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Susan McCullogh OAM

Susan came to writing and publishing having inherited it from her parents.  She has been working with her daughter Emily publishing books on aboriginal art.  They have published many books on this topic but their flagship book is the McCullugh's Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Art

Indigenous languages do not have a word for art.  Their art is based on mythology rather than for an expressive purpose.  They are only allowed to pain the stories and scenes that have been passed down to them.  The myths are presented in different ways depending on the region the artist comes from.  Images can be on any surface including markings in the sand, rock, sheds, bodies, ceramics, poles and beads.  Painting can be individual but is often collaborative and the collaborative process is often a teaching tool.



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