Looking back: Not an essay

Will Stubbs, Gawura Waṉambi

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    Will Stubbs: This is not an essay. Or, if it is an essay, it is an essay about what happened to me on the way to writing an essay. It is the only way I could find to resolve the conundrum I faced.

    My brief from the Macleay Museum was to write a contemporary view of the bark paintings collected 1946–47 by University of Sydney anthropologist Ronald Berndt at Yirrkala, the place where I have lived for 25 years. That whole time I have been employed by the Yirrkala Art Centre, buying and selling bark paintings created by the descendants.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDjalkiri Yolŋu
    Subtitle of host publicationArt, Collaborations and Collections
    EditorsRebecca J. Conway
    Place of PublicationNSW
    PublisherSydney University Press
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781743327289
    ISBN (Print)9781743327272
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


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