tuesday 8 July at 8:30 pm on ABC1. Using the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra’s extraordinary Indigenous collection as the springboard, you travel with Hetti through cities and desert communities, museums and artists’ private spaces, to experience the diversity and beauty of the art, and to learn of its genesis.
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Bandicoot Dreaming, 1991 // “It is by the acquisition of knowledge, not material possessions, that one attains status in Aboriginal culture. Art is an expression of knowledge, and hence a statement of authority...since designs embody the power of supernatural beings, they are intended to be sensed more than viewed” (Wally Caruana, "Aboriginal Art (World of Art)". 2003)
The winner of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Tiwi Island Artist Timothy Cook, with his work "Kulama" at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin.