2016

January, 2016

underSTATEd 2016

underSTATEd 2016

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.01.16

Opening on Monday is underSTATEd, NSW Parliament's biennial exhibition. And this year 44 works on paper are being shown - a collection which includes art by Badger Bates, Danny Eastwood, Roy Kennedy, Nami Maymuru, Joy Duncan and May Hinch. The...» Read More

CULTURE v POLITICS IN SYDNEY

CULTURE v POLITICS IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.01.16

After all the trumpeting about the two big International Art Series shows on this summer in Sydney – 'The Greats' from the Scottish National Galleries at AGNSW and Grayson Perry from Essex at the MCA – there was barely a...» Read More

Is There Anything Comparable in Australia???

Is There Anything Comparable in Australia???

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.01.16

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is awarding US$815,000 to the University of Virginia to create a research center for the study of the indigenous art of Australia and the Americas. The grant provides four years of funding for a proposal...» Read More

'CUT THE SKY' REVIEW

'CUT THE SKY' REVIEW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.16

In its latest work for the Sydney Festival, the Broome-based dance theatre, Marrugeku continues with the theme of diminishing optimism for Aborigines in The Kimberley that started with their work, Gudirr Gudirr at the Festival in 2014. But, unlike that...» Read More

TIWI + JAZZ REVIEW

TIWI + JAZZ REVIEW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.01.16

A wonderfully warm (well, hot actually) performance in the Spiegeltent as part of the Sydney Festival brought about the unlikely combo of a Sydney jazz band and a number of elderly ceremonial performers from the Tiwi Islands. You wouldn't know...» Read More

Indigenous artists encouraged to enter art award

Indigenous artists encouraged to enter art award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.01.16

With the first-ever win by an Aboriginal artist – 65-year-old Ben Ward from Kunnunurra, WA – of the $10,000 John Fries Award last year, the organisers are keen to receive even more entries from Indigenous Australian and New Zealand artists...» Read More

February, 2016

Top Job in Aboriginal Art

Top Job in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.02.16

Senior Resource & Development Officer (Program Manager) Leadership Role in the Aboriginal Art Sector Founded in 1987, The Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is a leading not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation and the first peak advocacy and support...» Read More

AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.02.16

Aboriginal Art Directory is delighted to congratulate the following people, long involved in the world of Aboriginal art, on their Honours - awarded on 26th January 2016. Sadly, no painters or sculptors from the rich North seem to have been...» Read More