Children of the Dreamtime (Hardcover)

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For decades Helen Baldwin has been painting outback Australia and the Aboriginal people. Her travels have taken her throughout western New South Wales and to Alice Springs, Darwin, Yuendumu, Napperby, Mbunghara, Papunya, Kintore, Docker River, Areyonga, Maryvale, and countless places in between. Through her friendship with Michael Ellis and his wife Lizzie, a full-blood Aborigine of the Ngaanatjarra tribe, Helen has been taken to special areas that few white people have ever seen. The natural affinity for the Central Australian desert and its people felt by Helen is visible in her artistic work. She is able to see through the incongruous Western clothing, tangled hair, and ubiquitous dust to the flame that gave birth to one of the purest forms of spirituality ever articulated. At night, telling Dreamtime stories by the campfire, an ancient dignity lights the eyes of the old people. It is the essence of this message that Helen Baldwin captures in her paintings of the Aboriginal people: wisdom, simplicity, spontaneity, and grace. Children of the Dreamtime presents a vivid picture of the Aboriginal people of central Australia, their way of life and their environment.

About the Author

Helen Baldwin was born at Blayney NSW. From early childhood, pictures of Aboriginal people fascinated her. In the mid 1920's, Helen and her family moved to Springwood NSW, in the Blue Mountains, where she met Norman Lindsay. He encouraged her to paint and sought her to attend the East Sydney Technical College where some of her teachers were Douglas Dundas, Fred Leist, and Roy Davies. Helen first visited the outback of NSW in 1948, then, year after year saw Helen visit all of the Northern Territory; parts of Queensland, Western Australia, and South Australia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781760793623
ISBN-10: 1760793620
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2022
Pages: 104
Language: English