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Everywhen

An inviting showcase of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, this revelatory book explores the distinct cultural frameworks—particularly the sense of time and place—that inform the creation of these works.

Indigenous concepts of time play a critical role in the works of many contemporary Indigenous Australian artists. Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia showcases prime examples, featuring many works of art that have never before been exhibited outside Australia. The book provides a cultural framework to help understand these objects, emphasizing the importance of the land, the rich narratives that cleave to it, and the art it inspires. It is organized around four central themes: ancestral transformation, ritualized performance, seasonality, and remembrance. Six essays and sixty works highlight many of the most significant Indigenous Australian artists of the last forty years, from Rover Thomas and Emily Kam Kngwarray (both former representatives at the Venice Biennale) to the visual and performance artist Christian Thompson. Also included are examples of related historical objects and a technical examination of traditional Indigenous bark paintings. This revelatory book introduces the thematic, stylistic, and cultural diversity of contemporary Indigenous Australian art to a wider audience.

  • Hardcover with white cardboard
  • Trimmed on three sides
  • Pad printing on the edges so the title goes round the four sides of the book 

Next to that, we received from the Harvard Art Museums this testimony below about the book Everywhen: 

"I wanted you to know that Everywhen has been getting numerous awards:  it was chosen to be one of 50 books/50 covers, the AIGA design competition (selected from over 700 entries from 23 countries); it was named both best in show and first place for exhibition catalogues by the New England Museum Association; and received an honorable mention in the books category for the 2017 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition.  Thanks for making us look so good!” (The Harvard Art Museums, 2017) 

Customer: Harvard Art Museums
Year of publication: 2016
Category: Art
Printed for: Yale University Press