Portrait of a People

Portrait of a People

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Is more than just a picture book, it also relates the history, and describes the lifestyle culture and art of the Tiwi. Like most indigenous people, the Tiwi are struggling to adapt to the modern world whilst still retaining their own identity and culture. The period covered by this book has been especially traumatic.To quote a€œContemporary Aboriginal Arta€ by Susan McCulloch: a€œCharacteristic of Tiwi art, is geometric abstract design, ... Traditional designs and colouring techniques are still practised, including the use of ochre and charcoal to colour the polesanbsp;...

Title:Portrait of a People
Author:Heide Smith, Brian Oram Smith
Publisher:Heide Smith Photographer - 2008-01-01


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