BRANDIS CUTS BEGIN TO BITE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.05.15

This came through from the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council earlier this month: “The Australia Council is hosting discussion sessions across the country about the futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts to realise a culturally ambitious nation. Australia Council Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Lydia Miller is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and cultural leaders to attend one of the sessions to contribute to the national discussion. “One of our goals,” Ms Miller said, “is that Australians cherish Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures and we want input from Indigenous artists and cultural leaders to help shape and realise that goal. We want to start a conversation about Indigenous cultures, arts and artists and what is important to these communities. “These sessions are the second round of discussions we’ve had with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and cultural leaders this year and we want to reach as many people as possible. We have already held forums in Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide, Alice, Brisbane. Hobart, Launceston, Canberra and Perth. Now, the discussion sessions begin in Broken Hill on Tuesday, 12 May. They will continue through May and June in Dubbo, Cairns, Lismore, Grafton, Armidale, Townsville, Mount Isa, Mackay, Shepparton, Ceduna, Whyalla, Kalgoorlie, Albany, Geraldton, Kununurra and Katherine.” But then came the post-Budget post-script: “We will be postponing the regional roadshow sessions due to the recent 2015-16 federal budget announcement on Tuesday 12 May by the Australian Government in relation to Australia Council funding (removing $110 million to be administered directly by the Minister and his public servants in Canberra). The announcement made last week as part of the 2015-16 federal budget was unexpected and has significant implications. We are currently working through exactly what the impact will be. Our» Read More

 

THE CODE ON HOLD

THE CODE ON HOLD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.05.15

It's hiatus time at the Indigenous Art Code (IartC). At a time when there seem to be more debates about the artform and its marketing, the new, one-person administrator of the Federally-funded authority “overseeing ethical trade and good professional conduct”...» Read More

 

2015 Parliament of NSW Art Prize Opens

2015 Parliament of NSW Art Prize Opens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.05.15

With works as broad as handmade paper, sculpture, jewellery and paintings, it's no wonder there were a record number of entries in last year's NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize. And the winner, Nicole Foreshew, became the first artist to win...» Read More

 

A Minefield of Madness, Badness, and Sadness

A Minefield of Madness, Badness, and Sadness

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.05.15

A collaborative work between Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Fiona Hall has been included in Fiona Hall's latest exhibition, Wrong Way Time, at the new Australian Pavilion in this year's prestigious Venice Biennale. The work, Kuka Irititja (Animal from Another Time),...» Read More

 

GalaBid Online Auction Supporting NT's Environmental Defenders Office

GalaBid Online Auction Supporting NT's Environmental Defenders Office

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.05.15

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) has been defunded by the Government, and their offices are about to close. But in the Northern Territory Aboriginal artists have stepped in by donating artworks to be auctioned online with proceeds going to the...» Read More

 

NEW NAME AT MAGNT

NEW NAME AT MAGNT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.05.15

A surprise announcement from the NT Government has revealed the replacement of the existing Director of the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) – Pierre Arpin – by Marcus Schutenko, the current CEO of the Museum of Chinese...» Read More

 

The Australia Council Wants You

The Australia Council Wants You

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.05.15

As of today the Australia Council for the Arts will be hosting discussion sessions across the country about the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts - and Executive Director of ATSI Arts, Lydia Miller, is inviting ATSI artists...» Read More

 

THE NEW BLACK

THE NEW BLACK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.05.15

No, not a fashion item, but the title of a new Aboriginal musical which is building support like a rolling stone and will be playing for 2 nights this week at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. I was lucky enough...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions

Industry Corner: Industry

BRANDIS CUTS BEGIN TO BITE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.05.15

This came through from the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council earlier this month: “The Australia Council is hosting discussion sessions across the country about the futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts to realise a culturally ambitious...» Read More

Industry Corner: Industry

THE CODE ON HOLD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.05.15

It's hiatus time at the Indigenous Art Code (IartC). At a time when there seem to be more debates about the artform and its marketing, the new, one-person administrator of the Federally-funded authority “overseeing ethical trade and good professional conduct”...» 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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