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[mass noun] An Aboriginal art form that consists of pictures painted on bark:‘he has almost singlehandedly revolutionised the style of bark painting’[count noun] ‘his collection of bark paintings was left behind in Paris’
- ‘Alternations between movement and stasis condition the patterning of the Aboriginal art of the Centre and much of the bark painting of East Arnhem Land too.’
- ‘She will speak on the aesthetics intrinsic to bark painting.’
- ‘This is a cross-section of many things: photography, painting, bark painting, and video installation.’
- ‘There are works ranging in style from the bright abstract dot paintings representative of the Papunya community to bark painting depicting real and mythical animals.’
- ‘These traditions of bark painting survive in the Yolngu people who live in Northern Australia.’
- ‘With bark painting there is a complex visual language.’
- ‘Donald Friend's silk-screen motifs represented pearl divers in the Torres Strait, Margaret Preston used shapes from bark painting, William Constable sketched a corroboree, and a scarf by Roy Dalgarno evoked Arnhem Land.’
- ‘The judges were divided in the bark painting category between the winner and a couple of more carefully executed works.’
- ‘Bark painting is a message of education, a message that Yolngu have been here before Europeans landed in Australia.’
- ‘There will be bark painting classes, a weekly public lecture series, and on-site musical performances.’
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