World of Dreamings
Traditional and modern art of Australia

An exhibition held at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg | 2 February - 9 April 2000

English | Selected works | Pусский | 0тобранные работы



Partners and sponsors


  • Dr Brian Kennedy, Director, National Gallery of Australia
Chapter 1
  • An introduction to Aboriginal art by Susan Jenkins and Carly Lane
Chapter 2A | B
  • The Aboriginal Memorial We have survived, by Djon Mundine
  • The Aboriginal Memorial 1987-88 A description
Chapter 3
  • John Mawurndjul The resonating land by Luke Taylor
Chapter 4
  • All the world The paintings of Nym Bandak by Kim Barber
Chapter 5
  • 'Who's that bugger who paints like me?' Rover Thomas by Wally Caruana
Chapter 6
  • The enigma of Emily Kngwarray by Jenny Green
Chapter 7
  • High art and religious intensity. A brief history of Wik sculpture by Peter Sutton
Chapter 8
  • Laced flour and tin boxes The art of Fiona Foley by Avril Quaill
Chapter 9
  • The memory theatre of Tracey Moffat by Gael Newton

Artists' biographies



Further reading on Aboriginal art

Authors' biographies



Further reading on Aboriginal art

Barou, J.P. & Crossman, S. (eds), L'été australien à Montpellier, Paris: Liberation, and Montpellier: Musée Fabre, Galerie Saint Revy, 1990.

Barou, J.P. & Crossman, S. (eds), Peintres aborigènes d'Australie: Le réve de la fourni à miel, Montpellier: Indigène éditions, 1997.

Berndt, R.M. & Berndt, C.H. with Stanton, J.E., Aboriginal Australian art, Sydney: New Holland Publishers, 1998.

Birnie Danzker, J.-A., Dreamings, Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, The Donald Kahn Collection, Munich and New York: Museum Villa Stuck and Prestel, 1994. (Exhibition catalogue, English and German editions).

Brody, A. & Krempel, U. (eds), Stories, Eine Reise zu den grossen Dingen, Elf Künstler der australischen Aborigines, Werke aus der Sammlung Holmes à Court, Perth, Hannover: Sprengel Museum, 1995.

Brody, A. (ed), Stories: Eleven Aboriginal artists: Works from The Holmes á Court Collection, Sydney: Craftsman House, 1997. (Translation of Stories, Eine Reise zu den grossen Dingen, Elf Kunstler der australischen Aborigines.)

Caruana, W. (ed.), Windows on the Dreaming: Aboriginal paintings in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra: Australian National Gallery, and Sydney: Ellsyd Press, 1989.

Caruana, W., Aboriginal Art, World of Art series, London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

Caruana, W., L'art des aborigène d'Australie, Paris: Thames and Hudson, 1994. (Translation of Aboriginal Art, 1993.)

Caruana, W., Die Kunst der Aborigines, Welt der Kunst, Munich: Lichtenberg, 1997. (Translation of Aboriginal Art, 1993.)

Caruana, W., El arte Aborigen, Barcelona: Edicones Destino, 1997. (Translation of Aboriginal Art, 1993.)

Caruana, W., Jenkins, S. & Mundine, D. (eds), Le Mémorial: Un chef -d'oeuvre d'art aborigène, Lausanne: Musée Olympique, 1999. (In French and English.)

Caruana, W., & Lendon, N. (eds), The painters of the Wagilag Sisters Story 1937-1997, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 1997. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Caruana, W. et al, The Eye of the Storm: Eight contemporary indigenous Australian artists, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, and New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art, 1996. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Contemporary Aboriginal Art: The Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Perth: Heytesbury Holdings Ltd., 1990.

Dussart, F., La peinture des aborigènes d'Australie, Paris: Editions Parenthèses, Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, 1993. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Gemaltes Land: Kunst der Aborigines aus Arnhemland, Australien, Stuttgart: Linden-Museum, and Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 1994. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Kupka, K., Dawn of Art: Painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1962.

Kupka, K., Un art à l'état brut: Peintres aborigènes d'Australie, Paris: Société des Océanistes, Musée de l'Homme, 1972.

Lüthi, B. (ed.), Aratjara: Art of the first Australians, Cologne: DuMont Buchverlag, 1993. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Milpurrurru, G., et al, The Art of George Milpurrurru, Canberra: Australian National Gallery, 1994. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Morphy, H., Ancestral Connections: Art and an Aboriginal system of knowledge, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Morphy, H., Aboriginal Art, Art & Ideas series, London: Phaidon, 1998.

Morphy, H. & Smith Boles, M. (eds), Art from the Land: Dialogues with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Australian Aboriginal art, Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1999.

Mundine, D., The Native Born: Objects and representations from Ramingining, Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art, in press.

O'Ferrall, M.A., Keepers of the Secrets: Aboriginal art from Arnhem Land in the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1990.

Quaill, A., Marking our Times: Selected works of art from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 1996.

Ryan, J. & Healy, R. (eds), Raiki Wara. Long cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1998. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Sayers, A., Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Taylor, L., Seeing the Inside: Bark painting in Western Arnhem Land, Oxford: Claredon Press, 1996.

Taylor, L. (ed.), Painting the Land Story, Canberra: National Museum of Australia, 1999. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Thomas, R. et al, Roads Cross: The paintings of Rover Thomas, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 1994. (Exhibition catalogue.)

Sutton, P. (ed.), Dreamings. The art of Aboriginal Australia, New York:The Asia Society Galleries and George Braziller/Viking, 1988.