Raiki Wara

Raiki Wara

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This important exhibition celebrates the use of an introduced medium, which has encouraged a daring break with tradition in contemporary Aboriginal and Toores Strait Islander art. In focussing on painted and printed textiles and on the last three decades, Raiki Wara draws attention to the contribution of indigenous artists throughout Australia who have made this new medium their own.Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait ... In this decorative art, derived from concepts of ritual concealment and disguise, it is not narrative but imagination and ... Previously, marlipinyini amintiya pwanga (lines and dots) served as selective subsidiary a#39;fillera#39; motifs for a variety of striking geometric forms . ... by a felt pen or reproduced by a stencil-cutter.28 Motif rather than individual print style has become paramount in determining the a#39;Aboriginalitya#39; of many fabrics.

Title:Raiki Wara
Publisher: - 1998


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