Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert

Abstract painting with a pattern of circles and lines in black, brown and white

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Presented by the Berndt Museum of Anthropology

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert explores the Berndt Museum of Anthropology's collection of paintings from the Central Desert.

Following on from a recent storage project, the exhibition seeks to provide access to works of art that have been inaccessible for decades. These works include stories of ancestral beings that travelled across country, through wormholes and into the stars. 

Curated by Vanessa Russ, Associate Director of the Berndt Museum.

Image: Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi (1924-1998), Pintupi, Possum Dreaming at Tutanya, 1988, acrylic on canvas, 182 x 242.5 cm, Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection [1989/0029] (c) Estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Arts Agency Ltd

Exhibition runs

13 July - 7 December 2019

Exhibition booklet

Including list of works, and essays by curator Vanessa Russ.