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New Beginnings

Tjanpi Desert Weavers collecting grass near Amata, 2013. Photo by Jo Foster. Copyright and courtesy Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council, Alice Spring 

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art

8/16–10/27

String ties together the upcoming show at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art: Indigenous artists weave, paint and photograph the medium. With the focus on handicrafts, the show furthers the museum’s commitment to Indigenous art, while also recontextualizing its own collection of work by the Arnhem Land communities of Maningrida and Ramingining. The contemporary art world and this venerated craftwork…

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