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Last week on Artworks, Julie Copeland talked to the Sydney pathologist and art collector Colin Laverty about how you make a collection. This week Julie is taking the conversation further with him, to tease out ideas about the way we look at contemporary Aboriginal art — as fine art, or as ethnographic art.

These are ideas that are also taken up in a book that Colin has just put out, called Beyond Sacred: Recent paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities.

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Publisher: IAD Press ISBN 978 1 86465 090 7

Title: McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide
Author: Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch Childs
Publisher: McCulloch & McCulloch ISBN 978 09804494 2 6

Title: New beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art
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Title: Beyond Sacred: Recent painting from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities
Author: Colin and Elizabeth Laverty
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books ISBN 9781740665704