Select Publications


Biddle J, 2016, Remote Avant Garde: Aboriginal Art Under Occupation, Objects/Histories, Duke University Press, Durham, NC,

Biddle JL, 2007, Breasts, Bodies, Canvas: Central Desert Art As Experience., Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia.

Book Chapters

Biddle J, 2020, 'Sovereign Sentience and other aspects of Intangible Heritage [Forthcoming]', in Bennett T; Stevenson D; Myers F; Winikoff T (ed.), The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Markets, Routledge,

Biddle J, 2019, 'Milpirri: Activating the At-Risk', in Kahn D (ed.), Energies in the Arts, MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 351 - 371

Biddle J, 2018, 'Remote Avant-Garde: Tjanpi Desert Weavers', in Howes D (ed.), Senses and Sensation: Critical and Primary Sources, Critical and Primary Sources, New South Wales, pp. 179 - 179,

Biddle J, 2016, 'Milpirri as Kurdungurlu: A Guide to the Walpiri Archive', in McLean I; Jorgensen D (ed.),

Biddle JL, 2016, 'Notes on the Hapticity of Colour', in Young D (ed.), Re-materialising Colour, edn. 1, Sean Kingston Publishing, London, pp. 1 - 30,

Biddle J, 2013, 'Provocations from the Margins: the production and curation of the Warburton Arts Project', in Tu Di Shen Ti Our Land Our Body, edn. online available, Phoenix Science Press Ltd and Waburton Arts Project, Warburton, WA, pp. 16 - 31

Biddle J, 2013, 'Radical Realism and Other Possibilities in Contemporary Indigenous Intercultural Cinema', in Atkinson M; Richardson M (ed.), Traumatic Affect, edn. First, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastele upon Tyne, pp. 230 - 240,

Biddle J, 2013, 'Yapa-Kurlangu Jukurrpa (Proper Human Art)', in Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert, edn. First, Warnayaka Arts and Crafts, Lajamanu, pp. 11 - 14,

Biddle JL, 2012, 'Literate Savages: Central Desert Painting as Writing', in Berman Tressa (ed.), No Deal! Indigenous Arts and the Politics of Possession, edn. 1st, School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, pp. 72 - 87,

Biddle JL, 2011, 'Reading Aboriginal Art', in McLean I (ed.), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: An anthology of writing on Aboriginal art 1980-2006, edn. Revised, Power Publications, Sydney, pp. 246 - 249

Biddle JL, 2011, 'The new performativity of Western Desert Women's art', in McLean I (ed.), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: An anthology of writing on Aboriginal art 1980-2006, edn. 1, IMA & Power Publications, Sydney, pp. 200 - 202,

Biddle JL, 2010, 'Shame', in Harding J; Pribram ED (ed.), Emotions: A Cultural Studies Reader, edn. Original, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 113

Biddle JL, 2009, 'Not a Provenance, not a Collaboration: Lamparnu Kala!', in Deger J (ed.), Interventions: Experiments Between Art and Ethnography, edn. Original, Macquarie University, Sydney, pp. 32 - 33

Biddle J, 2003, 'Anthropology as Eulogy: On Loss, Lies and License', in , Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom

Biddle J, 2001, 'Inscribing Identity: Skin as Country in the Central Desert', in Ahmed S; Stacey J (ed.), Thinking Through the Skin, Routlege, London and New York

Biddle J, 2000, 'Writing without Ink: Literacy, Methodology and Cultural Difference', in Lee A; Poynton C (ed.), Culture and Text: Discourse,and Methodology in Social Research and Cultural Studies, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards

Biddle J, 1991, 'Dot, Circle, Difference: Translating Central Desert Paintings', in Diprose R; Ferrell R (ed.), Cartographies: Poststructuralism and the Mapping of Bodies and Spaces, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards

Journal articles

Biddle JL, 2020, 'Tjituru Tjituru: Tjanpi Desert Weavers and the art of Indigenous Survivance', Australian Feminist Studies: Special Edition on Feminist Environment Humanities (Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton, eds.), vol. 34:102, 413-436, pp. 413 - 436,

Biddle JL, 2019, 'Inheritance', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 25, pp. 237 - 240,

Biddle J; Lea T, 2018, ''Hyperrealism and Other Indigenous Forms of 'Faking it with the Truth''', Visual Anthropology Review, vol. Vol 34, pp. 5 - 14,

Patrick SWJ; Biddle J, 2018, 'Not just ceremony, not just dance, not just idea: Milpirri as hyperrealism, a key word discussion', Visual Anthropology Review, vol. Vol 34, pp. 27 - 35,

BiddLE J; Hibberd L; Taylor C, 2016, 'The Phone Booth Project Martu Media Memories: A Conversation in Three Parts', PUBLIC-ART CULTURE IDEAS, vol. 27, pp. 110 - 121,

Biddle J, 2016, 'Sentience and Sentimentality in Remembering Yayayi', The Cine-Files, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 4,

Biddle JL; Stefanoff L, 2015, 'What is Same but Different and why does it matter?', CULTURAL STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 21, pp. 97 - 120,

Biddle , 2015, '''My Name is Danny': Indigenous Animation as Hyperrealism'', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 20, pp. 105 - 113,

Biddle J; Newth T; McMicken D, 2015, 'Milpirri: Jennifer Biddle in Discussion with 'Tracks' Dance Company', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 21, pp. 132 - 148,

Biddle J; Stefanoff L, 2015, 'What is 'Same but Different': Why experimentation in desert art matters', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 21, pp. 97 - 120

Biddle JL, 2012, 'A Politics of Proximity: Tjanpi and Other Experimental Desert Arts', Studies in Material Thinking, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 15,

Biddle JL, 2012, 'Making (not taking) history: Yiwarra Kuju The Canning Stock Route', Art Monthly Australia, vol. August, pp. 32 - 36

Biddle JL, 2010, 'Art under Intervention: the radical ordinary of June Walkujukurr Richards', Art Monthly Australia, vol. 3, pp. 35 - 39

Biddle JL, 2009, 'Wurra Wiyi', Voices of the Land: Federation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, vol. 3

Biddle JL, 2008, 'Festering Boils and Screaming Canvases: Culture as Contagion or Why Place No Longer Matters', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 1, pp. 97 - 101,

Biddle JL, 2006, 'Breasts, bodies, art : Central Desert women's paintings and the politics of the aesthetic encounter', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 12, pp. 16 - 31

Biddle JL, 2005, 'Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma and Contemporary Art [Book Review]', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 6, pp. 120 - 123

Biddle J, 2003, 'Country, Skin, Canvas: The Intercorporeal Art of Kathleen Petyarre', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 4, pp. 61 - 76,

Biddle JL, 2002, 'The Warlpiri alphabet and other colonial fantasies', Visual Communication, vol. 1, pp. 267 - 291,

Biddle J, 2002, 'Bruises that won't heal: Melancholic identification and other ethnographic hauntings', Mortality, vol. 7, pp. 96 - 110,

Biddle J, 2002, 'The Warlpiri Alphabet and Other Colonial Fantasies', Visual Communication, vol. 3, pp. 267 - 291

Biddle J, 1997, 'Shame', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 12, pp. 227 - 240

Biddle J, 1996, 'When Writing is not Writing', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol. 1, pp. 21 - 33

Biddle J, 1993, 'The anthropologist's body, or what it means to break your neck in the field', The Australian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 4, pp. 184 - 197

Conference Presentations

Biddle J, 2015, 'Introduction – We are in WonderLAND: New Experimental Art from Central Australia', presented at We are in WonderLAND Symposium, National Institute for Experimental Art and UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 15 May 2015 - 15 May 2015,

Biddle J; Stefanoff L; Croft B; Watkins P, 2015, '[Convened Symposium]', presented at We are in Wonderland: New Experimental art from Central Australia: Exhibition,, UNSW Galleries, - ,

Biddle J, 2014, 'Indigenous Animation as Hyper-Realism', presented at Hyper-Realism and other forms of ‘faking it with the truth, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 03 December 2014 - 07 December 2014,

Biddle J, 2013, 'Animation as radial realism', presented at Desert Animations, National Institute of Experimental Art, UNSW Art & Design, 04 April 2013 - 04 April 2013,

Biddle J, 2013, 'Experimentation in Same but Different: Innovation and Experimentation in Desert Arts', presented at Same but Different - Experimentation and Innovation in Desert Arts II, Desert Knowledge Precinct, South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs., 25 March 2013 - 25 March 2013,

Biddle J, 2012, 'Keynote – Animus, Sentience and Sentient in Desert Animations', presented at Materialities, Economies, Empiricism and Things: SSAA Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 04 December 2012 - 06 December 2012,

Biddle J, 2012, 'A Politics of Proximity: Tjanpi and other experimental Western Desert Art', presented at National Institute of Experimental Art, UNSW Art and Design, 14 August 2012 - 12 August 2012

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