Once Upon a Time in Papunya by Vivien Johnson

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November 2010, no. 326

Once Upon a Time in Papunya by Vivien Johnson

New South, $34.95 pb, 400 pp

Once Upon a Time in Papunya by Vivien Johnson

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November 2010, no. 326

The most widely known story of Australian art is about the beginnings of Papunya Tula. It has, says Vivien Johnson, been ‘retold so often that it almost has the force of Dreaming’. Its force is not just due to the story’s frequent telling, but also to the crime with which it begins, which was the making of prohibited images.

Ian McLean reviews 'Once Upon a Time in Papunya' by Vivien Johnson

Once Upon a Time in Papunya

by Vivien Johnson

New South, $34.95 pb, 400 pp

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