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Exhibition Review

AUSTRALIA

A complex prism:

Indigenous influences in Australian art

Ashley Carruthers

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, Atnwelarr - Yam Dreaming, 1995, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 90 x 151 cm, courtesy Gallery Australis. © Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1995/Permission of VISCOPY Ltd, Sydney 2000.

Most in the Australian art establishment have been somewhat less than willing to set foot in the ethical minefield surrounding the engagement of non-Indigenous Australian artists with Aboriginal painters and their work. In 'From Appreciation to Appropriation: Indigenous Influences and Images in Australian Visual Art', at Flinders University Art Museum…

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