Blak Markets at Barangaroo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.06.17

The Blak Markets will return to Sydney’s spectacular harbour headland park, Barangaroo Reserve, with an Aboriginal art market on Sunday, 2 July. Taking place at the beginning of NAIDOC Week, the family-friendly event will be a celebration of Australia’s rich and varied Aboriginal culture as well as a market. Artists from 11 remote art centres will bring their paintings, sculptures, textiles and artefacts to Sydney to exhibit and sell at the market. Tjanpi weavers will host workshops; Mimi Arts & Crafts will demonstration Rarrk painting and pandanus weaving, and several NSW grous will be dancing. The event is a rare opportunity for Sydneysiders to buy Aboriginal art ethically and directly from artists from distant NT, WA and SA communities. There will be artwork and products on sale to suit a range of budgets. The open-air market will also feature more than 30 stalls, bush tucker cooking demonstrations by The Black Olive (Mark Olive), Indigiearth and Jody Orcher; live music by Emma Donovan, Marcus Corowa, Yallah Mundee Mallin-gan, and Freshwater; Aboriginal dance performances by Thikkabilla (Dubbo), YadhaMayi (Central Coast), and Wagana (Greater Sydney); language and culture workshops; Aboriginal Cultural Tours of Barangaroo Reserve; and a Tribal Warrior Tour to Goat Island. The art centres making this trek to Sydney are: APY Art Centre Collective from Amata, SA with artists Mary Pan, Niningka Lewis and Tjungkaya Tapaya The Babbarra Women’s Centre from Maningrida in Arnhemland with artist Deborah Wurrkidj Martumili Artists from the Pilbara in WA) Mimi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts from Katherine in the NT with artist Eddie Blitner Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency from Fitzroy Crossing Tangentyere Artists & Yarrenyty Arltere Artists from Alice Springs with award-winning soft sculpture artist Marlene Rubuntja, daughter of the noted painter, Mervyn Rubuntja Warlukurlangu Artists from Yuendumu, NT, with artist Alma Nungarrayi Granites – daughter» Read More

 

COUNTRY COMES TO SYDNEY

COUNTRY COMES TO SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.06.17

After the wit, imagination and depth of traditional story-telling in Warwick Thornton's opening night film at the Sydney Film Festival, it was always going to be hard for other Indigenous film-makers to compete. Works that I saw include the new...» Read More

 

Art for the Environment

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

 

Ghost-Nets Straddle the World

Ghost-Nets Straddle the World

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.06.17

There are three spin-offs from last year's exhibition, Australia: Defending the Oceans at the Heart of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, held at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, currently viewable around the world. And the most exciting is at...» Read More

 

THAT BIG FELLAR UP THERE

THAT BIG FELLAR UP THERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.06.17

“That Big Fellar.....” is none other than the Southern Cross, the 5 stars that grace the sky in the Southern Hemisphere, and feature on our national flag (or flags, if you're a devotee of the Eureka flag). Well, that's what...» Read More

 

Grayson Perry Going Indigenous?

Grayson Perry Going Indigenous?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.06.17

Remember Grayson Perry, the out-spoken English artist who featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2015 and 16 with his Hogarthian commentaries on contemporary UK life in the form of pots, tapestries, sculptures and paintings. Well, one of his...» Read More

 

Barks Bigger than Ben Hur

Barks Bigger than Ben Hur

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.06.17

The bark paintings of Australia's Aboriginal North, so easily put into the shade by the brilliant acrylics of the Deserts, are coming out into the sun. As a foretaste, the Queensland Art Gallery is bringing out Masterworks from the Janet...» Read More

 

Red Ochre for Ken Thaiday

Red Ochre for Ken Thaiday

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.05.17

The delightfully modest Ken Thaiday Snr from the Torres Strait has taken out Indigenous culture's most important award – the 2017 Red Ochre. Selected by his peers and managed by the Australia Council, no Torresian has been recognised since 2005,...» Read More

 

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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

Industry Corner: Exhibition

Ghost-Nets Straddle the World

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.06.17

There are three spin-offs from last year's exhibition, Australia: Defending the Oceans at the Heart of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, held at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, currently viewable around the world. And the most exciting is at...» 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

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Grayson Perry Going Indigenous?

07.06.17 Grayson Perry Going Indigenous?
Serpentine Gallery in the middle of Kensington Gardens, London
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