The life of Daisy Munmurria Andrews

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.02.15

A service commerating the life of Daisy Munmurria Andrews (1935 - January 2015), much loved artist from the West Kimberley, will be held tomorrow at the Fitzroy Crossing Recreation Hall at 8.30am. An early NATSIAA winner, Daisy Andrews' art was propelled by the great beauty of her country (the Kimberley). She once said, "When I draw my pictures I am seeing that country in my head. Looking at those sandhills, flowers, everything was very good. When I am painting I tell my grandkids these stories. I tell them that next time they will come and visit this country. I like to take these paintings to the city. I want to tell my story for this country". If you would like to send a message of condolence to the family, please do so via Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency, manager(at)mangkaja(dot)com or to fax 08 9193 0041. Her obituary, written by Karen Daymen and published in The Australian, can also be read here.» Read More

 

Major Artist of the Kimberley, Jack Dale

Major Artist of the Kimberley, Jack Dale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.02.15

Set to open at the Burrinja Gallery just out of Melbourne is an exhibition of one of the great artists of the Kimberley, Jack Dale Mengenen. Jack Dale was famous for documenting aspects of his culture and key moments of...» Read More

 

Don't 'Kill The Messenger'

Don't 'Kill The Messenger'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.02.15

Nakkiah Lui is hot. The Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander writer now has her second play on at the Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney – and she's moved Upstairs from the more experimental Downstairs theatre – and she claims she...» Read More

 

The Wild Australia Troupe

The Wild Australia Troupe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.02.15

A little before 1892, a group of 27 Indigenous people came together from the groups of Wakaya, Kuthant, Kurtjar, Arapa, Walangama, Mayikulan, Kabi Kabi, Kalkadoon and Muralag. There were 22 men, four women and one child. And the man behind...» Read More

 

LAVERTY SALE

LAVERTY SALE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.02.15

I first met the Lavertys – Colin and Liz – in 1995, at the peak of their collecting days. It happened in Warrmun, the painting heart of the East Kimberley. Was it also the peak of the industry as we...» Read More

 

Darwin Art Fair Registrations Open

Darwin Art Fair Registrations Open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.02.15

Art Centre registrations open online from the 23 February for the 2015 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF), this year to be held from the 7th to the 9th of August. Coinciding with Australia's the NATSIAA's, DAAF is Australia's leading national...» Read More

 

Farewell Sally Gabori

Farewell Sally Gabori

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.02.15

“Danda ngijinda dulk, danda ngijinda malaa, danda ngad - This is my Land, this is my Sea, this is who I am”, said Sally Gabori about her solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery held just 4 months ago. As Jeremy Eccles...» Read More

 

MAGNT MODIFICATION

MAGNT MODIFICATION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 09.02.15

The Museum and Art Gallery of the NT advertised for a Director at the weekend. No news of the sacking of the current Director – Pierre Arpin – had leaked south; so this was a major surprise. There was no...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions

Industry Corner: Event

LAVERTY SALE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.02.15

I first met the Lavertys – Colin and Liz – in 1995, at the peak of their collecting days. It happened in Warrmun, the painting heart of the East Kimberley. Was it also the peak of the industry as we...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

WALKING WITH BUNGAREE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.02.15

“This is the most important project I've worked on in my life”. Veteran Indigenous curator, Djon Mundine's statement quite shocked an audience on Middle Head on Saturday, especially those who clearly thought his 'Aboriginal Memorial' of 200 larrikitj poles from...» Read More

Events: Event

LAVERTY SALE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.02.15

I first met the Lavertys – Colin and Liz – in 1995, at the peak of their collecting days. It happened in Warrmun, the painting heart of the East Kimberley. Was it also the peak of the industry as we...» 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

 

 


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