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Australian Indigenous Art: Local Dreamings, Global Consumption

Ryan, Mark David, Keane, Michael A., & Cunningham, Stuart D. (2008) Australian Indigenous Art: Local Dreamings, Global Consumption. In Anheier, Helmut & Raj Isar, Yudhishthir (Eds.) Cultures and Globalization: The Cultural Economy. Sage Publications, Los Angeles and London, pp. 284-291.

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Abstract

Indigenous Australian visual art is an outstanding case of the dynamics of globalisation and its intersection with the hyper-local wellsprings of cultural expression, and of the strengths and weaknesses of state, philanthropic and commercial backing for cultural production and dissemination. The chapter traces the development of the international profile of Indigenous 'dot' art – a traditional symbolic art form from the Western Desert – as 'high-end' visual art, and its positioning within elite markets and finance supported by key international brokers, collectors and philanthropists.

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ID Code: 11315
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: The fulltext of this book chapter may be available for inspection on the publisher's website. See link.
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Keywords: Mark Ryan
ISBN: 9781412934732
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:47

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