General Resources

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters: A major exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, curated by Heart of Artness co-host, Margo Neale.

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art, a recent book by Ian McLean.

Short article by Siobhan McHugh and Ian McLean in The Conversation: ‘Aboriginal Art – is it a white thing?’

Article that analyses the process of oral history interviewing and its use for podcast/audio storytelling purposes: “The Affective Power of Sound: Oral History on Radio”, Siobhán McHugh, Oral History Review, Oxford University Press, Volume 39, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2012 pp. 187-206. This article was among OHR’s most cited and is reproduced in its 50th anniversary issue in 2016. It is also included in The Oral History Reader, 3rd ed, ed Perks & Thomson, Routledge 2016.
Note: if the hyperlinks to illustrative audio clips in the OHR article are broken, please listen to the audio clips here – they are a vital part of it!

Episode 5: More of the Matrix

Rambangi / Together as Equals’ 
xhibition (2015) at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin.
Artists: Barayuwa Munungurr, Ruark Lewis, Bengitj Ngurruwuthun, Jeffrey Ngurruwuthun

Gadawaulkwulk Means Shelter 
Exhibition (2012) Barayuwa Mununggurr and Ruark Lewis

Eaux Vivantes/Living Waters
Book of crosscultural artworks including works by Barayuwa Mununggurr and Ruark Lewis

Midwarr/Harvest Exhibition
National Museum of Australia with Yolŋu elder Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda and landscape painter John Wolseley.

ABC Radio National ‘Awaye’ program examining fake Indigenous artworks

Indigenous Art Code: monitors fair trade of Indigenous art.

Barayuwa Munungurr, artist

Ruark Lewis, artist

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, artist from Utopia

Episode 4: Meet the Matrix

Kartiya (white people) are like Toyotas  is the article by Kim Mahoud that Margo mentioned: a blistering insight into the dysfunctional dynamics of some whitefellas in remote Aboriginal communities.

The artistic revival at Papunya Tjupi Arts is another article by Kim Mahoud in The Monthly, October 2018 traces new developments in the community that started the Western Desert art movement in the early 1970s, including a move away from a restricted colour palette.

RAFT Artspace
Founded in Darwin in 2001 by Dallas Gold, RAFT presented more than 150 exhibitions there, before relocating in 2010 to Alice Springs.