James Bennett


Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (1940–2013)
Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia James Bennett writes with affection about the life and work of highly respected Tiwi artist Jean Baptiste Apuatimi. He describes the way she would not repeat a formula in her art but constantly push aesthetic boundaries in exploring new themes.
Indigenous: Re-visions
Life, death and magic: 2,000 years of Southeast Asian ancestral art
National Gallery of Australia 13 August – 31 October 2010
Screenprinting the Tiwi Way: An Element of Spontaneity
It is not accidentatl that amongst the Tiwis of Bathurst and Melville Islands, fabric printing has become such a significant craft form. Of all indigenous Australian cultures the Tiwis historically have perhaps the richest tradition of body painting.
Thinking Craft, Crafting Thought
AMaGA Unley Museum NAVA Cementa