2017 NATSIAAs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.04.17

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is excited to announce that 66 artists have been selected from 300 entries to be part of the country's most prestigious national Indigenous art awards, the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAAs). This year the Awards welcome a new generation of artists with the creation of two new categories – the Telstra Multimedia Award and the Telstra Emerging Artist Award. The Telstra Multimedia Award allows multi-disciplinary artists the opportunity to enter innovative and exciting works that include photography, graphic design, film, audio tape and other digital content. The Telstra Emerging Artist Award (evolving from the Telstra Youth Award) provides a tangible opportunity for artists of all ages who are in the first few years of their practice to gain exposure on a national stage and launch their career. Luke Scholes, MAGNT Curator of Aboriginal Art, said: “This year’s Awards celebrate the poignant narratives that represent Australia’s unique Indigenous voices. We are thrilled to see a new wave of artist submissions thanks to the new Telstra Multimedia Award and Telstra Emerging Artist Award." Presiding over this year’s Awards, the Telstra NATSIAA judging panel consists of curator, Emily McDaniel; Director, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Chris Saines; and Aboriginal artist, Regina Wilson. Emily McDaniel is an independent curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales. She has worked as the Assistant Curator of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and as the Aboriginal Emerging Curator for the 18th Sydney Biennale and in the same capacity for the Venice Biennale, 2017. Chris Saines has over 30 years’ experience working in leading public art institutions including 17 years at the» Read More

 

Yulparitja Rugs

Yulparitja Rugs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.04.17

The Yulparitja artists of Bidyadanga near Broome have used their agency with that town's Short St Gallery to supply their art to Sydney company, Designer Rugs to produce a set of substantial floor-coverings. Five masters of Yulparitja art - Weaver...» Read More

 

THE NATIONAL

THE NATIONAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.04.17

What is conjured by a title like 'The National'? For Poms, it's a horse race at Aintree; for the writers in the opening stanza's catalogue, it's an opportunity to consider whether Australia actually is a nation; for the art punters...» Read More

 

CAIRNS FAIRS UP

CAIRNS FAIRS UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.04.17

Now in its eighth year, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is a celebration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts cultures of Queensland. It's also one of the town's biggest drawcards, attracting a record 51,000 people to its...» Read More

 

Biennale of Sydney Artists Announced

Biennale of Sydney Artists Announced

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.04.17

Mami Kataoka, Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, today revealed the first group of 21 artists selected for the Asia Pacific’s leading contemporary art event. With around 70 artists expected to be included in the 21st Biennale, this...» Read More

 

ALL IS REVEALED IN THE WEST

ALL IS REVEALED IN THE WEST

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.04.17

The annual Revealed Exhibition this weekend in Perth features works by more than 75 new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists from 23 art centres all over the state, showcasing the diverse and vibrant condition of contemporary Aboriginal art in the...» Read More

 

The Indigenous Art Market - An Insider's Observation

The Indigenous Art Market - An Insider's Observation

Posted by Ralph Hobbs | 05.04.17

About the Author Ralph Hobbs is a giant of a man, looking more like a gym instructor than an art dealer. His Sydney CBD business - Nanda/Hobbs - is as imaginative in its ways of dealing art as the surrounding...» Read More

 

A PARTING OF THE WAYS

A PARTING OF THE WAYS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.04.17

To own so much art that you can hold not one but three auction sales of it – the latest of more than 150 works - may seem a tad excessive. But any time spent with Liz Laverty – widow...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions


Industry Corner: Exhibition

Yulparitja Rugs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.04.17

The Yulparitja artists of Bidyadanga near Broome have used their agency with that town's Short St Gallery to supply their art to Sydney company, Designer Rugs to produce a set of substantial floor-coverings. Five masters of Yulparitja art - Weaver...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

THE NATIONAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.04.17

What is conjured by a title like 'The National'? For Poms, it's a horse race at Aintree; for the writers in the opening stanza's catalogue, it's an opportunity to consider whether Australia actually is a nation; for the art punters...» Read More

Events: Event

A PARTING OF THE WAYS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.04.17

To own so much art that you can hold not one but three auction sales of it – the latest of more than 150 works - may seem a tad excessive. But any time spent with Liz Laverty – widow...» Read More

Events: Event

Milingimbi's Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.03.17

In August of last year, AAD writer Jeremy Eccles wrote a review of an exhibition then headed for the Art Gallery of NSW to showcase the work of artists from Milingimbi from the 1950s. In it, he wrote that Milingimbi...» Read More

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Yulparitja Rugs

21.04.17 Yulparitja Rugs
Level 3, 36 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney
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