Vivien Johnson is a global professor at the University of New South Wales, the editor in chief of the Dictionary of Australian Artists On-Line, and the author of Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists. She has been researching Western Desert art for almost 30 years and recently helped the Papunya community establish their own art center, Papunya Tjupi.
Meticulous and subtle, poetic and detailed, this is the ultimate
Westerner's account of the magic days in the early 1970s when the
desert art movement sprang into full flower. It marks the summit of
a life-time's dedicated work." -Nicolas Rothwell, correspondent,
"A classic of Australian art history." -John Kean, exhibition producer, Museum Victoria