2008

January, 2008

2008: The year in preview

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.01.08

2008: The year in preview Cristoph Mark Daily Yomiuri Quoted from article: Shifting to another Commonwealth nation, The Yomiuri Shimbun will sponsor an exhibition of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, an Australian Aborigine artist whose impressive but short career (only about six...» Read More

Bold vision of artistic rebirth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.01.08

Bold vision of artistic rebirth January 5, 2008 Quoted from article: In a dusty corner of the outback, among artworks covered in dirt, Judith Ryan set out on a journey that has transformed the NGV's indigenous collection, writes Robin Usher....» Read More

MD leaves auction house after a year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.01.08

The Age MD leaves auction house after a year Gabriella Coslovich January 5, 2008 Quoted from article: Rod Menzies, the head of Australia's art auction leader, the Menzies Art Brand, has lost his right-hand man, Adrian Newstead, who helped achieve...» Read More

Keringke Aboriginal Arts Centre at Ulladulla Gallery

Keringke Aboriginal Arts Centre at Ulladulla Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.01.08

Keringke Aboriginal Arts Centre is holding an exhibition at Ulladulla Gallery January 7th -11th 2008...» Read More

Kluge-Ruhe Collection Features 'Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Lockhart River'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.01.08

January 9, 2008 — The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection reopens Jan. 15 with a special exhibit, "Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River." A free reception, open to the public, will be held Friday, Jan. 18 from 5:30 to...» Read More

Huge Fundraising Project for Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.01.08

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Bedford's retrospective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.01.08

The Courier-Mail Bedford's retrospective January 11, 2008 Quoted from article: It was sheer chance that the indigenous artist Paddy Bedford's work became known. In 1988 when Tony Oliver, the chief executive officer of the Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation, went to...» Read More

Scholars blow the canon apart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.01.08

The Australian Scholars blow the canon apart Rosemary Sorensen January 11, 2008 Article about the 32nd congress of CIHA will be held at the University of Melbourne. It will bring together more than 600 participants from a record 47 countries,...» Read More

Drawn to a primitive urge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.01.08

The Age Drawn to a primitive urge Gabriella Coslovich January 12, 2008 Quoted from the article: Onians is one of more than 300 international experts descending on Melbourne this week for what is considered the "olympics" of the art historians'...» Read More

Mixing of cultures is far from black and white

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.01.08

The Age Mixing of cultures is far from black and white Gabriella Coslovich January 12, 2008 Quoted from the article: PHILIP Batty, a one-time art teacher at the Aboriginal community of Papunya in the Western Desert, recently received an unexpected...» Read More

Culture Warriors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.01.08

Sydney Morning Herald A vivid trip back to where it all began January 12, 2008 Quoted from article: CULTURE WARRIORS is a curious name for the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia. Gallery director Ron...» Read More

Water Dreamings

Water Dreamings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.01.08

Water Dreamings featuring paintings by Janet Nakamarra Long at Art Mob....» Read More

Ancient Culture. Modern Art: the art of Regina Wilson & Peppimenarti at Club 21 Gallery, Singapore

Ancient Culture. Modern Art: the art of Regina Wilson & Peppimenarti at Club 21 Gallery, Singapore

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.01.08

Club 21 Gallery and tjala, supported by the Australian High Commission and the Australian Trade Commissioner, are proud to present Ancient Culture. Modern Art - an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal Australian art by Regina Wilson and the artists of the...» Read More

AUSTRALIA CONTEMPORARY:  Aboriginal Art + Modern Architecture

AUSTRALIA CONTEMPORARY: Aboriginal Art + Modern Architecture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.01.08

It is that time again – time for us to wow and delight you with some stunning art and architecture at the MODAA Gallery. Please do join us next Friday, 1/18 from 7PM – 11PM, as we celebrate the opening...» Read More

Our Way wows the USA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.01.08

The University of Queensland's successful exhibit of Lockhart River Aboriginal art is continuing its international tour with a two-month showing at the University of Virginia. The Virginia exhibit of Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River will run from...» Read More

Dreamtime Art from Down Under beckons US Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.01.08

La Jolla CA – January 9, 2008 Molloy Gallery of La Jolla announced today that it will be holding the first major US exhibition of works by renowned Australian Aboriginal artist, Kudditji Kngwarreye (pronounced “koo-ba-gee noo-war-uh”). A satellite exhibition of...» Read More

art at the heart submissions closing soon

art at the heart submissions closing soon

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.01.08

There are less than two weeks for artists and those working in the arts, including volunteers, to submit ideas for presentations, exhibitions, displays or performances for the 6th Regional Arts Australia conference to be held from 3 to 5 October...» Read More

Aboriginal art before it became an industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.01.08

An republication of a Eureka Street article where Rosemay Crumlin recalls travelling in search of Aboriginal Christian art for an exhibition to coincide with the World Council of Churches Assembly. She was joined on her pilgrimage by exhibition co-curator Anthony...» Read More

Critics blast city as art wasteland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.01.08

A Herald-Sun article about Melbourne being a cultural backwater, with its saving grace being Aboriginal Art. Quoted from the article: Melbourne is a cultural backwater far beneath cities such as Paris and London, foreign art experts say. If not for...» Read More

Axes swing at the NAMM Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.01.08

Special about the four-day NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center featuring the Ulladulla Aboriginal Art Gallery. The annual dam-burst hosted by the International Music Products Assn. (though the original acronym for the National Assn. of Music Merchants refuses to...» Read More

A Fine Romance: White Money, Black Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.01.08

An Quoted from the paper: Despite allegations of corruption and fraud, the Aboriginal art market continues to flourish. Early paintings fetch increasingly higher prices, while indigenous art centres maintain a steady supply of new works. This frenzied activity is of...» Read More

AlphaWomen.com and Aboriginal Art Collection Showcase Aboriginal Art and Artists

AlphaWomen.com and Aboriginal Art Collection Showcase Aboriginal Art and Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.01.08

CHICAGO,IL. (January 18, 2008) - Women and art. The history is deeper than most can ever imagine, particularly in Australia. The Aboriginal Art Collection Gallery and AlphaWomen.com will host a special exhibition to showcase the amazing works of Indigenous Australian...» Read More

Selling Art from the Australian Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.01.08

The Painted Door Gallery Opening Reception The Painted Door 421 2nd Street Petaluma, CA Free Refreshments 5:00 ~ 8:00 Reception 5:00 ~ 6:30 Nicole Worden on Didgeridoo Selling Art from the Australian Desert: Acrylic Paintings by: Barbara Napangardi Reid, Cheryl...» Read More

Australian Country Style reader event at Murrurundi - Aboriginal Art in March

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.01.08

Australian Country Style reader event at Murrurundi - Aboriginal Art in March 29th March 2008 The term ‘aboriginal art’ is a tricky one. Separating indigenous Australian art from the religious practices and social customs with which it has been intertwined...» Read More

On May 23, 2007 Mbantua Gallery bid for and won Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s Earths Creation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.01.08

A great blog post by Tim Jennings about bidding for and winning Earth's Creation by Emily Kame Kngwarreye including the pressures before and during the auction and most importantly his appreciation of her incredible art....» Read More

February, 2008

art at the heart – it’s hotting up!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.02.08

Summer is hotting up and so is the pace at the art at the heart conference hub in Alice Springs. 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy year - and a hot one so far. We almost broke...» Read More

From Cape to Cove

From Cape to Cove

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.02.08

From Cape to Cove will include paintings and sculpture by members of the young "artgang" at Lockhart River – Rosella Namok, Fiona Omeenyo, Samantha and Silas Hobson and two of the emerging older painters - Susan Pascoe and Moira Macumboy....» Read More

Dreamtime Art from Down Under beckons US Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.02.08

La Jolla CA – January 9, 2008 – Molloy Gallery of La Jolla announced today that it will be holding the first major US exhibition of works by renowned Australian Aboriginal artist, Kudditji Kngwarreye (pronounced “koo-ba-gee noo-war-uh”). A satellite exhibition...» Read More

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Announces Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.02.08

(Media-Newswire.com) - Ithaca, NY—The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, which will be on view at the Museum beginning in January 2009. “Drawn from a private collection,...» Read More

Great Masters of Australian Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.02.08

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The Lam Collection of Aboriginal Art

The Lam Collection of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.02.08

UTSA gallery presents aboriginal art collection By Ashley Harris Public Affairs Specialist (Jan. 28, 2008)--The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will present "The Lam Collection of Aboriginal Art," an exhibit featuring work by contemporary Australian aboriginal artists, from...» Read More

Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River

Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.02.08

Join us for an opening reception for the exhibit Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River....» Read More

Farren Furber Jampitjinpa

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.02.08

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Six artists speak in March

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.02.08

Six artists speak in March 4th March 2008 One of the most profoundly interesting aspects of collecting contemporary art is getting to know the artists. Together with sheer physical talent, the success or otherwise of much contemporary art is heavily...» Read More

Aboriginal Art in February

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.02.08

Aboriginal Art in February 5th February 2008 The term ‘aboriginal art’ is a tricky one. Separating indigenous Australian art from the religious practices and social customs with which it has been intertwined for at least 60 000 years is almost...» Read More

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Announces Distinguished Lecture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.02.08

February 6, 2008 — The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection will host a distinguished lecture named for the museum’s benefactors, John W. and Maria T. Kluge, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. An annual event held...» Read More

Greengallery guide launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.02.08

‘GREENGALLERY GUIDE’ LAUNCH 7 February 2008 A JOINT INITIATIVE OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN COMMERCIAL GALLERIES ASSOCIATION The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) will launch the ‘GreenGallery Guide’ on 7 February...» Read More

Eco-Art: GreenGallery Guide launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.02.08

Eco-Art: GreenGallery Guide launch The Australian art community is showing its eco-sensibility through the launch of the GreenGallery Guide, a collaboration between the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), on 7 February. The GreenGallery Guide...» Read More

Aboriginal Australian Art - Understanding and Collecting

Aboriginal Australian Art - Understanding and Collecting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.02.08

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Utopia Revisited

Utopia Revisited

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.02.08

NG Art Gallery is hosting 'a women's' only exhibition to coincide loosely with International Women's Day on Saturday 8 March. A number of established indigenous artists will show their work in 'Utopia Revisited' to be opened by Her Excellency Professor...» Read More

Utopia Revisited exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.02.08

NG Art Gallery in association with Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Dacou Gallery, Gallery Australis and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art present ’Utopia Revisited’ Exhibition to opened by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales Tuesday 12...» Read More

Power & Beauty

Power & Beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.02.08

Power and beauty are concepts that resonate through the work of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in all areas of Australia today. Indigenous art is strong in country and law: it is concerned with the politics of identity...» Read More

New Nanyuma Napangardi artworks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.02.08

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The Manifest Dream

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.02.08

California Institute of Integral Studies "The Manifest Dream." Contemporary Australian aboriginal paintings. Ends Wed. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 1453 Mission St. (415) 575-6100. www.ciis.edu. SF January 14–March 5 Spirit in the Arts Event: The Manifest Dream,...» Read More

Emily Ngarnal Evans Balibal Country

Emily Ngarnal Evans Balibal Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.02.08

Alcaston Gallery is excited to be presenting the first solo exhibition of recent paintings by Emily Ngarnal Evans in association with Mornington Island Arts and Craft, Mornington Island,Queensland from 5 February - 1 March 2008. Born in 1975, Emily lives...» Read More

Milingimbi Artists featuring Lilly Roy

Milingimbi Artists featuring Lilly Roy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.02.08

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works from Milingimbi Arts, featuring recent fibre works, morning star poles, carvings and bark paintings. The exhibition Milingimbi Artists featuring Lilly Roy is presented in conjunction with Milingimbi Art and Culture...» Read More

Stolen Generation - a small tribute to John Moriarty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.02.08

A very interesting post about John Moriarty. Quoted from the article: But now I want to make my little tribute to a member of the stolen generation. John Moriarty was picked in 1960 to represent Australia in football. The first...» Read More

ACGA joins Australian parliament in saying sorry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.02.08

The Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) strongly supports and endorses the apology to the stolen generations given in the Australian Parliament today. Today is an historic day for Australia’s Indigenous and non-indigenous alike. Saying sorry is a vital step in...» Read More

Angelo Burgoyne Judda Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.02.08

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Amazing women artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.02.08

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Aboriginal art film gets approval from traditional owners

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.02.08

Dingo Dreaming began pre-production today after more than two years of discussions with the Wongi People of Wiluna in remote WA, regional businesses and private investors. Written by W. John Hackwell, Dingo Dreaming stars American actor Charles Matthau, son of...» Read More

Aboriginal art on Vox

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.02.08

Some examples of Australian Aboriginal art on Vox....» Read More

Australian Aboriginal art at Charles Darwin University

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.02.08

A Flickr post about Australian Aboriginal art outside the School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems at Charles Darwin University....» Read More

'Dingo' art film go-ahead

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.02.08

A new film about forgery in the Aboriginal Art world will begin filming shortly. Quoted from the article: A new film about forgery in the Aboriginal art world will begin shooting in central WA after the project got the green...» Read More

Artists of Nyirripi and Yuendumu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.02.08

The first exhibition in Western Australia of the exuberant new paintings from the Warlpiri community of Nyirripi, 160 kms west of Yuendumu. Amongst the newly exhibiting artists, significant works are presented by senior artists Mickey Singleton, Margaret Brown and Paddy...» Read More

Titjikala Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.02.08

New works from Titjikala community, 120 kms south of Alice Springs. Known for its lively and niave style in painting and sculpture, the community is currently struggling to come to terms with recent changes to government policy and the role...» Read More

The next mission

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.02.08

Inga Clendinnen writes in the Age about her book True Stories. Quoted from the article: Although I am Australian and a historian, I discovered the history of indigenous Australia only a decade ago. The stimulus was an invitation from the...» Read More

Look Homeward, Angel

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.02.08

Article in the New York Review of Books by J.M. Coetzee about Lost Paradise, a new novel by Cees Nooteboom, translated from the Dutch by Susan Massotty. The novel is heavily concerned with Aboriginal art....» Read More

Investing In Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.02.08

When investing in Aboriginal art or artefact's it is sometimes hard to find a good investment, with many of the more popular artists’ works out of the reach, financially, of the small to medium investor. If you invest in a...» Read More

Sand Dune Country by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.02.08

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Four Generations – The best of Ochre Art

Four Generations – The best of Ochre Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.02.08

The beautiful and remote East Kimberley region of far North East Western Australia has produced some of Australia’s most renowned artists, including George Mung Mung, Paddy Jampinjii, Jack Britten, Rover Thomas, Hector Jandany, Queenie McKenzie. The legacy these now deceased...» Read More

Sydney Museum Showcases Aboriginal Bark Painting Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.02.08

The Museum of Contemporary Art is set to unveil a new exhibition showcasing its collection of rare and significant Aboriginal bark paintings, dating from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. They are Meditating: Bark paintings from the Museum Of...» Read More

Painting meets medicine for healing dream in country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.02.08

Sydney Morning Herald preview of Utopia Revisited exhibition. Quoted from article: After establishing the Aboriginal Benefit Foundation in 2005 and funding small-scale indigenous health and welfare projects, the Aboriginal art specialist and gallery owner has set a goal of raising...» Read More

Terry Smith deliveres the inaugural Kluge Lecture in Arts and Humanities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.02.08

On February 13, 2008, the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Aboriginal Art at the University of Virginia sponsored the first John W. and Maria T. Kluge Distinguished Lecture in Arts and Humanities, featuring professor Terry E. Smith of the University of Pittsburgh....» Read More

They are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the MCA’s Arnott’s Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.02.08

Since the 1950s the practice of bark painting has responded to new contexts and has become increasingly pertinent to the outside world. During this period, the generation of painters most commonly known and admired – some of whom are still...» Read More

Amazing women artists from the Central and Western Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.02.08

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AboriginalArtDirect #1

AboriginalArtDirect #1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.02.08

Welcome to the first issue of AboriginalArtDirect, the Aboriginal Art Directory Newsletter. Its been an exciting and challenging first four months for the Aboriginal Art Directory and we are thrilled to be able to bring you the first edition of...» Read More

Aboriginal Art goes Overseas: 3 Contintents, 3 Exhibitions

Aboriginal Art goes Overseas: 3 Contintents, 3 Exhibitions

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.02.08

The intercontinental trio are the first big commercial showing of Aboriginal Art on barks in London, courtesy of Josh Lilley Fine Art September-October 2007; the imminent opening of Utopia - The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye in Osaka, Japan at...» Read More

Emily Ngarnal Evans Opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.02.08

The opening of Mornington Island artist Emily Ngarnal Evans was held on Saturday 9th February. We are very grateful to Emily and her family for making the trip down to Melbourne from their home in the Gulf of Carpentaria for...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Art in the Sixties

Australian Aboriginal Art in the Sixties

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.02.08

Post on blogger about Ronald M. Berndt's book, Australian Aboriginal Art. New York: The Macmillian Company and London: Collier-Macmillan Ltd, 1964. This is a very interesting post by Steve Thornton about an early book on Aboriginal Art. Quoted from the...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.02.08

In today’s fast and exciting world there are many ways to make your investments in Art , so whether you are looking for an investment or just something nice in your office its important to consider all types of art....» Read More

Important Aboriginal Art at Caruana Reid

Important Aboriginal Art at Caruana Reid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.02.08

The annual Important Aboriginal Art exhibition at Caruana Reid, Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, opened last night and will run until the 22nd March 2008. One of the highlights of the show, and the work chosen for the catalogue's cover...» Read More

Ellendale host to art show this weekend

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.02.08

More than 40 countries will be represented with paintings, carvings, pottery and a host of other forms of artistic expression in the lobby of the Opera House in Ellendale this weekend. Quoted from article: And some of the art comes...» Read More

art at the heart

art at the heart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.02.08

The sixth biennial Regional Arts Australia national conference will be presented by Regional Arts Australia and the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT, in collaboration with the host town of Alice Springs. After the success of the Pacific Edge in...» Read More

Maningrida Arts and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.02.08

Will Owen posts about visiting the Maningrida Arts and Culture. Quoted from the blog entry: Maningrida Arts and Culture is a powerhouse warehouse of Indigenous art. Of all the art centres we visited across the Territory and adjacent WA, Maningrida...» Read More

New artworks by Malcolm Maloney Jagamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.02.08

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Aboriginal artist in residence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.02.08

From ABC online: For the next nine weeks you'll be able to visit the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo on the weekend and see one of Australia's best Aboriginal artists at work. Lewis Burns is an internationally renowned painter...» Read More

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.02.08

A beautiful and interesting post from ibonito blog 2007 about the National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi. Quoted from the post: I saw that they have another exhibition coming up: the works of the acclaimed (but unpronounceable) Australian Aboriginal...» Read More

Ochre: Supporting Indigenous Health through Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.02.08

The Menzies School of Health Research, prominent in the field of childrens' health in remote communities, has organised an auction of art works in order to raise money to fund significant research into and treatment of Indigenous child health issues....» Read More

Where to stash your cash while it grows

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.02.08

A response to the recent share market fluctuations, with a focus on different investments. Tim Klingender from Sotheby's is quoted: If you're thinking of forming your own art collection as an investment alternative, you'll need to be careful. And patient....» Read More

Womens Dreaming by Pantjiya Nungurrayi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.02.08

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Culture in colour

Culture in colour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.02.08

This exhibition celebrates Aboriginal art of the 'New Wave': the daring and visionary use of colour by Aboriginal artists throughout Australia. The use of bright acrylic paints rather than ochres has fired the imagination of artists and liberated them to...» Read More

Womens Dreaming by Narrabri Nakamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.02.08

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Dynamism down under: The riveting Lockhart River Art Gang

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.02.08

This winter may be paltry in terms of snowfall, but it has dished out plenty of sullen, gray days like so many bowls of cold gruel. Last Saturday morning, for instance, the sky was drab as I drove to see...» Read More

David Dunn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.02.08

Posted by David Dunn from David Dunn Aboriginal Art: hello everyone Im back again had a very busy christmas, getting ready again for some more great works on ebay and also a new web site have david...» Read More

Easier access for 'real' tourists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.02.08

An article about Indigenous tourism in the Northern Territory news: Busloads of tourists should be allowed in indigenous communities for the "cultural experience'', an Aboriginal businessman saidyesterday. Jungala Enterprises director Jungala Kriss said permits should not stop communities from taking...» Read More

Kudditji Kngwarreye Artist Slideshow

Kudditji Kngwarreye Artist Slideshow

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.02.08

The Kudditji Kngwarreye Artist Slideshow was the first Aboriginal Art Directory eAlert to be released to the Aboriginal Art Directory mailing list. Born in the 1920's, Kudditji Kngwarreye is the brother of the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye (dec.1996). Kudditji is...» Read More

March, 2008

Roma Butler

Roma Butler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.03.08

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Feast for the Senses dinner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.03.08

Yirrkala Aboriginal community in East Arnhem Land will benefit from a third Feast for the Senses dinner at NG Art Gallery's Mission Restaurant & Bar in Sydney's Chippendale on Tuesday. In association with the gallery's Utopia Revisited exhibition (until March...» Read More

Emily finally gets a stage as big as her paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.03.08

Article in the Australian about the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan. Quoted from the article: Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye opened this week at the National Museum of Art in Osaka and in late May will move...» Read More

Tucker tops a million as boom goes on

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.03.08

Article in The Age that mentions the continued boom in Aboriginal Art....» Read More

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.03.08

lcaston Gallery is excited to present Pedro Wonaeamirri’s sixth solo exhibition, in conjunction with Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Northern Territory. This body of work confirms this exciting young artist as the leading Tiwi artist of his generation. Including carved figurers,...» Read More

Ninuku Arts - Ninuku Tjukurpa – Bilby Dreaming

Ninuku Arts - Ninuku Tjukurpa – Bilby Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.03.08

Beverly and Anthony Knight, in conjunction with Ninuku Arts, South Australia, proudly invite you to view Ninuku Arts Ninuku Tjukurpa – Bilby Dreaming Tuesday 18 March – Saturday 5 April 2008 This exhibition is now online for general viewing and...» Read More

Tiwi Island Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.03.08

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The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.03.08

A celebration of Land - a vibrant spiritual landscape - seen through the art of the Anmatyarr and Alyawarr people of the Eastern Desert region, NT. Power of Place includes exciting new iconographic and geometric ceremonial paintings and artifacts from...» Read More

Evelyn Pultara

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.03.08

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Out of Australia

Out of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

You are invited to the opening of Out of Australia this Thursday night at the Medea Gallery in San Pedro. The show features works from local collector Sherry Thompson. I have seen her collection and she has some stunning works....» Read More

Warlukurlangu Artists - Australia

Warlukurlangu Artists - Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

Australian Aboriginal art is the oldest living art tradition in the world, done by Australian Aborigines, with paintings in rock shelters dating back 20,000 years as well as contemporary art by Aborigines based on traditional culture. Art is one of...» Read More

25th Telstra Art Award Open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Telstra are calling for entries for preselection in the 25 th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. MAGNT Director, Anna Malgorzewicz, said 2008 marks a very...» Read More

Dacawi: Transforming to the indigenous view

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

Article about Aboriginal culture in the Philippines. Quoted from article: Students from all over recently shared with each other the news of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's pre-Valentine's Day formal apology to his country's Aboriginal people for the years of...» Read More

Exciting times at Kluge-Ruhe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

New article by Will Owen about the recent lecture delivered by Terry Smith at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia....» Read More

Award defies stereotypes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

Indigenous artists are being urged to enter their work into the first and longest running indigenous art award in the country. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Telstra are calling for entries for pre-selection in the...» Read More

Curtain rises on Spring of Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

Quoted from article: A month-long aboriginal art exhibition entitled Warlukurlangu takes place at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art starting at 7pm on Thursday....» Read More

The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide

The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.03.08

The Power of Place: Paintings and Artefacts from the Eastern Desert is currently showing at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. The exhibition is a celebration of the land – a vibrant spiritual landscape – seen through the art of the...» Read More

Ngurrara, The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Ngurrara, The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.03.08

This exhibition centres on the great Ngurrara canvas, painted by Great Sandy Desert traditional owners during National Native Title tribunal hearings in 1997. In counterpoint to the installation of Michael Riley’s cloud, this imposing painting will be exhibited with...» Read More

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.03.08

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula Discovering the past is just the beginning Paintings on linen and board by the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula Tuesday 4 March – Saturday 15 March, 2008 John Kean, Curator and Producer with Museum Victoria, will give a...» Read More

Walmajarri Man

Walmajarri Man

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.03.08

Clifton Jungurrayi Bieundurry...» Read More

East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.03.08

East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation (EGAAC) have hit the ground running after a very successful 2007. Over the past year sales and visitors (local, national and international) have increased dramatically. We are being recognized as a place to visit not...» Read More

Blak Swans Gatherin’

Blak Swans Gatherin’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.03.08

The Gippsland Art Gallery, SALE Nirmba Gidi Quarenook Blak Swans Gatherin’ FRIDAY 29 February at 2.oo pm Featuring Young Spirits Dance Group Welcome to Country by Elder Auntie Katey Bryant Image: Kurnai Dreaming, Charlotte (Penny) Hood Exhibition Dates: 23 February...» Read More

Not just dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.03.08

Article about a current exhibition of Aboriginal Art from East Gippsland. Quoted from the article: Aboriginal art, especially Aboriginal art from East Gippsland, is about more than dots - that's the message the East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation is hoping...» Read More

Special funding recognises the value of Indigenous arts organisations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.03.08

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett today announced funding of $1.3 million from the Indigenous Visual Arts Special Initiative to provide 24 Indigenous art centres with infrastructure, training and marketing support. “This investment recognises the...» Read More

Chance to see Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.03.08

Authentic contemporary Australian Aboriginal artwork will be unveiled at 7pm tonight during the opening of the Warlukurlangu Artists exhibition at La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama. The exhibition will showcase the work of Otto Simms and Ormay Gallagher, who...» Read More

Wynne Prize Finalists

Wynne Prize Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.03.08

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art congratulates the following artists as finalists in this year's Wynne Prize for Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Michael Mcwilliams, Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and Sisters, Angelina Ngal and Kathleen Ngal. Angelina is also...» Read More

Senior artists of Fitzroy Crossing. W.A.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.03.08

Senior Women artists of Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia Stories about country are the subject of the beautiful contemporary works by the women of Fitzroy Crossing. They are stories that remind us that time is not necessarily linear: while it is...» Read More

Wynne Prize 2008 Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.03.08

Andrew Bennett The casual farmer Zhong Chen Rainy day III Lucy Culliton Hartley landscape - cactus garden Joanne Currie Nalingu The river is calm Marc De Jong The middle of nowhere Graham Fransella Landscape figures Maria Gorton Ancient blue Julie...» Read More

New Voices in Gija Art

New Voices in Gija Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.03.08

The first group show for Warmun Art Centre's tenth anniversary year is with the gallery that hosted Warmun Art Centre’s first-ever exhibition. Work from established artists such as Shirley Purdie will hang beside that of emerging up-and-comers like Roseleen Park....» Read More

Influence and Inspiration

Influence and Inspiration

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.03.08

For tens of thousands of years, the Kunwinjku people of western Arnhem Land have painted their stories upon the sandstone escarpments of their ancestral lands. Covered in a vibrant cacophony of images, these rock art galleries present a powerful vision...» Read More

Warnditch Ngarrangkani (Maker of Dreams)

Warnditch Ngarrangkani (Maker of Dreams)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.03.08

Born in the bush circa 1920 at what is now called Glenroy Station in the central Kimberley, Ngarra has lived through 90 years of that region’s extraordinary frontier history. A speaker of Andinyin, Ngarinyin and Gija, Ngarra is highly respected...» Read More

Kunwinjku Songman

Kunwinjku Songman

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.03.08

Over the past two decades, Bruce Nabegeyo has established himself as one of the most evocative and sophisticated narrative painters of western Arnhem Land. Bruce Nabegeyo’s works bristle with a compulsive energy, as a multitude of spirit figures, creation beings...» Read More

Decipher Creation Myths, Blow Glass at Singapore Art Galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.03.08

Tiger Palpatja, born around 1920, had a late start as an artist. He began painting only three years ago. Palpatja, who is from Amata in South Australia, about 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) northwest of Adelaide, is one of a growing...» Read More

GIs and Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.03.08

An article in IPilogie about the potential use of geographical indicators in Australian Aboriginal art. A reason why ‘new world’ countries should support the protection of geographical indicators (GIs) is because the GI concept can be applied to aboriginal art...» Read More

Ngaruwanajirri/New Works

Ngaruwanajirri/New Works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.03.08

A L I S O N K E L L Y G A L L E R Y In association with Ngaruwanajirri Inc, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, invites you to the opening of this exhibition on Wednesday 12 March 2008...» Read More

Desert Rain - Indigenous Fine Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.03.08

Desert Rain - Indigenous Fine Art Shop 15 Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Circuit, Tewantin 4565 Phone: 07 5470 2214 Email: art@desertrain.com.au Web: www.desertrain.com.au Exhibition: Wood and Ink - Maningrida and Tiwi The exhibition brings together work from the Top End...» Read More

art at the heart conference e-bulletin #2 March 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.03.08

art at the heart conference March update....» Read More

Artist Spotlight featuring Adam Hill

Artist Spotlight featuring Adam Hill

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.03.08

1. Briefly describe yourself. When and how did you first become interested in art? How long have you been a practising artist? I am a complex man striving for simple answers. I became interested in art when I first distinguished...» Read More

Wet roads, dry town expected to affect Tiwi art sales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.03.08

An article from ABC News about the Tiwi art sale associated with the Tiwi Islands football grand final. Quoted from the article: Indigenous artists could be forced to walk to a major art sale on the Tiwi Islands this weekend...» Read More

Art mafia 'ordered' minister's bashing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.03.08

An article in the NT News about the assault on retired politician Peter Tonyne. Quoted from the article: Peter Toyne, 62, who was stabbed in the leg with a sharpened nulla nulla and clubbed across the head several times by...» Read More

MALUNGU (FROM THE SEA) NEW WORKS BY ALICK TIPOTI

MALUNGU (FROM THE SEA) NEW WORKS BY ALICK TIPOTI

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.03.08

Alick Tipoti was born in 1975 on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. He has completed an Associate Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE. Tipoti has also received a Bachelor of...» Read More

Desire to inspire winks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.03.08

A quick wink that shows some artworks from Artery. Quoted from the wink: "My background is design - I am an interior designer and spent about 6 years working for Freedom Furniture as a furniture designer - anyway now I...» Read More

Culture on air, close-up and personal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.03.08

An article in the Financial Times about Tim Marlow and his brief but involvement with Aboriginal art....» Read More

Nangara recent acquisitions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.03.08

Nangara have updated their recent acquisitions page. The acquisitions include: early works on board by famous artists Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula and Anatjarri Tjakamarra works by Minnie Pwerle works by Heather “Anjolu” Umbagai Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri's, Warlugurlong 1977, measuring 385 x...» Read More

Interview with Edwin Safarian

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.03.08

An interview with Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery Curator Edwin Safarian. Our Manly reporter Bevan Dally caught up with Edwin Safarian, new owner of the ‘Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery’ (ex Oz Biz Art Gallery) to chat about Indigenous Art,...» Read More

Ngaruwanajirri – New Work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.03.08

In association with Ngaruwanajirri, Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory 12 March to 12 April 2008 Following highly successful exhibitions in 2004 and 2006, Alison Kelly Gallery is pleased to present new works of artists from Ngaruwanajirri Inc., located at Nguiu...» Read More

Agathon Galleries Showcases Women’s Painting of the Gibson Desert

Agathon Galleries Showcases Women’s Painting of the Gibson Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.03.08

Irrunytju’s Kuntjil Cooper and Tjayanka Woods Depict Dreamtime Epic of ‘Seven Sisters Dreamings’ Celebrating two of the most distinguished artists at Irrunytju Art Centre, Agathon Galleries will be showcasing the work of Kuntjil Cooper and Tjayanka Woods at their next...» Read More

Crowds gather for Tiwi art sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.03.08

Flooded roads have not stopped one of the country's biggest Aboriginal art sales from going ahead on the Tiwi Islands off the Northern Territory coast today. Around 90 artists from Bathurst and Melville Islands have gathered on the Nguiu football...» Read More

Emily Kame Kngwarreye in Osaka

Emily Kame Kngwarreye in Osaka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.03.08

From the very first time he laid eyes on the work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-96), in the 1998 retrospective at the Queensland Art Gallery, Akira Tatehata knew that it was something special. At that time, Tatehata was a curator...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Art at ‘Art Now’ art fair in NY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.03.08

The ‘Art Now’ art fair runs Thursday March 27 through Sunday March 30 at Hotel 30/30 in New York. It is one of the major art fairs taking place in New York in the last week of March, along with...» Read More

John Bartoo wins 2008 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.03.08

John Bartoo was one of twenty four selected to participate in the exhibition at Agora Gallery from a number of entrants at the 2008 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition....» Read More

Lawyers offer lessons in legacy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.03.08

An article in the Australian about ArtsLaw and other bodies helping Indigenous artists and Aboriginal art centres develop wills to protect royalty streams for artists. Quoted from the report: Arts Law's services in will-making are part of a program called...» Read More

Record prices for Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.03.08

Information about a recent Aboriginal art auction from Lawson-Menzies. Quoted from the article: Some 120 works went under the hammer tonight for the Lawson-Menzies auction, many of which were post-1980 Aboriginal works. A spokeswoman for auction house Lawson-Menzies said a...» Read More

Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.03.08

Article about Aboriginal Art in Express India. Quoted from the article: The individual character of Aboriginal art lies in its depiction of the Western Desert region of Australia, its social activities, material culture, economy, environmental change, myth and religion. Creation...» Read More

Des Art in the Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.03.08

Des Art in the park was held a couple of nights ago in the Alice Springs Desert Park. Like always it seems to have been a great success. Quoted from the report: Stalls selling everything from bright canvases to jewellery,...» Read More

What is Authentic Aboriginal Art & Provenance?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.03.08

New post by Edwina Circuitt about Western Desert Mob and Aboriginal authenticity and provenance....» Read More

Hieronymous the Anonymous

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.03.08

An interesting post about Aboriginal art and its impact from Hieronymous the Anonymous. The article is about the writer walking around a gallery and describing the colours and the art. Quoted from the post: I moved from painting to painting,...» Read More

Cultural Connections: The Mowanjum Artists of the Kimberley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.03.08

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What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.03.08

There was a time when it seemed easy to answer the frequently asked question: What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art? There are many ways to buy Aboriginal Art, ensuring the gallery is a member of the Indigenous Art...» Read More

AboriginalArtDirect #2

AboriginalArtDirect #2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.03.08

In this edition of AboriginalArtDirect Jeremy Eccles examines how you buy your art and key moral questions facing every buyer in the Aboriginal art market. We also highlight the latest Emily Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan and the what's popular online...» Read More

Samantha Hobson - Ngayu Aalmana Ngaachi Ngatangku - Growing up with Cuontry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.03.08

Samantha Hobson was born in 1981 at Lockhart River, Cape York, the northern most settlement of Eastern Australia. She began painting with the Lockhart River Art Gang at the age of 17, producing paintings of the land and reef that...» Read More

Emily's Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.03.08

The Emily Kngwarreye show has been very popular in Japan, as Akino Yoshihara writes: An Aborigine community in the boundless red desert of central Australia nurtured a gifted artist who was full of dynamism and creativity. Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who...» Read More

Fresh as a daisy, bar a pretentious minx

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.03.08

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald that discusses an exhibition of painted bark cloths of the Omie people in Papua New Guinea's remote Oro province, and the similarities in interpretation to modern Australian Aboriginal art....» Read More

There's magic in these spectacular works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.03.08

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald about Annadale Galleries that mentions their success with Arnhem Land art....» Read More

April, 2008

Stolen paintings dumped in park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

Lindsay Murdoch of the Age reports that the seven Aboriginal paintings worth hundreds of thousands of dollars have been found dumped under a tree near where they were stolen from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory early...» Read More

Stolen museum paintings found

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

The Herald Sun reports that seven valuable Aboriginal paintings stolen from a Darwin museum have been recovered undamaged and a man arrested....» Read More

Aboriginal paintings recovered

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

ABC online reports that the seven artworks have now been recoved. Quoted from the report: Assistant Police Commissioner Graeme Kelly says all seven works were recovered just before midday. A Northern Territory Government spokesman says the paintings were found hidden...» Read More

Aboriginal art stolen from Australian gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

A Reuters India report about the overnight theft of Aboriginal artworks from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Quoted from the article: Gallery director Anna Malgorzewicz said the stolen paintings were not the most valuable in the gallery's collection,...» Read More

Blood dots a clue to Aboriginal painting heist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

Another article about the stolen paintings. Quoted from the article that appeared on the West Australian online. Dots of blood could help police catch two thieves who stole seven Aboriginal paintings worth more than half a million dollars from a...» Read More

'Priceless' artworks stolen from NT museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

Seven paintings have been stolen from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Quoted from the article: Darwin Police are investigating the theft of seven Aboriginal paintings from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Security staff at the museum...» Read More

A just program for Indigenous employment

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

An article in the Green Left about Aboriginal art and the changes to the CDEP program in the Northern Territory. Quoted from the article: The long-term CDEP support for Aboriginal art cooperatives would also be maintained, and more training aspects,...» Read More

Authenticity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.04.08

A blog post from Kimberley Christen about Warakurna Artists and authenticity....» Read More

Art Thief Changes Mind, Returns Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.04.08

Finally the New York Times also made a report into the Aboriginal art theft....» Read More

Stolen Aboriginal Art Found in Australian Bushland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.04.08

Seven historic Aboriginal paintings were found in bushland in the northern Australian city of Darwin. They were found several hours after they were stolen from a Northern Territory art gallery, police said on Tuesday. The seven paintings included six works...» Read More

Drink is suspected after thief changes his mind about Aboriginal art haul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.04.08

The Darwin heist made the UK times....» Read More

'Drunks' pull off $500,000 artwork heist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.04.08

More about the Darwin heist and recovery. "Well, it's not an April Fools' Joke, it has just been a rather excessive occurrence, an extreme occurrence," museum director Anna Malgorzewicz said. And despite the happy ending, she said the robbery was...» Read More

Stolen Aboriginal art found in Australian bushland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.04.08

Seven historic Aboriginal paintings were found in bushland in the northern Australian city of Darwin, several hours after they were stolen from a Northern Territory art gallery, police said on Tuesday. China view shows five of the artworks....» Read More

Warakurna Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.04.08

This YouTube video and important message is from the artists of Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation. We are an Aboriginal owned and operated Art Centre, Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia. The short film is about our Art Centre and also shows examples...» Read More

Haul found after Darwin’s biggest art theft

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.04.08

Even more information about the theft from a group that helps people migrate to Australia....» Read More

Warakurna Artists Group Exhibition Perth

Warakurna Artists Group Exhibition Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.04.08

Watilu Minymalu Kulira Watjarra Tjukurrpa Purlkanya Mularrpa - Men and Women know and speak of their profound knowledge Watilu Minymalu Kulira Watjarra Tjukurrpa Purlkanya Mularrpa Men and Women know and speak of their profound knowledge Exhibition from - Friday 11th...» Read More

Utopia Collection 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.04.08

Small and subtle works by selected artists of the Utopia homelands, displaying the diversity and finely tuned skills of this strong group of women artists. The exhibition includes works by Jeannie Mills, Patsy Long Kemarre, Judy Purvis Kngwarreye, Jedda Kngwarreye,...» Read More

Kudditji Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.04.08

Senior Anmatyerre artist Kudditji Kngwarreye bridges cultural boundaries with his contemporary interpretation of ancestral stories. Capturing the changing moods and seasons of his desert country with sometimes bright, sometimes subtle blocks of colour, his paintings sing in a way that...» Read More

Australia's best living artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.04.08

A discussion about Australia's best living artists in the Australian. The author comments on Australian Aboriginal art: I have included in my list only one Aboriginal artist and no dot painters, despite the fact Aboriginal art is such a key...» Read More

Mystery of our art in darkness

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.04.08

An interesting article in the Australian with a slightly different take on the heist including some of the mystery's surrounding it. It is a very interesting article about the place of Aboriginal art in the Northern Territory and well worth...» Read More

On the go…presenting Mukurtu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.04.08

Kimberly Christen posts about some exciting upcoming presentations in the United States, including: Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings A Safe Keeping Place: Shifting Museum Spaces and Embedded Aboriginal Cultural Protocols and Museums 2.0: Virtual Repatriation and Indigenous...» Read More

Rebecca Hossack - Tales of belonging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.04.08

An article about Rebecca Hossack's journey to the United Kingdom and her importance to the Aboriginal Art industry in Europe. Quoted from the artcile: Seven years after she arrived, Hossack opened an art gallery, which became the first to seriously...» Read More

Rebecca Hossack - Tales of belonging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.04.08

An article about Rebecca Hossack's journey to the United Kingdom and her importance to the Aboriginal Art industry in Europe. Quoted from the artcile: Seven years after she arrived, Hossack opened an art gallery, which became the first to seriously...» Read More

New shows at Annandale Galleries

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.04.08

The place that has best introduced me to the difficult world of Arnhem barks is Annandale Galleries in Sydney. At first it was the increasing abstraction of Maningrida, forthcoming (16 April) it's the refreshed world of Yirrkala where, despite the...» Read More

Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

Lecture Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings Fred R. Myers New York University Guest curator of Virtuosity: The Evolution of Painting at Papunya Tula Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm Reservations required, call 434 244-0234...» Read More

Hands on approach to mural

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

Cultural recognition and appreciation were represented in colourful fashion at Oxley Vale Public School yesterday. Students were eager to get their hands dirty for the sake of fine art and assisted local artist Corey Strong in painting a mural on...» Read More

Historic Aboriginal art stolen, quickly recovered

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

The Aboriginal art heist made the China Post. Seven historic Aboriginal paintings were stolen Tuesday from an Australian museum then recovered hours later after the thief apparently changed his mind and dumped them in a park, police said. The paintings,...» Read More

Conditions of Aboriginal people in Alice Springs and the town camps

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

An article about the condition of the town camps and people's feelings about them....» Read More

Original Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

Australian Aboriginal art at the India Habitat Centre. Quoted from the article: Looking at Aboriginal paintings is like scanning the DNA of art itself, tracing the primordial codes and colours before they got mutated over millennia and travelled from rock...» Read More

Aboriginal art at school

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

If you are studying Aboriginal art at home, this post at Learning2Love might give you some ideas on how to go about it....» Read More

Samantha Hobson: indigenous art + abstract expressionism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

Gary Sauer-Thompson investigates the categorisation of modern Indigenous art within the context of 'Today Life', a painting by Samantha Hobson from her 'Growing Up With Country' solo exhibition. Quoted from the post: It is more honest to interpret the work...» Read More

Adam Hill: Art is his weapon

Adam Hill: Art is his weapon

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.04.08

The Aboriginal Art Directory artist spotlight with Adam Hill was republished in the Koori Mail this week. Download the article now or read the Koori Mail's introduction to the interview: They say art is a weapon. If thatʼs true, Aboriginal...» Read More

Abuela Ellen explores the beauty of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.04.08

An American in Australia: The Anangu guides who lead walking tours throughout Kata Tjuta National Park to lookouts, caves, Aboriginal art sites and rock pools taught us about the complex ecosystem of the desert, which is now suffering due to...» Read More

Shady art suspected in mystery nulla-nulla attack

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.04.08

An article in the Australian about Peter Toyne, IdenteArt and payback. Quoted in the article: Jay Easterby-Wood, IdenteArt's partnering director, wonders if Toyne's past has caught up with him. "Peter was the former attorney-general and there may be some people...» Read More

Culture at the Interface: Digital Archives and "Social" Rights Management in Aboriginal Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.04.08

Lecture on Grounds Culture at the Interface: Digital Archives and "Social" Rights Management in Aboriginal Australia Kimberly Christen Washington Sate University Friday, April 25, 3:30 pm Scholar's Lab, Alderman Library...» Read More

Divided Australia sails into the future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.04.08

An article about the changing face of Australia. Quoted from the article: In an age when the world is becoming aware of the number of cultures that it is losing, the Aboriginal revival came at just the right time. Big...» Read More

Justice for leading black artist

Justice for leading black artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.04.08

Tommy Watson, one of Australia’s most famous indigenous artists, was successful yesterday in getting back from Red Sands Gallery, Alice Springs, 5 key paintings, valued conservatively at $265,000. Tommy had sued the gallery for his being grossly underpaid for a...» Read More

Virtuosity: Fred Myers and Pintupi Masters at the Kluge Ruhe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.04.08

Will Owen posts about the new exhibition at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. The post has some great pictures and interesting information about the exhibition....» Read More

The Power of Place - Paintings and Artefacts from the Eastern Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.04.08

The Power of Place ends this week. Paintings and Artefacts from the Eastern Desert ENDS THIS SUNDAY 20th April, 2008. Be sure not to miss this celebration of Land seen through the art of the Anmatyarr and Alyawarr people of...» Read More

Recognition for lake's platypus project artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.04.08

The creators of Ballarat's giant platypus project were acknowledged last night at the opening of the Fresh & Salty exhibition at Kirrit Barreet Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre. Artists Michael Shiell and Billy Blackall worked with the Ballarat and District...» Read More

A Safe Keeping Place: Shifting Museum Spaces and Embedded Aboriginal Cultural Protocols

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.04.08

Lecture A Safe Keeping Place: Shifting Museum Spaces and Embedded Aboriginal Cultural Protocols Kimberly Christen Washington Sate University Friday, April 25, 7:00 pm Kluge-Ruhe Collection Reservations required, call 434 244-0234...» Read More

Aboriginal Fine Art Finds a home in Chicago

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.04.08

Aboriginal Art Collection, a New Gallery Devoted to Showcasing Established and Emerging Aboriginal Artists, to open April 11 CHICAGO – Aboriginal Art Collection, the only gallery in Chicago devoted to contemporary Aboriginal fine art, will officially open with an opening...» Read More

Artist Slideshow featuring Mervyn Rubuntja

Artist Slideshow featuring Mervyn Rubuntja

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.04.08

Mervyn Rubuntja was born at the Telegraph Station in Alice Springs. His mother was a Western Arrernte woman. His father was the famous painter, the late Mr. W Rubuntja Pengarte. His father has been an important role model for Mervyn....» Read More

Buyers beware bulk art 'dumped' online industry's e-scourge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.04.08

The NT News today reports that "unscrupulous dealers are dumping low-quality Aboriginal art on the internet, exploiting artists and dragging the industry down". The article talks to several galleries, eBay and an online store about fakes in the market and...» Read More

Indigenous art sales stymied by heritage laws, say auction houses

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.04.08

Report in The Age about the impact of the introduction of a new law under the Australian Heritage Act 2006 which adds a fee for each artefact that is sold. Quoted from the article: Leading art auction houses say that...» Read More

Sandbeach Country

Sandbeach Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.04.08

„Sandbeach Country -“ zeitgenössische indigene Kunst der Lockhart River Art Gang, Australien © Brit’s Art & Promotion – Brit Susann Hanstein The Sandbeach Country exhibition will be under the umbrella of the Australian Embassy in Berlin and will be opened...» Read More

Arte Agli Antipodi

Arte Agli Antipodi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.04.08

ha il piacere di invitarla all’inaugurazione della nuova galleria e della mostra Arte Agli Antipodi pittura aborigena contemporanea giovedì 8 maggio 2008 ore 18 cocktail 9-31 maggio 2008 da martedì a sabato 10-13 / 15-19 w: isarte.net e: info@isarte.net a:Garibaldi...» Read More

Modern landscapes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.04.08

CHAPEL BY THE SEA BONDI BEACH UNITING CHURCH MEDIA RELEASE 20th April 2008 LEADING ABORIGINAL ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT AT CHAPEL BY THE SEA Ruby's Place Gallery within the Chapel by the Sea will exhibit the work of Mini Heath, one...» Read More

Exit Art People's Choice Award Winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.04.08

The Department of Natural Resources, Environment and The Arts (NRETA) is pleased to announce that the 2007 Exit Art People's Choice Award has been won by Myra Gorey for her work titled ‘Ltyentye Apurte Landscape'. Museum and Art Gallery of...» Read More

David Dunn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.04.08

New post by David Dunn on his blog....» Read More

NT Govt considers purpose-built Aboriginal art gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.04.08

The Northern Territory government is considering building a new purpose built Aboriginal Art gallery in either Darwin or Central Australia reports the ABC....» Read More

Uluru (Ayers Rock) by Vincent Forrester

Uluru (Ayers Rock) by Vincent Forrester

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.04.08

Vincent Forrester is a Luritja/Aranda man born in Alice Springs, central Australia. Vincent grew up on a cattle station where he was brought up traditionally by his forefathers. Vincent is an artist and teacher of traditional law to young men....» Read More

Tjukurpa Minymaku Kunpu: Strong Women's Stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.04.08

In Association with Ernabella Arts, Ernabella, South Australia Ernabella Arts 60th Anniversary (1948 - 2008)...» Read More

Mwere Alpeme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.04.08

Amoonguna Art Center presents “Mwere Alpeme” Arrente for “Good Return” Art festival weekend: 14th 15th June08 In Amoonguna Art Center’s 1st annual art festival we will celebrate the opening of the hot glass recycling studio, Art glass sculpture, recycled metal...» Read More

QANTAS 747 - Wanala Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.04.08

Wanala Dreaming take off featured on you tube....» Read More

Upcoming exhibitions at Alison Kelly Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.04.08

Crossing Country: Contemporary Paintings from the East Kimberley In Association with Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra, Western Australia 21 May to 14 June 2008...» Read More

Aboriginal Artist Rusty Peters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.04.08

YouTube video featuring Aboriginal Artist Rusty Peters...» Read More

Utopia discoveries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.04.08

Utopia Discoveries explores the diverse art practices of this region – from the internationally recognised Gloria Petyarre and Barbara Weir to the emerging talents of Emily and Galya Pwerle. Drawing upon customs of bush medicine and womens’ ceremonies this exhibition...» Read More

Daisy Manybuhurrawuy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.04.08

Daisy Manybuhurrawuy passed away on Wednesday, 16th April...» Read More

A dream time in Melbourne

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.04.08

An article in The Age that discusses the AFL's Dreamtime Round and more particularly the "Dreaming at the G" match between Essendon and Richmond....» Read More

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula @ Depot Gallery, Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.04.08

Alcaston Gallery is privileged to exhibit in Sydney the powerful paintings of the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, in association with Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory. This outstanding collection has been meticulously preserved by the people at Papunya for ten...» Read More

BareNest: Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.04.08

A post on BareNest, a blog by a Nyungar woman. The post talks about people imitating Aboriginal art, or drawing inspiration from Aboriginal art and selling works as 'Aboriginal art'. It is an interesting post about a strange phenomenon....» Read More

Dr Sally Butler: `Creative Thinking in Aboriginal Art`

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.04.08

Public Floor Talk by Dr Sally Butler `Creative Thinking in Aboriginal Art` (Free) This talk will focus on art works by Dorothy Napangardi, Arthur Pambegan, Gloria Petyarre and George Tjungurrayi on display in the UQ Art Museum, and will discuss...» Read More

A life reconciled

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.04.08

Article in the Cairns post about the artist Norman Miller. Quoted from the article: Norman’s mission to serve, combined with his identity as a descendant of the Jirrbal, BarBarrum and Yidinji rainforest peoples of the Atherton Tableland, are reflected in...» Read More

Les Ecorces de Maningrida : Œuvres récentes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.04.08

Terre d’Arnhem – Northern Territory – Australie Du 16 mai au 14 juin 2008 Vernissage le 15 mai à partir de 17 heures Voici deux ans, nous vous avions présenté en Juin 2006 les œuvres de cette communauté à l’occasion...» Read More

May, 2008

Isarte presents Arte Agli Antipodi: pittura aborigena contemporanea, Milan Italy

Isarte presents Arte Agli Antipodi: pittura aborigena contemporanea, Milan Italy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.05.08

Isarte invites you to the opening of our new gallery in Milan featuring the exhibition Arte Agli Antipodi: pittura aborigena contemporanea, showing 20 high selected paintings from different communities. Read about Isarte presents Arte Agli Antipodi: pittura aborigena contemporanea, on...» Read More

Indigenous Governance Awards, Reconciliation Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.05.08

Warakurna Artists Executive have been selected as one of the eight finalists for the 2008 Indigenous Governance Awards....» Read More

Art.Trade July 2008 Newsletter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.05.08

Download the Art.Trade newsletter. The Newsletter contains: AGM 2008 Update Fundraising Auction Nov 2007 Work Program News Items NAVA - Code Development Membership Calendar of Events...» Read More

Fine art house takes hammering

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.05.08

An article in the Australian about Joel Fine Art shutting its head office and the costs of running an auction house....» Read More

Exhilaration Indigenous Art of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.05.08

"Exhilaration" Indigenous Art of Australia...» Read More

Is Emily Kngwarreye's work abstract expressionism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.05.08

Help Trevor Cook find out Emily Kngwarreye's work is abstract expressionism....» Read More

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents It All Started from Black - In Memory of Lin Onus, Bondi Beach Australia

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents It All Started from Black - In Memory of Lin Onus, Bondi Beach Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.05.08

A large selection of Lin Onus experimental collaborative prints will be exhibited for the first time in Sydney, at Coo-ee Gallery from 8 May - 7 June. Pioneer of the urban Aboriginal Art Movement in Australia, Lin Onus created work...» Read More

Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, WA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.05.08

Will Owen, continuing his exceptionally interesting series out his trip last year to remote Australia, taks about Mangkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing. He describes the art centre and includes several spectacular photographs of the art....» Read More

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.05.08

A superbe collection of works on paper makes up this latest exhibition by the grand Dame of Tiwi art, Jean Baptiste Apuatimi. When Sunday 18th May till Saturday June 11th. Opening Sunday 18.05.2008 Gallery Seva Frangos Art, Perth Contact www.sevafrangosart.com...» Read More

Evolution in sacred tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.05.08

How can it be that the most tradition-bound Aboriginal art centre in Australia, Buku-Larrnggay, at Yirrkala on the tip of northeast Arnhem Land, is pouring forth the nation's boldest and most innovative indigenous paintings and three-dimensional works? asks Nicholas Rothwell...» Read More

Wangkatjungka Artists: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.05.08

A collection of collaborative canvases reflect the clan ownership of land and waterholes by Wangkatjungka artists who lived their early lives on ancestral lands in the Great Sandy Desert. The Canning Stock Route (begun 1906) passed right through their country,...» Read More

Sally Gabori

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.05.08

Dulka Warngiid – Land of All New paintings Alcaston Gallery is presenting new works by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts & Crafts, Queensland....» Read More

The Heart of Everything

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.05.08

Excellent news is the publication of a book about the extraordinary young art movement on Bentinck and Mornington Islands in the remote Gulf of Carpentaria. The Heart of Everything comes from specialist publisher McCulloch & McCulloch and uses the resources...» Read More

Bentick Island Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.05.08

An exhibition of Bentick art in Sydney - at Caruana & Reid Fine Art, Exhibiting 21 May - 7 June, 2008, 44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay...» Read More

Budget a big test for Garrett in arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.05.08

NineMSN asks whether Peter Garrett and the new Labor government will deliver for the arts in Australia in this weeks budget. During the election Labor promised $7.6 million for Aboriginal Art centres....» Read More

Michael Jagamara Nelson BMW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.05.08

A link to the spectacular Michael Jagamara Nelson BMW car, painted in 1999....» Read More

The Fate of the Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.05.08

Blogger Eddie Campbell talks about Vivien Johnson's fantastic book, Michael Jagamara Nelson. The post discusses the painting of the BMW car and some anecdotes from the book....» Read More

Les Ecorces de Maningrida

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.05.08

Voici deux ans, nous vous avions présenté en Juin 2006 les œuvres de cette communauté à l’occasion de l’inauguration du Musée du quai Branly en présence de son chef de file, le célèbre peintre John Mawurndjul. Dans la zone tropicale...» Read More

30 under 30 - A new Generation of Indigenous Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.05.08

The first survey exhibition of its kind, 30 Under 30 showcases the talent and innovation of 30 emerging artists born since 1977. The exhibition will be held annually by Mossenson Galleries in both Perth and Melbourne. 30 Under 30 is...» Read More

More than Just a Fake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.05.08

Nicholas Forrest talks about non-Indigenous artists painting in the style of contemporary Aboriginal artists and pretending to be Indigenous people. The article and the following discussing are all very interesting....» Read More

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.05.08

An interview on the ABC between Shane Mcleod, Margo Neale, Akira Tatehata, Barbara Weir and Janet Holmes a Court about the current Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition in Osaka....» Read More

Indigenous art conduct code left out of Budget

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.05.08

NAVA, or the National Association for the Visual Arts that has been working on a code of conduct for Indigenous Art, has received no additional funding for the code in the budget. Quoted from the article: The code, which is...» Read More

First-time Funding for Aboriginal Arts in Tasmania

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.05.08

Michelle O'Byrne, MP Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts Thursday, 15 May 2008 First-time Funding for Aboriginal Arts in Tasmania The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O’Byrne, today announced funding of almost $50,000 in...» Read More

Indigenous Photographers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.05.08

Will Owen posts about living Indigenous photographers....» Read More

Indigenous art - unbranded

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.05.08

An article in the Brisbane Times about Gordon Bennett, featured as he currently has a show at the Queensland Art Gallery....» Read More

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair website

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.05.08

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair website which provides information about this exciting event to be held at the Darwin Convention centre from the 14th to the 16th of August 2008. Apolline Kohen...» Read More

Sydeny Biennale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.05.08

The following Indigenous artists will be appearing at the important Sydeny Biennale, opening on 18th June and running until 7 September: Tommy McRae, Mick Kubarrku, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Gordon Bennett, Tracey Moffatt, Vernon Ah Kee, Destiny Deacon and Richard Bell*.*...» Read More

The Art of Reconciliation

The Art of Reconciliation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.05.08

National Reconciliation Week falls between 27th May and 3rd June every year. These are two significant dates in Australia’s history and particularly in relation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. In celebration, East The Art of Reconciliation, where non-indigenous artists will...» Read More

Aboriginal art can still be bought, despite world demand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.05.08

Adam Knight's a passionate man. The Melbourne gallery owner and art dealer just loves Aboriginal art. And he's not the only one. This article focuses on the Aboriginal Art market, suggesting: Aboriginal people may only make up two per cent...» Read More

The Year of the Apology

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.05.08

Arts Northern Rivers (NSW) is proud to present The Year of the Apology, a landmark exhibition featuring the work of over 50 Indigenous artists from the Northern Rivers region, including Digby Moran, Les Evans, Garth Lena, Karla Dickens, Bevan Skinner,...» Read More

Kate Owen Gallery presents 30 Emu Dreamings by Kudditji Kngwarreye, Sydney Australia

Kate Owen Gallery presents 30 Emu Dreamings by Kudditji Kngwarreye, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.05.08

A rare solo exhibition of 30 paintings by Kudditji Kngwarreye. Paintings by the eighty year old legend Kudditji, are hot property right now both here and internationally, as his highly individual works soar in popularity. Like his late sister Emily...» Read More

White Knight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.05.08

Martin Flanagan looks at Beverley Knight, owner of Alcaston Gallery and direct of the Essendon Football Club. Quoted from the article: Knight connected with Aboriginal art in the 1980s after she decided to decorate two Melbourne restaurants she and her...» Read More

Unusual technique, for the sake of friends and heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.05.08

A Sydney Morning Herald article about Lin Onus and the current exhibition, It All Started from Black - In Memory of Lin Onus, at the Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery. The Aboriginal Art Directory launched an eBlast about this exhibition in...» Read More

Introducing Australia's Premier Aboriginal Art Gallery to the World Wide Web

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.05.08

Bundarra Gallery showcases contemporary and modern Aboriginal art from the finest indigenous artists of Australia. It houses a unique collection of paintings and artifacts displaying the best work of Australian Aboriginal Culture. Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) May 22, 2008...» Read More

Aboriginal Art with Second Grade

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.05.08

Read to find out how Aboriginal Art is taught to second grade children....» Read More

Papunya Tula Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

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Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

According to one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal art enterprise coalitions - Western Desert Mob, not enough has been actioned since the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Indigenous visual arts and craft sector (report released June 2007). This inaction is compromising the...» Read More

Dreamtime logic helps save the planet

Dreamtime logic helps save the planet

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

“Dreamtime logic helps save the planet”, says internationally respected Australian Aboriginal artist, Walangari Karntawarra. Walangari’s exciting work is included in the “Kick the Carbon Habit” exhibition launched by the Natural World Museum and United Nations Environment Programme at Te Papa...» Read More

Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

Media Release 27 May 2008 Dick Bett AM curates Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art Auckland’s art lovers are gearing up for an exhibition of some of the finest Aboriginal art the city has ever seen. Between 5 and 14...» Read More

Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008

Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art will be at the 5th edition of the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008 (Московский Международный Салон Изящных Искусств 2008), held from 27 May to 2 June 2008 in the famous Manège, next to the Kremlin...» Read More

Painting country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

Perhaps the most widely publicized issue in the contemporary art world is the misrepresentation and unethical sourcing of indigenous art. While we generally hear about the detrimental effect that this can have on the individual artists and communities, we rarely...» Read More

Sound buy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

The Perth Sunday Times writes about ethical purchasing in the Aboriginal Art Industry: It is estimated that 80 to 90 per cent of Australian indigenous art is sold overseas, but unethical trading threatens to undermine the industry’s reputation. It was...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition Opens in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

An Australian Original People's Art exhibition opened tonight in central Sydney's Redfern district at the Bush Berries Café and Art Gallery located at 137 Redfern Street. Singer Marlene Cummins of Marloo's Blues gave a beautiful performance singing the blues as...» Read More

The Legacy of Albert Namatjira Today

The Legacy of Albert Namatjira Today

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.08

Contemporary Aboriginal Watercolours from Central Australia Opening Thursday 29 May at 6pm (on display until 22 June) SoMA Galleries, 147 The Parade, Norwood, SA This will be the first comprehensive group exhibition of the current Aboriginal watercolour artists to be...» Read More

Increased support for Aboriginal Art Centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.05.08

Australia’s Indigenous arts industry will be strengthened thanks to $1.6 million worth of additional funding announced today by Arts Minister, Peter Garrett. Delivering on a 2007 election commitment to boost support to Aboriginal art centres, 32 organisations have been funded...» Read More

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art presents at the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008, Moscow Russia

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art presents at the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008, Moscow Russia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.05.08

We are pleased to announce our participation in the 5th edition of the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008 (Московский Международный Салон Изящных Искусств 2008), held from 27 May to 2 June 2008 in the famous Manège, next to the...» Read More

They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection

They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.05.08

Larissa Behrendt reviews the first expanded showing of over 200 bark paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. "If these paintings are sacred, how can they be done for Balanda (Europeans) to buy? The Balanda can buy the...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Direct #3

Aboriginal Art Direct #3

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.05.08

Edition 3 of AboriginalArtDirect introduces writer Larissa Behrendt who explores the expression of bark paintings and reviews the first expanded showing of over 200 bark paintings donated to the Museum of Contemporary Art by Australian business icon Arnott's Biscuits Ltd....» Read More

Aboriginal Art Directory top search queries for April

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.05.08

The Aboriginal Art Directory has released its Top Aboriginal Art search queries for April. As always it makes for interesting reading....» Read More

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.05.08

Exhibition offering for sale a wide selection of quality art works from Central Australia, including Ningura Naparrula, Makinti Napanangka, Betty Mbitjana, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Anna Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Wallala, Barbara Reid Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, and more....» Read More

June, 2008

American Buyers Tour Outback for Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.06.08

The Epoch Times reports on the American Buyers Tour and interviews Joel Newman from Austrade....» Read More

Public invited for art’s sake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.06.08

The exhibition, Private Treasures Public Pleasures Two, opening tonight is comprised entirely of works from private collections in and around Orange. In all 37 collectors have loaned works to the exhibit, 20 years after the first Private Treasures Public Pleasures...» Read More

A new beginning for local Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.06.08

The Ballina Advocate reports the Year of The Apology exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery....» Read More

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Prints

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.06.08

The new display in gallery 8 features a selection of Indigenous and Torres Strait island prints, including works from the Warlayirti portfolio published by Northern Editions in 2006. The large coloured etchings by artists Jumpo Tjapanangka, Eubena Nampitjin, Elizabeth Nyumi...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.06.08

Engineers Without Borders together with Dreamtime Elements are holding an exhibition of Aboriginal Art at 1st Floor Customs House, Circular Quay June 4th to June 8th 11.00am to 7.00pm Daily. On Sunday 8th June 2008 we will be holding an...» Read More

Japan takes Emily to heart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.06.08

Russell Skelton from the Sydney Morning Herald talks about the impact Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye is having, both in Japan and on Australian Aboriginal art....» Read More

Road to somewhere

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.06.08

The ANU communications team talk about an ARC project along the Canning Stock Route and its value to the art industry amongst many other areas....» Read More

Elders' status celebrated

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.06.08

Brian Martin's exhibition The Human Status, on display at Hume Global Learning Centre, commemorates the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, when Aboriginal Australians were given the right to vote. The exhibition features 12 life-size portraits of people from Broken Hill...» Read More

US art buyers touring 20 Indigenous communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.06.08

The ABC interviews Austrade's Joel Newman about the current Art Buyer's tour....» Read More

On the web

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.06.08

Will Owen looks at what is going on online....» Read More

More Aboriginal art stolen

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.06.08

Kim Christen wonders whether the theft of Aboriginal art is becoming a trend....» Read More

Aboriginal art stolen from Kakadu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.06.08

From ABC media: Northern Territory Police are investigating the theft of almost $3,500 worth of Aboriginal art from Kakadu. Police say five painted emu eggs, five bark paintings, a hand-carved, painted barramundi and a didgeridoo were among the items stolen...» Read More

Top class art on show in exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.06.08

The Leeton Art Society exhibition will be held at the Masonic Hall, in Acacia Avenue opposite the Soldiers Club, from 10am to 4pm daily. It will will feature over 120 works from Leeton artists, as well as Aboriginal art....» Read More

Bundi Gurdurdu Mid-West Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.06.08

Works from new artists who have not previously exhibited will take centre stage in Perth next week as part of the Bundi Gurdurdu (Good Heart) mid-west Aboriginal Art Exhibition. More than 40 Indigenous artists will be featured in the exhibition,...» Read More

Yurlungurr Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.06.08

Eastern Desert Art will feature in the launch of Yurlungurr Art - Brisbane’s latest Aboriginal art venture - on Friday 13 June. Art from four regions of Australia will be exhibited in Art from the Desert to the Sea. Please...» Read More

TV Doco on Aboriginal Art at the Musee Du Quai Branly on SBS Friday 6 June at 7.30pm

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.06.08

Was the Aboriginal art contribution to the new Musee du quai Branly in Paris a huge beat-up by Australia's cultural diplomats? Or was it a genuine and lasting tribute by the French to the oldest extant culture in the world?...» Read More

Reception for the Mara Tjuta Circle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.06.08

Will Owen continues his fabulous blog with beautiful photographs and an articulate and insightful look at the "inaugural reception for the Mara Tjuta Circle, honoring donors, friends and supporters of the Collectio Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Charlottesville, Virginia"....» Read More

Respected Mossman elder dies

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.06.08

Respected Kuku Yalanji elder, Wilma Walker, died in Mossman on May 28. Wilma, who had twelve children and many grandchildren and great grand-children, was well known and respected for her ability to live in the traditional world of her people...» Read More

Desert Gems: Small Paintings from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.06.08

Gallery Reception - Friday June 15, 2008 5:00 ~ 6:30 Nicole Worden on Didgeridoo and drums The spiritual significance of the Dreaming symbols are represented in small acrylic paintings on canvas and wood. Through August 8th. Location: 421 2nd Street,...» Read More

Ungakini Tjangala preparing for the Beanie festival

Ungakini Tjangala preparing for the Beanie festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.06.08

A photograph by Duncan Freedman of artist Ungakini Tjangala preparing for the 2008 beanie festival....» Read More

Photos from the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard

Photos from the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.06.08

I've discovered a touring exhibition put together by the Museum of Contemporary Art of photos by one of the hits of the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard. It's in Tassie currently (having originated in Paris!) and goes overseas...» Read More

Debut Show from Wanarn

Debut Show from Wanarn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.06.08

The Nganyatjarra artists of Warnarn - a remote community in the Simpson Desert, WA - get their first group show in Sydney, opening on Saturday 7 June at Agathon Galleries in the Parramatta Road opposite Sydney University. Previously, artists like...» Read More

Reconciliation is a Flash Beanie

Reconciliation is a Flash Beanie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.06.08

as Jeremy Eccles discovers The Beanie may be the humblest of headwares, but it has proud history going back to the calotte in Ancient Greece and forward to the football terraces of the world, via Cromwell's Roundheads in the English...» Read More

Mia Mia Gallery reopens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.06.08

The Mia Mia art gallery has reopened after a wonderful renovation....» Read More

Inaugural Amoonguna Art Festival June 13, 14, 15, 2008

Inaugural Amoonguna Art Festival June 13, 14, 15, 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.06.08

Amoonguna Glass recycling/ blowing studio is now operational! The first indigenous central Australian hot glass artists are being trained in Venetian glass techniques, working exclusively with recycled glass. Already the first finished etched and painted glass sculpture is in production,...» Read More

George Tjungurrayi: between the lines

George Tjungurrayi: between the lines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.06.08

George Tjungurrayi: between the lines This new show reveals an artist in full flight with a masterly control. George Tjungurrayi has moved from a traditional perspective into a realm of his own. These paintings, when viewed in isolation, give few...» Read More

George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.06.08

George Tjungurrayi: Between the lines Please join us for the opening on Saturday 14th June, 3–5pm...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Lecture in Brisbane

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.06.08

Jude from Making Tracks will be at Oriel Gallery in Brisbane, Sunday 15th June at 2.00pm giving a talk on Aboriginal art....» Read More

Contemporary (Aboriginal) Art, History, and Criticism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.06.08

Will Owen discuss modern Indigenous art criticism in the light of recent books including Beyond Sacred and questions where contemporary Indigenous art fits into art history and criticism....» Read More

More than dreaming: bringing to light a blaze of beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.06.08

Nicolas Rothwell from Nicolas Rothwell examines the changing face of Australian Indigenous art scholarship and criticism. Quoted from the article: Much about Aboriginal art is complex, and lends itself to specialisation, formal probes and technical examination, and the result of...» Read More

Beyond Sacred

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.06.08

Beyond Sacred Recent Paintings from Australia's Remote Aboriginal Communities by Judith Ryan, Nick Waterlow and Howard Morphy Read more about Beyond Sacred: Recent Paintings from Australia's Remote Aboriginal Communities....» Read More

Carpenter to announce Aboriginal art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.06.08

The West Australian previews a new WA Aboriginal art prize, which will be the most lucrative in Australia and places Perth at the centre of the Indigenous arts industry. Quoted from the article: Perth will be the epicentre of Aboriginal...» Read More

Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.06.08

Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art awards have been launched by Premier Alan Carpenter. The Premier said the inaugural Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards, worth $1.1million over four years, recognised the significant contribution of indigenous artists to our community. “Australia...» Read More

Kakadu art stolen from cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.06.08

Several Aboriginal art works worth thousands of dollars have been stolen from a cultural centre in Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory....» Read More

Tjukurrpa Arts One Day Only Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.06.08

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Watiyawanu in Central Australia Prices starting from $50.00 This is an exclusive opportunity to purchase this significant works by Indigenous artists of...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Direct #4: Ngurrara The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Aboriginal Art Direct #4: Ngurrara The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.06.08

Welcome to AboriginalArtDirect. Our goal is to provide you with a thought-provocative newsletter on the events and trends in the industry. In the feature article of this edition Larissa Behrendt tells the story of Ngurrara the Great Sandy Desert Canvas...» Read More

Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.06.08

Julie Dowling’s new exhibition Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) is an exhibition of powerful singular portraits and celebratory icons centering on the meaning of the National apology to the stolen generations. It is also a comment on what the...» Read More

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.06.08

Julie Dowling’s new exhibition Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) is an exhibition of powerful singular portraits and celebratory icons centering on the meaning of the National apology to the stolen generations. It is also a comment on what the...» Read More

From the Desert to the Sea, the Launch of Yurlunggur Art

From the Desert to the Sea, the Launch of Yurlunggur Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.06.08

View a distinctive art current from the desert to the sea. Canvasses reveal a world of desert patterns, free arcs, line-grids, circles, contemporary designs painted from a palette of bright purple, pinks as well as the desert hues. The eastern...» Read More

Gambinya Thelma Burke

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.06.08

Opening on 25 June from 6 – 8 pm...» Read More

Warakurna Artists Kaparli Tjamu Nintipungku

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.06.08

Warakurna Artists and Alcaston Gallery present Kaparli Tjamu Nintipungku – This is the deep knowledge our old people gave us...» Read More

Modern, Contemporary & Important Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.06.08

Modern, Contemporary & Important Aboriginal Art auction at Lawson Menzies....» Read More

Middle earth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.06.08

Steve Dow talks about gay friendly Alice Springs and the opportunity to buy art at the Warlukurlangu Artists Centre at Yuendumu....» Read More

Two Cultures, One Soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.06.08

John Weeronga Bartoo Opening Saturday 5th July 1.30pm - 4.00pm Exhibition runs from 2nd July - 3rd August Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 531 Ruthven Street Toowoomba Qld 4350 About Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery The oldest public art gallery in regional...» Read More

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.06.08

Edan Crokill from Frieze Magazine reviews the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan: Emily’s paintings are large in size – up to 8 metres in height or width (the artist painted on the ground, so the works’ orientations are determined...» Read More

Brenda L Croft

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.06.08

Brenda L Croft, Curator of Culture Warriors speaks about selected works in the exhibition Friday 20 June 12:45pm...» Read More

USA begins to open doors for Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.06.08

Tara Ravens talks to Joel Newman from Austrade about the recent US buyer's tour. Quoted from the article: "America's sophisticated investors, collectors and wealthy elite are prepared to part with their money for quality art and should be targeted by...» Read More

Auctioneers withdraw Rover painting over concerns at listing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.06.08

A Rover Thomas painting was removed from last night's Lawson-Menzies Aboriginal Art sale over concerns regarding missing information. The auction was a success though: Last night's auction reaped $2,715,600, including buyers' premium, with 122 of the 137 lots sold. This...» Read More

Nyuju Stumpy Brown

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.06.08

Stumpy Browns boldly coloured renditions of her ceremonial country of Ngupawarlu sing out with an intensity that highlights the spiritual significance of this country to her identity as a painter and as cultural custodian. A senior Wangkatjungka law woman, Nyuju...» Read More

Eileen Napaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.06.08

Pintupi artist Eileen Napaltjarri is an esteemed second generation artist of the Papunya Western Desert movement. Born in the Haasts Bluff community in 1956, Eileen moved to the new community at Kintore in the early 1980s. Eileen began painting in...» Read More

Grandkids

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.06.08

They share high profile artistic grandparents - Paddy Bedford and Jack Dale- and they share the joy of painting the cultural and personal attributes of their Kimberley home. Petrina and Kylie Bedford live with their family at Iminji community on...» Read More

Nici Cumpston

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.06.08

Nici Cumpston, Assistant Curator of Australian Art, speaks about selected works in the exhibition Tuesday 24 June 12:45pm...» Read More

Contemporary exhibition will surprise, says art curator

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.06.08

An exhibition showcasing the diversity of Indigenous Australian art is about to open at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Culture Warriors features 90 works from 30 Aboriginal artists from all states and territories....» Read More

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.06.08

Discover the rich and special meanings behind Indigenous ‘dot patterning’ in ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’. Featuring a stunning collection of rarely seen artworks, ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’ will answer all the questions you have wanted to...» Read More

Waringarri Women

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.06.08

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Kimberley Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.06.08

Paintings and Screenprints from the Yulparija Artists...» Read More

The Year of the Apology opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.06.08

Almost 200 people attended the opening of The Year of The Apology exhibition, held on May 28th, at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina, organised by Arts Northern Rivers. The exhibition was officially opened by Indigenous curator, Djon Mundine,...» Read More

A considered approach to building wealth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

The recent focus on DIY has lead to a spate of new books. In this article in the Australian Michael Reid's How to Buy & Sell Art has many pointers about how and where to buy Aboriginal art....» Read More

Yilpinji Portfolio Edition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

This is the first time in the history of Australian printmaking that a portfolio of limited edition prints has become available that focus on a unique aspect of Aboriginal culture. Fifteen senior Aboriginal artists have each created a thematic work...» Read More

Susan Jenkins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

Susan Jenkins, curator and editor, specialising in Indigenous Australian art, speaks about the art of central Arnhem Land and specifically the work of Philip Gudthakudthay. Tuesday 8 July 12:45pm...» Read More

Top end turns it on while nation shivers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

Jeremy Eccles talks in the West Australian about the top-end in August with a special focus on the Telstras, the Darwin Art Fair and all of the other Aboriginal art exhibitions held in Darwin during August....» Read More

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi with James Bennett

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

Discover the paintings of Jean Baptiste Apuatimi with James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art in the exhibition Tuesday 1 July 12:45pm...» Read More

Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

The Art Gallery of South Australia is delighted to showcase the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial. Traveling from the National Gallery of Australia, Culture Warriors provides a highly considered snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary art practice. The...» Read More

Big guns feature in art tour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

Culture Warriors, the National Indigenous Art Triennial, is on tour from the National Gallery of Australia with 90 works by 30 artists. The free exhibition will be at the Art Gallery of South Australia until August 31. Curator Brenda L....» Read More

Lawson-Menzies June 2008 Auction Results

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

Highlights from the Lawson-Menzies June 2008 auctions include: Mina Mina Dreaming from Judy Watson Napangardi selling for $348,000 Bush Yam Dreaming from Emily Kame Kngwarreye selling for $120,000 Bullock Hide Story from Rover Thomas selling for $102,000 and Iyaarka from...» Read More

Ninuku Artists on the ABC's 7:30 Report

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.06.08

Ninuku Artists were featured on the ABC's 7.30 Report on Monday the 23rd of June. From the ABC website: The 'Rabbit Eared Bandicoot' is better known as the Bilby. To the Anangu people of outback South Australia it's regarded as...» Read More

Procession to start NAIDOC celebrations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.06.08

NAIDOC celebrations will be launched in Parkes this Sunday and the NAIDOC Planning Group would like to invite the whole community to participate in a town procession on Sunday beginning at 10.30am. The launch will include speeches, Aboriginal dancers, flag...» Read More

blood language - Judy Watson at GrantPirrie

blood language - Judy Watson at GrantPirrie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.06.08

Watson of course was the winner of both the 2006 Works on Papert Award at the NATSIAAs in Darwin and the Clemenger Contemporary Art Prize that year. Also installd in Musee du quai Branly that year - a big one!...» Read More

Artist takes a step into the future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.06.08

Article in the Donnybrook Mail about Sharlene Harte. Sharlene previously ran the Djinang Kwap retail Aboriginal shop in Donnybrook, where she sold her artwork and taught art classes. She has also worked at the Forrest Nursery in Lowden. “I’m hoping...» Read More

Behind the dollar signs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.06.08

An excerpt from Benjamin Genocchio's new book, Dollar Dreaming, published in the Australian. Quoted from the article: What is different, even unusual, about Aboriginal art is that prices rose at all; after all, Australian art generally doesn't have much of...» Read More

Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye - The National Art Center, Tokyo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.06.08

Some beautiful works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye and a review of exhibition 'Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye' by Scott Rothstein from Art Found Out. Quoted from the post: The galleries in The National Art Center, Tokyo are cavernous....» Read More

Half their luck as mining boom boosts fortunes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.06.08

The Art Gallery of Western Australia talks about the recently announced Indigenous Art Prize as well as possible acquisitions. "We moved heaven and earth to find $500,000 to buy a Rover Thomas painting recently and we've got great Emily Kngwarreyes....» Read More

Behind the dollar signs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.06.08

Benjamin Genocchio looks beyond the dollar signs in a review of Aboriginal art as an investment This blog links through to an article, Behind the dollar signs, published in the Australia....» Read More

Nganampa Ngura

Nganampa Ngura

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.06.08

This is the first Iwantja exhibition in a long time....» Read More

A shonky easel empire

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.06.08

Beverley Knight talks to the Australian about shonky Aboriginal art. Quoted from the article: The Aboriginal art market is particularly vulnerable. Issues such as language barriers, the geographic remoteness of many artists' communities, poverty, artists who work outside the art...» Read More

An Exaltation of Barks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.06.08

Blogger Will Owen writes about the They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection exhibition. Quoted from the post: The book's back matter includes excellent maps that locate the many communities from which these barks...» Read More

Plan afoot to catalogue 25,000 years of indigenous art from infamous route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.06.08

Sarah Smiles from The Age talks about the plans to document the Canning Stock Route. Quoted from the article: "Apart from the Silk Road, it is probably one of the biggest landscapes in the world … It's quite phenomenal," said...» Read More

July, 2008

Local art show grows

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.07.08

The Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery will open an exhibition of local Aboriginal artists this Thursday as part of NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Of Celebration) Week celebrations. The exhibition will feature works from some of the Macleay’s best...» Read More

Lockhart River artist opens solo London exhibition at October Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.07.08

“When the fire burns on the hills ... you get a lot of wind. On top of the hill ... it makes it burn fast ... makes it big. It also makes place for new fresh grass to grow.” Samantha...» Read More

Palngun wurnangat pepek wurnmada the women with soft hearts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.07.08

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Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

To celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the late Minnie Pwerle - one of Australia’s most collected Aboriginal artists – Designer Rugs is proud to present an outstanding limited edition collection of Minnie Pwerle rugs. To be launched in Australia on...» Read More

Beyond Sacred : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities

Beyond Sacred : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

Jeremy Eccles scans the most lavish book of Aboriginal art in years 'Beyond Sacred' : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities. Designed by Jane Kleinmeyer Published by Hardie Grant Books @ $120 Edited by Colin and Elizabeth Laverty Contributions...» Read More

Paintings from remote communities - from the Laverty Collection

Paintings from remote communities - from the Laverty Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

The winter in Newcastle will be immeasurably brightened by 87 paintings from the remotest parts of Australia – just a tiny part of the art collection of a remarkable couple, Colin and Liz Laverty. It's been a 20 year labour...» Read More

Paintings from remote communities

Paintings from remote communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

New show at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery. Download the flyer....» Read More

Greetings from Warburton

Greetings from Warburton

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

Mori Gallery is right off the beaten track, beside Sydney's Western Distributor near the Entertainment Centre, and doesn't often associate with Aboriginal art. But the Warburton community is such a law unto itself, any show is of interest. Most art...» Read More

A4 Guide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

The A4 Guide to Sydney shopping suggests you shop at the Gannon House Gallery or Boomalli Aboriginal Artists’ Cooperative....» Read More

Contemporary art at your fingertips

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

Aboriginal Art is about to hit the EmorArts website, based in Dubai....» Read More

NAIDOC art show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

In celebrating the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout NAIDOC Week, an Aboriginal art display opens today in the Parkes Shire Council Coventry Room. Doors to the exhibition will open at 10am and the display...» Read More

AAA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

A blog posts with some beautiful Minnie Pwerle works and some information about Designer Rugs, a Sydney based design company that has put out a new range of rugs inspired by Minnie Pwerle designs....» Read More

Atnwengerrp Collection by Minnie Pwerle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

Minnie Pwerle, one of Australia's most important indigenous artists, was born in the Utpoia region in approximately 1910. Minnie did not start painting until late in 1999, her first finished pieces became an instant success and quickly captured the attention...» Read More

Campaign for the Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.07.08

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is featured on the new Campaign for the Arts promotion to improve the study of the arts, at the University of Virginia....» Read More

Take time to savor arts and crafts in a gallery of variety

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.07.08

Mary Shustack lets us know that there is now Aboriginal Art at the Eclectic Collector in New York....» Read More

Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) by Julie Dowling

Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) by Julie Dowling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.07.08

Julie Dowling’s new exhibition Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) is an exhibition of powerful singular portraits and celebratory icons centering on the meaning of the National apology to the stolen generations. It is also a comment on what the...» Read More

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.07.08

Julie Dowling’s new exhibition Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) is an exhibition of powerful singular portraits and celebratory icons centering on the meaning of the National apology to the stolen generations. It is also a comment on what the...» Read More

New film from Warakurna Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.07.08

A new film has come out of Warakurna Artists:...» Read More

The Ngurratjuta Art Centre

The Ngurratjuta Art Centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.07.08

The Ngurratjuta Art Centre recently launched a fantastic new website....» Read More

Joy for Jim as helicopter kid turns up 50 years on

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.07.08

A retired helicopter pilot has learnt that Helicopter Tjungurrayi was the young boy whose life he helped save at about age 10. The woman then brought forward a pitifully thin boy, about 10 years old, with swollen joints. Mr Ferguson...» Read More

Our life ... is land ... is culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.07.08

SAMANTHA HOBSON: Our life ... is land ... is culture, 11TH SEPTEMBER– 18th OCTOBER 2008. London Solo Debut At 27, Samantha Hobson is one of a handful of young celebrated Aboriginal artists exhibiting widely both in her native Australia and...» Read More

Growing demand for indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.07.08

Article in the WA business news about the growing demand for Aboriginal art....» Read More

Noongar Boodja: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Ecology, and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.07.08

Date: 7/11/2008 through 9/28/2008 Sponsored By: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art Location: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Howard Greenberg Family Gallery Contact: Nancy Lautenbach, x3872, Lautenbn@newpaltz.edu For the Noongar people of South-western Australia the word boodja means "land" or "home."...» Read More

What Goes Around Comes Around

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.07.08

Jeremy Eccles talks about Beyond Sacred on the Biennale of Sydney blog....» Read More

Our Kimberley Adventure

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.07.08

From Cultural Connections: In late May 2008 we embarked on a one week adventure through the art centres of the Kimberley which was a fabulous experience. Travelling in a combination of privately chartered aircraft and road transport, our group of...» Read More

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.07.08

Discover the rich and special meanings behind Indigenous 'dot patterning' in 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert'. Featuring a stunning collection of rarely seen artworks, 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert' will answer all the questions you have wanted to...» Read More

Australian Museum presents Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Australian Museum presents Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.07.08

Discover the rich and special meanings behind Indigenous 'dot patterning' in 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert'. Featuring a stunning collection of rarely seen artworks, 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert' will answer all the questions you have wanted to...» Read More

Alick Tipoti Malungu (From the Sea) July 2008

Alick Tipoti Malungu (From the Sea) July 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.07.08

Opening night drinks at 6pm, Tuesday 15th July The artist will be in attendance on the opening night "My art is built on, and held together by, traditional Torres Strait designs, based on legends of the past." Alick Tipoti was...» Read More

Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty Utopia

Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.07.08

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Cowboy Loy Pwerl, Bush Turkey Dreaming, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2007

Cowboy Loy Pwerl, Bush Turkey Dreaming, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.07.08

This exhibition showcases recent paintings by the remarkable family of four talented artists from Iylenty (also known as Mosquito Bore), Utopia: Nancy Kunoth Petyarr (1934-), her daughter Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray (1961-), son-in-law, Elizabeth's husband, Cowboy Loy Pwerl (1941-), and his...» Read More

Six artists withdraw from Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.07.08

ABC News discusses the withdrawal of six artists from the Telstra Awards. John Oster, Executive Officer at Desart is quoted in the report: "The majority of people in this industry are fair, reputable and legitimate dealers." "However, there are perennial...» Read More

Stomping Grounds - Raymond Walters Japanangka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.07.08

During the dreamtime and many generations between then and now, our culture and traditions were created during ceremony on the Stomping Grounds. We still to this day use the grounds of our ancestors. Featuring Raymond Walters Japanangka....» Read More

Stomping Grounds - Raymond Walters Japanangka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.07.08

During the dreamtime and many generations between then and now, our culture and traditions were created during ceremony on the Stomping Grounds. We still to this day use the grounds of our ancestors. Featuring Raymond Walters Japanangka....» Read More

New Aboriginal Art in carpet form

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.07.08

Stylex has brought a new twist to aboriginal art by introducing the Dreamtime in textile form. In collaboration with Glen Austin and three Aborginal artists, “Forty Thousand Spirits” is a collection of original designs interpreted in hand-carved, hand tufted rugs....» Read More

Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.07.08

Patron: Her Excellency the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Featured Artworks Yuendumu, Bidyadanga, Peppimenarti, Maningrida, Utopia, Spinifex, Papunya Tula and other communities Featured Artists Shorty Jangala Robertson and Shane Pickett The exhibition will be officially opened by...» Read More

Boycotting of indigenous art award attacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.07.08

More reports about the withdrawal of artworks from six art centres in Central Australia. Quoted from the article: Organisers of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards went to ground yesterday after The Australian revealed works from...» Read More

Aboriginal art brings spirituality to WYD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.07.08

From SBS world news Australia. Quoted from the article: WYD08 is using the art of renowned Aboriginal artist Richard Campbell to convey the message of Aboriginal Catholic spirituality to the pilgrims. Nineteen of Richard's works are being used as images...» Read More

Art exhibition a great success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.07.08

Quoted from the article: The Desert Sands art exhibition closed on Tuesday after displaying local Aboriginal art in the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club foyer during the past three weeks. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Culture course is...» Read More

Australian Photographic Artist launches Nudes in Europe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.07.08

Royalty, Television stars and Europe’s finest Art Critics gathered in Berlin, Germany to attend the unveiling of the latest exhibition by one of Australia’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists Wayne Quilliam. More than 150 people were welcomed by the Australian Ambassador...» Read More

Buyer beware

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.07.08

Benjamin Genocchio writes about the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 which is preventing international collectors from acquiring certain pieces of Aboriginal art. Quoted from the article: I am all for banning the export of art of national cultural...» Read More

Long Horizons and Slow Art: Thoughts on Art & Australia as Regina Wilson's Exhibit Opens at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.07.08

Gregg Chadwick talks about Regina Wilson's exhibition in Santa Monica, California. Regina Wison's exhibition, PULCHRITUDO VAGA, runs from July 17th through August 3rd, 2008. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 19th from 6:30 to 9 pm. I...» Read More

Paintings to cover holes in the wall

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.08

10 ATMs around Australia will be painted by Titjikala artists in conjunction with the National Australia Bank. Quoted from the article: Titjikala Arts Centre manager Jane Easton said: "Their paintings tend not to focus on traditional styles. They are explorative,...» Read More

Cherbourg Time

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.08

Cherbourg Time Young Black and Deadly Art The Block QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove (how to get here) Dates 7 to 16 August 2008 Info 07 3138 5495 Ratartat has been going to Cherbourg since 2003, working...» Read More

San Antonio Report: Review of The Lam Collection of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.08

A review of the Lam Collection of Aboriginal Art: For those living outside the Lone Star state, the idea of organizing a significant show of contemporary Aboriginal art within the regional center of San Antonio might not seem apparent. Such...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Sunglasses

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.08

Aboriginal art sunglasses from Australia Gift Shop. The glasses are part of the Outback ® Eyewear, Australian Outback ® Artists Series. Features include: Soft protective gift pouch. Story of the featured artwork on an attached swing tag. Australian standard approved...» Read More

New artworks from Aboriginal Art Online

New artworks from Aboriginal Art Online

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.08

New artworks from Aboriginal Art Online are now available on the Aboriginal Art Cooperative....» Read More

Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition Catalogue

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.08

View the Shalom Gamarada 2008 Art Exhibition Catalogue online....» Read More

A NAIDOC WEEK exhibition

A NAIDOC WEEK exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.07.08

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NT super shires mean uncertain future for art centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.07.08

Harold Furber from the Titjikala Art Centre has spoken out about the Federal Government's intervention and its impact on Aboriginal art centres: Harold Furber says all remote art centres across the territory have been affected by the shire changes. Mr...» Read More

Aboriginal Art on display at the Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.07.08

ABORIGINAL and Islander art is proudly on display in the Queensland Times gallery space of the Ipswich Art Gallery. Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Pisasale said the NAIDOC Week 2008 Exhibition marked the National Aborigines and...» Read More

Cessnock artist honoured at NAIDOC Week ceremony

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.07.08

From the Advertiser: Cessnock artist and art teacher Les Elvin received one of the highest accolades awarded to indigenous Australians when he was named Artist of the Year in Canberra at the NAIDOC Week awards ceremony last Saturday night. More...» Read More

Cravin' images

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.07.08

Article in the Sydney Morning Herald about two private collections of Aboriginal Art. Within a week, I visited two impressive exhibitions of private collections of Aboriginal art held in two different parts of the country. The first was My Country...» Read More

30 Days of Happiness - Day 20

30 Days of Happiness - Day 20

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.07.08

The Dark Mother blogs about an exhibition at Burrinja Gallery....» Read More

New work at Aboriginal Art Collection

New work at Aboriginal Art Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.07.08

New work by Alice Nampitjinpa Christopher Poulson Fiona Omeenyo Jeannie Petyarre Kathleen Petyarre Rosella Namok Silas Hobson is available at Aboriginal Art Collection in Chicago....» Read More

Eastern Desert Art presents Carved Wooden Bird by Wally Pwerle Clark

Eastern Desert Art presents Carved Wooden Bird by Wally Pwerle Clark

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.07.08

A eBlast sent to the Aboriginal Art Directory. View Eastern Desert Art presents Carved Wooden Bird by Wally Pwerle Clark This beautifully detailed work has been hand carved from the wood of the local native Bean Tree. The artist, Wally...» Read More

Space and Light

Space and Light

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.07.08

An Indigenous Art exhibition inspired curatorially by James Turell, Claude Monet and Walter De Maria, The Chicho Museum, Naoshima, Japan. 'There is no object in this work. There never was. There is no image within it. It demonstrates the play...» Read More

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Space and Light, Bondi Beach Australia

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Space and Light, Bondi Beach Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.07.08

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art recently had an eBlast about their current exhibition, Space and Light....» Read More

At the NGV Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.07.08

Will Owen discusses the National Gallery of Victoria Ian Potter Centre in a post with some great photographs....» Read More

Dealer accused of selling fake Indigenous works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.07.08

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused a far north Queensland art dealer of selling fake Indigenous artworks. The ACCC alleges Doongal Aboriginal Art and Artefacts misrepresented the work of three non-Indigenous artists at its galleries in Kuranda...» Read More

Allegations of exploitation of Aboriginal artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.07.08

An interview on ABC radio following the Four Corners program, Art for art's sake....» Read More

Carpet-baggers 'exploiting' Indigenous artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.07.08

A quick post from the ABC online about the Four Corner's program that aired on the ABC on Monday July 28....» Read More

Michael Riley on Message Stick

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.07.08

Message Stick on the ABC looks at the life of artist Michael Rileyin a two part documentary....» Read More

Australian fashion gets hip

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.07.08

An article in the Sunday Times that talks about Australian fashion and mentions the impact of Aboriginal art. Quoted from the article: THE ART Contemporary Aboriginal art is “the most important new art movement in the world today”, according to...» Read More

Art for Art's Sake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.07.08

Art for Art's Sake, by Quentin McDermott, was shown on Four Corners, Monday 28 July. The transcript is available on the ABC website: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2008/s2316890.htm The program covers the Australian auction market and the Aboriginal art industry and interviews people such...» Read More

Red Ochre Aboriginal Arts

Red Ochre Aboriginal Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.07.08

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Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.07.08

Nyree Reynolds is the winner of the Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art award. This Award is in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse, which is part of Liverpool Council. About the Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art award A national annual event aimed...» Read More

Documenting the Australian Museum’s Papunya Permanent Collection – Interview with Kate Khan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.07.08

An interview with Kate Khan about the Australian Museum’s permanent collection of 94 Papunya paintings called the Papunya Permanent Collection. These paintings were offered to the Museum by the Papunya artists’ collective in 1983 and when they were acquired by...» Read More

Art for Art's Sake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.07.08

The Four Corner's story, Art for Art's Sake, also has a website which contains additional information about the program and extended transcripts of some of the interviews. It is a very interesting read. Read transcripts and resources Read program transcript...» Read More

Meet the Mr Big of indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Leesha McKenny of the Sydney Morning Herald talks to controversial figure John Ioannou about his experiences in the Aboriginal art industry. Quoted from the article: John Ioannou agrees he is one of the most controversial figures in indigenous art and...» Read More

Tjala Arts Men's show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Alcaston Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibiton of works from Tjala Arts, South Australia. This exhibiton will include work by Tiger Palpatja, Hector Tjupuru Burton, Mick Wikilyiri & Ray Ken....» Read More

Mornington Island Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to show this amazing group of artists in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts & Craft, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland....» Read More

Representations of Country

Representations of Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Works from communities and artists from the western and central deserts including established and emerging artists...» Read More

Melbourne Art Fair 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Melbourne Art Fair is the leading art fair and public exposition in the Asia Pacific region and one of Australia's most significant exhibitions of contemporary visual art. Established in 1988, the Melbourne Art Fair is held biennially at the historic...» Read More

Eubena Nampitjin 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present this amazing body of new paintings by Australia's leading contemporary Indigenous female artist, Eubena Nampitjin....» Read More

Desert Stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

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25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award - Celebrating the Silver Jubilee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Exhibition dates: Friday 15 August - Sunday 26 October 2008 Opening: 6pm Friday 15 August 2008 Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Conacher Street, Bullocky Point, Darwin This year the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory...» Read More

Alcaston at ARCO Madrid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

The Australian Art Collector reports that Alcaston Gallery will be in Spain in February 2009 for ARCO Madrid. The work will be presented in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts and Craft, Mornington Island and the Queensland Government....» Read More

MICHAEL NELSON JAGAMARA: FROM THE STUDIO major survey to open at fireworks gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

FROM THE STUDIO, a comprehensive survey exhibition of MNJ’s Brisbane studio based 1996-2008 practice will open on Tuesday 12 August and will continue to Saturday 27 September. Doug Hall, in the exhibition catalogue Foreword states: “Michael Nelson Jagamara’s most traditional...» Read More

Most Popular Aboriginal Art

Most Popular Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Assimilation by Adam Hill is the most popular artwork in the Aboriginal Art Coop Gallery. The work has received 8 votes already from Aboriginal art lovers around the world. Other popular artworks include: My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye Bush Potato...» Read More

Dealers exploit aboriginal Australian artists, TV show reports

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

CBC News from Canada reports on the Four Corners programme, Art for Art's Sake. Unethical aboriginal art dealers are commonly called carpetbaggers in Australia. Four Corners broadcaster Quentin McDermott said most insiders are afraid to speak publicly about industry practices....» Read More

Govt finalising response to Indigenous art inquiry: Garrett

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett says the Government is finalising its response to a Senate inquiry report on the Indigenous art industry released more than a year ago. The ABC talks about what the government may consider funding....» Read More

Aboriginal art dealer paints himself into a corner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Peter Michael reports on the ACCC investigating the Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery over the paintings of Duk Duk or Stephen McLean. Quoted from the article: Art dealer Farzad Nooravi has been accused of selling Aboriginal art painted by three non-indigenous...» Read More

More artworks pulled from Aboriginal award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Warlayirti Artists, based in the Balgo, have confirmed that three of their artists have withdrawn their works from the shortlist of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Quoted from the article: The Australian revealed two weeks...» Read More

Artists locked in 'battery farms', worker says

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Joel Gibson from the Sydney Morning Herald writes about the Four Corners story, Art for Art's Sake, and publishes some quotes from the interview. Quoted from the article: Relations between some private dealers and community or government-funded art centres have...» Read More

Gallery accused of selling indigenous fakes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

The ACCC is investigating claims that Doongal gallery sold works by an non-Indigenous artist as Aboriginal Fine Art. Quoted from the article: Farzad and Homa Nooravi, the operators of Doongal Aboriginal Art and Artefacts, stand accused of misleading and deceptive...» Read More

Entries Invited Australian Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.07.08

Final entries are invited for Australian and International Art. Sydney, Wednesday 24 September, 6pm. For a confidential appointment please call 02 9326 1588 or email info@shapiro.com.au Shapiro Auctioneers and Gallery - 162 Queen Street Woollahra www.shapiro.com.au...» Read More

Planning For Arts & Cultural Development

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.07.08

FREE TRAINING COURSE PLANNING FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PSP51304 Diploma of Government (Project Management) Planning for Arts and Cultural Development. This is a rare oppportunity for Arts and Cultural Managers or those involved in the industry to further develop...» Read More

Artists from the Utopia and Watiyawanu Regions in Central Austraila

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.07.08

Just a gentle reminder for those who missed out on seeing us at Elwood Community Centre in June, Tjukurrpa Arts is holding an Exhibition of new works by various artists from the Utopia and Watiyawanu Regions in Central Austraila. You...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Direct #5:

Aboriginal Art Direct #5: "Drawn into the world of Aboriginal Art" - A Conversation with Vivien Johnson, Curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.07.08

Welcome to AboriginalArtDirect. Our goal is to provide you with a thought-provocative newsletter on the events and trends in the industry. In the feature article of this edition we talk to Vivien Johnson, University Professor, author and curator about her...» Read More

Drawn into the world of Aboriginal Art" - A Conversation with Vivien Johnson, Curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.07.08

The Aboriginal Art Directory talks to Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales Global Professor and curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert. An exhibition currently showing at the Australian Museum bringing together for the first time in a...» Read More

Melbourne Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.07.08

The Age previews the 2008 Melbourne Art Fair. Even the Aboriginal art this year has become galvanised as so much more than a beautiful commodity, especially with the leadership of urban indigenous artists. Brook Andrew at Tolarno Galleries, with spooky...» Read More

Only regulation will stop shonks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.07.08

Joyce Morgan from the Sydney Morning Herald talks to Ben Genocchio about his book, the Four Corner's Programme Art for art's sake and how to improve the Aboriginal art industry. Mandatory regulation is essential if carpetbaggers, fakes and frauds are...» Read More

August, 2008

Pictures from an Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

Will Owen, currently in Melbourne, visits the Melbourne Art Fair as a guest of Beverly Knight from Alcaston Gallery. This is a post with many beautiful photographs, especially of Melbourne gallery owners....» Read More

Desert Mob 2008 Exhibition, Symposium and Marketplace

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

Edwina Circuitt from Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation writes about Desert Mob 2008 Exhibition, Symposium and Marketplace. Desert Mob Symposium Friday 26 September 2008 Desert Mob Marketplace Saturday 27 September 2008 Desert Mob Exhibition Opening: Sunday 28 September 2008 On display...» Read More

Durmmu Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

Durrmu Arts launched a great new website, http://www.durrmu.com.au/ in late March this year. Durrmu Arts, the Peppimenarti community art program, is renowned for its fine, contemporary art production, including acrylic painting and fibre work. Senior artist Regina Pilawuk Wilson (winner,...» Read More

Aboriginal art award for local artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

Local artist Nyree Reynolds has received national recognition for her outstanding work, taking home the prestigious 16th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Art Award at Liverpool Regional Museum last Saturday July 26. The Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Art Award and associated Exhibition...» Read More

Traditional source, modern take

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

The Australian reports on the Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award 2008. The third year of the Queensland Art Gallery’s emerging indigenous art award again has a focused selection of innovative contemporary art, showing several works from 10 artists. And...» Read More

Writing on the wall for Telstra's indigenous art awards after boycotts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

Ashleigh Wilson from the Australian talks to Cecilia Alfonso from Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association about the boycott of the 2008 Telstra awards. Speaking from Melbourne ahead of the opening last night of an exhibition by Yuendumu artist Judy Napangardi Watson,...» Read More

Probe on artworks dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

From the Cairns Post: A Cairns art dealer accused of selling allegedly bogus Aboriginal art made by non-indigenous artists is being taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Two of the non-indigenous artists use tribal names. The...» Read More

Row over Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

More about the artist that painted under the name of Duk Duk that has Doongal gallery in hot water with the ACCC. Quoted from the article: Non-Indigenous Cairns artist Stephen McLean (Duk Duk) says his career is in tatters after...» Read More

Rudd called to act on Indigenous art inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

The Northern Territory Arts Minister Marion Scrymgour calls Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to act immediately to look at implementing some of the recommendations from the senate inquiry. Quoted from the interview: A 2007 Senate inquiry made 29 recomendatations about ways...» Read More

A Tale of Three Prizes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.08.08

Jeremy Eccles profiles this years: Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award National Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Art Award and Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards Quoted from the article: Artists or their dealers, art centre coordinators and curators of...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Searches in July

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.08.08

In July Minnie Pwerle was no longer the most searched artist on the Aboriginal Art Directory. Joyce James has taken over, followed by Daisy Leura Nakamarra and then Minnie Pwerle. For a complete breakdown of the most popular Aboriginal artists...» Read More

Art.Trade July 2008 Newsletter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.08.08

Download the Art.Trade newsletter. The Newsletter contains: Annual General Meeting Darwin 2008 Policy Meetings in Canberra Update on Draft Code of Conduct Notice of AGM Proxy Form...» Read More

Fine Tribal, Aboriginal Art & International Antiquities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.08.08

It is with pleasure that I announce our forthcoming auction. The sale will include 10th - 12th Century Indian sandstone sculpture, superb Gandharan antiquities, important 12th - 13th Century Khmer sculpture; rare Chinese, Southeast Asian, Near Eastern and Classical antiquities;...» Read More

Cornucopia of tribal creativity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.08.08

Peter Fish talks about upcoming auctions for East Australian Trading Consolidated and Sotheby's. Quoted from the article: On Sunday, August 17, Guy Earl-Smith's East Australian Trading, based in Double Bay, will hold a typically eclectic auction that willinclude Aboriginal, African...» Read More

Papunya Painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.08.08

Will Owen visits and review the current exhibition at the Australia Museum, Papunya Painting: Out of the desert. Quoted from his article: Our first goal upon arriving in Sydney was to visit the Australian Museum and see the Papunya Painting:...» Read More

Jean Lane, miniature work on spinifex paper.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.08.08

A post on remote life about what's going on in Blackstone at the moment and some information about an upcoming exhibition with Allison Kelly Gallery in late 2008 or 2009....» Read More

Aboriginal art and the best event at WYD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.08.08

A post by Joanna Lawson about World Youth Day 2008 and her exposure to Aboriginal art....» Read More

Warlukurlangu Arts and Veronica Collins -Dusky Dawn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.08.08

Paintings from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, NT. Second solo show by Wiradjuri artist Veronica Collins opens this week...» Read More

Three Women: One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.08.08

Three women - One country shares the connection between artist and place. Judy Mengil, Daisy Bitting and Carol Hapke are connected by the country to which they belong; Ngarangarni. This exhibition is at the same time an individual expression by...» Read More

Maraku Arts NT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.08.08

This group exhibition will feature paintings, walka boards, and aboriginal hand crafts from the Central and Western Desert....» Read More

Desart Job: Program Manager

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.08.08

Desart are looking for a Program Manager. The job is based in Alice Springs and the salary is between $55,000 to $60,000. Applications close Friday, August 22, 2008. Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres....» Read More

Custodians: Country and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.08.08

On show at Nomad Art Gallery from 11 August - 30 September Lena Nyadbi paintingCustodians: Country and Culture is a boxed set of 10 limited edition prints by ten outstanding Indigenous Australian artists: Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek Dorothy Napangardi Gawirrin Gumana...» Read More

Mount Leibig and Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.08.08

Following on from a Sell-out Show in London, Senior Watiyawanu (Mount Liebig - 325 kms west of Alice Springs) Artist, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri is headlining an Exhibition of new works from his Community at Japingka Gallery. At around 85 years...» Read More

Utopia Collection 2 - Gallery2

Utopia Collection 2 - Gallery2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.08.08

The second part of Japingka Gallery's 2008 coverage of Utopia artists-includes work by Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Kathleen Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre, Abie Loy Kemarre and June Bird. The Utopia artists are recognised for their subtle colour and sophisticated constructs that...» Read More

Watiyawanu Artists - Gallery1

Watiyawanu Artists - Gallery1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.08.08

The Watiyawanu Artists and the community at Mt Liebig have historically held close ties with the Pintupi artists of the Western Desert. Shorty Lungkata, Uta Uta Tjangala, Yala Yala Gibbs, Johnny Warangkula, Mick Namarari, Billy Stockman and Long Tom Tjapanangka...» Read More

Randell Lane Fine Art Gallery presents Maruku Arts NT, Perth Australia

Randell Lane Fine Art Gallery presents Maruku Arts NT, Perth Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

Maruku Arts NT eBlast from Randell Lane Fine Art. View Randell Lane Fine Art Gallery presents Maruku Arts NT eBlast...» Read More

Honey Ant Gallery presents their Gallery Opening and Rockholes Exhibition, Sydney Australia

Honey Ant Gallery presents their Gallery Opening and Rockholes Exhibition, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

An eBlast featuring the launch of a new gallery and Rockholes exhibition by Honey Ant Gallery....» Read More

The Laverty Collection

The Laverty Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

The Laverty Collection goes on display in the new book Beyond Sacred as well as in exhibition form at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery. The photo below is a spectacular shot of the Laverty's with their collection....» Read More

Beyond Sacred – The Laverty Collection of Indigenous Art in Print and on Exhibition

Beyond Sacred – The Laverty Collection of Indigenous Art in Print and on Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

Jeremy Eccles looks at Beyond Sacred. Quoted from the article: It's a crucial time for Aboriginal art. We should be sitting up and admiring the maturing of the most dynamic art movement in the country from a condition of amateur...» Read More

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

The second Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is taking place from the 14th to 16th of August 2008 at the Darwin Convention Centre. Set up to coincide with the opening of the NATSIAA (Arts Awards) and the Darwin Festival, the Fair...» Read More

McCulloch's Australian Art Diary 2009 Launch at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

New Australian Art Diary 2009 launch at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books is launching the first edition of The McCulloch's Encyclopedia Australian Art Diary at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre. Guest speaker:...» Read More

Eubena Nampitjin

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

On Saturday 23rd August we will host a sit down afternoon tea and discussion in the gallery with Eubena Nampitjin’s daughter, Jane Gimme, and granddaughter, Lydia Mutji. Annette Cock, Warlayirti Art Centre Manager, will also attend on behalf of Warlayirti...» Read More

Maruku Artists Group Exhibition

Maruku Artists Group Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

Randell Lane Fine Art in association with Maruku Arts NT warmly invites you to Maruku Artists' Group Exhibition. Please join us for drinks and canapés Friday 8th August 2008 6 - 8pm Exhibition continues until the 29th August 2008 Randell...» Read More

Our Mob 08

Our Mob 08

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

For the third consecutive year, Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present Our Mob, a statewide celebration of remote and regional South Australian Aboriginal artists, on display in the Festival Centre Artspace and foyers from 2 August - 7 September...» Read More

Indigenous art awards furore prompts changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

The Australian talks to Apolline Kohen about the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory acting director Apolline Kohen told The Australian she had already started discussing changes to the...» Read More

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

Acclaimed Yolgnu artist Gulumbu Yunupingu’s entry in this year’s 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Garak the Universe, continues on with her universal theme, which is inspired by childhood memories of her father’s night time stories...» Read More

Harry Paints His Way Into Outback Row

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

Prince Harry seems to be in trouble with some Aboriginal artists: In terms of cultural distances, they don't come much greater than Buckingham Palace and the deserts of Western Australia. But Prince Harry has unwittingly put the two worlds on...» Read More

Of Barks and Biennales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

Will Owen talks about They are meditating and Papunya Painting: Out of the desert. Quoted from the post: Like the Papunya show, this one made me realize how poor an experience even the best catalogs can offer--and these were very...» Read More

Watiyawanu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

The Watiyawanu Artists and the community at Mt Liebig have historically held close ties with the Pintupi artists of the Western Desert. Shorty Lungkata, Uta Uta Tjangala, Yala Yala Gibbs, Johnny Warangkula, Mick Namarari, Billy Stockman and Long Tom Tjapanangka...» Read More

Utopia Collection 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.08.08

The second part of Japingka Gallerys 2008 coverage of Utopia artists-includes work by Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Kathleen Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre, Abie Loy Kemarre and June Bird. The Utopia artists are recognised for their subtle colour and sophisticated constructs that...» Read More

Yiribana Gallery, AGNSW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.08.08

Will Owen visits the Art Gallery of NSW and finds the Yiribana Gallery in poor condition. Quite simply, the Yiribana Gallery is in a shocking state. The floors are abraded, chiseled, broken, and spotted. Whoever thought they could get away...» Read More

Art history makes waves

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.08.08

Ric Spencer from the West Australian talks about Wanderlust Wonderlust, the new presentation of the State Art Collection at the Art Gallery of WA based on five themes — Home, Mapping, Presence, Story and Material Gesture — is now not...» Read More

The Art Traders: Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.08.08

Josh Spear looks at the Art Traders in Sydney....» Read More

Primavera 2008 Artists Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.08.08

The MCA has announced the thirteen artists selected for Primavera 2008, the Museum's annual exhibition showcasing young Australian artists. Throughout its 17 year history the Primavera series has showcased more than 120 young Australian artists aged 35 years or under,...» Read More

Cautious Garrett exhibits masterpiece of inaction on indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.08.08

Nicholas Rothwell launches a scathing attack on the government's response to the Senate inquiry. Quoted from the article published in the Australian: What does the federal Government's new pledge to the indigenous art industry contain? A whole lot of nothing....» Read More

Ethics code on Aboriginal art to deter fraud

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.08.08

More on the Rudd Government's response to the Senate inquiry in the Australian: The Rudd Government yesterday took its first step to clean up the Aboriginal art sector by supporting a national ethics code that aims to deter carpetbaggers and...» Read More

Artists to be paid for every sale, forever more

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.08.08

The Federal Government has responded to the senate inquiry according to the Sydney Morning Herald. As Australian art continues its record-breaking run at auction, the Federal Government has come good on a promise to share the spoils with artists and...» Read More

Australian Government Responds To Senate Indigenous Arts Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.08.08

Arts Minister Peter Garrett has today tabled the Australian Government’s response to the 29 broad recommendations outlined in the Senate Inquiry Report Indigenous Art: Securing the future. "The Rudd Government recognises that a vibrant and sustainable Indigenous art sector is...» Read More

Mini Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.08.08

Mini Art Exhibition by local Koori artist, Nerissa Major August 25-29, 2008 Discover Dunkeld Week At: Grampians Retreat, Wrights Road (off Halls Gap Road), Dunkeld, Victoria 3294 Entry Fee: $2 (proceeds towards Wildwood Wildlife Shelter) All Artworks Are For Sale...» Read More

Artitja Fine Art invite you to a collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.08.08

Artitja Fine Art invite you to a collection of fine Aboriginal art....» Read More

Laverty Collection at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.08.08

Will Owen gives a talk at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery which is currently hosting an exhibition of works from the Laverty Collection. Quoted from the article: Ron Ramsey, whom we'd known from his stint at the Australian Embassy in...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Fair and Art Award 08

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.08.08

Nicholas Forrest from the Art Market Blog will be in Darwin for the Telstra awards: On Wednesday the 13th of August I am heading to Darwin, which is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, for the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair...» Read More

Three Countries, all of us, our good designs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.08.08

This year's annual Tiwi Art Network Exhibition showcases a broad range of work from the three art centres on the Tiwi Islands. The focus this year is to exhibit works from both emerging and prolific artists, demonstrating the strength and...» Read More

Govt's indigenous art response slammed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.08.08

Many are unhappy with the government's response to the senate inquiry: “Arts Minister Peter Garrett seems driven by cost-cutting imperatives, not the needs of some of Australia's most talented but vulnerable artists,” Dr Stone said. The Arts Law Centre of...» Read More

Artist Spotlight featuring Walangari Karntawarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.08.08

1. Briefly describe yourself. When and how did you first become interested in art? How long have you been a practising artist? I am an Arrernte man from Alice Springs and lived a traditional lifestyle until I was made a...» Read More

Like mother, like daughter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.08.08

The Cenberra Times discusses the work of the Webb sisters: The works of mother and daughter Aboriginal artists Annette and Ann-Maree Webb are part of a new exhibition at Hurstville's St George Regional Museum. The exhibition, Annette Webb and Friends...» Read More

Emily's art return home after dream run

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.08.08

James Massola reports on the Emily Kngwarreye Japan tour, and its last stop, Canberra: After a ground-breaking tour of Japan that took in Osaka and Tokyo, Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye is coming to Canberra. The exhibition, which...» Read More

Record number of artworks up for Aboriginal award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.08.08

In the lead up to this years Telstra' s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award the ABC News reports: "More than 100 artworks have a shot at winning Telstra's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Hetty...» Read More

New alliance strengthens Kimberley Aboriginal artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

Four Aboriginal owned art centres in the Kimberley have today launched Kimberley Aboriginal Artists, a powerful alliance strengthening artists and art centres in the region. Kimberley Aboriginal Artists is a new alliance that is committed to sharing the richness and...» Read More

Desart Media Statement

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

Over the past few years there have been concerted efforts by many Aboriginal artists to involve themselves in training about governance and the business connected with their art. We think it is commendable that artists are engaging in this debate...» Read More

New centre pledged for Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

A brief report n ABC online about funding for a new art centre in Northern South Australia: A new arts centre for remote Aboriginal communities has been promised in South Australia's far north-west. It will replace an old centre being...» Read More

Buffalo attack victim relives gory details for art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

One of the finalists in the Telstra Aboriginal Art Award has depicted a buffalo attack that left her badly gored. Yolngu artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's entry is accompanied by a video telling of when she was attacked in the 1970s. "He...» Read More

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

Julie Schwietert Collazo from Matador Nights reviews the 10 hottest art fairs around the world: Another young art fair, the DAAF also promises to be a hot fair within the next few years. Held in Darwin City, Australia, the DAAF...» Read More

Emily's art return home after dream run

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

James Massola from the Canberra Times lets readers in the ACT know that the Emily Kngwarreye exhibition is returning to Canberra: After a ground-breaking tour of Japan that took in Osaka and Tokyo, Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye...» Read More

Re-Learning Darwin

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

Will Owen returns to Darwin and visits several art galleries including Outstation Art, a new Darwin art gallery....» Read More

Kimberley Ink

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

Kimberley Ink the Waringarri Suite and selected new etchings Kimberley Ink celebrates the launch of 'The Waringarri Suite' a deluxe boxed suite of hand-printed etchings combining the finest examples from Waringarri's senior and emerging artists in one collection. Produced in...» Read More

Buffalo attack victim relives gory details for art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

The interesting story of Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's entry into this years Telstra Aboriginal Art Award: 'ONE of the finalists in the Telstra Aboriginal Art Award has depicted a buffalo attack that left her badly gored. Yolngu artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's entry is...» Read More

New centre pledged

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.08

News today of a new arts centre promised in South Australia's far north-west, to replace the old centre being used by Aboriginal women at Amata, on the APY Lands. More than $700,000 of federal and state funding will allow the...» Read More

Jirrawun Colour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.08.08

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"Yarrpany Honey" - Art from the Marrakulu Clan (Yirrkala)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.08.08

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Makinti Napanangka wins $40k indigenous art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.08.08

The Courier Mail reports the winners of the Telstra Art awards: The problem-plagued awards were announced in Darwin last night, August 15. Queenslander Dennis Nona from the Torres Strait was named as the winner of the $4000 Works on Paper...» Read More

Winning painting 'singing' to judge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.08.08

The NT News reports about the winners of the Telstra Art Awards: A painting that sang out to one of the judges has won a revered artist from Kintore the $40,000 Telstra Art Award. Makinti Napanangka, who is in her...» Read More

Mr. Art congratulates Makinti Napanagka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.08.08

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Winner shines amid protests at indigenous art awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.08.08

The West Australian celebrates Makinti Napanangka's Telstra Art award: Judge Hetti Perkins, from the Art Gallery of NSW, said the field of 117 entries in the Darwin-based award was strong despite the withdrawals. “We regret that the withdrawn works aren’t...» Read More

25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award - Celebrating the Silver Jubilee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.08.08

The 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award - Celebrating the Silver Jubilee has an online gallery of all finalists....» Read More

25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Winners

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.08.08

Major Prize Winner, Makinti Napanangka from Kintore in the Northern Territory has been awarded Australia’s premier Indigenous art prize at the 25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The winning painting depicts designs associated with the site...» Read More

2008 Aboriginal Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.08.08

Nicholas Forrest talks about the Telstra Awards: Well, today is my last day in the extremely beautiful Darwin which, as well as being the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory, is the centre of the world renowned Australian Aboriginal art...» Read More

WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA

WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA "SONGLINES"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.08.08

"The Dreamtime manifests itself in an infinite number of ways and for thousands of years we, Australian Aboriginal people have used it as a means of communication, primarily through Songlines" says international award winning, central desert artist, Walangari Karntawarra, on...» Read More

Orion's cultural expedition to Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

This exclusive Orion cultural expedition provides rare access to remote Arnhem Land indigenous art communities, with plenty of time ashore to meet and talk with many artists, view and purchase original artworks and visit important galleries. Orion's expedition team and...» Read More

Michael Nelson Jagamara exhibition shows totemic focus

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

The Courier Mail continues their focus on Aboriginal art with an article about Micharl Nelson Jagamara: The work of senior Warlpiri tribesman and artist Michael Nelson Jagamara divides art lovers. There are those who adore his bold, modern take on...» Read More

Theory of national selection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian discusses the Telstra Art Awards and talks about what else is happening in Darwin at the moment. He makes the case that the Aboriginal art industry has outgrown NATSIAA and that some of the best...» Read More

Dollar Dreaming lifts the lid on Aboriginal art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Genocchio points out there is an essential paradox in the increasing profitability of Aboriginal art. "Aboriginal people living in remote communities are poor and need money. And painting gives them the opportunity to make that money. But you can't help...» Read More

2008 Telstra Awards for Aboriginal Art Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Awards for the 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) were announced on Aug 15, 2008. Despite controversy surrounding the participation of some community art centres that declined to compete because of the involvement of certain...» Read More

MAGNT Honors George Chaloupka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Will Owen writes about a dinner to honour George Chaloupka: On Wednesday night, August 13, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's Foundation sponsored a dinner at the Darwin Convention Center to honor George Chaloupka for his contributions...» Read More

Issues cloud Aboriginal art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Makinti Napanangka is the main winner in the 2008 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. They offered a total prize money pool of $A40,000 and attracted in excess of 300 submissions out of which 117 were selected...» Read More

Aboriginal Art at the Seattle Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Lois in Wonderland visits the Aboriginal Art room at the Seattle museum....» Read More

Call of wider sunshine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian, previews the Telstra Indigenous Art Awards. It is a fascinating article, well worth a long read: The realities of the bush tend, though, to disrupt such fine ideas. Consider the far western desert, the golden...» Read More

Annette Webb and Friends

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

This exhibition showcases a number of exciting works by Aboriginal artists Annette Webb, David Webb, Ann-Maree Webb, Lynette Williams and Chontel King. This diverse range of works includes paintings, mixed media on canvas as well as gourds, bags and jewellery...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Japan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

A post from the Living Edge blog about the ABC Sunday arts program about Emily Kngwarreye. I flicked onto the ABC’s Sunday arts program yesterday to find the show was about an exhibition of the late aboriginal painter Emily Kame...» Read More

From The Heart - The Weaving Of The National Apology Press Release

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

From The Heart - The Weaving Of The National Apology Press Release Dominique Plumanns says “The National Apology Coolamon/basket is about the gestation of the words of healing as told by Kevin Rudd…. It is the dreaming of integration and...» Read More

NSW Parliamentary Indigenous Art Award 2008 Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Finalists for the NSW Parliamentary Indigenous Art Awards in 2008 have just been announced. There were 120 entries, 45 have been chosen as finalists. The exhibition will tour NSW during 2009....» Read More

Custodians: Country and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

I saw this portfolio in Darwin and it is of exceptional quality and price. Each print is more than a $1000 each print. This show is a must-see for all who doubt the power of the print in Aboriginal art,...» Read More

Custodians: Country and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.08.08

Alison Kelly Gallery invites you to the opening of Custodians: Country and Culture on Saturday 23 August 2008 at 3pm The exhibition will be opened by master printmaker Basil Hall who will talk on Contemporary Indigenous Printmaking – a personal...» Read More

DARBY JAMPIJINPA ROSS - Make it good for the people

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.08.08

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University invite you and your friends to DELL Gallery @ QCA for the launch of a special collaborative project: DARBY JAMPIJINPA ROSS Make it good for the people OPENING 6-8PM Friday 22nd August 2008 SPECIAL...» Read More

Aboriginal elder wins nation's top art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.08.08

The Adelaide Advertiser reports on the Telstra awards: The artist has been a finalist eight times, but aged 83 and frail, she did not come to Darwin from her traditional homeland west of Alice Springs to collect her award. Sarita...» Read More

Awaye! - The 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.08.08

A program on ABC radio's 'Radio National' about the 25th Telstra awards: If the 25th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award is anything to go by, there's a flowering in the Western Desert and Arnhem Land. But the...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.08.08

Seven Aboriginal Artists present their stunning works in this exhibition opening at Williams Gallery on 14th September. Williams Gallery was established 2001 in Petone to show and provide quality New Zealand art by established significant New Zealand artists, as well...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.08.08

A recent press release highlights the important role art centres play in the world of Aboriginal art: Forty three Aboriginal Art Centres, representing more than one thousand Indigenous artists have united to speak out on the devastating effects that art...» Read More

An epic in the making

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.08.08

Rosemary Sorensen from The Australian interviews Margo Neale, curator of the retrospective of Kngwarreye's work in Canberra and Japan: A COUPLE of years before the death of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Margo Neale decided someone had to act. "Every Tom, Dick...» Read More

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri - circa 1920s - 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.08.08

It is with great sadness and regret that Japingka Gallery in association with The Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu announce the passing of one of the great Indigenous Artists of our time. Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri was initially renowned and respected as...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.08.08

Kim Christen republishes the media release, Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out....» Read More

Western Desert Mob meeting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.08

Dianna Mary from Remote Life talks about the Western Desert Mob meeting, the Desart Media statement, the press and how the art centre has progressed over five years....» Read More

'Behind the wire' art excels

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.08

The NT news reports on a new exhibition in Darwin: The Behind the Wire art exhibition showcases the work of 35 prisoners created behind the walls of Northern Territory prisons. This year prisoners voted to keep the identity of the...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.08

Remote Life republishes the media release, Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out....» Read More

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.08

Remote Life republishes the media release, Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out....» Read More

Art Around Town (Darwin)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.08

Will Owen discusses what's on in Darwin in Aboriginal Art outside the Telstra awards. The post talks about exhibitions: Three Countries, all of us, our good designs Kimberley Ink Jirrawun Editions "Yarrpany Honey" - Art from the Marrakulu Clan (Yirrkala)...» Read More

The 8th ARTSingapore is the Largest Contemporary Asian Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.08.08

Australian Aboriginal Art will be represented in this years ARTSingapore, with Ballan and Pannan Galleries participating in this enormous contemporary art fair in Singapore this October. The most anticipated Asian contemporary art fair will be here once again to set...» Read More

原住民文化體驗 (Muru Mittigar)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.08.08

Ivy Shiue writes about an exhibition at Muru Mittigar. From the post: Then it came the Q & A time. Many ppl asked different questions such as “How many ppl live in the traditional way?” “How many aboriginal ppl are...» Read More

Aboriginal Art & Wine Exhibition in Belgium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.08.08

Making Tracks is holding an Aboriginal Art exhibition in Belgium. I've just finished packing some great Aboriginal paintings to go to Belgium, they will be part of an Australian exposition on Australian wines and art held at Antwerp in October...» Read More

Walangari Karntawarra ' Songlines' Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.08.08

"SONGLINES :EXHIBITING TO SEPTEMBER 24" by WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA. About this exhibition and Walangari Karntawarra: WALANGARI WANGARDI KARNTAWARRA JAKAMARRA, also known as COLIN MCCORMACK, was born in Alice Springs in 1961. He is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Walpiri, Yankuntjatjarra, Pintubi,...» Read More

South Australian Living Artists Festival presents Our Mob 08, Adelaide Australia

South Australian Living Artists Festival presents Our Mob 08, Adelaide Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.08.08

A statewide celebration of regional and remote South Australian Aboriginal artists. Our Mob 08 demonstrates the diversity and vitality of South Australian Aboriginal art. Now in its third year as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival over 100...» Read More

One big collection

One big collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.08.08

The Benalla Art Gallery has for some years been collecting indigenous works to add to the opportunities for people and visitors to the North East of Victoria to understand their culture in all its forms and in this exhibition, the...» Read More

Tjitji Canvaspa

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.08.08

Thriving in the Desert posts some beautiful new images of a kid's painting program....» Read More

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.08.08

Forty three Aboriginal Art Centres, representing more than one thousand Indigenous artists have united to speak out on the devastating effects that art dealing outside the Art Centres has on Aboriginal communities.The Artists and Art Centres are speaking through their...» Read More

Ngurra Yurru Kulintjaku - Always Remembering Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.08.08

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Maningrida Arts and Culture Annual Show - Darwin

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.08.08

The Maningrida Arts and Culture Annual Show is currently on in Darwin....» Read More

Jirrawun Editions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.08.08

Jirrawun Editions recent etchings 2005-2008 Official opening by Nicolas Rothwell 1pm Saturday, 16 August showing until 29 August 2008 The Gallery, Building Orange 10 Jirrawun Editions represents the Darwin launch of a powerful series of etchings by major Kimberley artists...» Read More

Art Fair to Reveal Far North's Indigenous Artists to the World

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.08.08

Work is underway to ensure that Cairns will host the nation’s largest Indigenous Art Fair next year Premier Anna Bligh said today. The inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will be held from 21-23 August 2009 on the waterfront at the...» Read More

‘Heimat’ at Newcastle Region Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

School of Humanities and Social Science In conjunction with Umulliko Indigenous Research Centre and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery Present Djon Mundine, OAM ‘Heimat’ Friday, 29 August 2008 6pm Newcastle Region Art Gallery Laman St, Newcastle Djon Mundine is a...» Read More

Indian Art and Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

Nicholas Forrest of Art Market Blog makes an interesting comparison between Indian art and Australian Aboriginal art in his entry about the Indian Art Fair and Summit that was held recently: The fact that Australian’s have shown such an interest...» Read More

"Earth and Spirit" Showcases Maori and Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

KEENE, N.H., 8/25/08 - Australian and New Zealand artists show contemporary artwork that's rooted in their indigenous past in an exhibit that opens Monday, September 8, and continues through Sunday, October 19, at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State...» Read More

Entries Invited Australian Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

Final entries are invited for Australian and International Art. Sydney, Wednesday 24 September, 6pm. For a confidential appointment please call 02 9326 1588 or email info@shapiro.com.au Shapiro Auctioneers and Gallery - 162 Queen Street Woollahra www.shapiro.com.au Looking for works by:...» Read More

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

Exciting news from Brisbane where an all-too-rare retrospective of the life's work of an Aboriginal artist has just opened at the Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art. Darby Jampijinpa Ross died in 2005 almost immediately after receiving his telegram from...» Read More

Julie Pungata and Mary Ngala Jones

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

Eastern Desert Art has recently acquired the work of two local painters who paint the Dreaming – Bush Plum of their Ancestors. Julie Pungata and Mary Ngala Jones are talented painters who live permanently in the heart of the Bush...» Read More

Annual General Meeting of ArtTrade – August 15 2008 in Darwin

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

The Board of Art.Trade has been active "behind the scenes" over the last nine months, contributing to the development of a national code of ethical practice, making submissions to the Senate Committee investigating the Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft...» Read More

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

A gala benefit to raise funds for the proposed "Rerrantjun Healing centre" Yirrkala, Eastern Arnhem Land. Driven by Artist Banduk Marika and supported by 80 individuals in the Yirrkala community, this Healing centre will address the pressing needs of adolescents...» Read More

THE PLACE OF ART: Livelihoods in Remote Communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

The Aboriginal Art Directory is delighted to introduce the first feature article by independent arts consultant Tim Acker. In this edition, Tim writes about the wider and more complex conversation between artists and consumers in affecting Aboriginal livelihoods in remote...» Read More

Event 18 September 08: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Event 18 September 08: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

A gala benefit to raise funds for the proposed "Rerrantjun Healing centre" Yirrkala, Eastern Arnhem Land. Driven by Artist Banduk Marika and supported by 80 individuals in the Yirrkala community, this Healing centre will address the pressing needs of adolescents...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Direct #6: The Place of Art - Livelihoods in Remote Communities

Aboriginal Art Direct #6: The Place of Art - Livelihoods in Remote Communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

Welcome to AboriginalArtDirect. Our goal is to provide you with a thought-provocative newsletter on the events and trends in the industry. In the feature article of this edition Tim Acker, independent art consultant discusses the importance of Aboriginal art in...» Read More

Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Mt Liebig (Watiyawanu) in Central Australia. Featuring Works by Various Artists including Jeannie Mills Pwerl Janelle Stockman Greeny Purvis Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri...» Read More

Tjukurrpa Arts presents Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Tjukurrpa Arts presents Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.08.08

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Mt Liebig (Watiyawanu) in Central Australia. Featuring Works by Various Artists including Jeannie Mills Pwerl Janelle Stockman Greeny Purvis Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri...» Read More

Two Sheilas and a Dog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.08.08

A lovely blog entry from two sheilas and a dog, and their visit to Ubirr, where they stumble upon several fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. They have captured some great photos of the Aboriginal rock art. The blog is about...» Read More

Indigenous Consumer Affairs Improved by National Action Plan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.08.08

The Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA) has released its mid-term report on the implementation of the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) Action Plan 2005 – 2010. The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Workshop - Buckingham

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.08.08

VISITORS to Buckingham's Maids Moreton Avenue experienced aboriginal culture when people were invited to make journey sticks at a recent workshop. The Buckingham Community Wildlife Project invited people to take a walk along the avenue and then decorate a stick...» Read More

Business and art make winning partnerships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.08.08

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on Rio Tinto and the State Library of NSW win at the Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards at the Museum of Sydney last night. Rio Tinto and the State Library of NSW created an online...» Read More

AUSTRALIAN ART “BIBLE” TURNS 40

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.08.08

MELBOURNE, AUGUST 29, 2008— McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, widely referred to as the “bible” of Australian art, turns 40 this year and this significant milestone in Australian publishing is being celebrated with a series of events around the country...» Read More

Survival of the Fittest

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.08.08

Interesting blog entry on the Wordy-Gurdy, blog, by Jackey Coyle: If Darwinian theory can be summed up as the survival of the fittest, how apt that this, the silver anniversary of the Telstra NATSIA Award, is located in Darwin. Talk...» Read More

Congratulations to Doreen Reid Nakamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.08.08

Nicholas Forrest discusses the work of Doreen Reid Nakamarra, one of the winners at the Telstra Art Awards as well as an artist that was selected to contribute a work to the 2008 Biennale of Sydney. Quoted from the article...» Read More

Taking Action, Gaining Trust: Aboriginal Consumer Affairs Improved by National Action Plan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

The Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA) has released its mid-term report on the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy Action Plan 2005 th 2010. Mr Shine said consumer agencies across the nation recognised the need to continuously improve service delivery and...» Read More

Warakurna Artists Win Illustrious Australian Indigenous Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

The significance and value of Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centres in the Australian art industry has been officially recognised and endorsed with Western Desert Mob’s Warakurna Artists winning Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton’s Indigenous Governance Awards announced today in...» Read More

Kimberley Aboriginal Artists successful at national showcase

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

The newly formed Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance has established a successful presence amongst a national audience. The alliance took part in the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in August. The art fair, now in its second year, exhibits indigenous art...» Read More

Fall Reception

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

with the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression Guest Speaker: Dahlia Lithwick Friday, September 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Reservations suggested, call 434-295-4784...» Read More

Tucker Box Tours

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

Tucker Box Tours Take a midday tour of our current exhibit followed by lunch and an informal discussion. Wednesday, September 17, 12:15 - 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 8, 12:15 - 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 12, 12:15 - 1:30 pm Bring...» Read More

Archives and Objects from Milingimbi, Northern Territory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

Lecture Louise Hamby Australian National University Archives and Objects from Milingimbi, Northern Territory Friday, September 26, 7:00 pm Reservations required, call 434-244-0234...» Read More

Kluge-Ruhe toasts 'Best' and the 'Son'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will hold an opening reception for its new exhibitions this evening from 5:30 to 7:30. The local gallery will feature two new exhibitions. “All Time Favorites: Best Loved Works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection” will be on display...» Read More

Gelam Nguzu Kazi - Dugong My Son

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

Gelam,” an exhibition of limited edition linocut prints by artists from the Torres Strait Islands, will be on display through Oct. 12. Part of a U.S. tour, the exhibit includes prints by Dennis Nona, winner of the Telstra National Aboriginal...» Read More

All Time Favorites: Best Loved Works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.08.08

“All Time Favorites” will include paintings on bark and canvas, sculpture and objects representing styles and techniques used by Aboriginal artists from different regions of Australia. This exhibition will run through the rest of the year, but pieces will rotate...» Read More

September, 2008

Cross Cultural Performance: Yasurai no Hana

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

On Thursday 4 September Walangari Karntawarra will be performing with a famous Japanese dancer Takujiro Hanayagi and his lovely wife, Michiko Fuji who is a renowned Japanese folk singer with a magnificent voice. It's part of the Willoughby City Council's...» Read More

Journey through the Pilbara without leaving Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

The biggest ever exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Pilbara will go on show next month, giving West Australians an opportunity to see a style of art that has remained largely undiscovered in Australia, but has been making waves on...» Read More

Journey through the Pilbara without leaving Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

The biggest ever exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Pilbara will go on show next month, giving West Australians an opportunity to see a style of art that has remained largely undiscovered in Australia, but has been making waves on...» Read More

A Celebration and Appreciation of the Richness of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

From the beginning Gallery de Boer Fine Art & Jazz has represented First Nations artists. Now we are expanding the range of aboriginal artists we represent and those whose works we have in the Gallery Collection. Our new format builds...» Read More

ARTSingapore expects October event to tap into continuing demand momentum for contemporary Asian work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

The Bangkok Post reports on ARTSingapore: After having successfully introduced some relatively unknown artists from across Asia over the past few years, ARTSingapore is gearing up for its next annual event in early October, with the hope that other artists...» Read More

ARTSingapore expects October event to tap into continuing demand momentum for contemporary Asian work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

The Bangkok Post reports on ARTSingapore: After having successfully introduced some relatively unknown artists from across Asia over the past few years, ARTSingapore is gearing up for its next annual event in early October, with the hope that other artists...» Read More

CHRISTIES COOK BOOMERANG Artifact with great return

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

From Arthur Palmer's blog: Lot 33 A boomerang of New Holland Captain James Cook 1728-1779, in Christies upcoming auction (Sale 7652 Exploration & Travel Sept 25 2008) purports to have been collected on Lieutenant Cook’s first voyage. This, if so,...» Read More

Spring Festival of Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

The Spring Festival of Arts will be held on Saturday 6th September from 9am to 4pm at the Canberra Seniors Centre 10 Watson St Turner. The Festival will feature the aboriginal art of Lewis Langton and Duncan Smith with its...» Read More

Ngoia Pollard NAPALTJARRI

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.09.08

Artist of the Month Septembre 2008 Ngoia Pollard NAPALTJARRI est une femme Warlpiri, née à Haasts Bluff aux environs de 1950. Elle s’est installé dans les années soixante à Papunya, là où est né le mouvement de l’art aborigène contemporain,...» Read More

The Colour Black: Photographic Exhibition by Leading Aboriginal Artist Wayne Quilliam"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.09.08

The Colour Black' photographic exhibition by leading Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam is certain to evoke a wide range of emotions by people who visit this stunning collection of work when it opens at Alliance Francaise in Canberra on November 14....» Read More

Old art's modern twist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.09.08

A BIPLANE and a car woven from grass represent the dramatic changes taking place in Aboriginal fibre art. The works are included in a new touring exhibition, ReCoil , at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Curator Margie West said Recoil...» Read More

Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance), 2008 - Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.09.08

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Paddington is currently hosting new installation works by Indigenous-Australian artist Jonathan Jones. Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance), 2008 is positioned within the main exhibition space and is composed of a series of six blue tarpaulin covered...» Read More

Special Screening of Twelve Canoes in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.09.08

The Yolngu People of Ramingining, Arnhem Land NT invite you and a guest to share a remarkable view of their world with a special screening of Twelve Canoes to celebrate the launch of their site 12canoes.com.au 6.30pm Sunday 7 September,...» Read More

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.09.08

Leading Torres Strait Islander artists, Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona will see their work in major exhibitions in Berlin and London this month. Nona’s monumental six metre linocut, ‘Yawarr’ has been included in the exhibition, ‘The Tropics, Views from the...» Read More

Exhibition 6 September 2008: Soho Galleries presents Walangari Karntawarra Floor Talk & Exhibition 'Songlines', Sydney Australia

Exhibition 6 September 2008: Soho Galleries presents Walangari Karntawarra Floor Talk & Exhibition 'Songlines', Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.09.08

International award winning artist, Walangari Karntawarra, explains the ancient Dreaming Stories that inspire his spellbinding paintings. He will talk about his art, culture and spirituality at Sydney's Soho Galleries, as part of Soho Galleries' current exhibition Walangari Karntawarra - Songlines....» Read More

Exhibition September 08: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Utopia’s Modern Women Collection, Bondi Beach Australia

Exhibition September 08: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Utopia’s Modern Women Collection, Bondi Beach Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.09.08

The Utopia's Modern Women Collection was assembled by the past Director of Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane. It is a broad curatorial framework representing their reference of indigenous readings of the Australian Landscape. These paintings are by both well-known and emerging...» Read More

How outsiders get a raw deal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.09.08

John McDonald for the Sydney Morning Herald writes an interesting piece on outsider art: IN SEPTEMBER 2006, the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris hosted a survey of Australian outsider artists. The event was organised by Orange Regional Gallery, without a...» Read More

The resurrection of a language long lost

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.09.08

Malcolm King in The Age today, writes about the losing of the many Aboriginal languages: The world's languages are dying at a rate of one a fortnight, but an Aboriginal tongue has been brought back to life. MUCH has been...» Read More

Aboriginal art in regional round up

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.09.08

Design*Sponge editor Grace Bonney blogs about Aboriginal art: for the past few weeks we’ve been exploring the major design hubs in australia. but as with anywhere, there are those incredibly talented artists and designers who are able to make a...» Read More

The great creative Golden Age of long ago and here and now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.09.08

Danie Mellor 'The great creative Golden Age of long ago and here and now', Caruana & Reid Fine Art in association with Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, WA 19th September 2008 to 12th October 2008 About Danie Mellor Danie Mellor...» Read More

Danie Mellor on Stateline – ABC TV Canberra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.09.08

Danie Mellor on Stateline – ABC TV Canberra 13th July 2008 to 13th July 2008...» Read More

Frog Dreaming Country, Indigenous Australia Community Tourism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.09.08

Ian Crawshaw posts an interesting read about Indigenous tourism: Two hours south of Katherine, just off the 2,500km Central Arnhem Highway to Cairns, there is an unsealed, red sand road disappearing into the bush. This dusty track winds 35km through...» Read More

ACPACS Seminar: Art and Politics in Melanesia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.09.08

Political crises and social upheavals galvanise artists to give vision and voice to people’s concerns. In Melanesia, as elsewhere, art is an active agency that draws attention to issues of human rights and assists people to make sense of complex...» Read More

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2009 WILSON HTM NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.09.08

Fostering the development of artistic talent in Australia, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is again open for entry. Launched in 2007, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive art award open to emerging Australian based visual artists...» Read More

The Weekend Australian Art Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

The Weekend Australian Art Sydney will take place from 24 - 26 October 2008 at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, where over 13,000 art lovers will gather for Sydney's premier art buying experience. The Weekend Australian Art Sydney...» Read More

50,000 Years New, Aboriginal Art Curated by Ron Acker

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

Exhibition Opening: 50,000 Years New, Aboriginal Art Curated by Ron Acker Some of the most extraordinary art in the world today is being created by Aboriginal men and women in remote communities throughout Australia. Aboriginal art is often described as...» Read More

Ngak Ngak Aboriginal Art Connection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

At the 2008 Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week, southern sailor Michelle Petrie has been helming in her first regatta aboard her dark blue hulled Beneteau 57 Ngak Ngak. Ngak Ngak have finished second overall in the Cruising Non-Spinnaker division,...» Read More

SAMANTHA HOBSON: Our life ... is land ... is culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

At 27, Samantha Hobson is one of a handful of young celebrated Aboriginal artists exhibiting widely both in her native Australia and abroad. Samantha Hobson began painting with the Lockhart River Art Gang, a group of young Indigenous painters from...» Read More

Reverb Media presents the award winning documentary Kanyini

Reverb Media presents the award winning documentary Kanyini

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

Kanyini (which means connectedness) is a hard-hitting and beautiful film, which exposes the world's oldest living culture in a way that's never been seen before. Proust once said, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but...» Read More

Kanyini - The Award Winning Documentary Film from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

Kanyini is a story told by an Aboriginal man, Bob Randall, who lives beside the greatest monolith in the world, Uluru in Central Australia. Based on Bob's own personal journey and the wisdom he learnt from the old people living...» Read More

Kevin Wirri - Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

From ABC Radio's Street Stories comes a story about Kevin Wirri. Listin to it on ABC radio on September 14 2008. This is the story of a great artist who lives with his family in one of the town camps...» Read More

Bentinck Island Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

Bandikawaanda makuwalada rarunginja thaand Return of Kaiadilt Women Paula Paul, Amy Loogatha, †M.M, Ethel Thomas, Netta Loogatha, Dawn Naranatjil and Sally Gabori Tuesday 16 September – Saturday 4 October 2008 Opening Saturday 20 September from 2pm – 4pm At 3pm...» Read More

Les chemins du rêve

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

Stéphane Jacob, qui a créé en 1996 la Galerie Arts d'Australie à Paris, sera présent au Parcours des Mondes 2008. Son site présente les oeuvres de sa galerie mais fourmille également de maintes informations et actualités concernant l'art australien. On...» Read More

Art Elysées

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.09.08

Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris Du jeudi 23 au dimanche 26 octobre tous les jours de 11H00 à 20H30 Vernissage : mercredi 22 octobre de 18H00 à 22H00 sur invitation. Demander une invitation Every day from Thursday 23rd to 26th...» Read More

Cook's boomerang claims swing around once more

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.09.08

Joel Gibson, the Indigenous Affairs Reporter for the Sydney Morning Hearld reports: DEBATE continues over a London auction house's claim that it has a boomerang collected by Captain James Cook in 1770, which some say would be the world's most...» Read More

COWBOY GETS NEW WELDER

Posted by | 10.09.08

Cattleman/artist, Cowboy Louie Pwerle has been requesting new equipment for the cattle project on Utopia....» Read More

The Bough House - a traditional painting place for the local Artists.

Posted by | 10.09.08

Stockmen Tommy Bloomfield and David Bird have built a beautiful traditional Bough House for our Eastern Desert Artists. The Artists have longed for a large traditional dwelling in the outback in which to paint - place where they would feel...» Read More

Wupa @ Wanaruah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

Wupa @ Wanaruah - “WUPA” is an Aboriginal word of the Wanaurah People of the Upper Hunter Singleton area. The word means ‘to make or to paint’, which is a fitting name for an Art Exhibition by two local Wanaurah...» Read More

Lost Country

Lost Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

Exhibition featuring the works by Dale Brooks....» Read More

Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

Greenie Purvis Petyarre is the most successful male artist in an artistic dynasty that includes his aunt Emily Kngwarreye, cousin Gloria Petyarre and a number of blood sisters and half sisters. Now a highly respected tribal elder for Alhalkere country,...» Read More

Art Review + Top 200 Artist Insight featuring Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Art Review + Top 200 Artist Insight featuring Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

Contents Top 200 Australian Aboriginal Artists Insight: Greenie Purvis Petyarre Latest Aboriginal Artworks From The Gallery Most Popular Art: Top 5 This Month Most Popular Art: Top 5 From The Art Lover's Gallery Latest News Hosted By Aboriginal Art News...» Read More

Young dancers painted for bunggul at Garma 2008

Young dancers painted for bunggul at Garma 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

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Bunggul dancers at Garma 2008

Bunggul dancers at Garma 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

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Garma Festival

Garma Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

Jeremy Eccles finds that life and art are inextricably intertwined at the Garma Festival It was powerful proof of the eternal efficacy of art, and it was a moving exercise in humility. Not, I should hasten to add, any humility...» Read More

Devoted Student Wins State Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.09.08

Gloria Hill is making waves in the NSW Department of Corrective Services, and for all the right reasons. She became the NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year at the 2008 Training Awards in Sydney last week,...» Read More

News from Menzies Art Brands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.09.08

Peter Coster updates us on Menzies Art Brands, Rod Menzies: HAVING weathered the criticism from competitors for his aggressive sales methods, Menzies Art Brands owner Rod Menzies is telling them they can bob about in his turbulent wake. An unrepentant...» Read More

Registrations close 15 September for art at the heart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.09.08

Registrations are about to close for art at the heart, Regional Arts Australia’s sixth national conference to be held in Alice Springs from 3 to 5 October. “People have until next Monday, 15 September to go on-line and submit their...» Read More

The power of optimism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.09.08

IF Tony Ellwood had not gone through a personal crisis during his first year as director of the Queensland Art Gallery, maybe he would still have chosen optimism as the theme of this summer's exhibition of contemporary Australian art. This...» Read More

Energy company puts spark into Byron Bay Art Project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.09.08

Country Energy has put a fresh spark into the Byron Bay Community Art Project by becoming its major sponsor. It comes after months of voluntary work by artists and organisers, Byron United and the Beautiful Byron Committee. Over the last...» Read More

From dog days in the territory to gallery top dog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.09.08

Natasha Robinson reports on Dion Bealeys latest successes: WHEN retired teacher Joie Boulter devoted her life to looking after a disabled Aboriginal boy, she had no idea that a few years later she would be sitting in a swanky Top...» Read More

As Sept. 19 grand opening approaches, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center scrambles to prepare.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.09.08

The Lorton Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia is opening and everyone is getting ready. Ron Acker from Gallery Sydney-East talks about the Aboriginal Art Exhibit: Ron Acker, curator of the Grand Opening Aboriginal Art Exhibit and director of Gallery...» Read More

Grand Opening Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.09.08

Grand Opening Exhibition September 14 - October 15, 2008 Reception on September 14, 1-5 p.m....» Read More

Perth forum and book signing of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Australian Art Diary 2009 and New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.09.08

Speakers Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch Childs, Dr. Patrick Corrigan. In partnership with Randell Lane Fine Art. Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA. Location Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA Saturday...» Read More

Sydney launch of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art, McCulloch's Australian Art Diary 2009 and all McCulloch titles.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.09.08

Please join us for drinks on Friday, October 24 at 6 pm at the McCulloch & McCulloch stand, The Weekend Australian Art Sydney Location The Weekend Australian Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park Friday, October 24 at 6...» Read More

Melbourne launch of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art and McCulloch's Australian Art Diary 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.09.08

The eagerly awaited third edition of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide, vastly expanded and completely updated by Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs, will have its Melbourne launch in October, 2008. It will be launched by Dr.Janine Burke,...» Read More

Alice Springs launch of the new edition of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art & the Australian Art Diary

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.09.08

The eagerly awaited third edition of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide, vastly expanded and completely updated by Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs, will be launched in Alice Springs in September 2008, to coincide with the leading Desert...» Read More

Roslyn Oxley Goes Indigenous

Roslyn Oxley Goes Indigenous

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.09.08

Excitement in Sydney as Roslyn Oxley - owner of the Paddington gallery where Bill Henson was banned and where Piccinini, Moffatt, TV Moore and other hot contemporary artists show - is giving over her white walls to barks from Arnhemland....» Read More

Garrett urged to protect cave art from extraction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.09.08

Marian Wilkinson, Environment Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald reports: A CAMPAIGN to win World Heritage listing for the Aboriginal rock carvings on the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia threatens to push the Rudd Government into a confrontation with the...» Read More

Breaking barriers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.09.08

The Australian reports: THE Rudd Government recently passed legislation in the lower house to reintroduce the permit system regulating access to indigenous communities. It is yet to be approved by the Senate. The Australian strongly supported the abolition of the...» Read More

Dennis Nona in Berlin

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.09.08

The German curators at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin are claiming an exhibition of comparable significance to the famous French Third World exhibition, Les Magiciens de la Terre in the 1980s for 'Tropics, Views from the Middle of the...» Read More

Blayney's Nyree finalist in state art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.09.08

Last week Blayney community artist Nyree Reynolds found out she had just missed out on having her artwork adorn the cover of the next telephone book for the region. However, as some consolation, one of her works has been short...» Read More

Warmun Art Centre is Aboriginal Business of the Year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.09.08

Warmun Art Centre, a member of Kimberley Aboriginal Artists, has been named Aboriginal Business of the Year at the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards in Kununurra. The award recognises emerging Aboriginal businesses or corporations that have demonstrated good management...» Read More

NEW ABORIGINAL ART GUIDE AS VAST AS THE CONTINENT IT COVERS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.09.08

McCulloch’s New Edition to be Launched in Red Centre 6pm next Saturday, September 27 at The Lane, 58 Todd Mall, Alice Springs MELBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008— The eagerly awaited new edition of McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide will...» Read More

Cultural warriors with a different angle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.09.08

The curator of an indigenous exhibition tells Stephen Bevis she wants to celebrate the artists as well as their works Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial is at the Art Gallery of WA from Friday to November 23. Danie Mellor:...» Read More

Aboriginal Cultural Tours enters the 2008 South Australian Tourism Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.09.08

One-hundred-and-seven entries have been submitted for the 2008 South Australian Tourism Awards, eight from Yorke Peninsula. Aboriginal Cultural Tours-Adjahdura Land, a major winner in 2006 in the Aboriginal tourism category, has entered again this year. Aboriginal Cultural Tours owner/manager Quenten...» Read More

Permit system 'not about grog running'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.09.08

ABC online reports: The Northern Land Council (NLC) says it wants the permit system back, despite police figures showing that it's mostly Indigenous people who get arrested for grog running offences in Northern Territory communities. The Federal Labor Goverment has...» Read More

Koorie Heritage Art Auction Highlight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.09.08

An auction of Aboriginal Art in Melbourne in October, in support of the Koorie Heritage Trust, will feature a comprehensive collection of works sourced from leading galleries and aboriginal art communities around Australia. The auction curator, Ms Claire Mitchell, says...» Read More

New appointments to Indigenous arts export advisory body

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.09.08

Four new appointments to the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing & Export Agency ( QIAMEA ) Advisory Board will continue the provision of advice and expertise to the Government on exporting high-end contemporary Queensland Indigenous art. Announcing the new appointments, Minister...» Read More

Art Auction for Yolgnu Health

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.09.08

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation's plans for a Healing Centre at Yirrkala in Arnhemland took a proud step forward last night when well over $300,000 was raised at an auction in the capable hands of Robert Bleakley, ex-boss of Sotheby's. The...» Read More

Aboriginal art uproar

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.09.08

The Herald looks at the works of Lucas Grogan, who interprets Indigenous bark paintings. The works have recently caused some controversy: Lucas Grogan's pictures look indigenous but he is not Aboriginal. The situation is causing a big fuss in the...» Read More

Ada Bird Petyarre

Ada Bird Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.09.08

Ada Bird Petyarre emerged as a seminal participant in the ‘Summer Project’ organized by the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association CAAMA in 1988. This workshop was to play a vital role in introducing women into what was, at the time,...» Read More

Etched in the Sun

Etched in the Sun

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.09.08

Prints by Aboriginal artists have not always been a total success. Unlike their Torres Strait cousins, the mainlanders don't always manage the clarity and simplification that makes for a great etching, woodblock or silkscreen print. But if any collaborator is...» Read More

Fires from the Desert

Fires from the Desert

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.09.08

Two of the most vibrant colourists to emerge from the Western Desert are showing at the Agathon Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne. Both women are Wanarn residents working for the Irrunytju Arts centre, and only avid travellers will have the...» Read More

Ulema from Uluru

Ulema from Uluru

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.09.08

Trust the Birrung Gallery - World Vision's excellent Sydney offshoot - to find yet another new, old artist. From October 2nd, they''ll be hosting the debut solo show by Jim Nyukuti. In his 70s, this Pitjanjatjara elder has been too...» Read More

5 Minutes with Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Director of Menzies School of Health

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.09.08

1. What is Ochre? 'Ochre - supporting Indigenous health through art' is an auction of Indigenous art which is raising funds for research into Indigenous child health at the Menzies School of Health Research. 2. Who are the Menzies School...» Read More

Auction 14 October 08: Menzies School of Health Research presents the Fundraiser & Auction 'Ochre - supporting Indigenous health through art', Melbourne Australia

Auction 14 October 08: Menzies School of Health Research presents the Fundraiser & Auction 'Ochre - supporting Indigenous health through art', Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.09.08

'Ochre - supporting Indigenous health through art' is a major fundraising art auction which will raise funds for research into Indigenous child health at the Menzies School of Health Research. The ochre collection includes 14 extremely high quality pieces by...» Read More

The Red Tree

The Red Tree

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.09.08

The Red Tree An exhibition of paintings by Peter Hill Peter Hill has been investigating themes that capture the visible traces of nature's ever-constant cycle of birth, growth and decay upon individual objects found in his daily life in the...» Read More

The Red Tree - An exhibition of paintings by Peter Hill

The Red Tree - An exhibition of paintings by Peter Hill

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.09.08

The Red Tree opens on Saturday 11 October from 3-5pm and runs until 1 November 2008. at Brigitte Braun Gallery 4 White Street Windsor. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 4 pm and by appointment. The artist will...» Read More

Current projects at QIAMEA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.09.08

The QIAMEA Arts Partnership Program has been a central element in marketing and exporting Queensland's Indigenous arts. The program aims to link artists more effectively to buyers by facilitating partnerships between Queensland's Indigenous artists and reputable galleries, dealers, agents and...» Read More

POWER IN ART: Contemporary expressions from leadingIndigenous artists of Queensland, Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.09.08

The Honourable John Mickel MP Minister for Transport, Trade, Employment and Industrial Relations On behalf of Trade Queensland and the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency Invites you and a guest to the official DVD launch of POWER IN...» Read More

The Southport School Indigenous Scholarship programme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.09.08

The Southport School (TSS) on the Gold Coast is an Anglican Boys Boarding School. They are establishing a scholarship programme commencing in 2009 to offer Indigenous students who are demonstrating potential - in the classroom, in cultural pursuits, leadership or...» Read More

Women's Law

Women's Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.09.08

Japingka is celebrating the arrival of Spring and the associated rebirth of colour in the desert country by dedicating both of its gallery exhibition spaces to outstanding works by 12 Australian Indigenous women artists from the remote west of Australia...» Read More

Where To for the Telstra Prize?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.09.08

Telstra Art Awards Consults Arts Community The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) announced today (24th Sept) that it will be holding open discussions about the future direction of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait...» Read More

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.09.08

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday, 26 September, with the Desert Mob Symposium. Events Symposium: Friday 26 September DanceSite: Friday 26 September Marketplace: Saturday 27 September Exhibition Opening: Sunday 28 September Exhibition: Monday 29 September to Sunday 9 November Details DanceSite...» Read More

UWA reveals world's first chemically coded painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

Article about the chemical code that is being trialled in Western Australia which protects the authenticity of artworks: A secret chemical code has been painted into an Aboriginal art work in a world-first step to outwit forgers who prey on...» Read More

Distinctive contemporary works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

The Lam Collection is on display through South Texas: On view through Oct. 25, the Lam Collection of Aboriginal Art is one of the most distinctive art exhibitions presented in South Texas this year. The collection comes from the Lam...» Read More

October Survey at Outstation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

A fantastic range of work highlighted in October 2008 by Outstation in Darwin....» Read More

Indigenous art centre celebrates 60 years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

ABC News helps Ernabella Arts celebrate 60 years: Sixtieth anniversary celebrations at South Australia's Ernabella Art Centre culminated last night with an emotional community concert. The art centre, in the APY Lands near the Northern Territory border, is the longest-running...» Read More

Aboriginal Art - SELLING EXHIBITION 30 SEPT – 11 OCT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

ON VIEW 162 Queen St. Woollahra Mon–Sat 11am–5pm There are 43 lots....» Read More

Invisible 'fingerprints' guard indigenous paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

Victoria Laurie from the Australian writes about a new canvas from Freddie Timms, Wunubi Springs, the first indigenous artwork to contain chemical encoding, a technique being trialled by the University of Western Australia's Centre for Forensic Science as a way...» Read More

QUT students coming to aid of island population

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

A group of QUT engineering students is traveling to Bentick Island to build much-needed infrastructure: Five engineering students from Brisbane will travel more than 2000 kilometres to a remote indigenous community in the state's far north tomorrow to build much-needed...» Read More

Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

Anna Petyarre from the Utopia region, shows her latest paintings. David Wroth, Japingka director who has recently spent time with Anna as she painted, says of her work: "Anna maintains a classic Anmatyerre style, representing her ancestral country with finely...» Read More

Women's Law

Women's Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.09.08

A wide ranging survey of some of the best Indigenous Women Artists painting at the moment. Featured Artists include this years Telstra Award Winning Artist, Makinti Napanangka along with recognised "greats" such as Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Walangkura Napanangka and Eubena...» Read More

3rd Annual Aboriginal Charity Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.09.08

3rd Annual Aboriginal Art Charity Auction, 12th October 2008 @6pm, Melbourne Australia: Koorie Heritage Trust presents ‘gnokan danna murra kor-ki’ = ‘give me your hand my friend’. Over 100 significant artworks collected from community art centres, artists and commercial galleries...» Read More

Contemporary Aboriginal art has the wind in his sails in France

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.09.08

Read more at the Yimbama blog: After the opening of the Quai Branly Museum, some exhibitions in galleries such as Galerie Luc Berthier and some auctions Gaïa and Artcurial, the market of aboriginal art has the wind in the sails....» Read More

Aboriginal art in France - The Peter Los Collection: Journey through "Time of Dreams"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.09.08

On July 7 the first-ever sale of Aboriginal Art at Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan. It will be the most important ensemble ever to come to auction outside Australia. Some sixty works from the personal collection of...» Read More

Beyond Sacred book explores Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.09.08

Suzanna Clarke reviews Beyond Sacred: This publication on their collection is a coffee-table book, replete with lush photographic plates and photos of locales where the art was sourced. Divided into geographical areas on the art of the Central, Western and...» Read More

Forums to review Telstra art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.09.08

Telstra's sponsorship of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards is secure, but the format of the awards is not. Focus groups are being run around the country as the NT News reports: MAGNT acting director Apolline Kohen...» Read More

Warm Reception for Authoritative New Aboriginal Art Guide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.09.08

ALICE SPRINGS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2008— The centre of Australia is buzzing as the renowned annual Aboriginal art gathering, Desert Mob, unfolds. Last night’s launch of the McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide was warmly received in the Red Centre,...» Read More

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation - Bid Now!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.09.08

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation's inaugural charity art auction and fundraising dinner was held at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art on 18 September 2008. Close to $300,000 was raised to respond to the request from the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala...» Read More

Beyond Sacred: Buy This Book!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.09.08

A fantastic post by Will Owen about his introduction to Australian Aboriginal Art and the role the Laverty collection played in expanding his mind. Like all of his posts this is wonderfully written and the personal touch is incredibly engaging....» Read More

Awards invite reinvention

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.09.08

More about the fallout from this year's Telstra Art awards and the possible changes that will be made for the 2009 edition: "It's the silver jubilee this year (for the Telstra awards)," Kohen says. "For 25 years it has been...» Read More

Beauty from within

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.09.08

Nicholas Rothwell reviews/previews the 2008 Desert Mob Art Show in Alice Springs: The most appealing works on view in this year's Desert Mob hold to the recent pattern: newly established art centres seem to nourish a special creative fire. Martumili...» Read More

Cultural Connections: Desert Stories exhibition

Cultural Connections: Desert Stories exhibition

Posted by | 30.09.08

THE CANVAS IS THE ATLAS It is generally expected that a work of Indigenous art will carry a story with it. In some cases, the story is the main attraction for the collector of the art. For others, it doesn’t...» Read More

Koorie Heritage Trust - Auction Catalogue

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.09.08

The Koorie Heritage Trust has just released their auction catalogue for their upcoming 3rd Annual Aboriginal Art Charity Auction on 6pm Sunday 12th October 2008. You can download it here....» Read More

Warmun artist named Aboriginal of the Year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.09.08

A talented senior artist from Warmun Art Centre, Shirley Purdie, has been named the Aboriginal Person of the Year in the 2008 East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Held in Kununurra in September, the awards are an opportunity to reward...» Read More

Collector demonstrates fine art of giving

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.09.08

The Australian reports on Ann Lewis donating more than 100 works and $500,000 in cash: Arts figures were full of praise for Dr Lewis yesterday after the announcement that she was donating about 130 works by leading Australian contemporary artists...» Read More

Eastern Desert Art presents Awely (Body Paint) by Joy Kngwarreye Jones

Eastern Desert Art presents Awely (Body Paint) by Joy Kngwarreye Jones

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.09.08

Striking new talent emerges from renowned artistic Family Joy Kngwarreye Jones is the youngest painter to emerge from a renowned family of artists including her sister Lily Sandover Kngwarreye, brother Freddy Kngwarreye Jones and auntie Emily Kame Kngwarreye. View Eastern...» Read More

Tjapaltjarri Brothers - The last nomads exhibition closes

Posted by | 30.09.08

The Tjapaltjarri Brothers - The last nomads exhibition closes today....» Read More

October, 2008

MGNT Considers Future of Telstra Art Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.10.08

The Museum and Art Gallery on the NT (MGNT) declared itself well pleased by the positive attitudes after the first of three proposed forums it's holding on the future of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards -...» Read More

Toga Art Award Tours for the First Time

Toga Art Award Tours for the First Time

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.10.08

In only its second year, the Northern Territory's Toga Contemporary Art Award is touring the Top End. It opens in Alice Spring tomorrow, moving to Tennant Creek in November and Katherine in December. Readers familiar with the Telstra Awards will...» Read More

Portrait of a Distant Land Pt 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.10.08

Another interesting news item in regards to Aboriginal photography and an upcoming program on the ABC: Ricky Maynard is a Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer driven by a need to reveal his people’s true history. Ricky is sick of looking at books...» Read More

‘My Top 3’ Symposium - Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.10.08

Australia’s leading Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam will be joined by a panel of experts to present and discuss his three most intriquing Indigenous photographs at the National Museum in Canberra on Sunday October 5. In association with the A Different...» Read More

Ombudsman investigates radio station complaint

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.10.08

From the Northern Territory News: RADIO Larrakia is being investigated after a complaint was lodged with the Workplace Ombudsman. Aboriginal artist Dotty Fejo has complained about the indigenous broadcaster and community organisation's work practices after working there for two years....» Read More

Chemically Coded Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.10.08

An interesting blog entry on copyright and a new technology using chemical forumlas to identify originals: A few years ago I was invited to attend a launch at the Australia Council of the then new Indigenous Protocols booklets for media...» Read More

Aboriginal art program has a positive effect on students

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.10.08

A local report on an Aboriginal art program and its positive impact on the community from the Moree Champion: The Aboriginal art program being run from the Moree TAFE is having a hugely positive effect on school students. The students...» Read More

Place in sun for Desert Mob spectacular

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.10.08

Nice article in The Age by Gabriella Coslovich celebrating the success of Desert Mob: Running for 18 years, the exhibition, which shows the best and newest work of central desert artists, is so esteemed that when it opens the scramble...» Read More

Field in rich Aboriginal art prize down to 16

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.10.08

The Western Australian reports: More than 150 Aboriginal artists have been cut down to just 16 to contest Australia’s richest indigenous art prize at the Art Gallery of WA next month. WA artists make up at least a quarter of...» Read More

Alice hosts Indigenous art forum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.10.08

Industry representatives and Aboriginal artists will come together in Alice Springs today to talk about issues pertinent to Indigenous art in Australia. Charles Darwin University (CDU) is hosting the one-day symposium, which will be an opportunity for participants to debate...» Read More

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.10.08

Last opportunity to experience 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert', the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time...» Read More

Indigenous art code group sacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.10.08

Ashleigh Wilson for The Australian, reports: THE Australia Council will develop a voluntary code of conduct for indigenous art after a lobby group was stripped of responsibility because of "regrettable" delays and inadequate consultation. At the Cultural Ministers Council meeting...» Read More

Gene & Brian Sherman Shine Light on Australian, Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.10.08

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Gene and Brian Sherman shone a light on Australian contemporary art for 21 years at Gene's Sydney gallery. Now, 600 fluorescent tubes are illuminating their new non-profit foundation. Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones's installation ``untitled (the tyranny...» Read More

Field in rich Aboriginal art prize down to 16

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.10.08

More than 150 Aboriginal artists have been cut down to just 16 to contest Australia’s richest indigenous art prize at the Art Gallery of WA next month. WA artists make up at least a quarter of the finalists in the...» Read More

Womens Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.10.08

These senior custodians of Womens Law have made substantial works that reflect on the traditions and roles of women in indigenous communities and on the customary practices that they uphold and maintain. The selected artists include Eubena Nampitjin, Makinti Napanangka,...» Read More

Anna Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.10.08

Anna Petyarre maintains a classic Anmatyerre style, representing her ancestral country with finely delineated structures that show the terrain of sandhills and ancient watercourses, often with markings that reveal waterholes and ceremonial sites. The artist is recognised for her fine...» Read More

Artists to benefit from Resale Royalty Right

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.10.08

A resale right for Australia's visual artists is expected to be in place by 1 July 2009, Arts Minister Peter Garrett said today. Mr Garrett said legislation would be introduced into the Parliament before the end of the year to...» Read More

Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.10.08

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Wintjiya Napaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.10.08

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Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.10.08

Walala Tjapaltjarri, brother of well-known painters Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri and Thomas Tjapaltjarri, was born in the Gibson Desert east of Kiwirrkura in the early 1960’s. He was one of a small party, that included his brothers, several sisters, and two old...» Read More

Aboriginal artists gain royalties for resold art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.10.08

Reuters reports: Australian Aboriginal artists whose paintings sell for millions of dollars internationally but who often struggle for money will get a lifeline through a royalty charge imposed on Friday on their resold works. In a pointer to the problem,...» Read More

Honey Ant Gallery presents Watiyawanu Artists of Mt Liebig, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.10.08

Watiyawanu Artists of Mt Liebig Some of the most interesting Aboriginal art today is coming from the Mt Liebig community - 325kms west of Alice Springs in the heart of the Western Desert. Leading artists represented in the exhibition include...» Read More

October Gallery presents Our Life.... is Land.... is Culture, London UK

October Gallery presents Our Life.... is Land.... is Culture, London UK

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.10.08

Our Life.... is Land.... is Culture An exhibition of new paintings by Samantha Hobson. Samantha Hobson began painting with the Lockhart River Art Gang, a group of young Indigenous artists from the remote Lockhart River community on the east coast...» Read More

Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia

Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.10.08

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: Desert Stories Featuring recognised and second generation artists from Utopia and Ikuntji, Warlukurlangu and Papunya Tula Art Centres, including weaves from Nyoongah bush sculptor Janine McAullay Bott. View Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia...» Read More

Aboriginal farm's history revealed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.10.08

The Penrith Regional Gallery will create an educational kit to accompany an exhibition, uncovering the story of an Aboriginal mission farm in western Sydney. The gallery will develop the kit to increase awareness of Aboriginal people living on a local...» Read More

A culture celebrated

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.10.08

CAMPBELLTOWN Arts Centre kicked off its latest exhibition with a talk about the concerns facing Aboriginal artists in NSW. Ngadhu, Ngulili, Ngeaninyagu was launched last month by activist, actor and writer Gary Foley. He spoke at the first Black2Blak2 conference...» Read More

Across the desert Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.08

Across the Desert: Aboriginal batik from Central Australia celebrates the emergence of a dynamic art form and the genesis of Aboriginal women’s art practice in five distinct desert communities – Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Utopia, Yuendumu and Kintore (Walungurru). Each...» Read More

The National Indigenous Golf Championships, Ochre Art Auction and 2008 Deadlys

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

More than 70 Indigenous Golfers will tee off in Brisbane this week when the National Indigenous Golf Championships get underway. Nudgee Golf Course Coordinator, Peter Trudgian will take you through the course and why Nudgee decided to host the event....» Read More

Master's desert way of seeing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

Nicolas Rothwell for The Australian reports: JUST as the passing of desert artist Darby Jampijinpa Ross in 2005 possessed a certain elegance, the day after he received a congratulatory telegram from the Queen for his 100th birthday, so the first...» Read More

The intervention into NT Aboriginal communities: the approach by the Rudd Labor Government

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

Barrister and Lecturer-in-Law at Charles Darwin University, Mr. Michael O’Donnell will open the University’s free public lecture series on Tuesday, October 14 by exploring legal implications of the NT intervention. Mr O’Donnell’s lecture will examine the Rudd Labor Government’s response...» Read More

Auction airs possum skin cloak tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

Interesting article in The Age about possum skin cloaks: SEVERAL years ago, Aboriginal women Treahna Hamm and Lee Daroch drove from their respective homes in Gippsland and Wodonga to view two rare 19th-century possum skin cloaks in the possession of...» Read More

Art auction to benefit health care

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

INDIGENOUS health care in the Territory will benefit when Aboriginal art is auctioned in Melbourne next week. A new organisation, Ochre, backed by the business community and philanthropists, including Western Bulldogs president David Smorgon, will sell paintings by top indigenous...» Read More

First Contact

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

A new series shows how the infant NSW colony lost the chance to be an inclusive society, Graeme Blundell from the Australian writes: I GREW up in outer suburban Melbourne in the 1950s knowing nothing of the original inhabitants of...» Read More

ABC TV Puts Regional Artists on the Digital Map

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

artpost, an interactive website and short video series for TV broadcast, which showcases artists working in regional and remote parts of the country, was launched last night. Peter Garrett, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, launched...» Read More

Give me your hand friend and bridge the cultural gap

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.10.08

Celebrated Indigenous photographer Wayne Quilliam will join with household names such as Nancy Petyarre, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Sally Morgan, Charlie Tjapangati and many other highly sought after artists at Deutscher and Hackett Auction house for the annual ‘Gnokan danna murra...» Read More

Art is in the heart for artist Judith

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.10.08

The Flinders News provides an interesting angle on Art AT The Heart: Multi-faceted Peterborough local Art Prize founder, artist, councillor, chairperson of the Regional Art Centre and Country Arts Board member, Judith Kempen has recently returned from what she described...» Read More

Art auction raises $250k for Indigenous health care

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.10.08

ABC Online reports: An auction of Aboriginal art in Melbourne has raised more than $250,000 for research into Indigenous health. Proceeds from the sale of the 14 artworks will go towards the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research. The school's...» Read More

Koorie Heritage Trust 3rd Charity Aboriginal Art - post auction sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.10.08

There was great success for the Koorie Heritage Trust 3rd Charity Aboriginal Art Auction, and the post-auction sales continue. Over half the works were sold and those unsold works will be exhibited for sale for two weeks at the Koorie...» Read More

Quality Aboriginal Art in Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.10.08

The Business Spectator recommends the current Japingka Gallery exhibitions: In WA, if you want to see, and possibly buy, quality, genuine Aboriginal art, Japingka Gallery is the next best thing to going out in person to the remote communities. Japingka,...» Read More

Exhibition 17 October 08: Randell Lane Fine Art Gallery presents Dry Season - Long Time, Perth Australia

Exhibition 17 October 08: Randell Lane Fine Art Gallery presents Dry Season - Long Time, Perth Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.10.08

"Dry Season is a body of works so translucent the colours flow over each other as the light plays on the country and the memory of country is revealed... we are journeying through the landscape with Angelina George and reflecting...» Read More

Demand for Australian indigenous art steady

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.10.08

After a recent auction industry insiders have announced that demand for Aboriginal art is steady: The head of an organisation representing Indigenous artists in Central Australia says the financial crisis shouldn't stop people buying high-quality Aboriginal art. A charity auction...» Read More

Revealed - Emerging Artists from Western Australian's Aboriginal Art Centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.10.08

From Thriving in the Desert: In association with the Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts and Department Industry and Resources. Some of regional Western Australia's finest emerging Aboriginal artists are set to shine in an event which celebrates...» Read More

The head of an organisation representing Indigenous artists in Central Australia says the financial crisis shouldn't stop people buying high-quality Aboriginal art. A charity auction to raise money for health research raised more than 250-thousand Austra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.10.08

Peter Fish from the Sydney Morning Herald previews tonight's Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday night: With world markets plunging precipitously this week despite unprecedented government handouts worldwide, you could assume quite...» Read More

The Pursuit of Portraits from a Land without People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.10.08

John Ogden, who has a new show starting at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection on Tuesday, will give a lecture at the gallery at 7 p.m. Thursday. His photo exhibition, “The Pursuit of Portraits from a Land without People,” shows...» Read More

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.10.08

Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun painting in 1990 she was living in the Eastern Desert region surrounding Utopia. Based on the native plants of her homeland and her...» Read More

Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.10.08

Exhibition Previews Location: Kiddell Gallery, London Mon, 22 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tue, 23 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wed, 24 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thu, 25 Sep 08, 10:00 AM -...» Read More

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Form and Function, Bondi Beach Australia

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Form and Function, Bondi Beach Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.10.08

Form and Function A collection of fine 18th and 19th century Ethnographic Objects and Bark Paintings. Items that took thousands of years to perfect, are elevated, in the hands of the 'collector', from mere curio to beautiful examples of 'primitive'...» Read More

AUSTRALIAN ART PRIZE SHINES LIGHT ON EMERGING ARTISTS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

Fostering the development of artistic talent in Australia, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is again open for entry. Emerging Australian artists can now enter online via www.artworkers.org Launched in 2007, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive...» Read More

Lockhart Spirit of the Land Festival recognises Local, National Emerging and Indigenous Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

This weekend the small town of Lockhart, in the heart of the Riverina, will showcase local, emerging and Indigenous artistic and creative talents as part of the Spirit of the Land Arts Festival on the 24 – 26 of October....» Read More

Alpha males abandon art sales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

Dissappointing auction results reported by The Australian: ART adviser Michael Reid calls them the "alpha male business people who need to own more than they want to own". Last night's disappointing Sotheby's art auction result suggests these European-suited, stock market-savvy...» Read More

Desert masters claim place in history

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

Vivien Johnson's emotive book launch as reported by Nicolas Rothwell for The Australian: IT was almost four decades ago, in this harsh desert country, that the Aboriginal painting movement was born. Now, after many tribulations and triumphs, the definitive history...» Read More

Portraits from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

Nicolas Rothwell reports for The Australian: ALMOST four decades ago, in the remote western desert community of Papunya, senior Aboriginal men began painting their traditional designs. Swiftly, insistently, the art map of Australia changed. Within a few years, those first,...» Read More

Convulsions to test tribal art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: With world markets plunging precipitously this week despite unprecedented government handouts worldwide, you could assume quite a few collectors might be reluctant to spend serious money. Yet Sotheby's is certainly anticipating there will be buyers...» Read More

Shield raises $84,000

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

Bridie Smith for The Age reports on a new sale record: A SHIELD sold at a Sydney auction last night for $84,000, setting a record price for an Aboriginal artefact sold at auction. The kidney-shaped shield, collected from far north-eastern...» Read More

Question mark over future of Indigenous art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

ABC Online reports: The future of one of the country's richest Indigenous art prizes is being discussed at a forum in Darwin. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award is considered one of the most prestigious Indigenous art...» Read More

Demand for Australian indigenous art steady

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

Radio National reported: The head of an organisation representing Indigenous artists in Central Australia says the financial crisis shouldn't stop people buying high-quality Aboriginal art. A charity auction to raise money for health research raised more than 250-thousand Australian dollars...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

Syndicated content about the history of Australian Aboriginal Art: In 1971, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri painted his first art work using acrylic on canvas. This was - except for a very few preliminary attempts - the beginning of the Aboriginal Art...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Florence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.10.08

The Australians, the original ones, are coming Aboriginal Australian Art has an universal theme: “the Dreaming”. This concept permeates Aboriginal culture, from ritual to contemporary art. The term refers to the time of creation when Aboriginal people and all of...» Read More

Aboriginal art left hanging as Sydney auction falters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.10.08

Reuters reports on the Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale: An auction of Aboriginal art fell far short of pre-sale expectations on Monday as the global financial crisis appeared to halt years of rapid growth, although a shield sold for...» Read More

Aboriginal art auction falls short

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.10.08

Sara Everingham from ABC News reports on the Sotheby's Auction that failed to meet expectations. The highlights (or lowlights) were: Less than half of the work on offer cleared No works reached $1 million dollars The auction only raised $3.6...» Read More

Artpost update – taking your great arts story to the world.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.10.08

The ABC is reporting a fantastic response so far to Artpost, the new initiative between the ABC and Regional Arts Australia. At least 300 people have registered so far and we hope to see their stories posted on the site...» Read More

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.10.08

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries....» Read More

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.10.08

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries....» Read More

Roebourne Art Group Seeks New Manager

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.10.08

An exciting opportunity exists for an, energetic and dedicated arts professional to organize and manage the operations of an emerging Aboriginal art centre in Roebourne, Western Australia - on the Pilbara coast, 1500 kilometres from Perth. The position involves management...» Read More

Artwork at Bondi by Ngardarb Francine Riches

Artwork at Bondi by Ngardarb Francine Riches

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.10.08

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Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.10.08

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’, the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time...» Read More

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.10.08

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’, the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time...» Read More

Slowdown hits the art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.10.08

Sara Everingham from Radio Australia reviews the Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale. Listen by following the link below to the Radio Australia website: Well those millionaires are a staple at the world's art auctions - but with economic downturn...» Read More

Slowdown hits the art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.10.08

Sara Everingham from Radio Australia reviews the Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale. Listen by following the link below to the Radio Australia website: Well those millionaires are a staple at the world's art auctions - but with economic downturn...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Artist Lloyd Hornsby Gawura

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.10.08

From Lloyd Hornsby Gawura's blog: My exhibition at the State Library- 2008 Heart Foundation East Coast Aboriginal Art Exhibition. The Art Exhibition which celebrates the strength, tenacity and generosity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities in taking a stand...» Read More

Tribal art auction yields mixed results

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.10.08

Peter Fish reviews the Sotheby's auction: Retired NSW politician and tribal art buff Richard Jones was as pleased as punch at Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic Art sale at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday. The striking north-east Queensland hardwood...» Read More

Concerns Aboriginal art wealth not reaching communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.10.08

ABC Media reports that the Papunya and Kintore communities are not benefitting from the sale of artists works as much as is possible: Minister for Central Australia Alison Anderson has expressed concern that the communities of Papunya and Kintore are...» Read More

Telstra Award wraps up

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.10.08

The NT News lets all Darwin locals know that they have one last chance to view the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards: This weekend is the last chance Territorians have to see the finalists in the Telstra...» Read More

Art resale royalties 'may cost indigenous artists'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.10.08

Does the new federal government royalty plan benefit Indigenous artists: Based on sales figures over that period, Whiteley, Brack, Williams, Arthur Boyd and Charles Blackman would have been the top beneficiaries of a royalty scheme similar to the model proposed...» Read More

36 Hours in Charlottesville, Va

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.10.08

The New York times looks at Charlottesville, Virginia, and reckons that the Kluge-Ruhe is worth a visit: 10 a.m. 5) OUTBACK For a fascinating detour little known by outsiders, visit the university's Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Twenty years ago, John...» Read More

Emerging indigenous artists revealed in Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 26.10.08

Artworks from Western Australian emerging indigenous artists will be showcased in an exhibition titled Revealed, from October 25 to November 15 at Perth’s Central TAFE Art Gallery. Three art centres form the Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance - Mangkaja Arts,...» Read More

Namatjira to Now

Namatjira to Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.10.08

23 October 2008 – 15 February 2009 Gallery 5 & 6 QAG The great Albert Namatjira’s adoption of the European medium of watercolour for his landscape paintings remains an inspiration to contemporary artists from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and surrounding regions of...» Read More

New mid range works by Papulankutja artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.10.08

New mid range works by Papulankutja artists from the remote life blog: I have decided to put works with Martin at Aboriginal Art online. The Revealed Showcase in Perth together with the move to the new art centre at Blackstone...» Read More

Aboriginal art triples

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.10.08

Kieran Finnane from the Alice Springs News discusses the new publication, McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: McCulloch notes eight Aboriginal-owned arts centres in Alice at present. These, and in particular the two set up to cater for artists from town camps,...» Read More

Top gong for indigenous artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.10.08

Danny Eastwood wins the 2008 Parliament of New South Wales Indigenous Art Prize Award: Mt Druitt artist Danny Eastwood won the 2008 Parliament of New South Wales Indigenous Art Prize Award last week. His winning work titled “My Reconciliation” reflects...» Read More

Utopia: Women's Stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.10.08

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Landscape Masters Bindi Inc Mwerre Anthurre Artists featuring Billy Benn Perrurle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.10.08

Bindi Inc. is a cross-cultural organisation which provides employment services for people with disabilities. Mwerre Anthurre – Beautiful Art, is the name of the collective of Indigenous artists working from Bindi Inc. The work of Mwerre Anthurre Artists is fresh...» Read More

2008 Kate Challis RAKA Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.10.08

Fiona Foley, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, Samantha Hobson, Lisa Michl Ko-manggen, Pauline Sunfly Nangala and Christian Bumbarra Thompson have been named as finalists in the 2008 Kate Challis RAKA Award. The winner will be announced in early November....» Read More

Fiona Omeenyo, A New Beginning and Ikuntji Fine Arts, Haasts Bluff, Yungkiya and Kulunypa

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.10.08

Exhibition: Fiona Omeenyo, A New Beginning and Ikuntji Fine Arts, Haasts Bluff, Yungkiya and Kulunypa An intuitive body of work by Lockhart River artist Fiona Omeenyo, and a vibrant group show from Ikuntji Fine Arts, NT....» Read More

Yanoonggoo (New/Fresh)

Yanoonggoo (New/Fresh)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.10.08

Yanoonggoo (New/Fresh) is Butcher's ninth exhibition with Brigitte Braun wo has been representing him since 1992. Yanoonggoo (New/Fresh) will open on Saturday 15 November from 3-5pm and runs till 6 December at Brigitte Braun Gallery, White Street, Windsor and can...» Read More

Janangoo Butcher Cherel

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 31.10.08

Janangoo Butcher Cherel was born around 1920 at Jalnganjoowa, near the original homestead on one of the longest established cattle stations in the Kimberley, Fossil Downs. His mother was Kija and his father, Gooniyandi. Butcher spent most of his working...» Read More

November, 2008

Not just the usual suspects

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.11.08

The Australian previews the announcement of the WA Premier's Indigenous Art awards: The $50,000 WA Premier's Indigenous Art Award aims to reveal new talent as well as the known. Can a group of men from the Great Victoria Desert win...» Read More

Tjungurrayi claims prestigious art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.11.08

Patrick Tjungurrayi is announced as the winner of the inaugural $50,000 WA Indigenous Art Award: “They were the best, the best-looking,” judge Djon Mundine said with disarming simplicity to explain the choice announced by Premier Colin Barnett at the Art...» Read More

Beyond The Dots: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.11.08

The exhibition is titled “Beyond The Dots: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art” and is organised by Tjala Aboriginal Art and Asia Promote Ventures with the support of the Australian Trade Commision and the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry. It features...» Read More

Intricate dots from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.11.08

From Nov 7 to 21, art lovers can discover the best of Aboriginal Australian art, characterised by its colourful and intricate dot patterns, at Pace Gallery in Jalan Kemajuan, Petaling Jaya. The exhibition is titled “Beyond The Dots: Contemporary Australian...» Read More

Search for true identity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.11.08

The Age previews the five shortlisted candidates for the Kate Challis RAKA Award: Along with five others - Samantha Hobson, Fiona Foley, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, Lisa Michl Ko-manggen and Pauline Sunfly Nangala - Thompson has just been shortlisted for the...» Read More

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.11.08

Pintupu artist Patrick Tjungurrayi has taken out the richest indigenous art prize in the country - the new WA Indigenous Art Award, established last year at $50,000 for the national prize, and $10,000 for a WA winner. June Walkutjukurr Richards...» Read More

Big Story Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.11.08

GREAT ARTS STORIES FROM REGIONAL AUSTRALIA can now be downloaded from www.regionalarts.com.au in pdf or html format. Big Story Country showcase stories about the great, the curious, the inspirational and the most creative arts and artistic events that have happened...» Read More

The Wilson National Art Prize - 4 weeks to go!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.11.08

Emerging Australian Artists have less than four weeks to enter one of Australia’s most exciting art competitions - the Wilson National Art Prize Launched in 2007, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive art award open to emerging...» Read More

Indigenous Gambling Awareness Posters Launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.11.08

The Indigenous Gambling Poster Group is holding a launch of the Indigenous Gambling Awareness Posters Artworks by Local Indigenous artist David O’Neill. This was an initiative by local services to develop three awareness posters focusing on gambling’s impact on:Finances, Family/Friends,...» Read More

Dreams of life and death

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.11.08

A wonderful article by Nicholas Rothwell about Wingu Tingima: For who, among the legions of keen collectors tracking the most admired Aboriginal art star of the western desert, Wingu Tingima, knows anything about her life and the way her mythscapes...» Read More

Indigenous take on stock route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.11.08

The Canberra Times reviews a recent workshop on the Canning Stock Route: Last week, artists and curators from Western Australia joined Canberra-based academics to workshop an exhibition on the stock route's indigenous history. The exhibition is scheduled to open in...» Read More

'Skin of the land (Boodja Ngoorl)' - Lindsay Harris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.11.08

November 5th - November 23rd, 2008 'Skin of the land (Boodja Ngoorl)' - Lindsay Harris. Following on from his previous two highly successful exhibitions, this contemporary Nyoongar artist's dynamic work will show why he was short-listed for the prestigious 25th...» Read More

Nelson Kurnirnarra Bieundurry - Colours of My Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.11.08

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Spiral Wind

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.11.08

From Annandale Galleries: Spiral Wind is the title we have given to the group show of artists from Maningrida to accompany the solo exhibition of Samuel Namunjdja. The title does not refer so much to the content of the works...» Read More

Samuel Namunjdja - Gungura

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.11.08

Samuel Namunjdja - Gungura bark paintings ceremonial pole Opening Wednesday 5 November 6:30 - 9:00 pm Exhibition dates 5 November - 6 December 2008...» Read More

Celebrating Ten Successful Years  Sharing Indigenous Culture

Celebrating Ten Successful Years Sharing Indigenous Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.11.08

In November 2008 Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Castlereagh New South Wales will acknowledge the 10th anniversary of its formation with a number of planned celebrations. An indigenous art exhibition will be officially opened at the Centre at 6.00pm...» Read More

'Hot' categories cool rapidly as crisis bites

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.11.08

More poor news from the auction market: October seemed to be the month when the wheels began to come off the global art market in the wake of turmoil in the wider economy. This was particularly evident at auctions in...» Read More

Photos of the 10th Anniversary of the award winning Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre, Muru Mittigar at Penrith NSW

Photos of the 10th Anniversary of the award winning Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre, Muru Mittigar at Penrith NSW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.11.08

Yesterday we published news of an exhibition Celebrating Ten Successful Years Sharing Indigenous Culture Here are some of the images from the centre:...» Read More

Contemporary Indigenous photographers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.11.08

A fantastic article about Indigenous photographers from COFU: Historically Australian Indigenous art has been perceived by many to be hampered by its cultural and national perceptions. It continues to be dealt with in a way in which there is a...» Read More

Contemporary Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.11.08

Shorty Jangala Robertson, Peggy Nampijinpa Brown, Mary Nampijinpa Michaels, Margaret Napangardi Brown, Dorothy Napangardi Robinson, Judy Napangardi Watson, Josie Petrick Kemarre, Emily Pwerle, Minnie Pwerle, Barbara Weir 08 November - 20 December 2008 at Harrison Galleries...» Read More

Australian Aboriginal Art on Display at Exclusive Karuna Village Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.11.08

Our exclusive exhibition of Karuna Village Fair Trade art and crafts has now begun at the Fair Trade Cafe and will be running through until the end of the year. We have a wide variety of high quality art and...» Read More

Garrett’s resale royalty proposal - views from the Aboriginal arts industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.11.08

A very interesting post from the Crikey blogs by Peter Gosford. The article looks at the royalty system coming out of Canberra and the benefit that it will produce for Indigenous artists. Here is some of the article: Garrett’s model...» Read More

New Self-Drive Map to discover Kimberley Aboriginal Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.11.08

A new Self-Drive Map has been developed to help visitors access the four art centres which make up the Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance. The map helps visitors to be part of a special journey and to gain a closer...» Read More

Lighting up the Territory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.11.08

Will Owen likes the latest post from The Northern Myth: [Bob Gosford's] latest post will be of interest to regular readers of this blog, as it is a long analysis of the proposed resale royalty that makes the scheme seem...» Read More

Einladung

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.11.08

„Common Ground“ Wir freuen uns, Ihnen vom 28.11.2008 - 30.11.2008 Zeitgenössische Aboriginal Art aus verschiedenen Regionen Australiens vorstellen zu können. Begleitend zur Ausstellung „Common Ground“ wird am 29.11.2008 um 17:00 Uhr ein Vortrag zur „Einführung in die Kunst der ersten...» Read More

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.11.08

It is Redrock Gallery’s 7th exhibition promoting Australian Aboriginal Art in China. From Mem Aziz, of Redrock gallery: 'More and more Chinese are learning About Australia’s indigenous culture and its significant history, though exhibitions and lectures on the topic...» Read More

Leading Commentators to Discuss New Developments and Trends in Collecting Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.11.08

Free Public Forum & Book Launch at 2pm Saturday, November 15 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco November 8, 2008— Leading Australian art commentator and writer, Susan McCulloch, and coauthor/ publisher Emily McCulloch Childs will launch...» Read More

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri paints the great Tingari narratives of her ancestral homelands near Lake Mackay in the Gibson Desert. Linda incorporates images of her Pintupi country and of the spirits of her late relatives as a way to remember them...» Read More

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

Town Camps and Mission Blankets

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

In association with Tangentyere Artists, Japingka Gallery presents the paintings and stories of Indigenous artists from the Alice Springs Town Camps. This exhibition of small paintings includes images of daily life in the homes and yards of the artists and...» Read More

Fire & Lightning: A Solo Exhibition by Napuwarri Marawili

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

About the exhibition: For some viewers one of the attractions of Yolngu art is that it stems from such a radically different cultural worldview to that of mainstream Australia. But that can be a turn off as well. If you...» Read More

Bronwyn Bancroft: A woman's world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

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Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi has been named the winner of the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi has been named the winner of the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award for his work Banumbirr (Morning Star Pole). The award works on a five-year cycle, focusing each year on a different aspect of the arts. This...» Read More

Papunya - My Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

"Papunya - My Country": 14th Nov - 20th Dec...» Read More

Surviving Your 1st Art Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.11.08

Surviving Your 1st Art Show Start small - Enter shows that take only one or two pieces, and watch them for you. Now that you let someone other than family see your work - you're ready for... Your First Art...» Read More

Listen to indigenous artist Danie Mellor talk about his creations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.11.08

Hear about the vision of artist Danie Mellor, together with the Vogue Living team and art expert Michael Reid at Damian Heads’ hot new CBD brasserie, Steel Bar & Grill. Heads will prepare a delicious three-course dinner matched with Tempus...» Read More

BRISBANE'S BRIGHTEST ARTISTIC TALENT FUSE AT PORTSIDE WHARF

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.11.08

Expect sparks to fly as Brisbane's hottest up and coming artists unite their creative forces for the inaugural Art on the Wharf - a weekend of fine arts in a markets setting, night time light installation from the digital designers...» Read More

Gallery on the go looks for a new home

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.11.08

A great story about the unlikely Aboriginal art collection of Gordon Syron: A convicted murderer who learnt to paint in Long Bay jail 30 years ago, he paints and collects art to depict his experience of a racist and unjust...» Read More

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.11.08

From the Brisbane Times comes the announcement of an upcoming event in Queensland, the launch of New Beginnings: Classic Paintings: Therese Rein will launch a book chronicling the master artists of the Western Desert, The Kimberley and Top End at...» Read More

Indigenous art used to teach good health

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.11.08

Channel Nine News reports: Doctors are using traditional indigenous art to teach Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory about good health. Australia's poorest health statistic is the 17-year disparity in life expectancy between Aboriginal men and other males. And while...» Read More

Lifestyle Visit to aboriginal art exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.11.08

An excellent community newspaper, Pine Rivers Press, has a nice little article about a planned visit to the Namatijira to Now exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery. THE Friends Group of the Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery in Strathpine is...» Read More

White art enhanced by some colour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.11.08

Interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald: Black faces were missing from most of the lessons that Dianne Jones was taught at school, so the indigenous artist decided to inject a bit of humour, writes Joyce Morgan. They are iconic...» Read More

What a decade

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.08

The Western Weekend Reports on the Muru Mittigar's birthday celebration events: FOR 10 years, the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Castlereagh has been the leading tourism hub for Aboriginal culture in Australia. After a decade of success in the...» Read More

GATHERINGS IN SYDNEY

GATHERINGS IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.11.08

A remarkable collaboration of forces from all over the country has resulted in an exhibition of cast metal sculpture by indigenous artists at Danks Street in Sydney. The artists include Tjampawa Kawiny from the Tjampi Weavers in the Western Desert,...» Read More

Harrison Galleries invites you and your friends to our first ever sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.08

Harrison Galleries invites you and your friends to our first ever sale. We have on offer a wide selection of Aboriginal works with some works starting from $300. Doors open at 10am this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you...» Read More

East meets West at local exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.08

One of the East Kimberley’s longest practising artists will showcase her unique artwork at an exhibition in Subiaco this month. Senior artist Peggy Griffiths, from Waringarri Aboriginal Arts in Kununurra, will present her East meets West collection of six...» Read More

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.08

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.08

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri paints the great Tingari narratives of her ancestral homelands near Lake Mackay in the Gibson Desert. Linda incorporates images of her Pintupi country and of the spirits of her late relatives as a way to remember them...» Read More

Town Camps and Mission Blankets

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.08

In association with Tangentyere Artists, Japingka Gallery presents the paintings and stories of Indigenous artists from the Alice Springs Town Camps. This exhibition of small paintings includes images of daily life in the homes and yards of the artists and...» Read More

Poly Ngal

Poly Ngal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.11.08

Currently amongst the most senior custodians of her country Arparra, in the heart of Utopia, 250 kms North East of Alice Springs, Poly Ngal shares with her sisters, Kathleen Ngal, and Angelina responsibility as keepers of its cultural knowledge. Now...» Read More

Where to find auction data?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.11.08

If you want to find data on auction sales there are two services in Australia that you can use. Australian Art Sales Digest The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of past auction results of over 300,000 works by...» Read More

Gods, Ghosts and Men

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.11.08

The most significant exhibition of islander art in two decades is a confronting experience for all, writes Christopher Allen | November 15, 2008 Gods, Ghosts and Men - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Until January 11. As you enter Gods,...» Read More

Aboriginal artworks reflect history spanning 40,000 years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.11.08

Visitors to Pace Gallery in Petaling Jaya have a chance to see examples of these artworks, which had been especially brought in from Australia and will be on display until Nov 21. Appreciating her peer: Maida Stewart standing next to...» Read More

Pacific solutions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.11.08

The most significant exhibition of islander art in two decades is a confronting experience for all, writes Christopher Allen Gods, Ghosts and Men National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Until January 11. Quote from the article: In fact this is the...» Read More

Calling Emerging Australian Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.11.08

Emerging Australian Artists have less than two weeks to enter one of Australia’s most exciting art competitions - the Wilson National Art Prize Launched in 2007, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive art award open to emerging...» Read More

Exhibition aims to raise profile of fibre art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.11.08

Penny McLintock reports for ABC: The curator of a new exhibition on Indigenous fibre art hopes it will raise the profile of the contemporary works. ReCoil: Change and Exchange in Coiled Fibre Art includes works by 15 textile artists and...» Read More

Aboriginal artworks reflect history spanning 40,000 years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.11.08

SALINA KHALID in Malaysia reports: THERE are more to paintings than their aesthetic value. For the aborigines in Australia, since time immemorial, painting has been a medium to record and to communicate. The people’s dot paintings tell stories about their...» Read More

For the children

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.11.08

In Malaysia: AWARD-winning Maida Stewart is one of the Australian aboriginal artists whose paintings are currently on display in the Beyond the Dots exhibition at Pace Gallery. Stewart decided to combine a holiday in Malaysia with travelling here with the...» Read More

Tjungurrayi claims prestigious art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.11.08

From The Western Australian: WA painter Patrick Tjungurrayi has won Australia’s richest Aboriginal art prize with his monumental series of canvases depicting a scrub fire in his Gibson Desert homeland. “They were the best, the best-looking,” judge Djon Mundine said...» Read More

Beyond Sacred

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.11.08

Listen to the audio Last week on Artworks, Julie Copeland talked to the Sydney pathologist and art collector Colin Laverty about how you make a collection. This week Julie is taking the conversation further with him, to tease out ideas...» Read More

Art Opens New World

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.11.08

Belinda Nolan reports: DISABILITY equals possibility. That’s the message Brimbank artist Michael van Roehl not only believes, but lives by. Although he suffers from an intellectual disability, the 35-year-old Sunshine man is determined to experience everything life has to offer....» Read More

A fortnightly wrap-up of how the media reported Indigenous affairs from the National Indigenous Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.11.08

AN art auction house spent more than $100,000 moving a sale from Melbourne to Sydney this month after misinterpreting a new law. Sotheby's admits it was confused about a change to the Australian Heritage Act 2006. The Act requires individual...» Read More

From rock to canvas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.11.08

An art culture that is thousands of years old has not only evolved successfully but is now a commercial triumph internationally, too. BEYOND THE DOTS Nov 7-21, Pace Gallery, PJ MY fascination with contemporary Australian aboriginal art – in particular...» Read More

A wicked way with words has poets ready to slam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.11.08

Artist and poet Greg Smith and David Reimer will battle spoken-word style at the State Library of NSW next week as part of Australian Poetry Slam 08. In its second year, the national poetry competition is Australia's largest and richest,...» Read More

Swept up in the current

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.11.08

With 80 artists spread across 300 glossy colour pages, Current is up-to-the minute, controversial, sexy, political, dangerous or reassuringly familiar, depending on what page you turn to. Naturally, in the sometimes volatile world of contemporary art, eddies of (unwanted) attention...» Read More

What is current? Who is current? These are pertinent questions in the ever-changing realm of visual art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.11.08

With 80 artists spread across 300 glossy colour pages, Current is up-to-the minute, controversial, sexy, political, dangerous or reassuringly familiar, depending on what page you turn to. Current is the new book from the Art & Australia team, and took...» Read More

Sale ends Saturday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.11.08

Prices start from $300. An opportunity to buy affordable & investment quality works at discounted prices. Selected works by renowned artists including Ningura Napurrula, Wingu Tingima, Minnie Pwerle, Helen McCarthy, and more....» Read More

New track improves access to rock art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.11.08

Visitors to the renowned Aboriginal rock art sites at Mount Grenfell near Cobar will be able to step out in style following the completion of a new walking track. National Parks and Wildlife Service area manager Sarah Carr said the...» Read More

Confidential Business Public Programs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.11.08

Get together with local artists to have a yarn about indigenous art making or learn techniques from Confidential Business Artists. Book Now Confidential Business Forum The Confidential Business Forum is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to participate in...» Read More

Voting Now Online for Big WA Indigenous Art Prize

Voting Now Online for Big WA Indigenous Art Prize

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.11.08

A unique opportunity to vote online for the big Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards' People's Choice Prize is on offer until January 4. All the works by 16 artists selected for the first WA Indigenous Art Awards exhibition can now...» Read More

The New Mob

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.11.08

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The New Mob, Thurs 27 November 6 - 8pm

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.11.08

Preview of the New Mob exhibition at GrantPirrie....» Read More

New works from SANTA TERESA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.11.08

Today we've received some new works from Santa Teresa, a small community of 500 people south east of Alice Springs. We should have all the new paintings online in the next day or so. Santa Teresa was a Catholic Mission...» Read More

The Artery now has a blog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.11.08

Since opening our gallery in 2005, we have met hundreds of terrific people and thought that a blog would be a great way for you to see what we're up to. Finally, we've got the blog linked to our website...» Read More

Watiyawanu artists prepare for Alice exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.11.08

ABC NEWS reports: Alice Springs residents will be treated to their first ever group art show from the Watiyawanu Artists of Mount Liebig this weekend. The artists, from an Aboriginal-owned art co-operative, 350 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, have had...» Read More

Wish comes true

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.11.08

One of the individual donors is Dr Patrick Corrigan, who provided the funds for Barbie Kjar’s work Escucha. Corrigan, who recently gave the gallery a substantial collection of valuable artists’ prints and drawings, has made hundreds of donations to galleries,...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Selling Exhibition - Entries closing now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.11.08

Shapiro Galleries 162 Queen Street Woollahra, Woollahra, Sydney ENQUIRIES (+612) 9326 1588 aboriginal.art@shapiro.com.au Artists of interest: Declan Apuatimi Jack Britten Tommy Carroll Butcher Cherel Janangoo Barney Ellaga Hector Jandany Ivy Nixon Janyka Emily Kame Kngwarreye Kudditji Tjungurrayi Kngwarreye Lena Kuriniya...» Read More

Arts around the world from the Financial Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.11.08

The Financial Times today featured Half Light, the first major survey of the work of Indigenous artists engaging with the photographic medium and the portrait. Until February 22 2009....» Read More

Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.11.08

Photography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists has emerged over the past two decades as a definitive expression of contemporary Indigenous life in Australia. Half Light is the first major survey of the work of Indigenous artists engaging with...» Read More

Half Light

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.11.08

Half Light is the first major survey of the work of Indigenous artists engaging with the photographic medium and the portrait. The exhibition brings together over 140 works by 15 of Australia’s most renowned Indigenous artists. With a critical eye...» Read More

Art Gallery of New South Wales Presents Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.11.08

Art Gallery of New South Wales presents Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia, on view through 22 February 2009. Photography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists has emerged over the past two decades as a definitive expression of contemporary...» Read More

Dreamtime Xmas Sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.11.08

Dreamtime Kullilla-art are having a Christmas sale. Have a look online over the next three weeks and pick up a Christmas bargain....» Read More

McCulloch's AUSTRALIAN ART DIARY 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.11.08

Be inspired by the range, depth, quality and innovation of Australian art and discover the major exhibitions for 2009 in the stunning new McCulloch's AUSTRALIAN ART DIARY 2009 gloriously illustrated with 120 images of Australian and Aboriginal art in evocative...» Read More

Jack Dale Mengenen

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.11.08

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Launch of Written in the Land: the Life of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.11.08

I would first like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land. And I want to acknowledge the contribution made by Argyle Diamonds – the first major company to make Aboriginal employment a priority and a supporter of the book....» Read More

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.11.08

Of the key (white) facilitators of the Aboriginal art movement, only Geoffrey Bardon has ensured his own immortality via assiduous publication. And his reputation is based on just 12 months effort between the school wall painting at Papunya and his...» Read More

Aboriginal artists take control

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.11.08

The Wynnum Aboriginal Art Gallery has changed hands: Troy Little has been the resident artist at Wynnum Aboriginal Art Gallery in Florence St for almost a decade. Little is looking forward to his work being exposed to a wider range...» Read More

Regina Wilson New Works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.11.08

Regina Wilson New Works Exhibiting until 20th December, 2008 44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011 Australia Christmas drinks at the gallery Friday 5th December, 6 - 8pm RSVP essential— Wednesday 3rd December Open 11am to 5pm Wednesday till Saturday,...» Read More

Artitja Fine Art Home Show weekend 6-7 December

Artitja Fine Art Home Show weekend 6-7 December

Posted by | 29.11.08

Wall to Wall…. A comment by a visitor to the South Fremantle home of owners Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke of Artitja Fine Art back in 2003 changed the course of their lives. “Walking into this house is like walking...» Read More

Mark Norval book launch and auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.11.08

Mark Norval book launch and auction...» Read More

Mark Norval book launch and auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.11.08

Mark Norval and David Hooper @ Broome 6 Gallery, 7/20 Hamersley Street Broome, 6.30pm, Friday June 20. Two Leading artists, Mark Norval from the Kimberley, and David Hooper from the Pilbara, join forces to present powerful bodies of work representative...» Read More

Roebourne Art Group Newsletter Issue 7, November 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.11.08

Issue 7 of the Roebourne Art Group Newsletter....» Read More

Written in the land....

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.11.08

It's a long way from the Kimberley to Canberra, and the country that sits close to the hearts of the Texas Downs mob hasn't much in common with the Limestone Plains. But the legacy of indigenous artist and national living...» Read More

December, 2008

Artitja Weekend Home Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Works by central and western desert artists. Weaves by Nyoongar Bush Sculptor Janine McAullay Bott. Great Gift ideas and special prices. Opening Drinks 11-6pm (until Sunday, 7th December)...» Read More

Albert Namatjira exhibition a delight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Although Namatjira's personal history had a tragic outcome, he continues to inspire a vigorous tradition in landscape painting that is only recently receiving renewed recognition, having been swamped by the success of the acrylic dot painting movement. Another offshoot has...» Read More

2009 Underground Aboriginal Art Crawl

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

This is from Canada but we thought it was interesting: MediaNet is looking for film and video works for the Second Annual Underground Aboriginal Art Crawl, titled “The Old Guard is Dead.” Last year, eleven local Aboriginal artists filled three...» Read More

A modern hunter gatherer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art, Emily McCulloch Childs and Ross Gibson with a preface by Margo Neale, McCulloch & McCulloch, 156pp, $79.95. From the Australian: When Therese Rein recently launched the book...» Read More

Crews in choppers hit the red centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Hot on the heels of Baz Luhrmann's movie, Australia, international film crews can't get enough of the landscape in Central Australia. They're shooting everything from Aboriginal art to feral camels. Travelling from Japan, Europe, and Canada, many are hiring helicopters...» Read More

Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Sharing Life and Art from the Western Desert Until 22 Feb 2009 Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships Photo: Tim Acker, copyright Western Desert Mob. Exhibition of traditional and contemporary Indigenous works from Australia's Western Desert region. Visit...» Read More

Many Friendships thrive at Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum Presents Western Desert Mob Exhibition Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships. Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and Western Desert Mob are celebrating the importance of Aboriginal connection to country and culture through art,...» Read More

2008 Warakurna Artists Annual Christmas Special

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Celebrate this festive season with Warakurna Community, Ngaanyatjarra Lands WA Paintings: $40 - $200 / plus postage Also available T-Shirts $30, Aprons $20 and bags $10 (limited stock only) Edwina Circuitt Tel: 08 8955 8099 Email: art@warakurnaartists.com.au...» Read More

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land 9 December 2008 - 31 January 2009 To be opened by Pat Corrigan AM 6pm Tuesday December 9th 2008 Pat will be available to personally sign copies of the recently released book New...» Read More

Manifest Dreams: Contemporary Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

'Ancient way meet 21st century life in bold, timeless, tribal images' SF Chronicle Art Reception: 7PM to 8PM, Thursday Dec. 11 Exhibition through Jan. 6 2009 by appointment Concert: at 8PM with master didjeridu artist Stephen Kent 'If your skeptical...» Read More

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land 9 December 2008 - 31 January 2009 To be opened by Pat Corrigan AM 6pm Tuesday December 9th 2008 Pat will be available to personally sign copies of the recently released book New...» Read More

Manifest Dreams: Contemporary Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.12.08

'Ancient way meet 21st century life in bold, timeless, tribal images' SF Chronicle Art Reception: 7PM to 8PM, Thursday Dec. 11 Exhibition through Jan. 6 2009 by appointment Concert: at 8PM with master didjeridu artist Stephen Kent 'If your skeptical...» Read More

Harrison Galleries: Christmas Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.12.08

3-20 December 2008 Our last exhibition for 2008 features a selection of works, including works on paper, photography, sculpture and painting. Stockroom and Aboriginal artwork sale continues due to popular demand. Christmas bargains for Art Lovers! Sincere thanks to our...» Read More

Black and White At NG Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.12.08

The latest in an on-going series of thought provoking Aboriginal art exhibitions at NG Art curated by Coo-ee Aboriginal Art “Aboriginal paintings are often described as landscapes but they are far more than this. They are all about nature and...» Read More

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.12.08

Aboriginal paintings are often described as landscapes but they are far more than this. They are all about nature, creation and 'living' history. We see at once, in form and action, stories written in the land. Each work unearths ancient...» Read More

New Aboriginal Art and Furniture Store for Paddington

Posted by | 04.12.08

BELL & SON 1 Begg Lane Paddington Just behind the Paddington Post office...» Read More

Written in the Land: The Life of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.12.08

Written in the Land: The Life of Queenie McKenzie This beautifully produced book tells the story of Queenie McKenzie, a remarkable indigenous woman from the East Kimberley in Western Australia. Now deceased, Queenie was an important cultural leader, revered Aboriginal...» Read More

Identity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.12.08

Identity exhibition featuring Nyree Reynolds....» Read More

Aboriginal art in the Northern Rivers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.12.08

Building on a highly successful event in 2004, a special art and craft exhibition is planned for the Australia Day long weekend at Lismore City Hall to help build livelihoods for and improve the health of Indigenous communities. The exhibition...» Read More

Art brings health and wealth to Indigenous artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.12.08

Building on a highly successful event in 2004, a special art and craft exhibition is planned for the Australia Day long weekend at Lismore City Hall to help build livelihoods for and improve the health of Indigenous communities. The exhibition...» Read More

Aboriginal Art Selling Exhibition - Catalogue Online

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.12.08

ABORIGINAL ART SELLING EXHIBITION Select Works on Display 8 – 23 DECEMBER Shapiro Gallery 162 Queen Street Woollahra ON VIEW Monday through Saturday 11-5pm Department Enquiries Tel 612 9326 1588 CATALOGUE ONLINE www.shapiro.com.au ENQUIRIES aboriginal.art@shapiro.com.au Jane Raffan (+612) 9326 1588...» Read More

On Line shopping opened

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.08

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Turning landscape on its head

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.12.08

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian on Lydia Balbal, an emerging star in the Aboriginal art world: It was just a year ago that the most mesmerising new star of western desert art, Lydia Balbal, walked into Broome's Short Street Gallery...» Read More

Art association pushes for Indigenous cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.12.08

John Oster from Desart discusses the possiblity of an Indigenous art and culture in Alice Springs: The executive officer of an Aboriginal art association says central Australia would benefit from a visitor centre for Indigenous art and culture. The longstanding...» Read More

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.12.08

The Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) invites artists and those who work with the Indigenous arts industry to discuss future directions in the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA). This year is NATSIAA's 25th...» Read More

Black and White

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

NG Art Gallery warmly invites you to the opening of Black & White in collaboration with Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery tuesday 9 december 6pm – 8pm exhibition 9 – 20 december 2008 An exhibition of Aboriginal works by: Ronnie Tjamptjinpa...» Read More

Evelyn Pultara

Evelyn Pultara

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

Evelyn Pultara was born during the outbreak of World War II at Woodgreen Station, the cattle property adjoining Utopia Station and has now become a senior custodian for her Dreaming the bush yam. She began painting traditional bush tucker and...» Read More

Galya Pwerle Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

Galya is continually developing her own unique, contemporary style and is proving to be an exciting and progressive artist. In 2005 and 2008 her work was nominated in the prestigious Telstra Awards held in Darwin. Galya paints "Awelye Atnwengerrp" which...» Read More

Galya Pwerle Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

Galya is continually developing her own unique, contemporary style and is proving to be an exciting and progressive artist. In 2005 and 2008 her work was nominated in the prestigious Telstra Awards held in Darwin. Galya paints "Awelye Atnwengerrp" which...» Read More

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri was born on a hillside east of Kiwirrkura, near the West Australian Northern Territory border in the late 1950’s. He was the oldest of three brothers who came in from the Great Sandy Desert in 1984 along with...» Read More

CIT Yurauna artists – Past and Present

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

This exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the work of past and present students from the Canberra Institute of Technology Yurauna Centre. Dr Colin Adrian Chief Executive of CIT said “the quality of the works on display show the dedication...» Read More

Radiant Surprises

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

Helen Read is in town with her end-of-year showing of Aboriginal art at the Barn in Kew. Helping out with setup last week evoked memories of making displays in my own shop years ago – there was the similar challenge...» Read More

New dawn of respect

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

Wingham High School has ushered in a new era of respect and acknowledgement of Aboriginal people after unveiling two murals celebrating the Wingham area’s indigenous history. The stunning artworks, now a permanent fixture in the school grounds, were shown for...» Read More

Former Cowra woman's work is part of Canberra exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

Former Cowra woman Lorraine Webb is one of the artists whose work features in an exhibition opened in Canberra this week. Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts, Jon Stanhope MLA, officially launched the CIT Yurauna artists – Past and...» Read More

Brigitte Braun Gallery 2009 Exhibition Schedule

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

The 2009 exhibition program will start on 14 March with Antony Muia's exhibition The Hard Road (Antony was a finalist in the 2008 Dobell Prize for Drawing) to be followed by exhibitions by Mulgra Jimmy Nerrimah, Tommy and Dorothy May,...» Read More

Stockroom Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.12.08

SCOTT LIVESEY GALLERIES We would like to wish you an enjoyable and festive holiday season and express our gratitude for your continued interest in the gallery. From Christmas until early February the gallery will be open by appointment only. Please...» Read More

DESERT RAIN - INDIGENOUS FINE ART STOCK ROOM SALE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.12.08

To celebrate this festive time, Desert Rain is holding a STOCK ROOM SALE, as an added bonus to your Christmas shopping. Works on canvas or linen from both collectable and emerging artists will be on sale from 15th-21st December. Including...» Read More

BEYONCE'S momento of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.12.08

When the singer Beyonce toured here, The Sydney Entertainment Centre came to The Artery to find a piece of artwork they could give to the singer as a memento of her visit to Sydney. They were looking for something...» Read More

QANTAS infight magazine - Dec 08 / Jan 09

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.12.08

Travelling on Qantas in the next month or two? Chances are you'll spot the artery's new advert featured in Qantas's inflight magazine......» Read More

In the shadow of modernity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.12.08

The disappearance of a powerful desert artist and magic man offers a rare window into the hidden realm of traditional indigenous beliefs From Nicholas Rothwell at the Australian: One morning in mid-April this year, senior desert lawman Spider Kalbybidi walked...» Read More

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.12.08

For more than 40 years leading businessman Pat Corrigan has been one of Australia’s largest and most significant arts benefactors. A strong supporter of the innovative and of living artists, post-2000 Pat turned his eye towards Aboriginal art. The vibrancy...» Read More

The NIT Blacklist 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.12.08

From the National Indigenous Times: 2008 was a year of highs and lows for Aboriginal Australia. The high was, undoubtedly, the national apology in February. But the lows were... well, take your pick. The federal government's failure to endorse the...» Read More

The titles that bind

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.12.08

From the Age: After a career as a publisher, anti-Vietnam War campaigner, art critic, columnist, investigative journalist (not to mention serial wife; four husbands were acquired and released along the way), McCulloch is on the cusp of a new phase,...» Read More

Applications Now Open For Eat Your Words Writing Project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.12.08

Interested in arts writing? Then it's time to EAT YOUR WORDS! Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, and managed by Artworkers Alliance - 'Eat Your Words' is a collaborative writing project that is designed to help foster the...» Read More

A passionate engagement

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.12.08

Marie Geissler on collecting Aboriginal art Described by renowned Australian art critic, Robert Hughes, as belonging to ‘the world’s last great art movement’, collectors of art from this extraordinary ancient but vibrant living culture have, in recent years, fuelled a...» Read More

Art Education 2009: Michael Reid Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 17.12.08

In 2009 the art galleries Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay and Michael Reid at Murrurundi will continue to offer one of the most comprehensive Australian art education programmes in the country. Our aim is to equip both collectors and art...» Read More

Written in the Land celebrates the life of Indigenous Elder of the Kimberley’s Queenie McKenzie

Written in the Land celebrates the life of Indigenous Elder of the Kimberley’s Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.12.08

The book on the life of an Indigenous leader of the East Kimberley in Western Australia Queenie McKenzie was launched at the National Museum of Australia by Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin, Warmun Community chairperson Shirley Purdie and senior...» Read More

Art code may not erase dodgy dealers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.12.08

What impact will the new code have? The intensely negotiated draft code for the Aboriginal art market was unveiled yesterday by federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett, a year and a half after a Senate report into unethical practices in the...» Read More

Intellectual inbreeding, but insight aplenty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.12.08

The final piece, ‘The Collector’, is by Nicolas Rothwell, perhaps our finest essayist. This subtle, sublime piece — 14 pages long — was first published in The Monthly. It documents how in late June 1956, the Paris-trained Czech artist Karel...» Read More

Sights Unseen - Moving Pictures by Michael Riley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.12.08

Sights Unseen is a compelling story about the short but prolific life work of Aboriginal photographer, Michael Riley, his view on Aboriginal art and his determination to bring together a solid Aboriginal arts movement before passing away in 2004. Riley...» Read More

Draft code of conduct for fair and ethical trade in the Indigenous visual art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.12.08

A draft code of conduct for fair and ethical trade in the Indigenous visual art industry was released today for public comment. Minister for the Arts Peter Garrett said the code will help Indigenous artists negotiate fair pay for their...» Read More

Art from the heart speeds up recovery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.12.08

When CRS Australia rehabilitation consultant Kathryn McKewin met Mr Weston, all he could do was walk on flat ground and use his hands after a serious motorcycle accident had wrecked his body. “This bloke came in and everything said his...» Read More

Museum has even more stories to tell

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.12.08

A large range of new objects and stories will be on display at the National Museum of Australia from next year as it transforms its five permanent galleries after seven years on show. Rolfe Harris's wobble board, which was recently...» Read More

Major Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.12.08

An Unique Art Exhibition displaying over 90 pieces of art, by Koori Artist, Nerissa Major. Artworks of Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape and Sculpture are for sale and available for pick up after purchase. Entry fee $5 (half of fee...» Read More

Tjungu Palyaku Walka Nyuwana (New Works From Tjungu Palya)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.12.08

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st ever show in Asia for the exciting works of APY Lands’ Tjungu Palya. Tjungu Palyaku Walka Nyuwana (New Works from Tjungu Palya), will showcase the very best from this relatively new,...» Read More

Arts Tasmania Aboriginal Arts Fund

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.12.08

Aboriginal artists and recognised Aboriginal arts organisations have been invited to apply for assistance though the Arts Tasmania Aboriginal Arts Fund, which aims to support, revitalise and preserve traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art forms and practices. The Minister for Environment,...» Read More

Mamana Mamanta - Gradual Friendship

Mamana Mamanta - Gradual Friendship

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.12.08

Mamana Mamanta (gradual friendship) is an exciting exhibition of glass sculptures by Canberra-based glass artist Luna Ryan, and Tiwi artist Jock Puautjimi. Jock and Luna’s initial collaborations were received with enthusiasm, prompting the artists to develop their abilities further and...» Read More

Ochre Imprints

Ochre Imprints

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.12.08

Ochre Imprints showcases the work from the three art centres on the Tiwi Islands; Munupi Arts and Crafts, Tiwi Design and Jilamara Arts and Craft. The exhibition includes work by both prolific and emerging artists demonstrating the diverse artistic talent...» Read More

TiTi's Daily Picture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 29.12.08

Nice blog post with picture: I have always enjoyed Aboriginal Art and even more so since I have been confronted to the amazing collection of the Ian Potter Centre in Melbourne some years back. Now that I am in the...» Read More