Aboriginal art at the Royal Academy in 2013

Card image (detail): Turkey Tolsen Tjupurrula Australia, 1942-2001, Pinup people, Northern Territory, Straightening spears at Ilyingaungau 1990, Kintore, Nothern Terriitory, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 181.5 x 244.0 cm. Gift of the Friends of the Art Gallery of South Australia 1990. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artistd Agency Ltd.

Ian McLean is the Senior Research Professor of Contemporary Art at Wollongong University. He walks through the controversies of the 'Australia' exhibition held at the Royal Academy in London from 21 September to 8 December 2013, with particular reference to the responses of British art critics towards Aboriginal art.

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