by Margaret Cassidy
This recent exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria shows the works of eleven Yolŋu women artists. The works combine traditional fine lined detail on bark with a mix of traditional and new materials. Some artists have maintained the traditional practice of using ochre to paint on bark with brushes made from hair; others have moved to acrylic paints, fibre-tipped pens and acetate and to create pigments using ink from discarded printer cartridges.
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