NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART GALLERY FOR ALICE PROGRESSES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.03.17

The Northern Territory Government’s vision to build an Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs has received a major boost with a host of prominent industry experts joining the project Steering Committee. The Co-CEO of Hobart’s world-renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Mark Wilsdon is one of five high-calibre members of the Steering Committee announced by the NT's Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today. The other additions are Michael Lynch CBE AM, Janina Harding, Michael Liddle and Department of Tourism & Culture's CEO Alastair Shields. There is still one more position to be filled by a board member from Museum & Art Gallery in Darwin. “We are restoring trust in government by creating jobs and building stronger communities – this exciting project will do exactly that and on a scale not seen before,” Ms Moss said. “We know locals want more tourism and construction jobs – we have listened and we are taking action with this $50 million Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery. Securing such a quality group for the Steering Committee is a massive coup for this project. I am very pleased to announce this eminent group of Australians and I look forward to working with them on this significant major project which will be a national first”. “Each member of the Steering Committee brings a wealth of experience from across the arts and cultural industries”, she added, “which will focus the government’s consultation and policy direction on designing, building, curating, and establishing a major cultural institution. Along with our $20 million investment in an Indigenous Cultural Centre, these two major projects will provide a huge boost to Alice Springs and create economic growth in the region. “Alice Springs is home to the world’s oldest living culture and is on the doorstep of Albert» Read More

 

Tracey Goes over the Horizon to Venice

Tracey Goes over the Horizon to Venice

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.03.17

Indigenous photographer and film-maker, Tracey Moffatt has revealed just a few hints (and one image) of her contribution to this year's prestigious Venice Biennale. Called 'My Horizon', she has used a studio in the National Parks complex on Middle Head,...» Read More

 

Hector Burton

Hector Burton

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.03.17

It is with great regret that AAD reports the death of one of the great men of the APY Lands – Hector Tjupuru Burton: Red Ochre laureate, artist, traditional elder, Christian pastor and polemicist. It has to be recalled that...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS STORIES IN CLAY

INDIGENOUS STORIES IN CLAY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.03.17

When a gallery that specialises in three dimensional art – whether in glass or clay – puts its mind to the Indigenous realm, then the result is likely to be pretty comprehensive. Anna Grigson from Sydney's Sabbia Gallery used to...» Read More

 

50,000 YEARS IN A HAIR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.03.17

Here is how the prestigious international magazine, 'Nature' announced one of the most fascinating scientific projects revealing Australia's extraordinary Indigenous past on March 8th: “Aboriginal Australians represent one of the longest continuous cultural complexes known. Archaeological evidence indicates that Australia...» Read More

 

JASPER JONES

JASPER JONES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.03.17

Is this new Australian film an Aboriginal film? It's a good question. For it's named after the “mixed race outcast” (played by Aaron McGrath from the excellent 'Gods of Wheat Street' and 'The Secret River' on TV) and is directed...» Read More

 

MR TIMMS PASSES

MR TIMMS PASSES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.03.17

Senior Gija artist Mr Timms (Ngarrmaliny) passed away unexpectedly last week at Halls Creek, bringing to an end one of The Kimberley's longest and most prestigious art careers. Mr Timms was a founding member and Chairman of Jirrawun Arts, a...» Read More

 

National Indigenous Art Gallery for Alice Springs?

National Indigenous Art Gallery for Alice Springs?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.02.17

The relatively new Northern Territory Labor Government’s $50 million election commitment to build an Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery is a major step closer with the announcement of two prominent Aboriginal Central Australians as Co-Chairs for the project's Steering Committee....» Read More

 

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Industry Corner: Industry

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART GALLERY FOR ALICE PROGRESSES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.03.17

The Northern Territory Government’s vision to build an Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs has received a major boost with a host of prominent industry experts joining the project Steering Committee. The Co-CEO of Hobart’s world-renowned Museum of...» Read More

Industry Corner: Exhibition

Tracey Goes over the Horizon to Venice

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.03.17

Indigenous photographer and film-maker, Tracey Moffatt has revealed just a few hints (and one image) of her contribution to this year's prestigious Venice Biennale. Called 'My Horizon', she has used a studio in the National Parks complex on Middle Head,...» Read More

Events: Event

Japanese 'Didg' Star in Sydney

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.02.17

News Source: Press Release Japanese artist and musician, Hiroki Morimoto, more popularly known as the artist Goma, is being brought to Sydney for the first time by The Japan Foundation for a special performance of his didgeridoo music for one...» Read More

Events: Event

LOTS HAPPENING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.09.15

So much news to share with you, I'm having to collate it all into a single story: 1. The Istanbul Biennial is about to hit the headlines as Sydney's last Biennale did – with action by the artists involved in...» Read More

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

INDIGENOUS STORIES IN CLAY

14.03.17 INDIGENOUS STORIES IN CLAY
Sabbia Gallery, 120 Glenmore Road, Paddington, Sydney
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