Christian Thompson

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ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-15 15:28:19

Hetti Perkins second 'Art+Soul' TV series returns to the ABC tonight, and winds up with a third episode next Tuesday. And the question I asked after previewing her first program remains as relevant to the thinking behind this production as...» Read More

 

WA  AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

WA AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-23 17:15:16

Oh Boy, they must be crowing in Queensland! In Perth, a Queenslander took out the Big One – actually, the country's biggest Indigenous art award of $50,000; and behind him were 2 fellow Sunshine Staters. In Darwin two weeks ago,...» Read More

 

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-05 13:47:24

It's that time of the year! Just as the footy tends to deliver adrenaline-sodden drama throughout September, Indigenous art has somehow chosen August as the month when an inherently uncompetitive, culturally sensitive activity turns polemic. Darwin, Perth, Melbourne and Cairns...» Read More

 

I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME!

I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-11 17:10:57

No – not a spangly sing-along with Peter Allen, or an ad for Dubai-bound Qantas. But part of the provocative title - My Country : I Still Call Australia Home - of the largest ever show of contemporary Indigenous art...» Read More

 

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-19 19:42:44

We live in exclusive times! Or should that be exclusionary? Two major Indigenous events announced in Sydney this week turn out to be less than they appear in that they offer, respectively, “indigenous history, feeling and disturbing visions that reach into...» Read More

 

WA Announces Art Award Finalists

WA Announces Art Award Finalists

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-14 17:12:38

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country since they began in 2008, today announced the 16 artists who'll fight it out for a share in $65,000 worth of prizes. They include such leaders...» Read More

 

Crossing Cultures in the US

Crossing Cultures in the US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-21 18:32:09

America is having a far better year than Australia in terms of its experience and appreciation of our Indigenous art. First there was the Kaplan/Levi Collection on show in the Seattle Art Museum; now, across the country in New Hampshire,...» Read More

 

FUTURE IS PERFECT FOR CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN SINGAPORE

FUTURE IS PERFECT FOR CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN SINGAPORE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-13 21:52:18

A former British colonial army barracks which was one of the last places to hold out against the Japanese during the Fall of Singapore in 1942 has been converted by the Singapore government into an art centre, which opens this...» Read More

 

SECOND INDIGENOUS TRIENNIAL

SECOND INDIGENOUS TRIENNIAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-23 14:27:49

Why did the word 'colourless' spring to my mind when trying to sum up the National Gallery's second National Indigenous Art Triennial? I think the answer intrinsically springs from the diminished role played by vibrant Desert art. Yes – there's...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art in Africa

Aboriginal Art in Africa

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-02-09 15:36:58

The first ever tour of a curated Australian art exhibition through Africa has just opened in Cape Town – and after Africa, it will progress to India. Message Stick – as the show is called – features a selection of work...» Read More

 

ACMI presents Indigenous arts festival

ACMI presents Indigenous arts festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-12 08:15:23

The National Indigenous Photomedia Forum, Shadow Life: Moving Image and Remembered By are three separate events presented by ACMI as part of the Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival 2012. The National Indigenous Photomedia Forum will address the the obstacles faced by Indigenous...» Read More

 

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS GATHERING IN WINNIPEG

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS GATHERING IN WINNIPEG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-31 12:18:53

One of the largest collections of Indigenous art ever assembled is being shown at galleries throughout Winnipeg in Canada. There are around 60 pieces of art included in Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, created by 34 diverse artists. "Since...» Read More

 

Indigenous revelations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-28 23:22:39

At first glance it's hard to see how Destiny Deacon shares any common ground with the artists of Papunya Tula or with Ricky Maynard or Judy Watson. But Hetti Perkins, the writer and narrator of the three-part ABC1 documentary art +...» Read More

 

WA Art Award Nominees Named

WA Art Award Nominees Named

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-04-23 16:08:00

The 16 finalists in the nation’s richest indigenous arts prize, the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, were today announced by State Culture and the Arts Minister, John Day.   Mr Day congratulated the artists who have been invited to participate in the...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ARTIST GOES TO OXFORD

ABORIGINAL ARTIST GOES TO OXFORD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-18 12:53:49

The 32 year old Bidjara artist from SW Queensland, Christian Bumbarra Thompson has been announced as one of the first two Aborigines to go to study at Oxford University. Working mainly in Melbourne in recent years, and operating mostly in...» Read More

 

IT'S ALL FOLK ART AT BOS 2010

IT'S ALL FOLK ART AT BOS 2010

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-02-10 15:30:02

David Elliott, director of the 17th Biennale of Sydney later this year, scratched an old sore today in launching his forthcoming feast of visual arts by asserting that “all art is folk art”. As a major feature of his BOS...» Read More

 

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART TRIENNIAL OPENS AT GOMA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-14 09:52:15

Works by leading Queensland artists Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Dennis Nona and Judy Watson feature in a national Indigenous exhibition opening at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane this week. Arts Minister Rod Welford said Culture Warriors: National Indigenous...» Read More

 

Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-24 10:23:13

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 | 2008-11-24 10:09:32

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

 

22nd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 12 August 2005

22nd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 12 August 2005

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-08-12 05:38:20

The opening night of the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is a major dry season event in Darwin and attracts visitors and artists from all over the country. The evening provides free entertainment from Indigenous traditional...» Read More

 

Find out more about Christian Thompson at the Aboriginal Art Directory