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Booklet of pictures of Pitjantjatjara people, 1986, Ernabella SA

1994.0026.0276

Booklet of pictures of Pitjantjatjara people, 1986, Ernabella SA

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Physical description

A yellow booklet stapled together in four places along the spine. The title of the booklet is in Pitjantjatjara and is written in three lines. Below the title is a picture of Winifred Hilliard and a statement which reads '32 years at Ernabella Winifred Hilliard'. The booklet contains pictures of Aboriginal people and information within is written in Pitjantjatjara

Statement of significance

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 comprises a wide range of art and craft items including batik fabrics and clothing, pokerwork animals, acrylic paintings and children's drawings.

Ernabella Arts is significant as one of the longest running Aboriginal art centres. Started in 1949, its artists are mainly women although men have been participating at an increasing rate of late. Over the years, many product lines have been attempted with batik being one of the most successful. It was introduced by Winifred Hilliard who was arts co-ordinator at Ernabella between 1954 and 1986. She is fondly remembered there largely due to role of assisting the artists rather than directing them what forms of art and craft to produce. In terms of the history of indigenous art and craft production in Australia both Ernabella Arts and Deaconess Hilliard hold significant postions.

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