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The 1980s and early 1990s saw burgeoning creativity by Indigenous women artists, particularly in weaving and textile designs incorporating traditional and introduced techniques — this work no longer relegated to the ‘inferior’ role of craft. A beautiful series of silk batik lengths from women artists from the central Australian communities of Ernabella and Utopia, South Australia and Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land, are seen alongside vibrant and distinctive designs by artists from Queensland, the Torres Strait Islands, northern New South Wales and the Riverland in South Australia.
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