A new book by Daena Murray will be launched at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) on Saturday 11 November.
The Sound of the Sky will be launched by Angus Cameron, director of Nomad Art Productions, in conjunction with the 2006 History Colloquium, from 3.30pm on the veranda of Cornucopia Museum Café at MAGNT, Bullocky Point.
Much has been written and spoken about the vastness of the sky in remote Australia: the differences in colour and shade made by the sun, the weighty presence of it, even the ‘loudness’ of its silence. Daena’s book presents a visual record of Euro-Australian artists’ responses to the NT: its land and people and its resonating sky.
Daena Murray has been curator of visual arts at the MAGNT for 13 years and has a 25 year background in research and publication in Australian art and history. Her PhD thesis, The Northern Territory in Australian art, is currently being examined.
This launch will be jointly hosted by Charles Darwin University Press and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
To get your copy of The Sound of the Sky, download an order form.