Details of Exciting New Tarnanthi Festival

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.08.15

More than 300 artists from across Australia will showcase work in TARNANTHI (pronounced TAR-nan-dee), the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, right across Adelaide from 8 -18 October - with exhibitions continuing at the SA Art Gallery until 17 January 2016. TARNANTHI is presented in partnership with BHP Billiton and supported by the Government of South Australia. TARNANTHI presents a series of twenty-two partner exhibitions and performances in partnership with key cultural organisations including an Art Fair on the opening weekend at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural institute. TARNANTHI Artistic Director, Nici Cumpston says, “TARNANTHI is about bringing people together to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of work being created by contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country”. A major highlight of the Festival’s opening weekend will be the TARNANTHI Art Fair at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Opening at 5pm on Friday 9 October, the Art Fair will provide an opportunity to buy works of art directly from more than 40 art centres from across the country as well as from independent South Australian artists. Priced from $50 to $10,000 the Art Fair will appeal to those buying their first work of art as well as dedicated collectors. Welcoming audiences to the multiple exhibitions at the SA Art Gallery is Bush Footy, a series of carvings and paintings celebrating AFL by husband and wife Dinny Kunoth Kemarre and Josie Kunoth Petyarre, who've been working on immortalising the code since 2006. Also at the Gallery are a fascinating series of exhibitions: From Queensland, urban star Tony Albert meets Alair, scion of the Wik cultural dynasty, the Pembegans in a challenging collaboration; from WA, 22 Spinifex artists are showing off their latest paintings; local star Yvonne Koolmatrie, Murray Riverland weaver extraordinaire gets a comprehensive» Read More

 

“ABORIGINAL POINT OF VIEW” IN LONDON.

“ABORIGINAL POINT OF VIEW” IN LONDON.

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.08.15

“It is a display that is objective and intelligent enough to recognise the gulfs in understanding between Europe and Australia, not as something to be vainly bridged by an apologist, or as sentimental history, but as an indelible and unmovable...» Read More

 

DARWIN – THE BIGGER PICTURE

DARWIN – THE BIGGER PICTURE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.08.15

This is how I began my first, impressionistic report from the Telstra Prizes last week: “Bold' was the word that kept springing to mind as I viewed the 2015 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the NATSIAAs) in...» Read More

 

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.08.15

Glenda Nicholls has been awarded the $30k Deady Art Award for her woven scuptural work, A Woman's Rite of Passage. Glenda is the granddaughter of the late Sir Doug Nicholls, a talented AFL footballer and the first Aboriginal person to...» Read More

 

32ND NATSIAAS

32ND NATSIAAS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.08.15

'Bold' was the word that kept springing to mind as I viewed the 2015 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the NATSIAAs) in Darwin and considered the winners selected by a triumvirate of judges. Could there be a...» Read More

 

Thancoupie’s Bursary and CIAF 2015

Thancoupie’s Bursary and CIAF 2015

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.08.15

On 28th July the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair hosted a magical breakfast in honour of Thancoupie, the beloved elder artist from Cape York who had passed away in 2011. As inaugural patron of CIAF alongside the Governor of Queensland, in...» Read More

 

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO GO!

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

 

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

 

Current Exhibitions

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Details of Exciting New Tarnanthi Festival

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.08.15

More than 300 artists from across Australia will showcase work in TARNANTHI (pronounced TAR-nan-dee), the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, right across Adelaide from 8 -18 October - with exhibitions continuing at the SA Art...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

“ABORIGINAL POINT OF VIEW” IN LONDON.

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.08.15

“It is a display that is objective and intelligent enough to recognise the gulfs in understanding between Europe and Australia, not as something to be vainly bridged by an apologist, or as sentimental history, but as an indelible and unmovable...» Read More

Events: Event

Details of Exciting New Tarnanthi Festival

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.08.15

More than 300 artists from across Australia will showcase work in TARNANTHI (pronounced TAR-nan-dee), the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, right across Adelaide from 8 -18 October - with exhibitions continuing at the SA Art...» Read More

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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

 

 


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