written by Judith Ryan
National Gallery of Victoria | ISBN 9780724102839
Paperback – 108 pages
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Born into the traditional culture of the Tiwi tribe of Melville Island in the north of Australia, Kitty Kantilla (1928-2003) began working as an artist in the 1970s. It was a decade later - when she began producing exuberant contemporary pieces alongside her traditional art - that she was recognized as one of Australia's foremost indigenous artists. This visually stunning volume presents readers with an unrivalled retrospective of Kantilla's work - including her sculptures, paintings, and prints - from the 1970s right up to her last days in 2003. Also included are a number of essays on Kantilla, her life, her work, and the culture that shaped her art.