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Slovenian plastic artists in Australia

Ethnologists have already researched many fields related to Slovene emigrants. Nevertheless, some of the numerous themes have yet to be researched, among others the plastics arts among the emigrants. This article is a first attempt to shed light on this hardly known segment of cultural and artistic activities among our emigrants. In ethnological terms, research into the plastic arts is a major challenge as it opens up questions on the connections between the plastic arts and the way of living, the influence of the environment and, last but not least, the expression and preservation of a cultural identity. The articles sketches the way of living of plastic artists in Australia, their works of art, and the issue of expressing ethnic identity.