THE KIMBERELY ONLINE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.11.14

Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now has gone live online at last after a mighty development saga. It's been developed in two phases over 6 years by the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) with $1.8m. support from Rio Tinto to create a unique visual arts project. The first phase, carried out in 2012, involved consultation with Indigenous artists in the Kimberley to gain their perspective and ideas on what the project should encompass. The second phase, which commenced in 2013, was the implementation. The statements below summarise the most common views expressed by the artists, and were therefore used to shape the project: Keep culture strong Painting on country trips Young people encouraged to create artwork Need for professional development, to include training and mentorship opportunities Support and promotion for artists Need for communication and exchange with other communities Recording of stories and knowledge Interest in developing more multi-media projects Desire for an exhibition Following the consultation phase during 2012, AGWA shaped a project which would be inclusive of many artists and highlight the many distinctive styles and different needs across the region. Elders were concerned with knowledge transfer and transmission in order to keep knowledge and culture strong within their communities. Since the late 1970s, the practice of making art has been a significant means of maintaining culture in the Kimberley region. The Ngurrara Canvas II 1997 is an example of this, created by artists who are the traditional owners of the Great Sandy Desert area near Fitzroy Crossing. This enormous collaborative canvas was painted to communicate the Walmajarri, Mangala, Juwaliny, Wangkajunga and Manjilarra peoples’ authority and knowledge of their country. This canvas has become more than a picture of country; it is country. Nyilpirr Spider Snell, one of the leading artists and elders from this» Read More

 

Ups and Downs Amongst the Art Centres

Ups and Downs Amongst the Art Centres

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.11.14

The thriving art centre at Blackstone in WA hard by the SA/NT borders has been devastated by a fire that caused irreparable damage to its archival collection and all of its stock. They lost about 90% of the works and...» Read More

 

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.11.14

Head along to Rozelle this Sunday to experience some early Christmas Cheer when the Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture Centre artists and Art Centre Manager visit the Tali Gallery. All the way from the Cape York Peninsula, the Pormpuraaw Arts and...» Read More

 

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.14

Waringarri artists, commissioned by Wesfarmers for its official centenary gift, have cast a collection of carved boab nuts in white aluminium. And so impressive is the result that today this Collection officially called, Boab100, was gifted to the Art Gallery...» Read More

 

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.10.14

A collaborative exhibition by artists from Australia and South Africa, exploring the skies as seen through the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, is currently on at Curtin University’s John Curtin Gallery, and will later tour internationally. Yamaji and...» Read More

 

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.10.14

Sydney artist Boneta-Marie Mabo has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner at the end of this year’s 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Director Pierre Arpin...» Read More

 

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.10.14

There have been some pretty controversial decisions made since Michael Brand took over the Directorship of the Art Gallery of NSW more than a year ago. Many a senior curator fled in advance of his coming; decent, efficient people have...» Read More

 

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.10.14

A great wrong has been done to both history and Gough Whitlam's memory by the Fairfax press. Their splendid supplement on Wednesday to commemorate the passing of that great mover and shaker of a slothful Australia contained a section on...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions

Industry Corner: Event

THE KIMBERELY ONLINE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.11.14

Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now has gone live online at last after a mighty development saga. It's been developed in two phases over 6 years by the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) with $1.8m. support from...» Read More

Industry Corner: Exhibition

Ups and Downs Amongst the Art Centres

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.11.14

The thriving art centre at Blackstone in WA hard by the SA/NT borders has been devastated by a fire that caused irreparable damage to its archival collection and all of its stock. They lost about 90% of the works and...» Read More

Events: Event

ABORIGINAL ARTISTS GO MENTAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.10.14

High profile artists, including four Archibald winners, have joined forces with the ABC and have donated artworks to be auctioned online to help raise funds to boost mental health research in Australia. The ABC Mental As... Art Auction is a...» Read More

Events: Event

TWO CHARITY AUCTIONS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.08.14

With what looks like an unfortunate coincidence of timing, two worthy Indigenous charities are holding art auctions within days of each other. Arts Law is first cab off the rank, celebrating its 30th anniversary of advice specifically tailored for artists...» Read More

 

 


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