Editor's preface 1. Introduction Jaynie Anderson 2. Special places and images on rock: 50,000 years of indigenous engagement with Australian landscapes Paul Tacon 3. Encountering an Aboriginal aesthetic from the eighteenth to the twentieth century Philip Jones 4. Home: expressions of social identity from the 1820s to 1860s Mary Eagle 5. Cultural acclimatization: Australian colonial art within the British Empire Alison Inglis 6. National life and landscape: the Heidelberg School as mythmaker 1880-1905 Ann Galbally 7. Australian artists within a wider world 1900-1920 Anne Gray 8. Print - matters Roger Butler 9. Foreign natives: Australian modernism 1915-1955 Anthony White 10. Art in central Australia: refigured ground John Carty and Alison French 11. Transformations of bark painting from the nineteenth century until today Luke Taylor 12. Coming to terms with Aboriginal art in the 1960s Howard Morphy 13. When and what was the 1960s? Andrew McNamara and Ann Stephen 14. The gift that time gave: myth and history in the Western Desert painting movement Ian McLean 15. Photography and Australia Isobel Crombie 16. Picturing self-determination: the use of photography by Australian indigenous artists Jonathan Jones 17. 'Asian art' and Australia John Clark 18. Post-provincial, still peripheral: Australian art on the global stage, 1980-2009 Anthony Gardner 19. Transnational virtuality: new media art, contemporary concerns Terence Smith 20. The cross-cultural art museum in Australia Gerard Vaughan 21. Buying and selling Australian art: a brief historical survey Jane Clark and Wally Caruana.