In telling his great-grandfather's story, Vincent builds a compelling picture of the times and conditions in which Albert lived and worked, capturing his triumphs and tragedy against a backdrop of social change and historical injustices. Vincent's witty and moving paintings are accompanied by evocative text, which records the pivotal moments in Albert's life.
This poignant children's book provides an important tool for discussion about Australia's art history, and a launching pad for exploration of the key moments in Australia's Aboriginal Rights movement.
Albert Namatjira is a unique children's picture book of both artistic beauty and historical importance, and will appeal to children, art collectors and those looking for a special gift.
The artwork in this book is part of a body of work called 'Albert's Story' that was acquired by QAGOMA - Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.
- Authors: Vincent Namatjira
- ISBN: 9781925936216
- Publisher: Magabala Books
- Date of Publication: August 2021
- Number of Pages: 32
- Product Dimensions (cm): 29.2 x 22.0