Painting the Song: Kaltjiti Artists of the Sand Dune Country

By Diana James


In 2005 the artists of Kaltjiti Arts in the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara lands of northern South Australia decided to record their culture for future generations. Diana James, a fluent Pitjantjara speaker, has documented the artists’ stories and the development of Kaltjiti arts. James has documented, for the first time, the modern history of batik, carving, weaving and painting in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara lands 

Painting the Song is a wonderful publication recording an important cultural history. Exquisite reproductions and an interesting range of early 1940’s anthropological photographs make this a publication not to be missed.

168 pages
Paperback Colour Illustrations