Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End

left — at Fowler Museum - UCLA

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This exhibition takes us on a journey around Northern Australia, known as the “Top End,” and invites us to explore more than 70 distinctive, screen-printed textiles made by contemporary artists at five Aboriginal-owned art centres. Since the 1960s, these textiles have become a vibrant medium for Indigenous expression, perpetuating traditional knowledge and reinvigorating its visual manifestations. Today these fabrics both serve the needs of their communities and circulate as prized collectibles, interior furnishings, and fashion apparel. The Fowler installation, organised around the individual art centres, reveals the creativity and innovation of Aboriginal artists and their sources of inspiration.

In June 2022, artists Janet Marawarr and Raylene Bonson travelled to UCLA to participate in the public program.

Participating Artists

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Fowler Museum - UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Fowler Museum

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