The Actor, Deputy Lord Mayor, Academics & Students in Newcastle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.05.16

Reconciliation Week starts this coming Friday, 27 May 2016, and the Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG) are running BLACK WHITE & RESTIVE which celebrates the work of over 60 artists and their cross-cultural art practices. It will be opened by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Jason Dunn, with guest speaker, Trevor Jamieson, acclaimed Australian actor. The exhibition’s narrative begins with Albert Namatjira and Rex Battarbee’s creative exchange from the 1930s and surveys key works from the 1990s until 2015, including five large-scale collaborations. BLACK WHITE & RESTIVE also draws on Newcastle Art Gallery’s collection of works by Gordon Bennett, Imants Tillers, Tim Johnson, Ildiko Kovacs, Danie Mellor, Margaret Preston and Tony Tuckson as well as the Gallery’s significant holdings of Hermannsburg watercolours. A community art project by the same name was also developed in response to BLACK WHITE & RESTIVE and is on now. This explores concepts of belonging, identity and place and brings together cross-cultural collaborations with artists, Newcastle Art Gallery staff, and students from around Newcastle and the Hunter region. It aims to teach both young and older artists to broaden their experience of contemporary Indigenous art, local culture and heritage - and also to encourage a visit the Gallery! The final works created during a series of workshops will be assembled and placed on display in the Gallery’s SMART SPACE for visitors to experience. Four local artists, Saretta Fielding (Wonaruah) and UP&UP team (Shane Kennedy, Faith Curtis and Brad Russell) led the project. A day-long symposium with leading academics, curators and artists who will discuss cross-cultural engagements in contemporary art is scheduled for this coming Saturday (28 May). Speakers include Trevor Jamieson, Kim Mahood, Ian McLean, Djon Mundine, Margo Neale and exhibition curator Una Rey. Details are: Symposium Times 9.30am - 10.00am Registration 10.00am - 4.30pm» Read More

 

FINALISTS FOR NATSIAAS ANNOUNCED

FINALISTS FOR NATSIAAS ANNOUNCED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.05.16

It looks as though my predictions regarding the selection of finalists for the 2016 Telstra NATSIAAs have come true with more than a quarter of the fortunate 75 finalists originating in the southern cities rather than northern communities. This is...» Read More

 

The Life and Myths of Ann Snell

The Life and Myths of Ann Snell

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.05.16

Growing up, Ann Snell heard a lot about Indigenous life and culture, particularly around the dinner table. Her father, an architect, was interested in simplifying living to complement the human condition (which he referred to as "treading lightly on the...» Read More

 

From The Streets of Papunya to Papunya Tjupi

From The Streets of Papunya to Papunya Tjupi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.05.16

Vivien Johnson's Streets of Papunya has arrived at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne on its Australian tour. Developed to accompany her beautifully illustrated book by the same name the exhibition features paintings by the men who founded the desert art movement,...» Read More

 

Artitja's Utopia with Janet Holmes a Court

Artitja's Utopia with Janet Holmes a Court

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.05.16

An exhibition of Utopian art which was opened by Janet Holmes a Court has been a great success for South Fremantle gallery, Artitja Fine Art. Gallery Director, Anna Kanaris, says Standing on Ceremony: The Utopia Journey attracted a full house,...» Read More

 

SALLY GABORI RETROSPECTIVE

SALLY GABORI RETROSPECTIVE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.05.16

The fascinating career of the late Bentinck Island artist and senior Kaiadilt woman Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (c.1924–2015) is explored in a retrospective exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery from tomorrow. There's a catalogue with illuminating essays, but the best...» Read More

 

Rohr's Remedy

Rohr's Remedy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.05.16

Every industry has them, those bright sparks of individual determination and courage - women who manage to champion their passion against the toughest of odds. They are pioneers of sorts, like Helen Read who flew to Paris to organise an...» Read More

 

OZCO FUNDING

OZCO FUNDING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.05.16

There's been a huge furore over the Black Friday announcement of arts-funding cuts for small and medium arts enterprises by the Australia Council. Sixty-two organisations that had previously enjoyed multi-year funding lost out – including a depressing number that prioritised...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions


Industry Corner: Exhibition

The Actor, Deputy Lord Mayor, Academics & Students in Newcastle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.05.16

Reconciliation Week starts this coming Friday, 27 May 2016, and the Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG) are running BLACK WHITE & RESTIVE which celebrates the work of over 60 artists and their cross-cultural art practices. It will be opened by the...» Read More

Industry Corner: Industry

The Life and Myths of Ann Snell

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.05.16

Growing up, Ann Snell heard a lot about Indigenous life and culture, particularly around the dinner table. Her father, an architect, was interested in simplifying living to complement the human condition (which he referred to as "treading lightly on the...» 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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