The Aboriginal Art Directory talks to Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales Global Professor and curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert. An exhibition currently showing at the Australian Museum bringing together for the first time in a major public exhibition, some of the early masterpieces of the renowned Papunya Tula art movement that spanned the 1970s and early 1980s. Vivien is an eminent scholar of Australian Indigenous art as well as an expert on the Papunya Tula movement. Vivien has been researching the history of Western Desert art for almost 30 years. Her monumental Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists will be published by IAD Press (Alice Springs) in 2008.