Dr John Carty

Dr John Carty's PhD Research was conducted with the Balgo artists of the Western Desert, which resulted in the thesis Creating Country: Abstraction, economics and the social life of style in Balgo art (2011, ANU). He has subsequently worked on several other projects with artists around Central Australia, the Pilbara and the Kimberley. From 2007-2010 he worked on the Canning Stock Route project that lead to the exhibition Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route, at the National Museum of Australia. He was co-curator of that exhibition. In 2009-10 he worked on a collaborative research project with Martu artist Yunkurra Billy Atkins and Martumili Artists, which lead to the exhibition and publication of Pretty One: the Art of Billy Atkins. He has recently completed a project with the Ngaanyatjarra artists of Central Australia on another book and exhibition, developing an Aboriginal perspective on the art history of that region. John is now working on a collaborative research project around the British Museum's collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material culture: Engaging Objects: Indigenous communities, museum collections and the representation of Indigenous histories. John is an inaugural Research Fellow at the Centre for Art + Enviorment, Nevada Museum of Art.
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Title
Dr
Given Name
John
Surname
Carty
Full Description
Dr John Carty's PhD Research was conducted with the Balgo artists of the Western Desert, which resulted in the thesis Creating Country: Abstraction, economics and the social life of style in Balgo art (2011, ANU). He has subsequently worked on several other projects with artists around Central Australia, the Pilbara and the Kimberley. From 2007-2010 he worked on the Canning Stock Route project that lead to the exhibition Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route, at the National Museum of Australia. He was co-curator of that exhibition. In 2009-10 he worked on a collaborative research project with Martu artist Yunkurra Billy Atkins and Martumili Artists, which lead to the exhibition and publication of Pretty One: the Art of Billy Atkins. He has recently completed a project with the Ngaanyatjarra artists of Central Australia on another book and exhibition, developing an Aboriginal perspective on the art history of that region. John is now working on a collaborative research project around the British Museum's collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material culture: Engaging Objects: Indigenous communities, museum collections and the representation of Indigenous histories. John is an inaugural Research Fellow at the Centre for Art + Enviorment, Nevada Museum of Art.
Email Address
john.carty@anu.edu.au
Phone Number
+61 2 6125 6767
Website Address
https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/carty-jr
Fields of Research
160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian National University
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