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 of all sorts on 3rd September with an event at the NSW Parliament House, raising funds for its important Artists in the Black program. This sends lawyers out bush to assist Aboriginal artists draw up wills so that their families have a clear idea of who will benefit from the estate when the artist dies. Without a will, the Public Trustee may take matters over and do as it foolishly did in 1959 with the Namatjira Estate – sell it off to an outside entity for a pittance. Artists on offer in the auction – which is already online – include Ronnie Tjanpitjinpa, Cornelia Tipuamantumirri, Roy Underwood, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Gilbert Jack, Nora Wompi and Mabel Juli. Some works are donated, and some are supplied by remote art centres that have benefited from the wills program. Meanwhile, the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation is holding a live-only auction just over a week later at the MCA in Sydney on 11th September. This is a more heavyweight (and expensive) affair with many non-Indigenous artists offering their art for sale for the Redfern-based cause, Gunawirra – which benefits local families and children. Amongst notable names are the late Tony Tuckson, Ah Xian, Euan Macleod and George Gittoes. Of course, Aboriginal art will be on offer too – a list headed by two works of the immortals Emily Kngwarreye and Thancoupie, and including Djirrarra Wunungmurra, Lena Nyadbi and Susan Wangi Wangi. Feast your eyes online, and then pick your cause and feast your stomachs on at least one of the two nights!» Read More

 

Jenny Crompton wins Victoria's Richest Indigenous Art Award

Jenny Crompton wins Victoria's Richest Indigenous Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.14

Bellbrae artist Jenny Crompton has taken out the State’s richest Indigenous art prize, the $30,000 Deadly Art Award at the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Crompton, who takes much of her artistic inspiration from Victoria’s surf coast, won for her...» Read More

 

DARWIN 2014 - The Bigger Picture

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Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.08.14

In the wash-up to the 31st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, it seems possible that the man who lead the charge to free MAGNT (the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) from the unenthusiastic hand...» Read More

 

31st NATSIAAs: TONY ALBERT DOES IT AGAIN

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Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.14

The three judges for this 31st NATSIAA Award all come from the south; Tina Baum from the National Gallery, Clotilde Bullen from the WA Gallery and David Broker from the Canberra Contemporary Art Studio. Perhaps it wasn’t surprising that they...» Read More

 

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Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.07.14

Announced tomorrow is the lucky winner of the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize for a work or works which confront issues and themes in sport. As an enthusiastic press release puts it: “From fandom to fanaticism, motivation to morality, and...» Read More

 

TARNANTHI – THE NEW NAME IN FESTIVALS

TARNANTHI – THE NEW NAME IN FESTIVALS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.07.14

South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill has announced that the State's new Aboriginal visual arts festival will be known as Tarnanthi – pronounced TAR-NAN-DEE - a local Kaurna word meaning 'to come forth', as in the sun and the first emergence...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART 'COMES HOME'

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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

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

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Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.07.14

Hetti Perkins second 'Art+Soul' TV series returns to the ABC tonight, and winds up with a third episode next Tuesday. And the question I asked after previewing her first program remains as relevant to the thinking behind this production as...» Read More

 

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Jenny Crompton wins Victoria's Richest Indigenous Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.14

Bellbrae artist Jenny Crompton has taken out the State’s richest Indigenous art prize, the $30,000 Deadly Art Award at the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Crompton, who takes much of her artistic inspiration from Victoria’s surf coast, won for her...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

TARNANTHI – THE NEW NAME IN FESTIVALS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.07.14

South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill has announced that the State's new Aboriginal visual arts festival will be known as Tarnanthi – pronounced TAR-NAN-DEE - a local Kaurna word meaning 'to come forth', as in the sun and the first emergence...» Read More

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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

 

 


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