Australiana & NZ Amanda Ahern Paint Up

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Paint Up

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Shovel-nose sharks, dingoes, the morning star and rainbows feature in 'paint-up'; the age-old practice of decorating the bodies of dancers for the corroboree. Amanda Ahern became fascinated with the distinctive body-art designs while working on Mornington Island. With a background in anthropology and visual arts, she approached the local Elders to involve the community in documenting for posterity the dancers' body-paint designs and their meaning. The result is this first-ever publication to describe in drawings, photographs and stories the unique geography of the Top End and the rich traditions and legends of the Muyinda ancestors. The practice of 'paint-up' is an expression of culture rather than art. Each body-paint design is of profound cultural significance, identifying the wearer with country, sacred sites and ancestral groups.This book is a proud document and a timely gift from the Mornington Island Elders, to be shared by everyone.

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Ahern, Amanda; and the Mornington Island Elders
Published by University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, QLD, Australia (2002)
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Book Description University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 2002. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 104 pages, illustrated throughout in full colour. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Illustrated light card cover. 'Paint-Up', the age-old practice of decorating the bodies of dancers for the corroboree, is described here in drawings, photographs and stories. The unique geography of the Top End and the rich traditions and legends of the Muyinda ancestors is told through the body-paint designs. 'The practice of 'paint-up' is an expression of culture rather than art. Each body-paint design is of profound cultural significance, identifying the wearer with country, sacred sites and ancestral groups'. Size: Oblong 4to. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 019336

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