Cadel Evans Last Ride

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.01.15

Who can't remember the 2011 Tour de France, and the pride and inspiration that arose in us all when Cadel Evans stood on the winner's podium? For though Cadel had a successful career in cycling, he had only come to road cycling in 2001. And for some of us that meant something remarkable, we hadn't heard of him, which seemed to make his win sweeter still. Immediately the press were on the case, bringing us details of this unassuming man. We learned that Cadel had been born in Katherine (in the Northern Territory), and that he had spent some of his childhood in an Aboriginal community at Barunga, 80km east. And now as he approaches the end of his career, he is on a bike which reflects that upbringing in its design, a design which incorporates an Australian flag, a bike-riding comic character called, Tintin (whose framed picture hangs on his bedroom wall) and an Aboriginal artwork appearing on the bike's fork and chainstays. The artwork (pictured below) incorporates three tribal circles, representing the phases of Cadel's life so far: the passionate cyclist of his youth, the young man who developed that passion into an incredible career, and the third circle representing his next stage of life as he takes his final bow. Cadel Evans had commented that this Aboriginal-themed BMC will be a motivating factor, which is certainly bearing out in the Tour Down Under - a race which he may well win. "It would be a pleasure to have it seen out in front," he said, before adding, "We shall see". It is his next ride, the Great Ocean Road Race, which will be (sadly for us) his last.» Read More

 

SCHOLL SEEKS THE HOLY GRAIL

SCHOLL SEEKS THE HOLY GRAIL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.01.15

If only more art collectors around the world today could open their eyes and admit, “We'd grown a little tired of the cult of personality and money that the contemporary art world has become, so were looking to re-energise”. They...» Read More

 

RADIANCE

RADIANCE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.01.15

Is this restaging of Louis Nowra's 'Radiance' an 'Aboriginal play'? Is it a snap-shot of real life as three half sisters whose lives have kept them apart are brought theatrically together for their mutual mother's funeral; or is it magic...» Read More

 

Blak Douglas and Adam Geczy's BLAKATTAK

Blak Douglas and Adam Geczy's BLAKATTAK

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.01.15

The exhibition BLAKATTAK brings together the talents of Blak Douglas aka Adam Hill and Adam Geczy again, and follows the large-scale exhibition BOMB, held at the AAMU (Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art), Utrecht in 2013. While BOMB dealt with the...» Read More

 

Bungaree: The 200-year Celebration

Bungaree: The 200-year Celebration

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.01.15

Bungaree was the first Aboriginal to have been called an ‘Australian’. He was given a land grant at Middle Head in Sydney from colonial authorities and was famous for greeting ships as they entered Sydney Harbour. He also joined explorers,...» Read More

 

Jack Dale Revealing Australia's Hidden past

Jack Dale Revealing Australia's Hidden past

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.01.15

Photographer Neil McLeod's professional entree into Aboriginal Australia was through Pastor Doug Nicholls, the first Aboriginal to be knighted and first to be appointed to vice-regal office (he served as Governor of South Australia in the 1970s). The suburb of...» Read More

 

Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.01.15

A new exhibition Saltwater Country is set to open at the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht on January 11, showing a great diversity of art produced by sixteen artists from Queensland's coastal regions in north-east Australia. They have...» Read More

 

2014 in Review

2014 in Review

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.12.14

No one could call it a stunning year for Indigenous art - with the market delicate and the product, perhaps in response, not leaping any dramatic hurdles. No one, that is, apart from Danie Mellor and Tony Albert, the two...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions

Industry Corner: Exhibition

SCHOLL SEEKS THE HOLY GRAIL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.01.15

If only more art collectors around the world today could open their eyes and admit, “We'd grown a little tired of the cult of personality and money that the contemporary art world has become, so were looking to re-energise”. They...» Read More

Industry Corner: Exhibition

Blak Douglas and Adam Geczy's BLAKATTAK

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.01.15

The exhibition BLAKATTAK brings together the talents of Blak Douglas aka Adam Hill and Adam Geczy again, and follows the large-scale exhibition BOMB, held at the AAMU (Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art), Utrecht in 2013. While BOMB dealt with the...» 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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