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A superlative introduction to the diversity of Aboriginal art, thisconcise survey introduces the work of Australia's indigenous artistsfrom all parts of the continent. For some 50,000 years, Aboriginalartists have built on traditions and worked in a variety of contexts,from the sacred and secret realm of ceremony to more public spheres,and in media that include painting, sculpture, engraving, constructions,weaving, photography, printmaking, and textile design.For the revised edition, a new chapter maps the latest developmentsacross each of Australia's geographical regions. Updated information andsome twenty new illustrations highlight the impact of urban living, thegrowth of local art centers, and the rise of women artists-all testifyingto Aboriginal art's continued dynamism and vitality.Wally Caruana was Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, from 1984to 2001.