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March 2014

  • 05 March 2014

    Behind the Doors Book Launch

    Behind the Doors: An art history from Yuendumu

    Philip Jones with Warlukurlangu Artists

    The Yuendumu Doors are among the freshest, most remarkable documents of Aboriginal art. Painted thirty years ago at a remote desert school by artists steeped in ritual knowledge, the Doors survived against the odds. After near-obliteration by desert winds, sun, and children’s graffiti, the Doors have been conserved and their powerful designs restored.

    Behind the Doors tells the story of these remarkable visual chronicles of Warlpiri country and Dreaming. Author Philip Jones says, “This book illuminates an extraordinary moment in Australian art history, and its aftermath.”