Marking the Infinite
Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia
This book explores women artists who are at the forefront of the Aboriginal arts movement in Australia. Comprised of a series of illustrated essays, this book brings to life a wide array of artistic practices, each attempting to grapple with the most fundamental questions of existence. Written by leading art historians, anthropologists, curators, and other experts in the field, these essays provide a penetrating look at one of today’s most dynamic artistic movements.
HENRY F. SKERRITT has written extensively on Aboriginal art and culture. TINA BAUM is Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. ANNE MARIE BRODY was the Aboriginal art consultant to the Kerry Stokes Collection. JOHN CARTY is Head and Professor of Anthropology at the South Australian Museum. RACHEL KENT is Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. HOWARD MORPHY is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University. HETTI PERKINS is a Curatorial Advisor to Eora Journey, the City of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public art program. CARA PINCHBECK is Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. SARITA QUINLIVAN has written extensively on the art of the Western Desert. ELINA SPILIA is a lawyer and arts writer with a primary research interest in Australian Indigenous art. WILL STUBBS is Director of the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre at Yirrkala in North Eastern Arnhem Land. SUZETTE WEARNE is Assistant Curator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne.
HENRY F. SKERRITT is Curator at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. He has written extensively on Aboriginal Australian art, and his previous books include Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia and No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting (both by Prestel). He lives in Charlottesville, VA.