LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO GO!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.07.15

For $500 or more you could earn yourself an original water-colour from Hermannsberg and help to complete a documentary film about that school of painting, about the life of its founder, Albert Namatjira, and about joys and tensions of a non-Indigenous theatre-maker and an Aboriginal actor creating a play featuring Albert and his white mentor, Rex Battarbee. Long-time Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre collaborator, the Big hART theatre company have been working with the Namatjira family and artist communities for the past 6 years. Together they wrote a theatre show which has toured Australia twice and been seen by 50,000 people. It also went to London and the cast and accompanying artists were invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. For, alongside each theatre performance was a partnering exhibition of contemporary watercolours by Namatjira descendants. The widespread coverage of the theatre show was fantastic exposure for the artists and art centre - a core goal of the trip to London. Throughout Big hART’s work with the artists, a documentary crew has been capturing pivotal moments of the project, working with the Namatjira family and Hermannsburg communities. We are proud to have been a supporting partner throughout the Project and we are asking for our friends and followers to consider making a pledge to a crowdfunding campaign. The funds will enable the completion of the documentary which will raise the profile of the art centre and work towards sustainability for the Hermannsburg art movement in the future. As part of the campaign you can get a beautiful original artwork by Lenie Namatjira, Gloria Pannka, Ivy Pareroultja, Mervyn Rubuntja or Peter Tjutjatja Taylor as a reward. A great way to lend your support in two ways at once!   Help Big hART rally support for Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists – get behind the Namatjira Documentary crowdfunding campaign. Just 23 hours to go» Read More

 

The Mural Project

The Mural Project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.07.15

Zhou Xiaoping is a Melbourne-based artist who learnt the technique of traditional brush painting under the tutelage of a great master while growing up in the Anhui province of China. He arrived in Australia in 1988, and staged an exhibition...» Read More

 

The Wonderful World of Wayne Quilliam

The Wonderful World of Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.07.15

Wayne Quilliam is described as one of Australia’s pre-eminent Indigenous photographic artists, curators and cultural advisors working on the international scene. But to be a little more specific, he has won a Walkley Award, been named a NAIDOC Artist of...» Read More

 

BLAK WIT IN THE WEST

BLAK WIT IN THE WEST

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.07.15

The differences between the two major Indigenous art prizes in Australia – the NATSIAAs in Darwin and the WA Indigenous Art Awards in Perth – may be widening. While this year's finalists up North are predominantly artists from remote communities...» Read More

 

TELSTRAS CHARGE ON

TELSTRAS CHARGE ON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.07.15

The recent release of the 65 names that will be adjudged next month for the six National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art awards – the NATSIAAs – conceal some remarkable developments in Darwin. It seems unlikely that they originated...» Read More

 

Master of Art, Humour & Political Insight

Master of Art, Humour & Political Insight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.07.15

2015 Archibald finalist Adam (aka Black Douglas) Hill has talked about the subject of his entry, Smoke and mirrors Uncle Max Eulo as having, "...etched his way into modern Sydney Aboriginal culture somewhat enigmatically. "I recall seeing him for the...» Read More

 

Resale Royalty Admin Fee Increase

Resale Royalty Admin Fee Increase

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.06.15

Copyright Agency has just announced a 5% increase in its administration fees on Resale Royalties, to take effect from 1 July 2015. This increase brings the service cost to 15%, in line with fees being charged by resale schemes internationally....» Read More

 

'EARTH AND SKY' AT TARRAWARRA

'EARTH AND SKY' AT TARRAWARRA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.06.15

When the eight Indigenous artists chosen for the Musee du quai Branly commission were announced in 2005, John Mawurndjul from Maningrida made a dynamic speech entirely in his Kuninjku language, and everyone there at the Art Gallery of NSW felt...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions

Industry Corner: Exhibition

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO GO!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.07.15

For $500 or more you could earn yourself an original water-colour from Hermannsberg and help to complete a documentary film about that school of painting, about the life of its founder, Albert Namatjira, and about joys and tensions of a...» Read More

Industry Corner: Industry

The Mural Project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.07.15

Zhou Xiaoping is a Melbourne-based artist who learnt the technique of traditional brush painting under the tutelage of a great master while growing up in the Anhui province of China. He arrived in Australia in 1988, and staged an exhibition...» 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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