Johnny Warangkula

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-30 11:31:08

Sydney artist Boneta-Marie Mabo has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner at the end of this year’s 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Director Pierre Arpin said...» Read More

 

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-02-13 08:19:23

Adrian Newstead is probably uniquely qualified to write a history of that contentious business, the market for Australian Aboriginal art. He may once have planned to be an agricultural scientist, but then he mutated into a craft shop owner, Aboriginal...» Read More

 

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-01 22:09:22

The wilful ignorance of some London critics in slaughtering the Royal Academy's 'Australia' show of more than 200 artworks linked to our landscape is a deep embarrassment for the Mother Country. I've been a professional critic for many years, working...» Read More

 

“Founding Documents of Aboriginal Art” Go On Show

“Founding Documents of Aboriginal Art” Go On Show

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-08 10:50:50

“I hate to hide things away. Western thinking is that a museum collection is for the public benefit, and it's anathema to deny them access. But there are different rules up here”. Pierre Arpin, a French Canadian by birth, is the...» Read More

 

PAPUNYA TULA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH

PAPUNYA TULA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-17 11:55:35

Alice Springs is in party mode this weekend as Papunya Tula Artists (PTA) celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1972, just one year after Aboriginal Desert painting had started at the 'prison camp' that was the government settlement...» Read More

 

Mystery Bidder Bids Big on Aboriginal Artefacts at Sotheby's Australia Sale

Mystery Bidder Bids Big on Aboriginal Artefacts at Sotheby's Australia Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-10-18 03:49:52

Mysterious bidder 109 was somewhat of a saviour for Sotheby’s Australia during their 15th October Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art sale in Sydney. Obviously prepared to spend whatever it took to acquire the objects of his desire, Mr. 109...» Read More

 

Sotheby's 15th October Important Aboriginal Art Auction in Sydney

Sotheby's 15th October Important Aboriginal Art Auction in Sydney

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-10-15 10:03:15

Tonight in Sydney, Sotheby’s Australia will attempt to sell a collection of Important Aboriginal and Oceanic Art valued at between $1.3-1.9 million and featuring works by artists such as Kitty Kantilla, Ginger Riley Mundwalawala, Anatjari Tjakamarra and Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula. Leading...» Read More

 

Mossgreen's Sell-Out Aboriginal Art Auction

Mossgreen's Sell-Out Aboriginal Art Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-11 14:18:37

Mossgreen Auctions produced one of the best Aboriginal art auction results in recent times with their auction of Indigenous art from the collection of John W. Kluge which achieved an amazing 100% clearance rate and a sale total of $787,485.60...» Read More

 

Bonhams Australia May 28 Aboriginal Art Auction Features Amazing Array of Paintings and Artefacts

Bonhams Australia May 28 Aboriginal Art Auction Features Amazing Array of Paintings and Artefacts

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-05-23 17:02:05

Bonhams Australia have thrown down the gauntlet to other auction houses with an ambitious two catalogue sale of Aboriginal art taking place in Sydney on the 28th of May. A total of 195 lots will be offered in...» Read More

 

TJUKURRTJANU – THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN DESERT ART

TJUKURRTJANU – THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN DESERT ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-11-18 11:06:53

There's a tremendous tension around at the moment between those who want to show Aboriginal art as 'great contemporary art' and those who want to try to understand its mysteries and complexities. And this is sadly all-too-apparent in the yawning...» Read More

 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-11 14:22:20

How to tackle this intimately informed, radically revisionist but ultimately frustrating tale of the art movement that did more than anything to change Australia's views about its indigenous people and bring their culture closer to the cities of the south? For...» Read More

 

MIRACLE ON THE CANNING

MIRACLE ON THE CANNING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-12 14:19:22

It was rumoured a couple of years ago that an anthropologist was about to make the astounding announcement that he'd traced the three Aboriginal grandparents who'd lived on the Canning Stock Route (CSR) earlier last century and sired most of...» Read More

 

Desert art to show in Beijing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:48

From the Age: Dot paintings from the indigenous community of Papunya are heading to the heart of Beijing. In an exercise in cultural diplomacy, packers at the National Museum of Australia spent yesterday sliding paintings from its successful 2007 exhibition into crates...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art makes the long trek to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:42

From the Australian: The works are large and bold. Most were created in the central Australian community of Papunya in the 1970s when the Aboriginal art movement was starting to gather pace. In Canberra yesterday, some of those early pieces were being...» Read More

 

Collecting the Dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 17:40:20

From ArtNews May 2010 In a few decades, the seemingly abstract compositions of Australia's aboriginal artists have moved from body painting and sand mosaics to board to acrylics on canvas—and to the walls of major museums by Carly Berwick Bush raisins grow in...» Read More

 

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-07 14:37:14

Johnnny Warangkula Tjupurulla (1918 - 2001) was one of the outstanding artists in the Aboriginal art movement. Warangkula was born around 1925 at Mintjilpirri, south of Lake Mackay. Close by is his major dreaming site Tjilkari. His mother was of...» Read More

 

Opening this evening: Johnny Warangkula Tjupurulla 1925 - 2001

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-03 22:57:46

I am delighted to invite you to a rare exhibition of paintings by one of the founding masters of the Aboriginal art movement, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurulla (or Johnnny W, as he is affectionately known). The show opens...» Read More

 

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-15 21:09:24

“For better or worse, it is the strangest and most beautiful show of abstract paintings I have seen in a long time”. The Sydney Morning Herald's art critic, Terence Maloon was bemusedly describing his response to the first ever commercial...» Read More

 

From the deserts, artists came

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-14 06:52:20

In 1994, John and Barbara Wilkerson, American art lovers, were visiting the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory when they caught sight of a handful of early board paintings from Papunya in the western desert. They were struck:...» Read More

 

Collecting Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-26 11:29:55

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 boom in sales. Prices at auction...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-22 06:54:20

Exhibition of some of the earliest and rarest paintings by Indigenous Australian artists; artists to visit Ithaca and create “ground work” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya,...» Read More

 

Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-20 11:55:59

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 - 4:30 PM Location: Melbourne Fri,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art - SELLING EXHIBITION 30 SEPT – 11 OCT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 21:56:12

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

 

The Laverty Collection

The Laverty Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 15:51:23

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 | 2008-08-08 15:48:57

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

 

Watiyawanu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 00:00:00

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

 

Watiyawanu Artists - Gallery1

Watiyawanu Artists - Gallery1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-07 01:45:54

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

 

Reception for the Mara Tjuta Circle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-06 08:47:08

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,...» Read More

 

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula @ Depot Gallery, Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-29 00:45:02

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 years....» Read More

 

Nangara recent acquisitions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-15 23:47:08

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 220cm Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s “last series”...» Read More

 

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-05 07:07:07

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 floor talk at Alcaston...» Read More

 

Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-03 07:34:48

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert showcases the National Museum of Australia's extraordinary collection of Western Desert art. These works have rarely been seen in Australia. In the 1970s and early 1980s Central and Western Desert artists at Papunya, in Australia's Northern...» Read More

 

Joel Fine Art Important Australian & International Art 26 March 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-03-26 03:25:32

Joel Fine Art, Important Australian & International Art auction, 26 March 2007, sold over 80% of its lots for a total of...» Read More

 

A Gallery of Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-04-08 07:18:14

An interesting article about Australian Aboriginal artists, focussed on women from the Central Desert region, that describes the difficulties facing artists and the industry and why critical success in the art world does not necessarily lead to...» Read More

 

The Age Carving up art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-03-16 01:51:34

A recent article in The Age discusses the growth of the Aboriginal Art auction house industry and some news players in the market: Deutscher-Menzies and Bonhams and...» Read More

 

The Age - Aboriginal works and artful dodgers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-09-20 06:43:40

The Age - September 20, 2003 Gabriella Coslovich As the value of Aboriginal art increases so, too, do claims that artists are being exploited, reports Gabriella Coslovich. An incredibly interesting article about the impact of the boom of Aboriginal Art sales globabbly in...» Read More

 

The Painted Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-07-29 00:12:50

Letter from Australia The Painted Desert How Aborigines turned ancient rituals into chic contemporary art. A discussion of Aboriginal Art in Fitzroy Crossing focussed on two special canvases, Ngurrara I and Ngurrara...» Read More

 

The fortunes of Aboriginal art outside Australia: ethnographica or art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-06-24 14:14:05

When Australians with even the most glancing interest in art meet overseas visitors, Aboriginal art is invariably a pressing topic. Tourists routinely buy Aboriginal work from all sorts of vendors, ranging from airport shops to Aboriginal-owned cooperatives. But many Australians...» Read More