True Light and Shade

A link a review highlighting the by National Library of Australia of John Maynard’s book:

True Light and Shade – an Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett’s Art

Professor John Maynard is a Worimi man from the Newcastle/Port Stephens region In this book he ‘brings his own knowledge and insight to his exploration of Lycett’s drawings), and to the fascinating character of Lycett himself.


“True Light and Shade is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how they adapted to European settlement before cultural destruction impacted on these groups”.

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