The illustrated literature of Panpunya and Strelley 1979 - 1998 (ARC Discovery Project administered by University of Western Australia) (2021–2024)

Literature Production Centres at Papunya and Strelley (WA) published hundreds of illustrated books during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. They tell stories of the first contact, the Dreaming, bush plants, animals and life on pastoral stations, missions, government settlements and communities. This project will trace the histories of two key centres and the communities in which they were and are embedded, their authors and illustrators, to build a dynamic picture of Indigenous Australia that contributes another dimension to the history of art and literature in Australia. It will produce scholarly papers, a monograph and an exhibition that brings this story to the Australian public.
Grant type:
University of Western Australia
  • Senior Lecturer in Endangered Langu
    School of Languages and Cultures
    Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Funded by:
The University of Western Australia