Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 17

Emus in space: visualising western and indigenous knowledge

‘Emu in the Sky’ acrylic Margaret Whitehurst

2-image display for Yamajiart Exhibition 2007.   The Emu has great spiritual significance for the Aboriginal people for many male-kin initiation ceremonies. Their sacred role was (is) embedded deeply in place-based cultural attachments.1 Emus were a primary food source during the seasonal egg cycle, and remain frequent subjects in aboriginal art, reflecting their importance in …

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