Black Art White Walls
Release Date: 2013
The emergence of the modern Aboriginal art movement is the most exciting and transcendent chapter of contemporary Australian history. Within the space of just 40 years Indigenous artists transformed the perception of their culture from something of strictly ethnographic interest, into one of the great internationally acclaimed contemporary art movements of all time. They produced art works that collectors have been prepared to pay thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire. These works have found their way into major cities and art collections all over the world. This personal account of the story of the fluctuating fortunes and exponential success of the Aboriginal art movement is an incredibly exciting one with all of the elements one would expect of a complex drama, played out on a national and international stage. Political posturing, personal aggrandisement, commercial skulduggery and greed all play their part.
ISBN 978-1-921556-25-8 / Non-fiction / 80,000 words with colour images
Publication date: August 2011