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'The vibrant and ethereal paintings created by elderly Ngaanyatjarra artists enable them to travel back to Country despite residing in an aged-care facility. This is the focus of Wanarn Painters of Place and Time, an insightful interdisciplinary collaboration by art historian David Brooks and anthropologist Darren Jorgensen, whose long association with the Ngaanyatjarra people in the Western Desert is reflected in their familiarity with the artists’ life stories and knowledge of Country. Wanarn community, in far Western Australia near the border with the Northern Territory and South Australia, is situated on an old Ngaanyatjarra campground close to the dreaming track of the Kungkarrangkalpa Tjukurrpa or Seven Sisters Dreaming. Wanarn’s aged-care facility accommodates residents from Docker River, Warburton and Warakurna. Among the various activities provided to residents is a weekly painting program conducted by the nearby Warakurna Arts centre. In this fascinating volume, Brooks and Jorgensen argue that the enigmatic paintings produced by elders in these classes are an expression of ‘tjukurrpa-thinking in action’. ' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Cultural Studies Review Mobilities vol. 23 no. 1 2017 11328584 2017 periodical issue

    'This issue of Cultural Studies Review features a number of outstanding essays and a special section concerned with ‘Media, Mobilities and Identity in East and Southeast Asia’. Ben Highmore’s essay is a future directed and poetic evocation of a more peripatetic cultural studies. Although he re-stages the serendipity of wandering, Highmore also wants to return to familiar places. The ‘Birmingham’ of this piece is one that he hopes is foreign and unfinished. It’s a compelling exploration because it addresses a need to locate collective resources that might help build emotional and practical bulwarks against instrumentality. It’s also an essay arising from an engagement with everydayness which hopes to explore how that particularity might connect with other imaginaries and open up forms of generality and connection. In this sense, the resonance of peripatetic calls up the non-institutionalised meanderings of activists, non-human actants and the precariat that also enliven cultural studies.' (Chris Healy, Katrina Schlunke, Editorial introduction)

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