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20 years of Aboriginal woodcarving in Arnhem Land, Australia: using art sales records to examine the changing dynamics of sculpture production

Koenig, Jennifer; Altman, Jon; Griffiths, Anthony D; Kohen, Apolline


The growth of the Aboriginal Arts Industry in Australia over the last few decades has seen an increase in the number of indigenous communities producing woodcarvings. The timber used for carving is derived from locally available tree species. Whilst the practice relies on the continued supply of timber from native forests, very little is known about the harvesters and their production of sculpture. A long-term community art centre sales database from the Maningrida region of central Arnhem Land...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Forests, Trees and Livelihoods


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