How Papunya Tula transformed Australian art

We invite you to read John Kean’s insightful essay from The Conversation, How the Men’s Painting Room at Papunya transformed Australian art.

This essay discusses the origins of the remarkable cultural and artistic phenomenon that is contemporary indigenous art and is an edited extract from the book Tjunguṉutja: from having come together, edited by Luke Scholes.

The exhibition Tjunguṉutja: from having come together featuring early Papunya paintings and documenting the rise of Western Desert art is showing at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory from July 1 until February 18, 2018.