Djilpin Arts to stream live on YouTube

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.04.14

Djilpin Arts, with host Tom E Lewis, is set to stream live in the first ever YouTube screening by an indigenous community. Located in the remote community of Beswick (Wugularr) on the south-west border of Arnhem Land, Djilpin Arts will showcase traditional Aboriginal song and dance, hip hop, weaving and painting with Walk With Us, from their YouTube channel. It will also take in a virtual tour of the Ghunmarn Culture Centre, home of the 'Blanasi Collection', and the brand new, award-winning accommodation at Djakanimba Pavilions. Djilpin Arts stages the annual Walking with Spirits Festival at the magnificent Malkgulumbu, Beswick Falls, where community members from all over Arnhem Land meet to re-enact the ancient art of corroboree with fire, music and imagery. Walk With Us is your personal invitation to experience this culture online. Established in 2002, Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation operates from the Ghunmarn Cultural Centre in Beswick and the Katherine Gallery. It operates with a handful of permanent indigenous staff who maintain, develop and promote the indigenous traditional and contemporary visual, multi-media and performing arts of the Katherine and Arnhem regions. Djilpin’s indigenous membership encompasses people from Wugularr and other communities, which are the Rittharngu/Wagalak, Dalabon, Mialli, Mara, Jawoyn and Rembarrnga language groups. It will stream live on Thursday 24 April at the following times: NT & SA from 7pm (ACST) WA 5.30pm Eastern States 7.30pm (AEST) Djilpin Arts YouTube» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ARTIST WINS BIG BULGARI PRIZE

ABORIGINAL ARTIST WINS BIG BULGARI PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.04.14

Anyone who bought a painting by Daniel Boyd (via the Ros Oxley9 Gallery) will have had their taste and wisdom confirmed by this week's announcement that he's taken out the third Bulgari Art Award worth $80,000, and delivered his stunning...» Read More

 

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 15.04.14

I had arranged to meet Pat Corrigan – Art Collector and Patron, especially of Aboriginal art, at the Art Gallery of NSW at 5 o'clock for a glass of wine and a chat. He was already there when I arrived...» Read More

 

TRAGIC CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT

TRAGIC CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.04.14

Anyone reading the usually-reliable Nicolas Rothwell in The Australian newspaper a couple of weekends ago (The Review 22/23 March) in a major essay entitled 'Culture War', would have come away convinced that an exhibition designed to reveal the extent of...» Read More

 

TIWI PANTO

TIWI PANTO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.04.14

It's taken a while to get all of its act together, but the world's first Tiwi Island pantomime is off and touring the country currently. 'Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui' – a Melville Island-mouthful version of Snow White and the...» Read More

 

Painting is the Skin of the World

Painting is the Skin of the World

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 31.03.14

“Painting is the Skin of the World.” Robert Motherwell Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula said: “When you sit down without a painting, you are lonely”. These simple words from two giants of art speak volumes of what painting meant to them. Motherwell,...» Read More

 

The courage of a few, and the backing of the Nation

The courage of a few, and the backing of the Nation

Posted by David Gibson | 10.03.14

Introduction by the Aboriginal Art Directory In a recent interview, Uncle Max, head of Culture is Life said, "Strengthening Indigenous youth back to the land and culture gives [Aboriginals] a sense of connectedness to self, land and spirit". It has...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.03.14

From March to September 2014 ARTKELCH, the leading gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Fine Art in Germany, presents artists from South Australia´s Eastern APY Lands in their yearly touring exhibition PRO COMMUNITY. PRO COMMUNITY is an exhibition format developed and organized...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions

Industry Corner: Feature

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 15.04.14

I had arranged to meet Pat Corrigan – Art Collector and Patron, especially of Aboriginal art, at the Art Gallery of NSW at 5 o'clock for a glass of wine and a chat. He was already there when I arrived...» Read More

Industry Corner: Exhibition

TRAGIC CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.04.14

Anyone reading the usually-reliable Nicolas Rothwell in The Australian newspaper a couple of weekends ago (The Review 22/23 March) in a major essay entitled 'Culture War', would have come away convinced that an exhibition designed to reveal the extent of...» Read More

Events: Event

BARKS 'R US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.12.13

With Aboriginal bark paintings there's the constant dilemma – how important is the aesthetic appeal of the work, and how important the story – and the status of the man telling it? The issue arises because there have been old...» Read More

Events: Auction

Results for Sotheby's Early Papunya Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.05.13

Who logged on to Sotheby's last night to watch or bid in the live auction of Anthony & Beverly Knight's collection of early Papunya art? Predictably there were a lot of great pieces. Items selling well over the estimate include...» Read More

 

 


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