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exhibition review

AUSTRALIA

Copyrites

Reproducing Aboriginal art

BY Henrietta Fourmile


The House of Aboriginality, (detail) dining area including tablecloth by Tiwi Designs, plates by Studio Anna and wine bottle by McWilliams Hanwood Estate.

It is appropriate that the "Copyrites" exhibition begins its national tour in the tourist mecca of Cairns in Northern Queensland because its subject matter concerns the unauthorised mass reproduction of the works of identified Aboriginal artists found in many retail outlets catering to visitors. Curated by Vivien Johnson, the exhibition is a collaborative project of the National Indigenous Arts Advocacy…

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