Launch, Panel & Performance: Dot, Circle & Frame


In 1971, at Papunya, a revolutionary new form of cultural expression emerged that profoundly changed Australian art – Papunya Tula Art. In his lavishly illustrated new book, Dot, Circle & Frame, John Kean examines the role of four key artists – Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, Tim Leura, Clifford Possum and Johnny Warangula – in the making of this internationally significant movement, and shows how a new vision of ceremony and Country was constructed.

To celebrate the launch of the book, Anmatyerr knowledge keepers – Michael Tommy, Johnny Jack, Martin Hagen, Joel Liddle and others – give an unmissable sunset performance of the Possum althart (public ceremony), bringing vividly to life the ceremonial underpinnings of Tim Leura’s 1974 painting, Pulapa Inkata (Possum ceremony). After the performance, Johnny Warangula’s descendants – historian Mike Warangula Tjakamarra and contemporary painter Watson Corby Tjungurrayi – join John for a discussion about the ongoing significance of Papunya artists today.

Facilitator: TBC

2023-06-02 17:30:00
2023-06-02 18:30:00


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