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The Force Of Dreaming: Review Of 'Once Upon A Time In Papunya' By Vivien Johnson, Ian A. Mclean Jan 2010

The Force Of Dreaming: Review Of 'Once Upon A Time In Papunya' By Vivien Johnson, Ian A. Mclean

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The most widely known story of Australian art is about the beginnings of Papunya Tula. It has, says Vivien Johnson, been 'retold so often that it almost has the force of Dreaming'. Its force is not just due to the story's frequent telling, but also to the crime with which it begins, which was the making of prohibited images.