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Patrick Tjungurrayi: Beyond Borders
Edited by John Carty
All proceeds from the sale of this book support the work of the Purple House in providing dialysis and essential support services to people in Central Australia and beyond. As such, there is no wholesale or trade discount on this fundraising venture.
Patrick Tjungurrayi is revered throughout the Western Desert for his strength in Aboriginal Law, feted in the art-world for the originality and power of his paintings, and respected everywhere for his stand against the inadequate health bureaucracy of central Australia. His life illuminates the history, art history, and political history of Australia throughout the twentieth century. This is his story.
Patrick Tjungurrayi has told his story and used his art to raise public and political awareness of a major renal health crisis facing Aboriginal people across Australia. As a dialysis patient himself, who has fought for the provision of adequate health services in remote communities, Patrick’s story illuminates the innovative and effective response to this crisis being driven by an extraordinary Indigenous organisation, the Purple House (Western Desert Dialysis).
Further information on the Purple House can be found at http://www.westerndesertdialysis.com/
Praise for Patrick Tjungurrayi: Beyond Borders
It’s a consistently surprising and informative read, and a sheer visual delight, both as documentary and as fine art. The book is a profile of a great artist and Law man by a marvellous anthropologist and art historian.WILL OWEN