Bird things at Qld Modern Art Gallery

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Subject: Bird things at Qld Modern Art Gallery
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 08:57:12 +1100
 wrote on Tuesday, 13 February 2007
4:02 PM:

> Hi David,
> Yes you are correct. I was using the word partly in the
> general but mainly the specific sense. I could well (probably
> should) have used a capital A, or used a word like Koori but
> then I could not be sure the context would be entirely
> correct either. I am confident that the pots showing these
> northern hemisphere fauna were not part of a display of art
> of northern hemisphere aboriginal people, but of Australian
> Aboriginal people.

If we can have birds' nests made of US dollar bills, we can't we have
pots with non-Australian birds painted in an Australian Aboriginal
style?  Is there such a thing as traditional Australian Aboriginal
pottery anyway? Perhaps it's a subtle way of making fun of the use of
that style on everything from tea towels to money.

Interesting that you can distinguish the species.  Were the nests those
of Australian birds?

Peter Shute

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