Carnivale at Bundaberg

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.09.17

Bundaberg, the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, will play host to a troupe of local and touring artists, acrobats, writers, filmmakers, choir singers and Indigenous designers from 6 to 15 October for Crush Festival 2017. The 10-day festival will kick off with the Dambali First Nations Fashion Exhibition and Forum on Friday 6 October at the Bundaberg School of Arts. Hosted by local Indigenous artist Julie Appo, this event celebrates the region’s Indigenous fashion, textile design and wearable art creations and is the culmination of two years of work that has seen Julie engage with Indigenous artists learning to use their art for fabric printing. “It is exciting to present Dambali as an opportunity to showcase Indigenous textiles and fashions as part of the Crush Festival in Bundaberg 2017," says Julie. "It will be the first time festival-goers will experience what is being created and produced in the Wide Bay area of Queensland by textile artists who use a digital process to reproduce their art onto fabric. Festival-goers and interested parties will be given the opportunity to attend the exhibition and discussion and know they will be helping to shape a future event that we will all be proud of.” The Gooreng Gooreng word for 'tracks' – 'Dambali' – symbolises progress and moving forward, a theme that will be explored in connection with the global market for Indigenous fashion at the Dambali Fashion Forum. Crush Festival artistic director Shelley Pisani said she is delighted to present Julie Appo's garments, "She has a skill set that as yet has not been fully exposed to her community, let alone the broader arts industry. We are proud to be hosting Dambali as part of this year’s Crush Festival." The Orpheus Singers, conducted by the Gordon Hamilton and featuring works from local» Read More

 

Lighting up the MacDonnell Ranges

Lighting up the MacDonnell Ranges

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.17

The Parrtjima Festival of Light will colour bomb around two kilometres of the MacDonnell Ranges with a light show accompanied to music for a second year. Running over 10 consecutive nights, the location (just outside of Alice Springs) attracted some...» Read More

 

Natsiaas 2017

Natsiaas 2017

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.08.17

Given the anniversaries celebrated this year - the 1967 Referendum, the Mabo verdict, etc - and the recent Uluru Statement process, it was perhaps inevitable that the 2017 NATSIAAs would feel profoundly political. And that's not just the Big Telstra...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART ECONOMICS

ABORIGINAL ART ECONOMICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.08.17

At a time when the whole future of the Indigenous relationship with non-Indigenous Australia is up for discussions like last night's eloquent ABC TV 'Q&A' program, the centrality of art-making to both the cultural and economic life of remote communities...» Read More

 

SCHOLL'S NEXT MOVE

SCHOLL'S NEXT MOVE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.08.17

Dennis Scholl may have fired up Aboriginal art on the US stage with his overnight Damascene discovery in 2008 of abstraction in Indigenous paintings, leading to a collection that had reached 320 works just a few years later, followed by...» Read More

 

APY ART DOMINATES THE WYNNE

APY ART DOMINATES THE WYNNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.07.17

After last year's triumphant win by the five Ken Sisters from Amata in the Art Gallery of NSW's annual Wynne Prize for landscape painting, artists across the Lands have got hugely competitive this year! Nine major canvases by them have...» Read More

 

Anangu Artist Wins $100,000 Prize

Anangu Artist Wins $100,000 Prize

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.07.17

A drawing by Aboriginal artist Peter Mungkuri has taken out the inaugural Hadley's Art Prize, which claims to be the world's richest landscape art prize. Mungkuri will take home $100,000 for his ink on Somerset-paper drawing, Ngura Wiru, which means...» Read More

 

The End of AAMU

The End of AAMU

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.07.17

Sadly, the Aboriginal Art Museum of Utrecht (in the Netherlands) is no more. It was innovative, didactic in introducing the Dutch to our Indigenous cultures, it was challenging, it even had a collecting budget! I wonder whether it was ever...» Read More

 

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Industry Corner: Festival

Carnivale at Bundaberg

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.09.17

Bundaberg, the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, will play host to a troupe of local and touring artists, acrobats, writers, filmmakers, choir singers and Indigenous designers from 6 to 15 October for Crush Festival 2017. The 10-day festival...» Read More

Industry Corner: Industry

ABORIGINAL ART ECONOMICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.08.17

At a time when the whole future of the Indigenous relationship with non-Indigenous Australia is up for discussions like last night's eloquent ABC TV 'Q&A' program, the centrality of art-making to both the cultural and economic life of remote communities...» Read More

Events: Event

Art for the Environment

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.06.17

The Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory (EDO NT) is again holding an online Aboriginal art auction to raise funds for its important work (advising and acting for individuals, traditional owners, community groups and conservation groups seeking to protect...» 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

 

 


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