Geoffrey Bardon

Rebecca Hossack, Independent, 15 May 2003

'Geoffrey Bardon was a key-figure in the genesis of the Australian Aboriginal Art Movement. Through his patience, empathy and enthusiasm, a generation of Aboriginal artists was encouraged to set down the acient images -- previously recorded in rock paintings, or in more fugitive forms such as body painting and sand painting -- in the portable, permanet and sellable medium of paint on canvas.'