Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh

Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh

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qKeeping the Wanjinas Fresh: Sam Woolagoodja and the Enduring Power of Lalai is the story of the people of the Wanjinas and their unbroken living cosmology of Lalai - the Dreaming - manifest most memorably in the dazzling giant Wanjina designed by Donny Woolagoodja for the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.q qIt is also the story of Sam Woolagoodja, who was responsible for repainting the sacred Wanjinas in many of the rock shelters that dot the Kimberley landscape, and was among the first to paint the sacred stories on bark and board for Worrorra children living far from their homelands. Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh traces the journey that brought Donny to rekindling the tradition of freshening the Wanjinas. Thirty-two full colour plates feature Sam's and Donny's paintings and the work of other major Mowanjum artists.q--BOOK JACKET.He travelled on country with Roy Weir, an officer in the Special Air Service Regiment, teaching him how to find food ... On the basis of what he learned from Sam, Weir wrote a training manual for the army on Aboriginal bushcraft in the Australian outback.130 Crocodile Hunting in the Sixties Sam also worked with Victor Cox, anbsp;...

Title:Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh
Author:Valda Blundell, Donny Woolagoodja
Publisher:Fremantle Arts Center Press - 2005


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