Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.09.14

Since reading the book, Wild: From Lost to Found Along the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, I, like many others, have been romancing the idea of a long-distance walk. And today the Larapinta Trail, a 223km walking trail along the West MacDonnell Ranges just outside of Alice Springs, became an even more attractive proposition when the Minister for Parks and Wildlife, Bess Price, unveiled a new Indigenous art project along the Trail at Simpsons Gap. “The Larapinta Trail continues to grow in popularity and prominence and receives regular recognition as one of the great long distance walks of Australia," Bess Price said. “We’ve listened to what visitors want and many have expressed a desire to learn more about the cultural values along the Trail. “Walkers stopping at shelters at Simpsons Gap, Jay Creek, Serpentine Gorge and Finke River will now be treated to stunning artwork depicting the cultural values and stories for the area,” she said, referring to the commissioned artworks which will now be on display at the four of the locations along the Trail. New shelters and amenities have also been developed, as well as new water facilities and interpretation signage and information packages. To find out more about the Larapinta Trail or to plan your walk, visit NT Parks and Wildlife and also the Larapinta Trail site. There are also some great photos taken along the Trail on this Facebook page. And if you decide to go, the artists whose works you'll be seeing are: Simpsons Gap: · Dale Campbell (Weapons and Wildflowers of Central Australia) · Rhonda Inkamala (Coolamon and clapsticks) Jay Creek: · Doreen Carroll (Wild Orange and Honey Tree) · Trudy Inkamala (Coolamon and Goanna) Serpentine Gorge: · Jane Young (Summer Fruits) · Jane Young (Eagle) Finke River: · Clara Inkamala (Bushtuckers) ·» Read More

 

PETER BROKENSHA OAM 12/10/26 TO 24/06/14

PETER BROKENSHA OAM 12/10/26 TO 24/06/14

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.09.14

“He was a good man who did good things”, assessed Bob Edwards, long-time friend, one-time employer and a partner with Peter Brokensha in early efforts to turn the nascent Aboriginal art movement into a viable business. Coincidentally, the Pitjanjatjara people...» Read More

 

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 14.09.14

Was Cyclone Tracy a freak accident of cosmology, an epic drama involving a vengeful wind, or just a pissed off tropical storm? The insinuated anthropological terminology given to destructive natural disasters such as Tracy has 'Her' with the best of...» Read More

 

KALDOR GOES NATIVE

KALDOR GOES NATIVE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.09.14

The first Kaldor Public Art Project to involve an Australian artist creating art in Australia will also be John Kaldor's first Indigenous project. Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi identifying artist, Jonathan Jones is going to re-imagine the Garden Palace that burnt down in...» Read More

 

LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE

LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.09.14

The first Indigenous artist/craftsman has been recognised as a Living Treasure – Master of Australian Craft. Tasmania's Lola Greeno joins a distinguished list of Treasures which includes potters Les Blakebrough and Jeff Minchin, glass artist Klaus Moje, and jeweller Marian...» Read More

 

The Martu 'Did it Together'

The Martu 'Did it Together'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.09.14

Twelve large collaborative desert artworks will go on show at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art next week in a show entitled Martu Art from the Far Western Desert . The Far Western Desert is a region that is commonly described...» Read More

 

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 09.09.14

After a period in which social unrest and an emphasis on film dominated the cultural scene, the revitalisation of Balgo painting continues apace. Two different projects are under way which will see a major contextual exhibition open in Melbourne next...» Read More

 

KLUGE GOES TO THE TORRES STRAIT

KLUGE GOES TO THE TORRES STRAIT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.09.14

The Kluge-Ruhe Museum – America's only permanent institution displaying Australian Aboriginal art and educating Americans about it through associations with the University of Virginia – re-opened earlier this year after refurbishment with a semi-permanent exhibition called Art and Country. It's...» Read More

 

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Industry Corner: Feature

Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.09.14

Since reading the book, Wild: From Lost to Found Along the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, I, like many others, have been romancing the idea of a long-distance walk. And today the Larapinta Trail, a 223km walking trail along...» Read More

Industry Corner: Industry

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 14.09.14

Was Cyclone Tracy a freak accident of cosmology, an epic drama involving a vengeful wind, or just a pissed off tropical storm? The insinuated anthropological terminology given to destructive natural disasters such as Tracy has 'Her' with the best of...» 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

Events: Event

ABORIGINAL ART 'COMES HOME'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.07.14

A significant dinner held in Melbourne last week was a homecoming of sorts for that dominant feature of the Aboriginal art market over the past two decades – the auction. Aboriginal art auctions have been maligned, but some have done...» Read More

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE

11.09.14 LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE
Object Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
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Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

09.09.14 Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo
RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne
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