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The forgotten Yuendumu Men's Museum murals: Shedding new light on the progenitors of the Western Desert Art Movement

Carmichael, Bethune; Kohen, Apolline


In the history of the Western Desert Art Movement, the Papunya School murals are widely acclaimed as the movement's progenitors. However, in another community, Yuendumu, some 150 kilometres from Papunya, a seminal museum project took place prior to the completion of the Papunya School murals and the production of the first Papunya boards. The Warlpiri men at Yuendumu undertook a ground-breaking project between 1969 and 1971 to build a men's museum that would not only house ceremonial and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Aboriginal Studies


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