Alcohol devastating careers of young Aboriginal artists

on 26/11/10 at 4:07 pm

Booze News

A renowned Arnhem Land artist says alcoholism is ruining the careers of many young Aboriginal painters.

Banduk Marika is one of Arnhem Land’s best-known artists and has won several national art awards.

She is concerned young artists stop painting when they begin to drink or take drugs.

She is also worried that not enough young people are learning skills from elders and culture could be lost when the elders die.

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