Bird things at Qld Modern Art Gallery

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Bird things at Qld Modern Art Gallery
From: Paul Jacobson <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:12:48 +1100
There is also exchange of ideas between indigenous cultures, which shouldn't be too surprising in this "connected" world.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games for example, there was a gathering of indigenous carvers from around the commonwealth. A friend who was involved in organising the event told me at the time that the carvers were extremely enthusiastic about sharing techniques and ideas with each other. I believe there were a number works produced as collaborations between artists from different indigenous groups.

So perhaps the incorporation of Nth. American imagery is a reflection of the artists engagement with other indigenous people's, rather than lack of knowledge.


On 14/02/2007, at 8:57 AM, Peter Shute wrote:

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.

Paul Jacobson

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