AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.02.16

Aboriginal Art Directory is delighted to congratulate the following people, long involved in the world of Aboriginal art, on their Honours - awarded on 26th January 2016. Sadly, no painters or sculptors from the rich North seem to have been included this year. The following are the official citations: OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Ms Tracey L MOFFATT, Castaways Beach Qld 4567 For distinguished service to the visual and performing arts as a photographer and film maker, and as a mentor and supporter of, and role model for, Indigenous artists. Ms Moffat is an artist with bodies of work in photography and filmography. Her most notable works include several series of photographs titled: 'Something More' (1989). 'Pet Thang' (1991). 'Scarred for Life' (1994). 'Spirit Landscapes' (2013). Her most notable short films include: 'Nice Coloured Girls'. 'Night Cries'. 'BeDevil'. 'Artist'. Films have also featured at the Cannes Film Festival. Has had over 100 solo exhibitions world-wide, including in several high profile galleries including: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Tate Gallery, London. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The Art Gallery of New South Wales. The National Gallery of Australia. The Queensland Art Gallery, where her most recent show was reviewed at http://news.aboriginalartdirectory.com/2014/12/tracey-moffatt-is-spirited.php Founding Member, Boomalli Aboriginal Co-Operative, since 1987. Awards and recognition include: Recipient, Laureate Artist of the Year, Australia Council, 2013. Recipient, Infinity Award for Excellence in Art Photography, International Center for Photography, New York, 2007. Honorary Doctorate, Griffith University, 2004 MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION Mr Adrian Rodney NEWSTEAD, 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 For service to the museum and galleries sector, particularly through the promotion of Indigenous arts. Service includes: Founder and Executive Director, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, since 1981.» Read More

 

Top Job in Aboriginal Art

Top Job in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.02.16

Senior Resource & Development Officer (Program Manager) Leadership Role in the Aboriginal Art Sector Founded in 1987, The Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is a leading not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation and the first peak advocacy and support...» Read More

 

TIWI + JAZZ REVIEW

TIWI + JAZZ REVIEW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.01.16

A wonderfully warm (well, hot actually) performance in the Spiegeltent as part of the Sydney Festival brought about the unlikely combo of a Sydney jazz band and a number of elderly ceremonial performers from the Tiwi Islands. You wouldn't know...» Read More

 

Indigenous artists encouraged to enter art award

Indigenous artists encouraged to enter art award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.01.16

With the first-ever win by an Aboriginal artist – 65-year-old Ben Ward from Kunnunurra, WA – of the $10,000 John Fries Award last year, the organisers are keen to receive even more entries from Indigenous Australian and New Zealand artists...» Read More

 

'CUT THE SKY' REVIEW

'CUT THE SKY' REVIEW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.16

In its latest work for the Sydney Festival, the Broome-based dance theatre, Marrugeku continues with the theme of diminishing optimism for Aborigines in The Kimberley that started with their work, Gudirr Gudirr at the Festival in 2014. But, unlike that...» Read More

 

Is There Anything Comparable in Australia???

Is There Anything Comparable in Australia???

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.01.16

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is awarding US$815,000 to the University of Virginia to create a research center for the study of the indigenous art of Australia and the Americas. The grant provides four years of funding for a proposal...» Read More

 

CULTURE v POLITICS IN SYDNEY

CULTURE v POLITICS IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.01.16

After all the trumpeting about the two big International Art Series shows on this summer in Sydney – 'The Greats' from the Scottish National Galleries at AGNSW and Grayson Perry from Essex at the MCA – there was barely a...» Read More

 

underSTATEd 2016

underSTATEd 2016

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.01.16

Opening on Monday is underSTATEd, NSW Parliament's biennial exhibition. And this year 44 works on paper are being shown - a collection which includes art by Badger Bates, Danny Eastwood, Roy Kennedy, Nami Maymuru, Joy Duncan and May Hinch. The...» Read More

 

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AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.02.16

Aboriginal Art Directory is delighted to congratulate the following people, long involved in the world of Aboriginal art, on their Honours - awarded on 26th January 2016. Sadly, no painters or sculptors from the rich North seem to have been...» Read More

Industry Corner: Industry

Top Job in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.02.16

Senior Resource & Development Officer (Program Manager) Leadership Role in the Aboriginal Art Sector Founded in 1987, The Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is a leading not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation and the first peak advocacy and support...» Read More

Events: Event

LOTS HAPPENING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.09.15

So much news to share with you, I'm having to collate it all into a single story: 1. The Istanbul Biennial is about to hit the headlines as Sydney's last Biennale did – with action by the artists involved in...» Read More

Events: Event

Details of Exciting New Tarnanthi Festival

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.08.15

More than 300 artists from across Australia will showcase work in TARNANTHI (pronounced TAR-nan-dee), the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, right across Adelaide from 8 -18 October - with exhibitions continuing at the SA Art...» Read More

 

 


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