World of Dreamings
Traditional and modern art of Australia
An exhibition held at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg | 2 February - 9 April 2000
- Dr Brian Kennedy, Director, National Gallery of Australia
- An introduction to Aboriginal art by Susan Jenkins and Carly Lane
- The Aboriginal Memorial We have survived, by Djon Mundine
- The Aboriginal Memorial 1987-88 A description
- John Mawurndjul The resonating land by Luke Taylor
- All the world The paintings of Nym Bandak by Kim Barber
- 'Who's that bugger who paints like me?' Rover Thomas by Wally Caruana
- The enigma of Emily Kngwarray by Jenny Green
- High art and religious intensity. A brief history of Wik sculpture by Peter Sutton
- Laced flour and tin boxes The art of Fiona Foley by Avril Quaill
- The memory theatre of Tracey Moffat by Gael Newton
Susan Jenkins is a Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia. Previously, she worked at Bula'bula Arts in Ramingining, Arnhem Land. She is currently developing an exhibition to tour to Aboriginal cultural centres in Australia.
Carly Lane is a Research Assistant in the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia. Previously she worked at the Berndt Museum in Perth and at the National Museum of Australia.
Djon Mundine OAM is the Senior Curator of the Gallery of Aboriginal Australia at the National Museum of Australia. Previously he had worked in art centres in Arnhem Land for 16 years and was curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. He is the author of several publications on Aboriginal art including The Native Born, currently in press.
Dr Luke Taylor is a Senior Curator at the National Museum of Australia. He conducted his field work at Maningrida in Arnhem Land and has written extensively on Aboriginal art.
Kim Barber conducted postgraduate research into Aboriginal religion in the Port Keats and Daly River areas of the Northern Territory of Australia between 1983 and 1986. Since that time he has worked as a consultant anthropologist in the Northern Territory and Western Australia conducting research into Aboriginal land tenure and heritage issues.
Wally Caruana is the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia. He is the author of Aboriginal Art in the Thames and Hudson World of Art series.
Jenny Green is a linguist and artist who first met Kngwarray in 1977 when she went to live at Utopia and work with women on literacy and arts projects. She is currently compiling a dictionary of Kngwarray's language - Anmatyerr.
Dr Peter Sutton is a consulting anthropologist and linguist who has worked with many groups of Aboriginal people, including Wik people, since 1969.
He was the curator of the exhibition Dreamings which toured the United States in 1988-89.
Avril Quaill is a Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia. She is a practising artist who was one of the founding members of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative in Sydney. She is currently working on an exhibition of the paintings of Robert Campbell Junior.
Gael Newton is the Senior Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia. She is the author of Shades of Light: Photography and Australia 1839-1988 (National Gallery of Australia and Collins Australia, 1988).