Arts Law Centre: The Wandjina case, 30 September 2010

Wanjina-of-CourageThe Law Report on ABC’s Radio National recently ran a story(i) about a gallery in the Blue Mountains which has erected a large outside sculpture featuring Wandjinas, the creation spirit sacred to three Aboriginal tribes in the Kimberley in Western Australia(ii). The gallery, in a separate initiative is also encouraging artists to create their own Wandjinas through the Wanjina Rising Dream Art Competition. In the face of criticism gallery owner, Vesna Tenodi, is unapologetic believing she has been chosen to revive the Wandjinas in the Blue Mountains and does not accept the cultural concerns raised by the traditional owners of the Kimberley region(iii)…

Arts Law Centre: The Wandjina case, 30 September 2010

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