In the late 1980s, women artists took the reins of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement in Australia. After years of working in the shadows, assisting their fathers and husbands, they burst onto the scene, giving it a new vitality and dynamism. Female artists redrew the boundaries of Aboriginal art and continue to be among its most daring innovators. Though cultural activity has always been central to women’s secular and sacred lives, art-making in recent decades has offered a critical means for women to maintain their social and economic independence.
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