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Kastom : art of Vanuatu

Author: Crispin Howarth; Kirk Huffman; National Gallery of Australia.
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. : National Gallery of Australia, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book showcases a unique collection of the National Gallery of Australia. During the early 1970s an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting on the Islands of Ambrym and Malakula. Central to many traditional practices, better known as 'Kastom', are masked performances and displays of sculpture including iconic upright slit drums.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Canberra Expositions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Crispin Howarth; Kirk Huffman; National Gallery of Australia.
ISBN: 9780642334336 0642334331
OCLC Number: 816562186
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name, a selection of works from the National Gallery of Australia, February 8-June 16, 2013.
Includes an essay by Kirk Huffman.
Description: 118 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: Grade systems and kastom --
The Vanuatu collection of the National Gallery of Australia : field collecting from the artist to the storeroom --
'Noho'n'dou yene nieve nungute I numuwo' hyene = Respect is the foundation of life --
Art from the environment --
The works.
Other Titles: Art of Vanuatu
Responsibility: [edited by exhibition organizer] Crispin Howarth.

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This book showcases a unique collection of the National Gallery of Australia. During the early 1970s an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting on the Islands of Ambrym and Malakula. Central to many traditional practices, better known as 'Kastom', are masked performances and displays of sculpture including iconic upright slit drums.

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