No Ordinary Place – The Art of David Malangi. – Jenkins, Susan (Editor).

Jenkins, Susan (Editor).


Publisher: National Gallery of Australia Publications Department. Canberra. 2004
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4to, X, 112pp. Softcover in decorative black and brown board on tan background with extended flaps bearing other contributor details on front flap in white printing in overall excellent condition with next to no shelf wear and a firm intact spine as well, All text and reproduced artwork on glossy high quality paper is in a excellent near-fine state. This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the National Gallery in Canberra from July to November 2004, curated by the editor who was at the time Acting Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery. Malangi was one of the most renowned bark painters of Arnhem Land famous for his work on the reverse of the one dollar note at Australia’s “decimalisation”. But this is far too simplistic a claim of fame, for the brilliant, highly relevant work he has done with other contributors and this is an excellent pictorial outline of a superb exhibition, much of which is famous worldwide from the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg through to Lausanne in Switzerland.