It's always good to see Aboriginal art in the public eye

It's always good to see Aboriginal art in the public eye and Jonathan Jones, the Guardian's art correspondent, strikes the right tone in his, slightly superficial, coverage of the British Museum's latest display of art from it's collection. Much of the article is dedicated to the shameful history, and the author is rightly sensitive to the political nature of the exhibition, while he closes with a valuable note on Aboriginal knowledge and the environment. I am, however, left wondering when Aboriginal art might be reviewed simply for it's artistic merit, without the seemingly always present apologetic tone? I suspect it will be a while yet.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/apr/21/british-museum-indigenous-australia-enduring-civilisation-review-fascinating-outline-fabulous-beast