Rattling Spears : A History of Indigenous Australian Art, Paperback / softback Book

Rattling Spears : A History of Indigenous Australian Art Paperback / softback


Large, bold and colourful, Indigenous Australian art has made an indelible impression on the contemporary imagination.

But it is controversial, dividing the stakeholders from those who smell a scam.

Whether the artists are victims or victors, there is no denying their impact in the media and on the art world and collectors worldwide.

How did Australian art become the most successful indigenous form in the world?

How did its artists escape the ethnographic and souvenir markets to become players in an art world to which they had previously been denied access?

Finely illustrated, and now available in paperback, this full historical account makes you question everything you were taught about contemporary art.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 149 illustrations, 142 colour
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
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  • Category: Art of indigenous peoples
  • ISBN: 9781780239873

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