Reflecting times: The art of the precursors

All art is a reflection on the artist's time. This statement rings true throughout the span of Indigenous art in Australia, and finds its apotheosis among Indigenous artists working now. What follows is a historical excursion to highlight a selection of works of art made by the precursors of the current generation. These are individuals who, at the time, appeared to have stepped outside of the traditionally prescribed range of subject matter to explore contemporary events.

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