The Town That Grew Up Dancing
The Life and Art of Wenten RubuntjaAuthor: Wenten Rubuntja with Jenny Green
Imprint: IAD Press
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Featured in the April, 2003 magazine
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This is a powerful and fascinating story of recent Indigenous history in Australia. Wenten Rubuntja is an Arrernte man who has made a major contribution to the art and politics of his time. Highly respected for the depth and breadth of his traditional contemporary worlds. The story is told in Wenten's own words - in his first language with accompanying translations and in Aboriginal English. Additional commentary is by linguist and artist Jenny Green and historian Tim Rowse. Encouraged to paint as a young man by Albert Namatjira Wenten is well known for both his watercolours and his acrylic or 'dot' style paintings which feature in this book. Notable Book 2004 Kiriyama Prize.
This is simply a wonderful book...
Review by: Gordon Bain
Category:Non Fiction Australiana