Dreaming their Way

Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Britta Konau, Margo W. Smith, Brian P. Kennedy

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 442 3

    Size: 280 x 230 mm / 9 x 11 in.

    Binding: softcover

    Pages: 160

    In association with:

    Date published: June, 2006

    UK £19.95 /US $29.95


  • Only book in print surveying Australian Aboriginal women artists
  • Includes work by more than 30 contemporary artists


A fully illustrated survey of the work of over 30 artists’ important contributions to contemporary painting, representing communities across Australia. The intensely colourful canvases and extremely intricate paintings on bark draw on ancient stories on dreamings and symbols, as well as each artist’s deep connection to the land. It is this link to ancient tradition that makes Australian Aboriginal art so unique.

Author information

Britta Konau is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Margo W. Smith is Director and Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Brian P. Kennedy is Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and former Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.