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2014 in Review

2014 in Review

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-12-28 16:23:37

No one could call it a stunning year for Indigenous art - with the market delicate and the product, perhaps in response, not leaping any dramatic hurdles. No one, that is, apart from Danie Mellor and Tony Albert, the two...» Read More

 

Vale Peter Taylor

Vale Peter Taylor

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-12-24 11:38:18

Kwementyaye Taylor (c 1940 – 12/2014) Watercolourist Peter Taylor has died in a car accident. Peter Taylor was born into a large family at Oodnadatta in South Australia. His father worked as a station hand in the Central Desert region, and...» Read More

 

A Lycett for Christmas

A Lycett for Christmas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-18 15:08:56

A delightful project has emerged from the National Library in Canberra and the University of Newcastle's Wollotuka Institute of Aboriginal Studies. “True Light and Shade” takes the early 19th Century artworks of that infamous forger Joseph Lycett and sets them...» Read More

 

THE CODE REFRESHED

THE CODE REFRESHED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-09 15:18:51

The recent AGM of the Indigenous Art Code has been singularly unreported by mainstream press. Thank heavens for the specialists like AAD! For we can report a new CEO to replace John Oster and a new Chair to replace Ron...» Read More

 

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-02 12:36:41

When I first arrived in Australia, an early writing commission was to preview the expat playwright Ray Matthew's wonderful outback play, 'Spring Song'. It captured country values and setting perfectly – so well, in fact, that he was whisked off...» Read More

 

THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-11-20 17:19:28

Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now has gone live online at last after a mighty development saga. It's been developed in two phases over 6 years by the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) with $1.8m. support from...» Read More

 

Ups and Downs Amongst the Art Centres

Ups and Downs Amongst the Art Centres

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-11-17 11:09:36

The thriving art centre at Blackstone in WA hard by the SA/NT borders has been devastated by a fire that caused irreparable damage to its archival collection and all of its stock. They lost about 90% of the works and...» Read More

 

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-11-14 16:23:09

Waringarri artists, commissioned by Wesfarmers for its official centenary gift, have cast a collection of carved boab nuts in white aluminium. And so impressive is the result that today this Collection officially called, Boab100, was gifted to the Art Gallery...» Read More

 

Angry Auction House Cancels its IartC Membership

Angry Auction House Cancels its IartC Membership

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-10-31 19:55:57

Speculation regarding the authenticity of Aboriginal artworks being offered for sale by Arthouse Auctions has been a point of discussion within the industry for at least a year, and throughout Arthouse Auctions has maintained that its works are legitimate. Now...» Read More

 

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

 

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-24 17:42:47

A great wrong has been done to both history and Gough Whitlam's memory by the Fairfax press. Their splendid supplement on Wednesday to commemorate the passing of that great mover and shaker of a slothful Australia contained a section on...» Read More

 

EVERWHEN EVERYWHERE

EVERWHEN EVERYWHERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-23 17:14:26

The Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has unveiled a new permanent display of Indigenous Australian art: ‘Everywhen Everywhere’, which opened last Saturday, 18 October. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the collection-based exhibition, curated by the Gallery’s curator...» Read More

 

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-22 16:07:13

In recent weeks at Yuendumu in the Central Desert and at Amata in the APY Lands, marvellous artists have died. Here are their official life stories: Shorty Jangala Robertson was born around 1925 at Jila (Chilla Well), a large soakage and...» Read More

 

NICOLE FORESHEW WINS 2014 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

NICOLE FORESHEW WINS 2014 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-10-16 13:47:34

Nicole Foreshew, a Sydney-based Aboriginal artist, has taken out the 2014 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize - announced at the awards ceremony held at Parliament House overnight. Her work, It comes without seeking 1, was chosen by...» Read More

 

THE TORRES STRAIT IN SYDNEY

THE TORRES STRAIT IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-08 12:02:13

Ken Thaiday Snr. is an artist of rare talent whose works only infrequently make their way down south. So it's all the more exciting that Sydney is getting to see his largest ever work, specially commissioned by the dynamic Carriageworks...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ARTISTS GO MENTAL

ABORIGINAL ARTISTS GO MENTAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-06 16:31:28

High profile artists, including four Archibald winners, have joined forces with the ABC and have donated artworks to be auctioned online to help raise funds to boost mental health research in Australia. The ABC Mental As... Art Auction is a...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-05 18:45:02

I've just discovered a new TV series starting TONIGHT about Indigenous languages - such a key element in maintaining culture for Aboriginal people. You'll notice that a high proportion of participants are also artists. It's on the NITV channel (associated...» Read More

 

Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-09-22 17:51:06

Since reading the book, Wild: From Lost to Found Along the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, I, like many others, have been romancing the idea of a long-distance walk. And today the Larapinta Trail, a 223km walking trail along...» Read More

 

PETER BROKENSHA OAM 12/10/26 TO 24/06/14

PETER BROKENSHA OAM 12/10/26 TO 24/06/14

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-20 18:45:51

“He was a good man who did good things”, assessed Bob Edwards, long-time friend, one-time employer and a partner with Peter Brokensha in early efforts to turn the nascent Aboriginal art movement into a viable business. Coincidentally, the Pitjanjatjara people...» Read More

 

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-09-14 15:46:33

Was Cyclone Tracy a freak accident of cosmology, an epic drama involving a vengeful wind, or just a pissed off tropical storm? The insinuated anthropological terminology given to destructive natural disasters such as Tracy has 'Her' with the best of them....» Read More

 

KALDOR GOES NATIVE

KALDOR GOES NATIVE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-11 18:29:47

The first Kaldor Public Art Project to involve an Australian artist creating art in Australia will also be John Kaldor's first Indigenous project. Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi identifying artist, Jonathan Jones is going to re-imagine the Garden Palace that burnt down in...» Read More

 

LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE

LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-11 15:46:38

The first Indigenous artist/craftsman has been recognised as a Living Treasure – Master of Australian Craft. Tasmania's Lola Greeno joins a distinguished list of Treasures which includes potters Les Blakebrough and Jeff Minchin, glass artist Klaus Moje, and jeweller Marian...» Read More

 

The Martu 'Did it Together'

The Martu 'Did it Together'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-10 17:23:11

Twelve large collaborative desert artworks will go on show at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art next week in a show entitled Martu Art from the Far Western Desert . The Far Western Desert is a region that is commonly described as...» Read More

 

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-09 21:33:20

After a period in which social unrest and an emphasis on film dominated the cultural scene, the revitalisation of Balgo painting continues apace. Two different projects are under way which will see a major contextual exhibition open in Melbourne next...» Read More

 

KLUGE GOES TO THE TORRES STRAIT

KLUGE GOES TO THE TORRES STRAIT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-02 13:11:49

The Kluge-Ruhe Museum – America's only permanent institution displaying Australian Aboriginal art and educating Americans about it through associations with the University of Virginia – re-opened earlier this year after refurbishment with a semi-permanent exhibition called Art and Country. It's...» Read More

 

DARWIN 2014 - The Bigger Picture

DARWIN 2014 - The Bigger Picture

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-08-13 15:14:14

In the wash-up to the 31st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, it seems possible that the man who lead the charge to free MAGNT (the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) from the unenthusiastic hand...» Read More

 

31st NATSIAAs: TONY ALBERT DOES IT AGAIN

31st NATSIAAs: TONY ALBERT DOES IT AGAIN

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-08-08 18:30:00

The three judges for this 31st NATSIAA Award all come from the south; Tina Baum from the National Gallery, Clotilde Bullen from the WA Gallery and David Broker from the Canberra Contemporary Art Studio. Perhaps it wasn’t surprising that they...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART 'COMES HOME'

ABORIGINAL ART 'COMES HOME'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-22 13:45:10

A significant dinner held in Melbourne last week was a homecoming of sorts for that dominant feature of the Aboriginal art market over the past two decades – the auction. Aboriginal art auctions have been maligned, but some have done...» Read More

 

GULPILIL'S COUNTRY

GULPILIL'S COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-11 13:55:17

I've often said that the major problem with the Intervention – and all the hyperventilation about the reported spate of child abuse and domestic violence in remote Aboriginal communities that justified the imposition of its quasi-military rule – was that...» Read More

 

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-08 19:57:45

Art values are suffering as a result of misinformation and disproportionate anxiety about changed rules for art investments in Self-Managed Super Funds, says accountant and Indigenous art community expert, Brian Tucker. And it's been particularly damaging for Aboriginal communities, where...» Read More

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-08 13:16:06

So, Hetti Perkins is back with us, refreshed from a sabbatical period post-Art Gallery of NSW, where she used to be the first, and so far only, senior curator of Aboriginal Art. I wonder why they think they can manage...» Read More

 

RED OCHRE FOR HECTOR BURTON

RED OCHRE FOR HECTOR BURTON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-04 19:11:05

At the end of May, the supreme national Indigenous arts awards – the Red Ochres – were handed out by the Australia Council. And the senior, peer-reviewed award went to artist Hector Tjupuru Burton from Tjala Arts in Amata, South...» Read More

 

GORDON BENNETT  1955 to 3 June 2014

GORDON BENNETT 1955 to 3 June 2014

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-28 13:39:11

“I am an Indigenous Australian. My mother is an Indigenous Australian and her mother before that and so on for countless generations. My father was English. My work comes out of small town and suburban Australia. I was socialised into...» Read More

 

NATSIAA SURPRISES

NATSIAA SURPRISES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-25 18:38:12

The great names are there at this year's National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – Namatjira, Marawili, Marika, Burton, Thaiday, Petyarre, Mabo, Yalandja and Nadjamerrek. But rather than having the Christian names you'd probably recognise, 2014 will introduce...» Read More

 

MAGNT ushers in New Board

MAGNT ushers in New Board

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-06-20 18:12:08

With the legislation now passed which establishes the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) as a statutory authority, a new board has been appointed as it prepares to enter a new and exciting era. From 1 July,...» Read More

 

BLACK PANTHER WOMAN

BLACK PANTHER WOMAN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-17 14:57:55

My interest in the history of Aboriginal activism in Australia is unbounded – so the prospect of the two documentaries selected by Blackfella Films for this year's Sydney Film Festival (SFF) was enticing. Both set in the early...» Read More

 

THEATRE AS POLITICS

THEATRE AS POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-12 13:14:34

With the shining exception of Stephen Sewell, political theatre in Australia has only ever played the role it might have done – think early David Hare in Britain, Arthur Miller in the US or Eastern European theatre under the yoke...» Read More

 

Applications Open - Accelerate Program for Future ATSI Leaders

Applications Open - Accelerate Program for Future ATSI Leaders

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-31 14:53:10

Now in its 5th year, the Accelerate Program offers Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who have at least 5 years' experience in an arts-related field, with no formal age limit but with a strong forward vision, to enter. Four recipients...» Read More

 

Djilpin Arts Arrives at Melbourne's Federation Square

Djilpin Arts Arrives at Melbourne's Federation Square

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-22 13:16:08

Walk with Us: Djilpin Arts, the Northern Territory’s globally recognised Aboriginal Corporation located at the remote Beswick (Wugularr) community on the south-west border of Arnhem Land, brings a rich and ancient tapestry of indigenous culture to Federation Square in Melbourne...» Read More

 

Tali Gallery gives Sydney's International Grammar School Helping Hand

Tali Gallery gives Sydney's International Grammar School Helping Hand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-22 12:03:51

The co-educational secular school in Ultimo (Sydney), International Grammar School (IGS), is hosting an Indigenous art exhibition to benefit Sydney’s Indigenous community through the school’s Indigenous Scholarship Program. The event, being organised in partnership with Sydney's Tali Gallery, will also...» Read More

 

Man on Fire: the Art of Tim Storrier and Other Desert Masters

Man on Fire: the Art of Tim Storrier and Other Desert Masters

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-05-20 13:01:43

Polarities between Australia’s artists and painters, black or white, achieve compatibility and oneness of intent when they collectively embrace the one big thing about this country – THE DESERT. Storrier, Nolan, Drysdale etc. ‘white’ painters; Paddy Bedford, Tommy Watson,...» Read More

 

DANIE MELLOR'S YEAR

DANIE MELLOR'S YEAR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-05-09 11:53:07

We recently reported here on a major solo show for Danie Mellor – Exotic Lies, Sacred Ties - touring from Brisbane to the TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley – where it opens this weekend - and from...» Read More

 

27TH MERREPEN ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

27TH MERREPEN ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-04-29 15:39:50

The Daly River community (Nauiyu), 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin, celebrates the 27th Merrepen Arts and Culture Festival from Friday 30 May to Sunday 1 June, with a weekend of traditional and contemporary performance, colourful designs, fashion and fabrics, art...» Read More

 

Desert Song and the Pike Family

Desert Song and the Pike Family

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-04-24 01:36:40

There are two very worthwhile exhibitions on in the West right now, and if you're not able to make it the good folks there have also reproduced these exhibitions online: Desert Song and the Pike Family. The first exhibition, Desert...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ARTIST WINS BIG BULGARI PRIZE

ABORIGINAL ARTIST WINS BIG BULGARI PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-04-17 00:19:44

Anyone who bought a painting by Daniel Boyd (via the Ros Oxley9 Gallery) will have had their taste and wisdom confirmed by this week's announcement that he's taken out the third Bulgari Art Award worth $80,000, and delivered his stunning...» Read More

 

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-04-15 02:15:38

I had arranged to meet Pat Corrigan – Art Collector and Patron, especially of Aboriginal art, at the Art Gallery of NSW at 5 o'clock for a glass of wine and a chat. He was already there when I arrived...» Read More

 

TRAGIC CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT

TRAGIC CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-04-08 12:47:32

Anyone reading the usually-reliable Nicolas Rothwell in The Australian newspaper a couple of weekends ago (The Review 22/23 March) in a major essay entitled 'Culture War', would have come away convinced that an exhibition designed to reveal the extent of...» Read More

 

TIWI PANTO

TIWI PANTO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-04-02 10:12:58

It's taken a while to get all of its act together, but the world's first Tiwi Island pantomime is off and touring the country currently. 'Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui' – a Melville Island-mouthful version of Snow White and the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-03-10 00:44:35

From March to September 2014 ARTKELCH, the leading gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Fine Art in Germany, presents artists from South Australia´s Eastern APY Lands in their yearly touring exhibition PRO COMMUNITY. PRO COMMUNITY is an exhibition format developed and organized by...» Read More

 

EXCITING TIMES AT MAGNT

EXCITING TIMES AT MAGNT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-09 11:32:09

Two significant developments have taken place in Darwin which will hopefully begin the process of re-establishing the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the NATSIAAs) as the pre-eminent art event in Indigenous Australia. Probably the most important is the...» Read More

 

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-05 18:19:07

Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Diversity in the Desert. It has been said that her work “enabled the flowering of a whole new generation of Aboriginal artists”. My first experience of Emily was at Alice Springs airport about 20 years ago. Wandering...» Read More

 

SOL AND EMILY

SOL AND EMILY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-05 16:07:08

People have been trying to force Emily Kngwarreye's art into baskets familiar to Western art aficionados for years – Abstract Expressionism being the favourite. And then along comes Sol LeWitt, the inventor of the term 'conceptual art' – which has...» Read More

 

The Shock of the Old

The Shock of the Old

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-02-17 14:01:25

Arabs believe that the soul can travel at the rate of a trotting camel. From that one can imagine that the souls of millennia of aboriginal nomads, roving the desert, restless, ever-moving, searching, working, contemplating their existence, drawing their Dreaming into...» Read More

 

The Marvellous Frannie Hopkirk joins the AAD

The Marvellous Frannie Hopkirk joins the AAD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-02-16 10:35:38

We are delighted to announce that Frannie Hopkirk has joined the Aboriginal Art Directory as a Feature Writer for our News. For those who don't know, Frannie is from one of Australia's most pre-eminent art families, the Whiteley's - she is...» 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

 

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-02-04 13:43:13

The following article originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Art Guide Australia (link below). The author is Henry F Skerritt. Reproduced with permission. In his recent compendium, How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art, Ian McLean observes...» Read More

 

UTOPIA?

UTOPIA?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-22 17:07:49

The persistent, heart-on-his-sleeve John Pilger is back again with, I think, his third film on Australia's total failure to achieve a solution to “the Aboriginal problem”. From the era of disease and massacre via assimilation times to The Intervention,...» Read More

 

GUDIRR GUDIRR/GOOD GOOD

GUDIRR GUDIRR/GOOD GOOD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-16 23:00:28

This solo work of dance theatre from Broome brought back such happy memories of the first appearance of a confident Josie/Ningali Lawford from The Kimberley in 1997, I was almost as blissed-out as performer/creator Dalisa Pigram was at the end...» Read More

 

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS ANOTHER WA AWARD

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS ANOTHER WA AWARD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-16 17:31:36

Brian Robinson from Waiben (Thursday Island) in the Torres Strait, has won the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013. He received the highest number of votes from the public; Anangu man, Ray Ken...» Read More

 

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-13 10:52:05

Back in September, I responded to some depressingly bad critical reviews of the Indigenous content in the big Australia show at the Royal Academy in London. My blunt heading then was 'Crap Criticism in London'. Coincidentally, the Hobart art...» Read More

 

Reclamation exhibition launched as a part of the Wominjeka Festival

Reclamation exhibition launched as a part of the Wominjeka Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-10 15:45:04

The works of Dennis Thorpe, John Winch, Steve Verde, and Terry Atkinson will be on show in the Reclamation exhibition from January 11–24 at the Footscray Community Art Centre, as part of Wominjeka 2014, a festival of contemporary Indigenous arts...» Read More

 

Frannie Hopkirk

Frannie Hopkirk

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-01 00:04:01

Frannie is from one of Australia's most pre-eminent art families, the Whiteley's - she is Brett Whiteley's sister, both having grown up amidst Australian art royalty. Frannie twice sat for William ('Weppy') Pidgeon, a family friend, before Brett's ascent, each portrait...» Read More

 

BARKS 'R US

BARKS 'R US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-22 19:50:44

With Aboriginal bark paintings there's the constant dilemma – how important is the aesthetic appeal of the work, and how important the story – and the status of the man telling it? The issue arises because there have been old barks...» Read More

 

“The Bottom has been Reached”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-19 19:59:42

That's the tentative conclusion of a group called Ninti One – more formally The Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation – based in Alice Springs. They're doing what they unhelpfully call a 'Value chain survey' of where money is...» Read More

 

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-19 18:05:20

There was a time after the great Olympic Dreaming Festival of 1997 when I thought the case had been made for all Australian multi-arts festivals to incorporate a serious Indigenous element in their programming as a matter of course. Apart...» Read More

 

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-17 15:06:19

Sadly, we have lost one of the real pioneers of Desert Aboriginal art, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart. Once known as Cookie Stewart, he was a chef at Papunya and was involved as a relative of Clifford Possum and Tim Leura through...» Read More

 

THE LATE N. NAPURRULA

THE LATE N. NAPURRULA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-28 16:18:29

“Papunya Tula Artists are sad to announce the passing of N Napurrula on 11th November. As many would know, Napurrula was a dialysis patient for many years at the 'Purple House', the Western Desert Dialysis unit established in Kintore so...» Read More

 

PADDY'S PLANE

PADDY'S PLANE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-26 10:25:17

A fourth Qantas aircraft now has Indigenous designs on its body – this time the work of the late, great Paddy Goowoomji Bedford, leader of the Jirrawun group of Gija artists in the East Kimberley. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft is...» Read More

 

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-08 18:23:10

ORIC, the Office of the Regulator of Indigenous Corporations has recently attempted to quantify the community art centre sector of the industry; and its report – 'At the Heart of Art' does not paint a pretty picture. By comparing numbers...» Read More

 

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-11-08 09:38:17

Ampilatwatja artist Michelle Holmes has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner as part of this year’s 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 45-year-old artist received 121 votes of the 1781 votes cast for her painting,...» Read More

 

Trouble afoot for Mwerre Anthurre Alice Springs Arts Centre Studio?

Trouble afoot for Mwerre Anthurre Alice Springs Arts Centre Studio?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-18 17:49:25

According to a recent post on Facebook (in full under), Mwerre Anthurre, the arts centre arm of Bindi Inc. home of award winning and well known artists Kukula McDonald, Jane Mervin, Conroy Ginger, Lance James, Billy Kenda and long time...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS WIN IN THE BLAKE PRIZE

INDIGENOUS WIN IN THE BLAKE PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-17 18:30:00

The Blake Prize is a funny one. Unpredictable, you might say. Over 62 editions, it's mutated from very straight religious imagery to works that are deliberately irreligious or critical of religious authority. I'm not at all sure how the work...» Read More

 

KARLA DICKENS WINS  2013 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

KARLA DICKENS WINS 2013 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-17 10:20:13

A tattered Australian flag, salvaged from the tip, has been named the winner of the 2013 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize, taking out the coveted $40,000 prize ahead of 32 other works exhibited in this year's finalist...» Read More

 

Our Mob 2013: a celebration of SA Indigenous art

Our Mob 2013: a celebration of SA Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-17 09:56:30

Our Mob 2013 is a statewide celebration of South Australian Indigenous art and artists. This annual event is now in its eighth year and offers a superb exhibition and program of events that offer engaging experiences for people of all...» Read More

 

STRING THEORY STRUNG

STRING THEORY STRUNG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-11 12:33:05

It sounds as though we're off into the rarified atmospherics of quantum physics here with an exhibition called String Theory. But Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA for short) curator Glenn Barkley is just toying with his audience in...» Read More

 

SMELLIN’ IT LIKE IT IS

SMELLIN’ IT LIKE IT IS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-10 09:37:21

This article was written by Adam Hill. Driving has become as consistent to me as brushing the teeth. In the past three years, touring much of the southern half of the continent performing for school students aplenty, I’ve notched up some...» Read More

 

Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land

Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-09 16:42:55

Early works that embody a significant transition in Indigenous art practice will be on display in Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land, at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. The paintings, many of which have never been previously exhibited, are...» Read More

 

MYSTERY ROAD

MYSTERY ROAD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-05 13:46:57

Has the brilliant Ivan Sen watched 'No Country for Old Men' just one too many times? For this ultimate omnimath, the Indigenous writer/ director / cinematographer/ editor/ composer who totally captured the anomie of life on the endless plains west...» 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

 

INDIGENOUS FESTIVALS GALORE

INDIGENOUS FESTIVALS GALORE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-27 10:33:46

For a while, it seemed that Rhoda Roberts' pioneering efforts to establish the validity of the Indigenous arts via her wonderful Dreaming Festival in 1997 in the lead up to the Olympics had fallen on closed minds. It should have...» Read More

 

Indigenous Leaders appointed to Indigenous Art Code Board

Indigenous Leaders appointed to Indigenous Art Code Board

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-09-26 11:48:40

The Indigenous Art Code (IartC), the industry code set up to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in dealing with Indigenous art, has announced the appointment of several arts leaders from the Indigenous community to its Board following its annual general...» Read More

 

Telstra acknowledges Land Rights across Australia

Telstra acknowledges Land Rights across Australia

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-17 18:17:22

In recognition of its commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Telstra has rolled out a commissioned Indigenous artwork across its 365 national retail stores and 88 business centres. The Telstra Reconciliation Action artwork by Indigenous artist, Riki...» Read More

 

35 ARTISTS VYING FOR AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

35 ARTISTS VYING FOR AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-09-12 10:45:15

Digital photographs, handmade paper, embossed prints, wooden sculptures and illustrated animal skins are among some of the unique works to be chosen as finalists in this year’s Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize – the richest art incentive on offer...» Read More

 

THE GANTNER COLLECTION

THE GANTNER COLLECTION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-09 18:04:31

Carrillo and Ziyin Gantner are fortunate people in having a) taste and great enthusiasm to collect Indigenous art and b) enough money to do things like flying around remote Aboriginal communities in a private plane in order to see and...» Read More

 

Gulpilil takes out the $50,000 Red Ochre Award

Gulpilil takes out the $50,000 Red Ochre Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-04 19:52:05

Presented since 1993, the Red Ochre Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of an artist to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander world at national and international levels. It was presented as part of the 6th National Indigenous Arts Awards, held...» Read More

 

THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-27 14:06:11

The Venice Biennale may have passed from the headlines, but it's still running. And, just as the Film Festival is poised to pack Venice out once again, Luciano Benetton, the billionaire clothing making, is adding more than a thousand works...» Read More

 

AND NOW FOR THE RAKAS

AND NOW FOR THE RAKAS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-19 18:03:23

Sometimes the right result emerges from the strangest circumstances. Melbourne's Kate Challis RAKA Awards at the Ian Potter Museum of Melbourne University were the creation of the art historian Bernard Smith, whose career until he died in 2011 failed, as...» Read More

 

Winner announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Winner announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-08-15 12:27:43

One of Australia’s most cherished Indigenous artists, Mabel Juli, has won the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013 for her refined, minimal painting Garnkeny Ngarranggarni (Moon Dreaming). A respected Gija elder, 80-year-old Mabel travelled from her home at Warmun in the...» Read More

 

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-08-09 17:46:12

The leaders of both of the main groupings of remote Aboriginal art centres have spoken out recently about the gulf between Indigenous and urban Australia. Philip Watkins, CEO of Desart, representing 45 Central Australian centres, rationalised that “High end galleries...» 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

 

THE SONG PEOPLE OF ARNHEMLAND

THE SONG PEOPLE OF ARNHEMLAND

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-01 15:31:07

Great things happen when people discard their egos and return to their roots. A mob called Barkly Regional Arts based in Tennant Creek has now completed two projects taking well-known Aboriginal pop musicians - familar through the cities via...» Read More

 

THE ABORIGINAL JOURNEY CONTINUES

THE ABORIGINAL JOURNEY CONTINUES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-26 18:59:47

After the marvels of the first two episodes, the ABC's 'First Footprints' makes slightly less impact in bringing Australia up to date through the last 6/7000 years. There are simply fewer firsts than there have already been noted: the First...» Read More

 

PIONEERING YUENDUMU

PIONEERING YUENDUMU

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-25 13:32:40

The foundation myth is simple: Aboriginal art as we know it today – acrylic painting on canvas - emerged from Papunya in 1971/2. But now the question is being asked - was the less well-known Yuendumu community actually the progenitor...» Read More

 

HEARTLAND IN SA

HEARTLAND IN SA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-17 10:48:22

As South Australia lead the cultural way in the 70s when Don Dunstan emerged as the first Aussie politician to recognise the value of the arts to the soul and economy of his people, so the Art Gallery of SA...» Read More

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNIE

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNIE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-13 14:50:28

The power of TV to educate and change minds is nowhere more apparent than in the new 4-part ABC TV series beginning on Sunday night. 'First Footsteps' will, hopefully achieve what the balefully accusatory 'First Australians' series failed to do...» 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

 

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARK PETITION

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARK PETITION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-09 18:34:36

“It was a big rock that set off so many ripples,” was how Leila Gurruwiwi from Yirrkala in NE Arnhemland put it on Radio National this morning. She was talking about the great Bark Petition to the Australian Parliament in...» Read More

 

Dr Yunupingu Dies

Dr Yunupingu Dies

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-06-28 18:11:09

Aboriginal Art News wishes to pay tribute to the late Mandawuy Yunupingu, who died in Yirrkala, NE Arnhemland on June 2nd aged 56. He had been fighting end-stage renal disease and had undergone dialysis for several years. This is...» Read More

 

Finalists announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Finalists announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-06-27 11:15:17

Nine artists have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Kate Challis RAKA Award, to be exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, from August 10 until November 3, 2013. The shortlisted artists are Teresa Baker (WA), Daniel Boyd (Qld/NSW),...» Read More

 

Australia Council Bill approved by the Senate

Australia Council Bill approved by the Senate

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-06-26 17:41:53

The Australia Council Bill 2013 – the new governing legislation for the Australia Council - was today approved by the Senate after passing through the House of Representatives last month. Once proclaimed, the new Act will replace the Australia Council...» Read More

 

The 6th Annual National Indigenous Arts Awards

The 6th Annual National Indigenous Arts Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-27 11:47:22

The multi-talented David Gulpilil OAM has won this year's Red Ochre Award, the highest peer-assessed award for an Indigenous artist with a prize money of $50,000, presented today at the Sydney Opera House as part of the National Indigenous Arts...» Read More

 

THE EMILY MUSEUM

THE EMILY MUSEUM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-07 14:01:02

An event of national significance occurs on Monday (May 6th) with the opening of The Emily Museum in the inauspicious setting of a converted factory in a back street in Cheltenham, the Melbourne suburb. It's not the right place –...» Read More

 

SHAKE-UP IN THE DESERT

SHAKE-UP IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-05-03 18:18:14

An important article appeared in The Australian a week or so ago. Almost inevitably, it was penned by Nicolas Rothwell, the paper's Darwin-based master of prose and Indigenous insight. Somehow, he'd got wind of a closed meeting of Desart, the body...» Read More

 

SELL OUT SHOW IN SHANGHAI

SELL OUT SHOW IN SHANGHAI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-30 18:30:49

Waringarri artists from Kununurra returned triumphant from a recent visit to Shanghai after two successful exhibitions, including the sale of all 41 artworks taken to China, and ten days of sightseeing, museum visits and shopping. The popular M50 Shanghai Arts District...» Read More

 

Entries flood in to 30th NATSIAA

Entries flood in to 30th NATSIAA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-04-25 09:54:19

The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is in full swing with over 240 entries received from almost every state and territory in the country, all vying for the $40,000 main prize, and a chance for...» Read More

 

DESERT RIVER SEA : KIMBERLEY ART THEN & NOW

DESERT RIVER SEA : KIMBERLEY ART THEN & NOW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-24 17:49:41

After two years of consultation, the Art Gallery of Western Australia with support from the Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund have announced the launch of a six year, $1.8million art initiative, Desert River Sea:Kimberley Art Then & Now. Desert River Sea...» Read More

 

EUBENA 1921 to 2013

EUBENA 1921 to 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-04-11 20:57:26

Eubena Nampitjin, the doyenne of Aboriginal artists at Balgo Hills (Wirrimanu), the former mission established by the Palatines to cut off Desert peoples heading north into the pastoral lands of The Kimberley, has died at the age of about 91....» Read More

 

CHANGE & CONTINUITY IN THE KIMBERLEY

CHANGE & CONTINUITY IN THE KIMBERLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-27 16:00:10

In a marvellous piece of irony, the Kimberley Foundation, which was established by the likes of Elisabeth Murdoch and Allen and Maria Myers to assist the late Grahame Walsh continue his assiduous survey of Aboriginal rock art in The Kimberley,...» Read More

 

CHRISTIAN DISPLACES THE CARDINAL

CHRISTIAN DISPLACES THE CARDINAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-22 20:15:15

A portrait of one of England’s most important religious figures - Cardinal Henry Newman, beatified by Pope Benedict in 2010 - has been placed in storage to make way for an Aboriginal artist's self-portraits. It's all happening in the 400...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART ON STAGE

ABORIGINAL ART ON STAGE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-20 20:17:35

It's one hundred years since Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was first heard on May 29, 1913, at Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Hailed by the Oxford Dictionary of Dance as “a seminal moment in Modernism,” the premiere shocked its audience,...» Read More

 

New investment in Australian creativity

New investment in Australian creativity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-03-13 10:28:13

The Australia Council for the Arts has today welcomed the launch of the National Cultural Policy and response to the recommendations of the Australia Council review. The arts sector is, "growing almost double the rate of other sectors in the...» 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

 

LANCE BENNETT 1938-2013

LANCE BENNETT 1938-2013

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-06 19:00:16

Lance Bennett was one of the more enigmatic figures in the very conflicted world of interlocutors betweens Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures....neither an anthropologist nor a dealer, but a heroic warrior for tribal people against insensitivity and lack of understanding in...» 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

 

COL LAVERTY 26/5/37 to 09/02/13

COL LAVERTY 26/5/37 to 09/02/13

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-13 15:11:18

A huge hole has opened up in the Indigenous art collecting world with the death of Dr Colin Laverty OAM at the age of 75. The gentle giant who, in 1978, was the first in the world to publish his...» Read More

 

The Late Mrs Bennett

The Late Mrs Bennett

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-06 16:00:16

We reported that Mrs Bennett had passed away in January 2013 - near her ancestral rockhole at Punkilpirri, WA. That notice sparked great interest about her life and so we are delighted to bring you more on this National Treasure. Born...» Read More

 

Hermannsburg watercolourist, Mervyn Rubuntja's Open Studio

Hermannsburg watercolourist, Mervyn Rubuntja's Open Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-02-06 13:40:47

Watercolour landscape artist Mervyn Rubuntja will be travelling to Sydney from Alice Springs for a weekend of events in Sydney in February, which include a painting session at a local gallery and a panel discussion at the State Library of...» Read More

 

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-01-30 17:43:33

In the torrent of art books with an Indigenous flavour that were published last year, one stands out for the sheer exuberance of its art – and the quality of its reproduction : Power + Colour/New Painting from the Corrigan...» Read More

 

Obituary: Farewell to Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

Obituary: Farewell to Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-30 17:23:58

One of the great characters of the Kintore region, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa's (aka Mrs Bennett) paintings were executed with the same energy, cheer and enthusiasm that she exhibited in life. Painting and exhibiting since the mid-1990's, Mrs Bennett was instrumental in...» Read More

 

Parisians flock to new exhibit of Australian Aboriginal art

Parisians flock to new exhibit of Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-22 13:39:26

An exhibition of the largest collection of modern Aboriginal paintings to have gone on display outside of Australia has been a major hit with art lovers in Paris. The exhibition, “The Sources of Aborigine Painting”, drew 133,716 visitors to the Quai...» Read More

 

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-18 13:14:40

The first Aboriginal playwriting festival in Sydney for over two decades. Yellamundie: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival is a landmark writing event which will take place over two weeks from 27 January 2013. The Festival brings together...» Read More

 

CONFINED 5

CONFINED 5

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-14 10:40:13

The annual CONFINED exhibition opened to the public on Thursday 10th January at the St Kilda Town Hall gallery, with a celebratory launch scheduled to take place on Wednesday January 30th from 6pm – 8pm. Now in its fifth year CONFINED...» Read More

 

Maningrida Executives Sacked, Artists Not Paid

Maningrida Executives Sacked, Artists Not Paid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-12 10:53:15

Administrators of the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, put into special administration in October last year, have sacked two executives from the Maningrida Arts & Culture (part of the Bawinanga group) and have appointed an art dealer, Karen Brown as their art...» Read More

 

thinking making

thinking making

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-09 10:13:14

What is Art (with a capital ‘A’) all about when you’re under 10 years old? Find out at the Gympie Regional Gallery with a fun and stimulating exhibition titled thinking making which is now on show. Explore a variety of age...» Read More

 

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-01-04 17:20:04

It often seems to be the case that great Australian achievements need the validation of overseas approval. But the fact that 'Utopia : The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye' was a vast tribute in 2008 to the Aboriginal artist conceived...» Read More

 

The Emily Kame Kngwarreye Museum Gets Ready to Open

The Emily Kame Kngwarreye Museum Gets Ready to Open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-12-26 09:24:02

Of the many highly acclaimed superstars of the Aboriginal art movement, now 40 years old, none shine as brightly as Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Volumes have been written by academics, art critics, curators and historians about her genius and uniqueness. The...» Read More

 

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-21 15:47:21

The 40th anniversary year of Gough Whitlam establishing diplomatic links with Mao's China has just come to an end with the closure of an exhibition of Indigenous photography in Beijing. Intriguingly, none of the publicity mentioned its exclusively Aboriginal origins...» Read More

 

TIWI - THE BOOK

TIWI - THE BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-19 11:26:59

by Jennifer Isaacs, published by the wonderful Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University at $120 It's been an amazing year for Aboriginal art books – never known a better. If only I'd had time to read them all rather than just dip...» Read More

 

Spinifex Arts Project tours Germany in 2013

Spinifex Arts Project tours Germany in 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-12-13 22:46:41

PRO COMMUNITY is an exhibition format developed and organized by Artkelch in Freiburg, Germany, that features excellent art from community based art centers in a touring exhibition in Germany. Artists from one art centre (or a small group of art...» Read More

 

Unique Indigenous story teller awarded

Unique Indigenous story teller awarded

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-26 12:13:57

Indigenous writer, poet and story teller Herb Wharton has been awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature; a $50,000 award that recognises the achievements of eminent writers who have made outstanding and lifelong contributions to Australian literature....» Read More

 

EMERGING ABORIGINAL ARTISTS MAY BE 'CHOSEN'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-25 15:35:58

The Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board is calling on senior artists and other elders in Indigenous communities to identify young people and emerging artists who need to be skilled up. Sums of money up to...» Read More

 

BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY.....?

BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY.....?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-23 16:31:48

Unspoken in this ironical borrowing of the Queensland State tourism slogan is a quite different conclusion – DEAD THE NEXT. For this new play at Belvoir Theatre in Sydney is another telling of the sad story of the death of Mulrunji...» Read More

 

Kick Arts Exhibition, Seed to Seed

Kick Arts Exhibition, Seed to Seed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-23 13:55:12

Seed to Seed is an exhibition of new paintings by the 2012 Redlands Art Prize winner, Claudine Marzik, and ephemeral sculpture by renowned Cairns florist, Tijn Meulendijks. The exhibition has been developed over the last eight weeks in the KickArts...» Read More

 

Catch it before it ends: OUR MOB 2012

Catch it before it ends: OUR MOB 2012

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-22 15:02:57

Our Mob 2012, ending on 2 December, is a statewide celebration of South Australian Indigenous art and artists. Now in its seventh year, this annual exhibition is an engaging experience that raises public awareness and understanding of Indigenous art and...» Read More

 

BRINGING THE DESERT TO PERTH

BRINGING THE DESERT TO PERTH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-20 16:50:31

We don’t need a map is a major new exhibition celebrating the distinct and joyful visual language of the Martu and their connection to country. This expansive exhibition, taking place at the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) until January, provides an...» 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

 

Early Papunya Boards Lead Landmark Bonhams Aboriginal Art Auction

Early Papunya Boards Lead Landmark Bonhams Aboriginal Art Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-11-09 12:51:03

Bonhams Australia has put together a fantastic sale of Aboriginal art that will be auctioned in Sydney on the 19th of November. One of the most ambitious and significant sales of Aboriginal art in recent years, the Bonhams sale...» Read More

 

Works on Paper Exhibition by Neridah Stockley

Works on Paper Exhibition by Neridah Stockley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-05 16:51:50

Long-time Alice Springs resident and National Art School graduate Neridah Stockley returns to the Araluen Arts Centre to showcase her exhibition, Works on Paper. Director of the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Mr Tim Rollason, said Works on Paper is Stockley’s eighth...» Read More

 

Afternoon Tea with Ms Koori Love

Afternoon Tea with Ms Koori Love

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-31 11:08:16

Marrickville Council’s Resident Artist in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studio at Addison Road Centre (ARC) is Ms Koori Love. Ms Koori Love is the cheeky Koori Mail columnist who writes about love, relationships and Aboriginal communities for the Koori...» Read More

 

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-26 11:42:29

The strong, historical links between France and Aboriginal art offer a rich and fertile background – from the research and writing works of French ethnologists and anthropologists to the development of important public Aboriginal art collections in France and the...» 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

 

Djirirra Wunungmurra Wins People’s Choice Award

Djirirra Wunungmurra Wins People’s Choice Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-17 18:45:39

Arnhem Land artist Djirirra Wunungmurra has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner as part of this year’s 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 44-year-old artist received 118 votes of the 1544 votes cast for her...» 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

 

TJUKURRTJANU GOES TO PARIS

TJUKURRTJANU GOES TO PARIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-10-08 15:25:06

The big NGV exhibition Tjukurrtjanu – Origins of Western Desert Art ( 'Aux Sources de la Peinture Aborigene') opens in the Musee du quai Branly today. It's the first Australian art show at the museum – which opened...» Read More

 

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-05 11:47:02

Jeremy Eccles The Museum of Contemporary Art looks for the young and hopeful in art every Spring – thanks to the Jackson Family sponsorship in memory of their daughter Belinda, who died too young at 29. Curators of Primavera have mainly...» Read More

 

DAWN OF ART IN THE KIMBERLEY

DAWN OF ART IN THE KIMBERLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-28 16:52:17

There are obsessives – and then there's Mike Donaldson. The 67 year old geologist has already produced a mighty book of images from the Burrup Peninsular area, alerting the world to its remote beauty and the threat from industrial developments...» Read More

 

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-26 14:55:40

The two year experiment in a voluntary application of the Indigenous Art Code of Conduct is coming to a sticky end. The Board of Indigenous Art Code Ltd (IArtC) will formally recommend to the Government that it put in place...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art Triumphs at Brisbane Sale of Ross and Rona Clarke Collection

Aboriginal Art Triumphs at Brisbane Sale of Ross and Rona Clarke Collection

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-09-13 16:47:26

Contrary to what some have said about the Mossgreen sale of the Ross and Rona Clarke collection held in Brisbane, the sale was actually quite a triumph both for Mossgreen and the market for Aboriginal art. A sold by lot rate...» Read More

 

Spectacular Lineage Display

Spectacular Lineage Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-13 11:49:16

ONLY rarely do the admirers of an art movement have the chance to see the key episodes in its evolution captured, its transitions made evident: the viewing eye can hardly ever trace the mystery of artistic transmission. But this year's Desert...» Read More

 

Artist Opportunity in Victoria

Artist Opportunity in Victoria

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-11 17:58:09

Kidsafe Victoria is seeking a Victorian Aboriginal artist to adapt a set of child injury prevention resources for the Victorian Aboriginal community. Introduction Kidsafe, the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia is an independent, non-profit, organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional...» Read More

 

CAN YOU SELL ABORIGINAL ART TOO CHEAPLY?

CAN YOU SELL ABORIGINAL ART TOO CHEAPLY?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-06 12:56:54

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the Aboriginal Art Directory. It can sometimes be a thankless business trying to sell Aboriginal art. The sheer distance between remote art centres and...» Read More

 

Australia's First Indigenous Fashion Week Launches

Australia's First Indigenous Fashion Week Launches

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-03 12:04:22

This week in Sydney, Australia’s first indigenous fashion week opened its door for business. Called Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW), the organization will be a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers to showcase high quality traditional and contemporary...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art from the Holmes a Court Collection Auctioned in Sydney

Aboriginal Art from the Holmes a Court Collection Auctioned in Sydney

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-08-24 12:52:07

The August 19 Mossgreen Auctions sale of works from the collection of Peter Holmes a Court, joint owner with Russell Crowe of the National Rugby League team the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and his wife Divonne Holmes a Court, included a...» Read More

 

Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure

Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-22 16:16:17

October 2012 book release, children's picture book Bubbay lives in the outback spending his days protecting a herd of goats from dingoes. He sleeps in his swag under the stars and the only person he visits is Mrs Timms for chicken’s...» Read More

 

Ode to Billy Thomas

Ode to Billy Thomas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-20 16:23:00

Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Circa 1920ʼs - July 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Billy passed away peacefully on the morning of 17th July 2012 at the age care...» Read More

 

ciaf 2012

ciaf 2012

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-16 16:38:28

Get up close and personal with the art, dance, stories and traditions of the oldest continuous culture on Earth at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2012. The world’s premiere showcase of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture kicks...» Read More

 

The 29th NATSIAAs

The 29th NATSIAAs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-10 15:45:11

“It's a really interesting year, I think – characterised by strong women. Where have artists like Cornelia Tipuamantumeri, Barbara Moore and Rhonda Sharpe suddenly come from? Pow!!” Very new Curator of Indigenous Art at the Museum & Art Gallery of the...» Read More

 

The adventure story of two young brothers encountering a native bee

The adventure story of two young brothers encountering a native bee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-31 10:25:07

Written by Nola Turner-Jensen and Illustrated by Dub Leffler, The Sugarbag is an adventure story of Jimmy and Max, two young brothers, who are on their way to visit their grandfather. Walking through the bush, they encounter an Australian native...» Read More

 

WA shares in $48 million funds for Indigenous arts

WA shares in $48 million funds for Indigenous arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-29 10:46:19

Country Arts WA is one of the largest recipients to share in the $48 million allocated nationally for two ongoing projects supporting Indigenous arts, culture and languages. It will receive an additional $250,000 for the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of...» Read More

 

Kangaroo Point new home to Indigenous performing artists

Kangaroo Point new home to Indigenous performing artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-26 15:53:09

Arts Minister Ros Bates has joined students from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) for a brief tour of their new home at Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point. Ms Bates watched students in action in theatre rehearsals and music, ballet...» Read More

 

NEW ART CENTRE FOR KATHERINE

NEW ART CENTRE FOR KATHERINE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-25 14:13:10

The Katherine community in the NT now has access to an $8.6 million arts hub after the official opening of the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre last week. NT Arts and Museums Minister, Gerry McCarthy joined with Federal Arts...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Finds Favour at Paris Auction

Aboriginal Art Finds Favour at Paris Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-07-23 11:15:52

On the 3rd of July French auction house Artcurial auctioned 45 works of Australian Aboriginal art during their Art abstrait et contemporain - Art aborigène Australien (Abstract and Contemporary Art - Australian Aboriginal Art) sale. The long association with the market...» Read More

 

AGNSW 'S TENTATIVE REHANG

AGNSW 'S TENTATIVE REHANG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-07-20 19:12:05

Almost three years ago, I reported here about the strange and wonderful arrival of the Art Gallery of NSW's iconic Pukumani Poles in its so-called Colonial Courts – perfectly placed in chronological terms, but utterly challenging beside the best efforts...» Read More

 

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-20 17:18:43

Margaret Loy Pula has won this year's Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, an award that commemorates the life and work of Frederick George Waterhouse, the first curator of the emerging South Australian Museum when it opened in January 1862, with...» Read More

 

Waiting at the Gate - abandonment to Aboriginal Artist of the Year Nomination

Waiting at the Gate - abandonment to Aboriginal Artist of the Year Nomination

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-18 13:04:03

At the age of five, after years of abuse, and just months after the death of her father, Robyn was sent on a ‘holiday’ and was never returned to her family. She waited at the gate for her mother to...» Read More

 

Adam Hill's Very Public Art

Adam Hill's Very Public Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-18 11:34:11

COMMUTERS visiting Campbelltown railway station will have their day brightened thanks to a public art project by Aboriginal artist Adam Hill. Sydney-based Hill was commissioned to design 80 panels around the station including at the taxi rank and the bus interchange. Hill's...» Read More

 

Solid Prices for Aboriginal Art at Menzies Art Brands June 20 Sale

Solid Prices for Aboriginal Art at Menzies Art Brands June 20 Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-07-06 12:24:17

The Menzies Art Brands Melbourne 20th June Important Australian and International Fine Paintings and Sculpture sale included a number of important works of Aboriginal art. Prices for the Indigenous paintings on offer were solid although not any higher than they were...» Read More

 

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS (2

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS (2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-07-04 00:17:03

Sadly, the cat never escaped! Last Saturday's promising discussions at the Sydney Opera House - Aboriginal Art: it’s a white thing and Write the truth, or shut up – turned out to be damp squibs in terms of achieving any...» Read More

 

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-28 14:14:02

This weekend in Sydney, two free discussions about Aboriginal art are likely to set the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons. Both are at the Opera House on Saturday and involve leading Blak players in the art game. Session One, particularly,...» Read More

 

Art prize of $40k open to Aboriginal artists from NSW

Art prize of $40k open to Aboriginal artists from NSW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-25 14:46:42

THE 2012 PARLIAMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES Aboriginal artists born in or living as residents of New South Wales are invited to enter the 2012 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN UTRECHT

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN UTRECHT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-22 19:41:00

In Outsider / Insider: The art of Gordon Bennett, the AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art will present a selection from the wide-ranging oeuvre of Gordon Bennett, who is regarded as one of Australia's most significant contemporary artists. Gordon Bennett...» Read More

 

ART MARKET CHEER

ART MARKET CHEER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-20 17:56:40

As has been reported elsewhere on Aboriginal Art News, the May/June spate of auctions for Aboriginal art hit a highpoint as Mossgreen to watch auctioneer Paul Sumner sell every one of the 66 desert paintings from the estate of American...» Read More

 

Finding puts Aborigines among art's avant garde

Finding puts Aborigines among art's avant garde

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-19 11:23:52

ARCHAEOLOGISTS at a remote site in southwest Arnhem Land have made a discovery establishing early Australian Aborigines as among the most advanced people in human evolution. A team led by Bruno David from Monash University has found and firmly dated a...» Read More

 

BLACKFELLA FILMS

BLACKFELLA FILMS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-15 12:59:46

A welcome change at the Sydney Film Festival was a special program of Indigenous films – Australian and international. This appears to be a move out of the Opera House by Rachel Perkins's Blackfella Films, where their Message Sticks film...» 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

 

Mabo adheres to the first principles of biography

Mabo adheres to the first principles of biography

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-10 17:26:52

THE good biographer assumes nothing, trusts no one, checks every detail but never lets a good story escape. The best are always alert for what literary critic Peter Steele once called "riddle, quizzicality and quirk". Biography, like historical romance, must...» Read More

 

Early Papunya Boards Head Sothebys Australia Aboriginal Art Sale

Early Papunya Boards Head Sothebys Australia Aboriginal Art Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-04 16:17:53

Sotheby’s Australia will hold their first major Aboriginal art sale for the year on Tuesday 5th June 2012 in Melbourne. The sale will consist of 105 lots with an estimate of $1.4-2 million and includes rare artefacts through to early...» Read More

 

'A WONDEROUS CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENT'

'A WONDEROUS CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENT'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-31 19:15:18

Across the Pacific in Seattle collectors Bob Kaplan and Margaret Levi have developed a relationship with their local Seattle Art Museum (SAM) so that a 100+ artwork show opens today and runs into September. And even though there's only optimism...» Read More

 

Cutting-edge Aboriginal Art at Bonhams Australia May 29 Contemporary Art Sale

Cutting-edge Aboriginal Art at Bonhams Australia May 29 Contemporary Art Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-05-25 22:12:29

On the 29th of May, Bonhams Australia will auction a fantastic catalogue of art from the Fehily Collection of Contemporary Art including a number of significant contemporary Aboriginal works by the likes of Julie Dowling, Gordon Bennett and Brook Andrew....» 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

 

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

 

Lives hidden in the life's work

Lives hidden in the life's work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-05-21 09:30:36

THE looped chains of brilliant colour, the radiating line-work, the grids and vortex patterns -- they speak of a personality, and a strong one. At last, six years after her death, the dazzling Warlpiri artist Lorna Fencer Napurrurla is the...» Read More

 

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU 1945 - 2012

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU 1945 - 2012

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-14 13:58:40

They keep trying to say that the 40 year old Aboriginal art movement is doomed by the inevitable death if its elders. But just a decade ago, no one had heard of the Yolngu artist, Gulumbu Yunupingu. The then-56 year...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Auction Signals a Shift Towards Minimalism and Tradition

Aboriginal Art Auction Signals a Shift Towards Minimalism and Tradition

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-05-10 16:33:12

The market for Aboriginal art has had a tough time of late as the cautious buying activities of collectors and investors allude to a market in a state of suspended animation that is struggling to establish a new identity in...» Read More

 

GUNYBI “SPEAKS TO ALL TIMES AND ALL PLACES”

GUNYBI “SPEAKS TO ALL TIMES AND ALL PLACES”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-09 17:10:14

It is time to celebrate the Yolngu artist, Gunybi Ganambarr. His selection amongst the ten remote artists who are defined as “the cream, of the crop at this moment in history” in the Second National Indigenous Art Triennial at the...» Read More

 

Australian film The Sapphires screening at Cannes

Australian film The Sapphires screening at Cannes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-05-01 21:32:45

THE Australian film based on the true story of an indigenous girl band singing Motown classics, The Sapphires, has been selected as part of the official selection at the upcoming 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It is the only Australian feature film...» Read More

 

THE CONVICT PORTRAYED BY AN ABORIGINE

THE CONVICT PORTRAYED BY AN ABORIGINE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-27 18:37:14

At a generally unhappy auction of Aboriginal art on 4th April at the house of Deutscher + Hackett, the National Museum of Australia swooped on two 19th Century drawings by the Kwatkwat artist, Tommy McRae. For $79,300 – a record...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-24 11:50:28

Red is the hottest colour in the visual arts at the moment. The British play 'Red' about Mark Rothko's extraordinary series of red paintings for a hotel in New York is getting productions in Melbourne (now) and Sydney (in...» Read More

 

CALL FOR ART EXPORT LAW REFORM

CALL FOR ART EXPORT LAW REFORM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-22 16:52:26

The ABC Radio National's Books and Arts program raised some curly issues on Friday regarding the export of Aboriginal art by international collectors. Taking part was the feisty John Wilkerson, a belated entry into the American pantheon of collectors -...» Read More

 

Applications Sought for CEO of Linked-Up Qld

Applications Sought for CEO of Linked-Up Qld

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-13 20:17:23

Enhance the lives of Indigenous people & members of the stolen generation Further develop best practice service delivery models Brisbane based, state-wide responsibilities Link-Up Queensland delivers confidential and culturally sensitive research, reunion and counselling services to adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who...» Read More

 

National Gallery joins Google Art Project

National Gallery joins Google Art Project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-09 18:21:04

The National Gallery may still be basking in the success of its grand new entrance and Aboriginal art wing, but now it's possible to explore parts of the collection without leaving the house. The gallery has become one of the first...» Read More

 

US art collector sees red over 'dysfunctional' ban on Aboriginal painting

US art collector sees red over 'dysfunctional' ban on Aboriginal painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 17:47:59

A WEALTHY American art connoisseur has decided against donating his collection of 90 blue-chip Aboriginal artworks worth $10 million to an Australian museum or gallery after his attempt to add a painting to the collection was thwarted by national cultural...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art is Modern

Aboriginal Art is Modern

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-02 14:48:15

The grand re-opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney has confirmed for many the view that the Aboriginal art of today is as contemporary as such trendy names as Hany Armanious, Ah Xian, Rivane Neuenschwander and Christian Marclay...» Read More

 

Storehouse of cultural memory

Storehouse of cultural memory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-27 18:52:00

A WORKING studio, a soaring palace, a temple where the past's shadows cluster and hang thickly in the air: such is the new Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association art centre complex at Milikapiti on the remote north coast of the...» Read More

 

Fairer arts trading

Fairer arts trading

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:50:23

Transcript of a Newslines Radio Broadcast Broadcast date: 26 March–1 April 2012 Duration: 12 minutes Presenter: Nathan Ramsay Content: New initiatives are making Indigenous artists more aware of their rights. Talent: John Oster, Indigenous Arts Code Limited Patricia Adjei, Indigenous communications coordinator, Copyright Agency Limited Zena Cumpston,...» Read More

 

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:06:00

There's no accounting for taste when a masterpiece is ignored in a garage sale. It was the spring-clean that almost cost a Cairns woman a masterpiece. She had put a few household items in a garage sale, including a painting of...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART DRESS SPAT

ABORIGINAL ART DRESS SPAT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-03-16 13:57:58

"The Mulleavy sisters stand out from the New York Fashion Week crowd with an imaginative Fall line full of Outback influences", pronounced The Daily Beast blog on February 14 this year. "The two sisters behind the Rodarte label are rare...» Read More

 

Women with Clever Hands

Women with Clever Hands

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-03-16 11:37:18

The two year tour of fibre work from the small, almost unknown Arnhemland community of Gapuwiyak is continuing with its opening in Sydney, at the Object Gallery later this month. Originating from Wagga Wagga Art Gallery under the aegis of...» Read More

 

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 11:54:50

In her 1968 book, The People in Between, about her life at Ernabella Mission station, Winifred Hilliard wrote, ''To the north there are bad people, and to the south there are bad people, but in between are the Pitjantjatjara people''....» Read More

 

Yalangabara and the Marikas

Yalangabara and the Marikas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-03-01 13:28:55

Just as Mankind emerged from the sea in evolutionary history, Aboriginal life in Arhemland advanced mythologically out of the Gulf of Carpentaria at Yalangabara to become the many clans of the Dhuwa moiety. But, while the rest of us took...» Read More

 

Historic images rescued from cupboard

Historic images rescued from cupboard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-21 16:28:32

A previously unknown collection of rare colonial drawings from 1818, including landscapes and Aboriginal portraits from the Newcastle area, has been unveiled after being discovered in the back of a cupboard in Canada. It's called the Wallis Album. This extraordinary piece...» Read More

 

KOONGARRA

KOONGARRA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-02-16 15:45:57

In June 2011, Jeffrey Lee travelled from remote Arnhemland to Paris to meet with UNESCO officials. As the last surviving member of the Djok Clan, he was attempting to get his precious country at Koongarra added to the World Heritage...» Read More

 

'Confined' Aboriginal art exhibition showing at the St Kilda Town Hall

'Confined' Aboriginal art exhibition showing at the St Kilda Town Hall

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-16 14:15:39

CONFINED is a confronting exhibition featuring work from indigenous Australians who have spent time in jail. The exhibitors include Dennis Thorpe, who said he was wanted to use his own life story in the lines of his painting, which were a...» Read More

 

Art centres and communities (transcript)

Art centres and communities (transcript)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-13 16:19:53

Transcript of a radio interview 13 - 19 February 2012 (Newslines Radio) PRESENTER: Hi, I’m Nathan Ramsay and you’re listening to Newslines Radio, a weekly program produced by the Australian Government on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. Today we’re taking a...» Read More

 

Art helps at-risk youths

Art helps at-risk youths

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-13 16:15:19

A GROUP of Toowoomba youths has discovered how to reconnect with their ancestors through the power of traditional Aboriginal art. Renowned Aboriginal artist Peter "Muraay Djeripi" Mulcahy has been running workshops with at-risk students from the Youth Community Learning Centre in...» 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

 

FOLEY

FOLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-01-30 14:44:11

The 40th anniversary last week of the accidental Aboriginal Embassy on the lawns of Old Parliament House in Canberra was as good an opportunity as any to learn how it came about even before the messy events that accompanied it....» Read More

 

Indigenous youth arts project to explore identity

Indigenous youth arts project to explore identity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-15 14:43:30

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions are being urged to come together to embrace and showcase their culture via song writing and recording, hip-hop dancing and art workshops based on the theme of...» Read More

 

BLACK CAPITAL?

BLACK CAPITAL?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-01-12 08:56:07

It's Lindy Hume's third and last Sydney Festival, and, finally she's got up a major indigenous contribution. There was a time after Rhoda Roberts' 1997 Dreaming Festival for the Olympics, backed up by the pair of Adelaide Festivals from Peter...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art .. On a Cake!

Aboriginal Art .. On a Cake!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-04 13:58:38

Novy Rich has been creating gorgeous Aboriginal art on cakes for over 20 years. Many of the designs are inspired by her husband, Mundara Koorang, renowned international Aboriginal artist, author, actor and Elder, and daughter Nganuwaay Koolyn's artwork. From simplistic...» Read More

 

BARRKU! Treasures from a Distant Land

BARRKU! Treasures from a Distant Land

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-21 15:57:45

Harvey Art Projects is proud to present BARRKU, Treasures from a Distant Land opening this Christmas in Sun Valley, Idaho.  This will be Buku-Larrnggay's first exhibit of stunning ceremonial poles and bark paintings in the United States, and it will...» Read More

 

'OUR LAND, OUR BODY' SWEEPS CHINA

'OUR LAND, OUR BODY' SWEEPS CHINA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-11 17:15:09

The 土地-身体 Tu Di - Shen Ti / Our Land, Our Body exhibition from remote Warburton in WA has been seen across Eastern China by a quarter of a million people since last March. Its origins are 65 major artworks...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTY UPDATE

RESALE ROYALTY UPDATE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-06 15:05:02

The amount of money collected by the Resale Royalty scheme that came into force in Australia in June last year is on the point of reaching half a million dollars. $300,000 of that will have gone to indigenous artists. To be...» Read More

 

CHRISTMAS COMES TO COOGEE

CHRISTMAS COMES TO COOGEE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-02 12:14:10

With just about every Aussie Aboriginal art gallery stocked to the hilt, it's not surprising that Christmas has brought out some novel approaches to clearing the shelves. I love Muk Muk's idea of offering 12 serious artworks at 50% off prices...» Read More

 

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-01 12:06:42

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN – WITH MONEY! I am writing to excite you with talk about the significance of the art works and colour of the truck. It is 11 years since Pintupi people painted pictures and raised one million...» 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

 

Old memories from a new master

Old memories from a new master

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-11-09 09:58:58

FOR Justin Puruntatameri, almost 90 years old and the newest art star on the verdant Tiwi Islands, life's retrospect looks like a long adventure movie, rich in strange characters and flickering, fast-changing scenes. There are the Macassan trepang fishermen who came...» Read More

 

AT LAST, THE TRIENNIAL!

AT LAST, THE TRIENNIAL!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-11-03 16:31:55

The National Gallery of Australia has announced that it will present UnDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the NGA in Canberra from May 11 next year until July, followed by a national tour. The artists selected by curator Carly...» Read More

 

FORM presents Let the Country Come In Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-10 17:06:08

Greenough Regional Prison is an unlikely home to a gifted group of Aboriginal artists hailing from communities with a strong heritage in painting throughout regional Western Australia. Let the country come in exhibits the results of an artist development...» Read More

 

CIAF 2011

CIAF 2011

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-23 10:55:26

The third edition of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, enjoyed by about 15,000 people in the balmy setting of Cairns in the Spring revealed the constant state of evolution that is Queensland's indigenous art scene. Prime amongst the developments was the...» Read More

 

Pintupi Men

Pintupi Men

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-08-20 17:55:55

The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back the beautiful works from Australia’s foremost Aboriginal owned art centre, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd. This exhibition will represent the 8thshowing in Singapore of the stunning work by the desert...» Read More

 

YOUNG YOLNGU WINS IN WA

YOUNG YOLNGU WINS IN WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-13 00:39:05

YOUNG YOLNGU WINS IN WA The most valuable indigenous art prize – the Western Australia Indigenous Art Award of $50,000 has been won by Gunybi Ganambarr from Yirrkala in NW Arnhemland. After two years of triumphs by artists from the Buku...» Read More

 

After 45,000 years, Aboriginal art is still evolving.

After 45,000 years, Aboriginal art is still evolving.

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-05 19:18:03

After my recent excitement at discovering with David Walsh (on Mona) that Aboriginal art is too sophisticated for many a Western eye to comprehend, this piece from the New Statesman in the UK, written by columnist Will Self and published...» Read More

 

DAAF 2011 is on!

DAAF 2011 is on!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-05 18:46:09

Despite the closure of Top End Arts, the organisation that managed the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair for a couple of years, it's back on again in 2011, running 12-14 August. Vibrant new artworks from more than 40 Aboriginal owned art centres...» Read More

 

THREAT TO MARRA COUNTRY

THREAT TO MARRA COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-08 12:39:23

An appeal from Dr Greg Dickson, Scholar of Linguistics in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University re the country we've grown familiar with thanks to the art of Ginger Riley, Angelina George and Willy...» Read More

 

'LAND, SEA & SKY' - In and Out of the Torres Strait

'LAND, SEA & SKY' - In and Out of the Torres Strait

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-06 16:18:48

By coincidence rather than by design, both the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gab Titui Cultural Centre opened exhibitions last week called 'Land, Sea and Sky'. The title could be describing anywhere – but is particularly appropriate for those little...» Read More

 

Boost for NSW Aboriginal Artists

Boost for NSW Aboriginal Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-28 12:06:06

The NSW Parliament has participated in the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding that will ensure the continued development of the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize; an annual exhibition designed to recognise and promote Aboriginal artists in NSW. The...» Read More

 

NAATSIA's 25TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

NAATSIA's 25TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-27 10:31:57

Is a silver anniversary any more important than a 20th or a 17th? I ask because the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT), the Darwin home of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award has belatedly...» Read More

 

Balgo 2011

Balgo 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-24 15:23:01

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to present our annual show of the colourful works of the Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlayirti Artists is located in Balgo in the arid north east of Western Australia, between Alice Springs and Broome. Warlayirti...» Read More

 

GOING NOWHERE IN TOOMELAH

GOING NOWHERE IN TOOMELAH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-20 12:56:28

The phrases 'Aboriginal time' and “Gone walkabout' are generally uttered with pejorative intent – they're seen as part of the 'failure' of Aboriginal society. But as film director Ivan Sen would say – indeed he did at his film Toomelah's...» Read More

 

Introduction to Aboriginal Art, Talk in French - Tuesday 28 June @ Institut Catholique de Paris

Introduction to Aboriginal Art, Talk in French - Tuesday 28 June @ Institut Catholique de Paris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-16 16:30:35

IDAIA is delighted to present an introductory talk in French focused on understanding the uniqueness of Aboriginal art. It will explore its origins, issues at stake for its survival, various contemporary forms, and its development. Aboriginal art is known internationally...» Read More

 

LAVERTY 2

LAVERTY 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-25 19:58:12

There are probably no other collectors in Australia who could get away with naming an exhibition 'Laverty 2' and expect instant recognition by viewers. But then Colin and Liz Laverty have the advantage of having had such a big impact...» Read More

 

BLACK FILM-MAKING

BLACK FILM-MAKING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-13 16:55:26

Two fabulously true-to-life pictures of indigenous life in Australia are currently on offer on the big screen. If it's men and the minimally urban world of the Kimberley you're after – think Wyndham and Halls Creek and salt-pans in between...» Read More

 

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-10 12:49:45

“I am thrilled with the art we have put together for this auction”, asserts Crispin Gutteridge, Head of Aboriginal Art at auction house Deutscher and Hackett. “It is the finest group of works yet to be auctioned by us in...» Read More

 

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-04 19:29:01

The East Kimberley was the first place in WA to join the Aboriginal art movement that spread from Papunya in the 1970s. As is well-known, Rover Thomas had a Dream following the awesome devastation of Cyclone Tracey; to share it...» Read More

 

ALEX NGANJIMIRRA 'QUEENS' IT UP

ALEX NGANJIMIRRA 'QUEENS' IT UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-29 17:28:56

A wonderful suite of paintings by Oenpelli's Alex Nganjimirra has emerged five years after his death just in time to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Painted between 2002 and 2004, the son of Bobby Nganjimirra simply imagined the English 'Queen lady”...» Read More

 

Passing of Thancoupie

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-29 17:18:12

It is with great sadness that AAN learnt of the passing this week of Dr. Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, best known simply as Thancoupie the Potter. She died aged 74 at Weipa Base Hospital on Cape York after a...» Read More

 

APY LANDS PROJECT INVOLVES YOUNG & OLD

APY LANDS PROJECT INVOLVES YOUNG & OLD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-23 09:43:44

Ngayulu witini ngayuku Mamaku tjukurpa. Ngayulu witini ngayuku Ngunytjuku tjukurpa. - "I hold My Fathers Story. I hold my Mothers Story".   This exhibition is the outcome of a project initiated by Hector Burton who is a senior man working for Tjala...» Read More

 

Victorian Artists Challenge the Norms

Victorian Artists Challenge the Norms

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-18 14:26:01

Melbourne-based contemporary artist Ben McKeown has been awarded Victoria’s biggest prize for indigenous artists – the $25,000 Deadly Art Award, supported by Arts Victoria. McKeown was one of four artists to take out top honours at the 2011 Victorian Indigenous...» Read More

 

NATSIAAs versus THE NGA TRIENNIAL

NATSIAAs versus THE NGA TRIENNIAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-11 14:34:46

The National Gallery in Canberra has just announced that its important National Indigenous Art Triennial - due to open in April - has been postponed as a result of budget pressures. These relate particularly to the notorious Federal Government efficiency...» Read More

 

June Peters, Roebourne artist to paint live in Manly NSW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-10 21:04:34

Media Release 9 March 2011 Roebourne artist to paint live in Manly Bringing Aboriginal art to life, June Peters, from the Roebourne Art Group, will be painting live at Gallery Tjukurrpa in Manly from 11am – 5pm Friday 18 – Sunday 20...» Read More

 

Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion

Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-08 21:43:17

Stop(the)Gap is a major exhibition developed for the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival in partnership with the Samstag Museum of Art. UniSA's Brenda L Croft brings together recent moving image works by renowned Indigenous artists from Australia, Aotearoa/ New Zealand, Canada and the...» Read More

 

WHEN THE WORLD WAS SOFT

WHEN THE WORLD WAS SOFT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-07 14:03:32

That's a phrase that's come into my life twice recently. Reviewing a mighty tome on the Burrup Peninsular's extraordinary petroglyphs, I was introduced to that phrase as the words of the Yaburara people who'd created that extraordinary ancient rock gallery...» Read More

 

WILD DEADLY WOMAN AT AGATHON

WILD DEADLY WOMAN AT AGATHON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-02-17 16:27:37

It's a commonplace in Aboriginal art that creative people emerge from nowhere at a mature age and delight us with their accumulated experience – now set down on canvas. But, until now, it's usually an artist from a remote community...» Read More

 

SAD DEATH OF TENNIELLE NOCKETTA

SAD DEATH OF TENNIELLE NOCKETTA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-02-17 11:48:39

Tennielle Nocketta wasn't a bankable or even known name in the Aboriginal art business. But she was a vitally important project for the future of the artform – and collateral damage of the failure of the Jirrawun project in the...» Read More

 

DEATH OF IAN ABDULLA

DEATH OF IAN ABDULLA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-02-01 17:26:59

On the morning of Saturday 29 January, at the age of 63, Aboriginal artist Ian Abdulla passed away at the Berri Hospital, South Australia after a brief battle with cancer. His family was by his side. Born under a gum tree...» 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

 

EMILY AT MOMA

EMILY AT MOMA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-07 11:57:49

It is, of course, a joy to discover that a big international contemporary art show at an institution as prestigious as the Museum of Modern Art in New York has quite casually included Our Emily alongside Miro, Mondrian, Calder, Schwitters,...» Read More

 

Discovery of Living Pigments in Bradshaw rock art

Discovery of Living Pigments in Bradshaw rock art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-04 15:35:40

The age of Bradshaw rock art (also called Gwion gwion) is uncertain but estimated by indirect methods at between 46 000 years ago, based on the time of extinction of depicted live megafauna, and 70 000 years ago, which is...» Read More

 

‘No si hijomiono’o jabesi soré jajivo’ (We are painting the designs of our ancestors)

‘No si hijomiono’o jabesi soré jajivo’ (We are painting the designs of our ancestors)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-18 19:44:41

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome a very special exhibition of barkcloth art from the Ömie artists of Mount Lamington in Oro province, Papua New Guinea. An artistically groundbreaking event for ReDot Fine Art Gallery, this exhibition has...» Read More

 

Alison Kelly: Drawing to a close

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:06:25

In the decade since Alison Kelly opened her Aboriginal art gallery, she has seen a massive increase in the general population’s appreciation and understanding of indigenous art. “So much of the content of the paintings is not for us to know...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART IN COLOGNE

ABORIGINAL ART IN COLOGNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-12-01 14:09:43

The Museum Ludwig in Cologne has opened a significant exhibition of Australian art in a series which has included important Western artists such as Gerhard Richter in 2008 and Christopher Wool in 2009. Here is the curatorial take on this pioneering...» Read More

 

MOLLIE GOWING'S LASTING LEGACY

MOLLIE GOWING'S LASTING LEGACY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-25 16:01:00

Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales today announced that Mollie Gowing, a great supporter of the Gallery and of Indigenous art in particular has left an important collection of 142 artworks plus a very generous...» Read More

 

THE DESERT COMES TO ADELAIDE

THE DESERT COMES TO ADELAIDE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-24 11:53:07

The Art Gallery of SA has organised its second big exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Desert, showing until the end of January and accompanied by a big catalogue. It's a very generous and gentle introduction to the art that...» 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

 

A New Sentimental Art Market Era Pt. 3

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:20:18

If you want some further examples of the sentimental and nostalgic direction that the art market is beginning to take then I shall provide you with two more. The first example is the direction that the Australian Aboriginal art market...» Read More

 

Contrast of a harsh beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:17:45

Marie Florence won the Aboriginal Art Prize at the Coraki Art Prize with a work titled Restriction = Loss of Freedom. She explained to me that it was about the former Cubawee mission and her life there as a child. I’ve spoken...» Read More

 

Out of the desert great artists come

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-03 21:58:45

Aboriginal art has travelled a long way since the early days at Papunya in the 1970s. Painting about his culture and country, and in an uncharacteristic pink, senior law man Ginger Wikilyiri spends weeks just sitting and thinking before he picks...» Read More

 

Eye-catching mural unveiled in Coffs Harbour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-02 21:58:36

The artist commissioned to create a huge mural for Coffs Harbour's city centre says it is good to see it finally come together. The 19 metre piece was revealed at a special ceremony today, with the aim of creating a brighter...» Read More

 

Stolen Gloria Petyarre Painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-02 00:24:46

By now, my painting by Gloria Petyarre (Bush Medicine Leaves 2008, International Artwork Code A15119, 200 x 150, 2062) an esteemed Australian Aboriginal artist, could be in Timbuktoo by now. Thanks to questionable management of the Sydney-based art investment...» Read More

 

Jilamara artists here to exhibit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-30 23:34:23

The Grafton Regional Gallery will be holding a meet-and-greet with the artists of their latest exhibition, Prints From Jilamara, tomorrow. The artists have travelled from Milikapiti on Melville Island, 100km north-east of Darwin, to spend time in the area and promote...» Read More

 

Dancers entertain at exhibition opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-29 21:52:48

Last Friday night more than 70 people were greeted with wine and nibblies and entertained by Aboriginal dancers at the opening of local aboriginal artist Johanna Parker’s solo Indigenous art exhibition. The exhibition represents her first days at univerity, drawings,...» Read More

 

Charles Perkins' granddaughter takes up the cause

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-26 20:50:47

Madeleine Madden spent the first years of her life around her grandad, Aboriginal activist Charlie Perkins, while he berated politicians. Her memories of him are hazy, but she has grown up determined to continue his fight to advance the interests of...» Read More

 

Northern Impressions in Print

Northern Impressions in Print

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-22 14:13:38

A new exhibition, Northern Impressions: a celebration of contemporary printmaking, which features mostly contemporary indigenous fine art prints, has opened at the new Chan Contemporary Art Space in Darwin. It's only the second exhibition there, following the Togart Contemporary...» Read More

 

Big Crocs, Big Trucks and Big Magnets in Oz Read More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/10/big-crocs-big-trucks-and-big-magnets-in-oz/#ixzz143WfTf8t

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-22 03:56:10

A thousand miles from any ocean, Alice Springs is the biggest outpost in the Outback. It is a major hub for Aboriginal or indigenous artists who travel from their desert communities to sell their works. Aboriginal art took millennia to...» Read More

 

FIRST AUSTRALIAN ART FOR FIRST AUSTRALIAN SAINT

FIRST AUSTRALIAN ART FOR FIRST AUSTRALIAN SAINT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-17 12:17:29

Aboriginal artworks sent from Catholic missions in the north and west of Australia earlier last century are on display at the Vatican’s Ethnological Museum in Rome to coincide with today's canonisation of Mary MacKillop. And their presence was celebrated with...» Read More

 

 ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-17 11:20:38

On Tuesday (19th Oct), what's being called “a unique collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art” will be auctioned at Sotheby¹s in Sydney in aid of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). The occasion will also be the official launch of the AES...» Read More

 

Vatican echoes to sound of didgeridoo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-17 03:14:51

The Vatican echoed to the sounds of the didgeridoo on Friday at an Aboriginal show in memory of Mary MacKillop, who is about to be named Australia's first saint. A dozen bare-chested dancers wearing body paint performed songs and dances in...» Read More

 

Cultural capital war flares on new front

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-17 02:59:17

Some interesting developments for future Indigenous Art museums.... Premier Bligh thinks differently as far as indigenous art is concerned. In revealing early plans to The Age to build a major gallery devoted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Queensland...» Read More

 

Story of aboriginal art at La Fontaine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-15 02:54:20

TRADITIONAL aboriginal art will come to the fore in Bahrain tomorrow night at the opening of the Songlines art exhibition at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama. According to event organisers, aboriginal art is more of a ritual involving...» Read More

 

AES PUTS INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT IN THE FRAME WITH ART AUCTION FUND LAUNCH

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 15:54:37

12th October 2010, Sydney Australia: A unique collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in Sydney on 19th October by national not for profit organisation, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). Marking the official launch of the...» 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

 

'Sickening' Aboriginal art exhibition should close: Wollongong MP

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:52:40

The New South Wales Member for Wollongong Noreen Hay has condemned a decision by the city's gallery to continue an exhibition of paintings which some Aboriginal groups have labelled as "sickening and offensive." Ms Hay concedes she has yet to see...» Read More

 

New Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:26:47

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have existed on the continent of Australia for tens of thousands of years. Their art and traditions are among the oldest and richest in human history. The designs, patterns and stories were taught to Indigenous...» Read More

 

The spirit wakes anew

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 01:39:56

BINDI Cole's first response when she was invited to curate an exhibition for the Melbourne International Arts Festival was one of relative calm. The 35-year-old Melbourne-based artist, who last year was awarded the coveted $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her...» Read More

 

Keeping Place collection seeks a permanent home

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-10 01:43:20

Keeping Place consists of 1500 artworks plus artefacts and photographs collected over 40 years by Aboriginal artist and activist Gordon Syron and his wife Elaine. The collection had been housed in an Eveleigh railway shed described as "dilapidated, daggy and downright...» Read More

 

Landmark space embodies soul of the nation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-09 01:41:57

Indigenous art has found a welcome home at the reinvigorated National Gallery of Australia. AT last, indigenous art has the national showcase it needs: 11 luminous, purpose-built galleries at the entrance to the country's flagship visual arts institution in the centre...» Read More

 

Aboriginals of Australia: Museum Shows Contemporary Natives’ Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 02:56:58

WSU's Museum of Art showed “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art: From the Collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan,” Thursday [30 September 2010] . The new, free exhibit is open to the public from Oct. 1 through Dec. 11. “It’s a fabulous...» Read More

 

Size may count at revamped gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 04:16:19

The National Gallery of Australia flung open its new narrow doors for the first time on Thursday night to 1000 guests including Culture's spies who reported that while the new entrance is impressive, "you wonder how it will cope with...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art demands dignity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 04:09:51

Amnesty International’s Demand Dignity and Eora College art exhibition opened at the Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Gallery on September 22 to a crowd of 50 people. The exhibition was based on the theme of the UN Declaration on the Rights of...» Read More

 

Lecture offers insight into native art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 02:50:12

WSU's Museum of Art showed “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art: From the Collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan,” Thursday. The new, free exhibit is open to the public from Oct. 1 through Dec. 11. “It’s a fabulous collection ... It literally...» Read More

 

Colours of our Country returns to Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 01:56:13

Accomplished and emerging artists, traditional stories and stunning Pilbara imagery was once again on show at this year’s ‘Colours of our Country’ Aboriginal art exhibition in Perth on the 22nd September. For the fifth consecutive year, Rio Tinto transformed the walls...» Read More

 

Half Light Retrospective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 02:43:01

The exhibition of Art + Soul, Hetti Perkins’ dramatic new survey of Indigenous art and artists opened this weekend at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the tripartite ABC documentary premiers Thursday night. Intriguing reviews have already appeared...» Read More

 

Joining the dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:30:19

Hetti Perkins helps viewers understand the complexity and diversity of Aboriginal art 'I THINK I initially imagined the series being able to satisfy my simple curiosity about what the dots mean," Hibiscus Films producer Bridget Ikin (An Angel at My Table,...» Read More

 

Gallery offers an indigenous opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:25:46

ABORIGINAL art takes centre stage at the revamped NGA in Canberra. THE entrance to the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra, used to be hidden mysteriously in a side street, reached by a utilitarian flight of concrete stairs or a long...» Read More

 

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-03 19:28:19

Prototype, precedent, templet, archetype, scantling, paradigm...so reads my Roget's Thesaurus – which I think gives you the drift of my thinking regarding the importance of recent events in Canberra. No – not on the Hill, where Tony Abbott seems determined not...» Read More

 

Gallery opens new chapter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:28:17

After three years in the making, the National Gallery of Australia has finally revealed its stunning new $100 million entrance and indigenous art wing. Governor-General Quentin Bryce officially opened the additions last night before a buzzing VIP crowd of about 1000...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art's new face at Canberra gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:23:44

Ron Radford, the director of Canberra's National Gallery of Australia, can say almost exactly when Australians and overseas visitors became interested in Aboriginal art. ''You can pinpoint it to the 1988 Bicentennial,'' Mr Radford said yesterday. ''That's when people would come...» Read More

 

Art from top to bottom

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:22:50

Elsewhere in the gallery, you can enjoy masterpieces of Italian printmaking dating from the mid-fifteenth century in A beautiful line: Italian prints from Mantegna to Piranesi until October 31, and opening on October 29 comes Desert Country, drawn entirely from...» Read More

 

Rare Dance Showcases Indigenous Art Festival in Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-02 02:36:11

A rare performance by renowned Aboriginal dancers marked the start of one of Australia's most important festivals of indigenous art. The unique dance of the Gurrir Gurrir people depicts events associated with a devastating tropical cyclone in 1974. The catastrophic...» Read More

 

New National Gallery Wing Devoted to Australian Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-02 00:19:09

The National Gallery of Australia has opened its new wing devoted to one of the largest collections of Australian Aboriginal and Islander art. The new building in Parkes Place, Canberra, also created a new and more prominent entrance into the National...» Read More

 

National Gallery enters new era

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-02 00:13:19

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is spreading its wings, placing Indigenous art at the front and centre of its collection. It has undergone its biggest facelift since opening in 1982, with a new entrance and foyer, 11 new Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Cultural trail-blazer guided by heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-25 23:02:51

Catherine Keenan meets the indigenous curator helping put the final touches to the NGA's new galleries. The woman overseeing the opening of the largest permanent collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the world is surprisingly calm. As senior curator...» Read More

 

Inteview: Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:43:06

What is the inspiration behind the show? Papunya Tula remains the defining art centre of the modern Aboriginal art movement, it is steeped in history and one cannot proclaim to be a serious Aboriginal art space without a show or the...» Read More

 

Recent works from Blackstone Ranges (26 September - 15 October 2010)

Recent works from Blackstone Ranges (26 September - 15 October 2010)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:20:24

Tunbridge Gallery in conjunction with Papulankutja Artists are pleased to invite you and your guests to an exhibition of recent works from Blackstone Ranges, 26 September - 15 October 2010. Including paintings by established artists Tjayanka Woods and Anmanari Brown...» Read More

 

Billionaire Kluge buried in modest pine casket

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:19:32

Billionaire philanthropist John W. Kluge was laid to rest in a modest pine box Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony that was alternately spirited and meditative. Kluge, who would have turned 96 on Tuesday, died Sept. 7 at his home in Albemarle...» Read More

 

Exhibition reveals Indigenous art impact

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:14:23

An exhibition showcasing the influence of Australia's most notable Indigenous artists has opened in Mackay in north Queensland. The collection, Namatjira to Now, includes the William Dargie portrait of Albert Namatjira, which won the Archibald Prize in 1956. The exhibition also features...» Read More

 

27th NATSIA AWARD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:14:17

It is great to see an artist of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (known as the APY Lands) receive such esteemed recognition for his efforts, and congratulations to the 460 artists who work in seven Aboriginal-owned and governed art centres...» Read More

 

Second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:33:54

The 2010 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) was a major success, exceeding all sales and visitor expectations and cementing its place as a major event on Australia’s cultural calendar. More than 10,500 people from all parts of Australia and the world...» Read More

 

Politics of the Secret

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:12:55

Rumors that Vivien Johnson was writing a history of painting at Papunya have been reaching my ears for a long time now. When the publication of Johnson’s Lives of the Papunya Tula Painters was announced in 2008 by IAD...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal art draws on spiritual traditions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:00:35

PULLMAN - “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art: From the Collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan,” will be exhibited at the Museum of Art/WSU Oct. 1-Dec. 11. Levi and Kaplan have a large collection of indigenous Australian art, part of which...» Read More

 

WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition now open

WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition now open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 15:58:58

WetlandCare Australia has launched their 4th annual National Art and Photography Competition to celebrate World Wetlands Day. The competition, which receives entries from across Australia, is open to children and adults in both Art and Photography, giving as many people...» Read More

 

Clap Sticks by Marcia Alice Panangka

Clap Sticks by Marcia Alice Panangka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-20 20:11:30

Hand crafted Clap or music sticks are used during Aboriginal ceremonies. They are made from Mulga wood and are burned using a hot wire to create patterns such as concentric circles which represent camp sites, curved lines which represent rain...» Read More

 

All fired up about drawing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-19 20:11:35

Budding artist Donovan Wilson’s A4-size drawing could be transferred onto a 13m mural at Redfern fire station after it was selected as a finalist in a statewide art competition. The Patrician Brothers year 8 student’s drawing of indigenous Australian animals escaping...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art dying with desert masters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-19 19:59:55

The pursuit of cultural authenticity in Aboriginal art will make it harder for young artists to enjoy the success of the old masters. New research into the sustainability of Aboriginal art claims the market for new works is already falling away,...» Read More

 

JOHN KLUGE DIES

JOHN KLUGE DIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-17 17:57:46

It's quite strange when the one thing you know a man by doesn't get a mention in his obituary! That's happened repeatedly with the late John Kluge – known in Australia virtually only because of his magnificent Aboriginal art collection...» Read More

 

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-16 19:35:03

The 50th anniversary of Albert Namatjira's death last year didn't get great play around Australia as his art is still coloured by confusion over its white origins and the patronising treatment that the artist received in his life. He was...» Read More

 

The indigenous "genius" of Sally Gabori

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-15 21:27:37

I intended to speak with the artist Sally Gabori for this article, but was informed in a terse e-mail that she is not available for interviews. “Interviews need to be done in her Kayardild language and in person,” a...» Read More

 

Code to stop exploitation of Aboriginal artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-15 21:27:27

Unethical galleries and dealers will be named and shamed under the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct. The voluntary code has been introduced after a Senate report found some Indigenous artists were exploited, bullied and harassed. The code allows reports of...» Read More

 

2010 TOGART AWARD IN DARWIN'S NEW CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

2010 TOGART AWARD IN DARWIN'S NEW CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-14 16:30:10

The opening of this year's 4th Togart Contemporary Art Award – whose speciality is to feature both Black and white Northern Territory artists – was also the occasion for the opening of a new contemporary art space in Darwin: the...» Read More

 

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-10 18:34:45

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE After three years of preparation, the old butcher's shop in Lindsay Avenue on Alice Springs' Eastside is reopening as the Muk Muk Gallery. Appropriately, the new gallery has a brand new artist on show – Margaret Loy...» Read More

 

BIKES IN THE DESERT

BIKES IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-09 13:56:26

All thirty school-age kids in the Western Desert community of Mt Liebig (Amunturrngu) will get new BMX bikes next Saturday (18th September). They've been donated by the Bikes for Bush Foundation – which is intending to fund further bikes for...» Read More

 

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 21:27:50

REDOT FINE ART GALLERY, Singapore, in collaboration with Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd presents: ''Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country" The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back the beautiful works of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal art community,...» Read More

 

Works on paper Bidyadanga Arts and Durrmu Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-02 20:56:31

This month we are featuring in the gallery works on paper from the coastal communities of Bidyadanga and Peppimenarti. Bidyadanga Arts The art centre at Bidydanga has recently been re-established and is thriving under the enthusiastic stewardship of Jacky Cheng, with a...» Read More

 

Tracking the stories of Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-29 22:05:51

Storylines -- the first comprehensive assessment of Indigenous artists from urban Australia is being launched this week. The three-year Australian Research Council project brings together biographical information about the artists on a website, completing a full picture of Aboriginal art in...» Read More

 

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success attracting more than 10,500 visitors and selling more than $700,000 in artwork.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 22:04:02

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success attracting more than 10,500 visitors and selling more than $700,000 in artwork. “Cairns Indigenous Art Fair transformed the city for three days with its...» Read More

 

Glen Iris features centre of art excellence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 21:58:14

Ancient stories from Australia’s red centre told in contemporary tones will feature at a local gallery this week. In Desert Stories, distinctive Aboriginal art from the Northern Territory’s Ikuntji region, also known as Haasts Bluff, comes to Gallery Ranfurlie at Korowa...» Read More

 

UQ unveils first major survey of Aurukun art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-25 21:51:48

The University of Queensland Art Museum will be swimming with crocodiles, sharks and the odd dugong for its next exhibition, and you're encouraged to dive in for the experience. On show from September 11, Before Time Today is the first...» Read More

 

National Indigenous art exhibition and auction comes to USQ

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-25 21:50:06

An outstanding range of national emerging and established artists are currently being showcased in this year’s biennial Indigenous art exhibition and auction at USQ. Presented by the University's Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges, the exhibition aims to promote Indigenous art and...» Read More

 

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh tonight opened the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-22 21:42:38

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh tonight opened the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Ms Bligh welcomed more than 250 artists and performers, art dealers, collectors and Indigenous art centres representatives who have gathered in the city for the event. “This...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art industry struggling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-20 21:28:01

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 19/08/2010 Reporter: Peter McCutcheon Many artists, wholesalers and retailers within the aboriginal arts industry say they are struggling. Blaming in part the recent decline in international tourism but they also say a flood of pseudo-aboriginal craft imports from Bali,...» Read More

 

SA Artist Mr Donegan Wins 2010 Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-18 18:42:43

A striking painting depicting ancestral stories by SA artist Mr Donegan has been awarded Australia’s most prestigious Indigenous art prize at the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA). He has been awarded the $40,000 Telstra...» Read More

 

Revelatory show of strength in tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 22:08:55

The great achievement of this year's 27th annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award exhibition lies in its quality of overview: it is a portrait of the art-making currents of remote central and northern Australia, broad-brush, yet...» Read More

 

First Australians have had to fight for any advance

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:53:57

From The Age: John Howard always bemoaned the "black armband" view of history, the one historian Geoffrey Blainey said was the pendulum swinging too far in the Aboriginal direction. Howard didn't want to wake up each day facing stories of our...» Read More

 

Hetti Perkins opens 2010 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:50:19

The annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair provides a unique opportunity for art buyers within the industry and the members of the public to purchase Aboriginal art directly from the Indigenous owned and incorporated art centres. Visitors also get to see...» Read More

 

Rare Aboriginal art found in school store cupboard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-10 20:07:15

A treasure trove of rare and valuable Aboriginal art has been found languishing in the back of a school store cupboard in Canberra. The bark paintings, which are estimated to be about 25 years old, were unearthed during a spring clean...» Read More

 

Surprise wins in spectacular style

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-07 17:51:26

Wakartu Cory Surprise is the overall winner of the third Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, worth $50,000, for her group of paintings. Also winner of last year's $10,000 Western Australian artist award, Surprise continues to make intense and vibrant paintings that...» Read More

 

Artists' relief as super changes nixed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-05 20:21:47

Investing in art for your retirement has got the all-clear, but hanging that framed nest egg on your wall could be a no-no if Labor is re-elected next month. In news that will have Australian artists breathing a little more easily,...» Read More

 

Break Thru NAIDOC Week Celebrations - Maitland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 21:12:23

Saturday night was the launch of WUPA @ Wanaruah, an Aboriginal Art Exhibition organised by Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation. This black tie event was held in the Barrel Room at Tempus Two Winery, Pokolbin. Ungooroo, in conjunction with major sponsors Hunter...» Read More

 

Interview with Glenn Pilkington - Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-03 21:34:33

1. Where did the idea of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards come from? The Awards came about from a need to acknowledge and recognise the significant contribution Indigenous artists make to Australia socially, culturally and economically. The Awards model, which...» Read More

 

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 16:50:58

This groundbreaking exhibition reveals the richness of desert life today. It tells the story of the Canning Stock Route’s impact on Aboriginal people, and the importance of the Country that surrounds it, through the works of senior and emerging artists...» Read More

 

Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 06:53:03

The Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (CAIA) program at the Queensland College of Art began in 1995. The CAIA is the only University program in Australia that combines both theory and practice to Indigenous students. It is the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art gallery in Munich

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-01 06:28:25

Down Under Gallery - Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery has opened in Munich at Isartorplatz 4. Featuring works by 27 talented Aboriginal Artists. Many of the artists feature in the 50 most collectable Australian Artist list: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi Michelle Possum Nungurrayi Walangkura Napanangka Judy Napanangka...» Read More

 

Art market gets ugly as indigenous bubble bursts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-01 06:23:52

It began with a bang just over a decade ago in the lush years of fast-paced economic growth, faltered in the global financial crisis, and was quietly, sadly laid in its grave over the past two weeks, its funeral marked...» Read More

 

Business and art sectors air opposition on some Super proposed changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-28 03:39:53

Changes suggested by the Cooper Review on Australia's superannuation system seemed to have affected a wide array of industries as some businesses and the indigenous art market both aired their concerns on Tuesday that the revisions to be implemented by...» Read More

 

Desert Art from Utopia

Desert Art from Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-28 00:54:58

Opening, Wednesday, 28 July, 5:00pm DACOU (Dreaming Art Centre of Utopia) and Monash Southern Health have developed a fundraising initiative in bringing indigenous contemporary art from the Central Desert to a major public hospital in Melbourne. An exhibition of works by...» Read More

 

New Works: Old Stories - Indigenous Art Exhibition and Auction

New Works: Old Stories - Indigenous Art Exhibition and Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-27 13:36:51

Curated by Beverley Bloxham The University's Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges, supported by the John Clancy Bequest presents abiannual exhibition and auction of works by Indigenous artists. The exhibition aims to promote Indigenous art and develop an appreciation and awareness of the...» Read More

 

Save Boomalli art co-operative

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-27 01:59:50

Boomalli, one of Australia’s longest running Aboriginal artists’ co-operatives, is threatened with closure. Based in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Leichhardt, Boomalli was set up in 1987 by Aboriginal artists to get their art recognised. Boomalli means “to strike, to make a...» Read More

 

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-26 10:00:00

Bindi Cole is a Wathaurung woman and a budding photography, video and installation artist from Melbourne. In November 2009, she won the $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her evocative photograph Ajay, one in a series of photographs bringing transgender women...» Read More

 

Indigenous artworks auction likely to fetch $6m

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-26 00:00:08

WHEN the late Australian art dealer Gabrielle Pizzi was at school in the 1950s, students were taught that Aboriginal culture was of no interest. The young schoolgirl couldn't have paid much heed to those ill-informed and unenlightened views. She went on...» Read More

 

Papunya and Balgo exhibitions at the National Art Museum of China - promotion of Australia’s rich cultural heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-22 23:11:12

Extraordinary collections of Indigenous art from Australia’s remote deserts are now on display in Beijing. The highly regarded Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert and BALGO: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills collections collectively form the National Art Museum...» Read More

 

Winning means freedom from day jobs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-20 21:37:15

Ian Potter Museum of Art director Chris McAuliffe, one of the judges of the sport-themed $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize, being announced in early August, guesses that Australia has more art prizes per capita then anywhere else in the world....» Read More

 

Kirby joins fight to save indigenous art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-20 00:09:54

The campaign to salvage The Keeping Place, one of the largest collections of indigenous art in Australia, has found a staunch ally in the former High Court judge Michael Kirby. Kirby opened an exhibition of selected works from the collection at...» Read More

 

Less is more: Sotheby's hope for indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-18 23:58:27

Sotheby's Australia is poised to stage one of its biggest indigenous auctions after scrapping its $5000 lower threshold. The move has given Sotheby's competitors reason to smile after they predicted the brand would go downmarket when it was bought by Sydney...» Read More

 

Is the penny about to drop in government? An extract from Peter Garrett's speech

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 23:56:27

The Indigenous visual arts sector is estimated to have an annual turnover of up to $500 million. Participation by Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander people in the visual arts plays a vital role in supporting the maintenance and transmission of culture,...» Read More

 

Stories of the Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-14 23:17:52

These stunning puzzles are worth having purely to admire the Aboriginal art - that the kids will be kept busy trying to piece them back together is an added bonus! Designed by Aboriginal artist Donna Henson of the Wiradjuri people, each...» Read More

 

Regional NSW tops Indigenous tourism report

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-12 23:03:14

Regional New South Wales is the most frequented destination for Indigenous tourism visitors, according to a new report. The Federal Government's Indigenous Tourism in Australia report shows over 500,000 tourists visited regional New South Wales in 2009 for Indigenous tourism. This equals...» Read More

 

PaRing Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-12 12:10:26

The Toyota Community Spirit Gallery and the Koorie Heritage Trust present the PaRing Gallery, a free public art exhibition featuring 45 stunning Indigenous artworks by 21 local and interstate artists including Wayne Quilliam, Lee Darroch and Megan Cadd. Designed to...» Read More

 

ART GALLERY BRINGS KOORIE CULTURE TO MAINSTREAM MELBOURNE

ART GALLERY BRINGS KOORIE CULTURE TO MAINSTREAM MELBOURNE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-12 11:35:11

A group of 21 hand-picked local and interstate Indigenous artists will showcase their art at Victoria’s next PaRing Gallery exhibition, hosted by the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery. Opened on Wednesday 7 July 2010, the exhibition features 45 works of art, some...» Read More

 

Funds to manage indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:55:09

An Indigenous Arts Fellowship has been launched to create a stronger base of arts management in the indigenous arts world. Commissioned to research the status quo between artists and arts leadership in the indigenous arts industry, former Democrats senator Aden Ridgeway,...» Read More

 

Telling tales through art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:53:17

Rosebud indigenous artist Lionel Lauch was thrilled when a surprise guest turned up to this 40th birthday recently. It was legendary singer-songwriter Archie Roach, who just happens to be Lauch’s uncle. Roach, who sang at the party, has had an enormous influence...» Read More

 

Indigenous history carved in stone

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:42:52

Djon Mundine thinks there should have been more of an Aboriginal presence in the Sydney Biennale. He mentions the theme of the event - "The beauty of distance: songs of survival in a precarious age" - and asks why more...» Read More

 

Utopian Art on display in Tamworth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-09 22:36:12

Today on Breakfast, we discovered more about the art of the Utopian community which is located in the Northern Territory. A local exhibition opened over the weekend, and you too have the chance to experience the incredible storytelling that happens...» Read More

 

Not so super: investment proposals leave art market reeling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-08 22:35:12

If investors have only five years to divest themselves of artworks as the review recommends, it will worsen the impact. ''It's an added blow,'' Mr Ayers said. ''Art takes a while to appreciate … it could possibly severely damage that...» Read More

 

"CIRCLES IN THE SAND" AT THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON DC

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:35:25

Last weekend I was in Washington DC for the annual conference of the American Library Association. The city was crowded, the weather sub-tropical, but I managed to escape for a while to the deserts of Centralia by visiting the Australian...» Read More

 

Aboriginal and Oceanic Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:25:55

Catalogue Now Online 1 July 2010 Sotheby's Australia is delighted to announce our forthcoming Aboriginal and Oceanic Art auction on July 26 and 27 in Melbourne. Under the directorship of Tim Klingender, the July auction has been firmly established for more than...» Read More

 

A broader cultural conversation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 20:20:27

Andrew Sayers, the national museum's new head wants it to be political, not politicised One of the first tasks for Andrew Sayers when he took up his post last month as director of the National Museum of Australia was to accompany...» Read More

 

Now showing: Kuddijti Kngwarreye, capturing the colours and light of Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-04 22:27:55

The Kudditji Kngwarreye show opened on Thursday night and received a lot of very positive feedback. The show is stunning and showcases some impressive pieces. The show is on until the 1st of August but is selling fast so don’t miss...» Read More

 

Groundbreaking Program to Boost Indigenous Australian Numbers in Arts Leadership Roles

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:20:58

The National Gallery of Australia today launched a 5-year initiative to boost the number of Indigenous Australians in professional roles in the visual arts. Ron Radford AM, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, said the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship...» Read More

 

London: 'Morning Star Poles' Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:17:57

Advance invites you to view the first UK exhibition of 'MORNING STAR POLES' by the artists of Elcho Island. The Exhibition will be opened by His Excellency, Mr John Dauth, The High Commissioner For Australia. Thursday 15 July 2010 Starting at...» Read More

 

DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:02:56

Start: 12/08/2010 End: 14/08/2010 Venue: DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE Address: Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT, Australia, 0800 A major Arts industry event Showcasing the work of established and emerging artists from over 40 community owned incorporated Aboriginal art centres from across Australia. Providing opportunities to meet the...» Read More

 

Airy geometry of heaven and earth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 21:52:05

A TIWI painter blends traditions in a uniquely modern style. THE white ochre is collected from a beach outcrop close by the Milikapiti barge landing. The blazing oranges and deep yellows come from Three Ways, in Melville Island's wooded hinterland. The...» Read More

 

Indigenous art sale to aid Indigenous medical students

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 21:48:24

Sydney’s Shalom College is selling over $1 million of Aboriginal art…and the revenue will fund residential scholarships for indigenous medical students. Now on its sixth year, the art show features work from many sought-after artists including Judy Watson and Shorty Robertson…and...» Read More

 

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director Brian P. Kennedy to Lead Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 21:46:58

The Toledo Museum of Art announced today that Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as the Museum’s ninth director with a start date of September 1. Board Chair Betsy...» Read More

 

Keeping place needs a home: Call for Indigenous art gallery at Barangaroo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 17:47:01

Sydney Greens councillor Irene Doutney echoed calls by the National Trust to set up an indigenous art centre at Barangaroo, saying it could be an ideal location to permanently house the world-renowned Aboriginal art collection known as The Keeping Place. “The...» Read More

 

Art makes a difference

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 22:31:00

The work of some of Australia’s most renowned Indigenous artists is on show at Shalom College this week to raise funds for UNSW Indigenous medical students. In what has become the largest contemporary Aboriginal exhibition of its kind, Shalom Gamarada features...» Read More

 

GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO BOOST INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN NUMBERS IN ARTS LEADERSHIP ROLES

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 22:29:31

GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO BOOST INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN NUMBERS IN ARTS LEADERSHIP ROLES National Press Club Address 30 June 2010: National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts launch new Indigenous Arts Fellowship program The National Gallery of Australia today launched a 5-year initiative to boost the number...» Read More

 

National Gallery launches Indigenous jobs push

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 21:52:16

Indigenous artists are a strong presence on the Australian and international art scenes, but their voices are almost silent when it comes to leadership roles in many of the country's public and private galleries. In a bold bid to inject change...» Read More

 

National Gallery launches Indigenous jobs push

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 17:12:31

Indigenous artists are a strong presence on the Australian and international art scenes, but their voices are almost silent when it comes to leadership roles in many of the country's public and private galleries. In a bold bid to inject change...» Read More

 

Art For Education - Indigenous Art Sale For Indigenous Study Scholarships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-28 20:58:43

Shalom Gamarada, Australia's biggest selling exhibition of contemporary indigenous art, gets underway at University of NSW this Sunday. More than $1 million worth of world class indigenous artwork will be exhibited and sold with all profits going towards residential scholarships for...» Read More

 

7. WARWICK THORNTON

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-28 20:39:13

It’s been four years since Encore published its Top 20 Directors and Producers list, and we felt it was time to compile a new, more comprehensive list that included professionals working across all areas – film, television and TVC production...» Read More

 

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-27 19:42:10

“Now, almost forty years after its genesis, the epicentre and dynamic thrust of the Western Desert art movement has dramatically shifted from Papunya, Kintore and Kiwirrkura to Ngaanyatjarra and APY art centres. The untrammelled painting of senior men and women...» Read More

 

Gloria Petyarre attending her solo exhibition in Melbourne

Gloria Petyarre attending her solo exhibition in Melbourne

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-26 17:38:32

Gloria Petyarre Attending Her Exhibition Opening Dacou Gallery Melbourne 1 July to August Opening, Thursday, 1 July, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Gloria Petyarre will be proudly attending her nephew’s gallery for her latest solo exhibition, at DACOU (Dreaming Art Centre of Utopia), Middle Park,...» Read More

 

PAPUNYA TULA GOES STATESIDE

PAPUNYA TULA GOES STATESIDE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-26 13:03:16

The Papunya Tula Artists organisation representing the mainly Pintupi artists of Kintore and Kiwirrkurra in the Western Desert has signed an exclusive sales deal with Harvey Art Projects in the United States. Based in Sun Valley, Idaho but presenting events...» Read More

 

Wizards of Oz

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 21:00:59

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to present to the Chinese public these inspiring works of Australian indigenous art. The artworks featured in the exhibition reflect the different histories, traditions and stories of these two aboriginal communities," he says. When...» Read More

 

On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Western Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 20:45:37

An ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition. On Track showcases the dynamic development of Western Australian Aboriginal artists' expression over the last decade. 32 works have been selected from the prestigious University of Western Australia, Berndt Museum of Anthropology collection. The exhibition presents...» Read More

 

Indigenous art on show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 20:44:37

An exhibition of 32 works by some of WA’s best indigenous artists opened at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on Thursday. On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from WA, featuring works from the University of WA’s Berndt Museum of Anthropology, will...» Read More

 

Sistagirls Photographic Exhibition @ Nellie Castan Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 00:08:53

I really hope that you can make the opening or even just pop in for a visit while it's on. I am in the process of making a catalogue which will contain images and writing by Jirra Lulla Harvey...» Read More

 

The Owen and Wagner Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-24 20:53:49

For Immediate Release June 2010 Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Announces the Owen and Wagner Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce an important private gift of contemporary Aboriginal art. Will Owen...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010 & Symposium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-22 20:39:28

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair is a boutique art market showcasing traditional and contemporary artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from Queensland. The CIAF Symposium (Saturday 21 August) will be facilitated by leading Aboriginal artist, curator and academic Dr Brenda...» Read More

 

Interview with Shalom Gamarada founder Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver

Interview with Shalom Gamarada founder Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 21:05:28

1. What was the inspiration for establishing the Shalom Gamarada scholarship? It came about some years ago when I gave a talk at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ reconciliation and social justice plenum. A lot of my work at the...» Read More

 

Hood Announces Major Gift of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:44:31

The Hood Museum of Art has announced a private gift of more than 300 works of contemporary Aboriginal art. The collection donated by Will Owen and Harvey Wagner makes the Hood one of the foremost repositories of contemporary Aboriginal Australian...» Read More

 

Circles in the Sand opens at Embassy of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:42:06

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection opened an exhibit of western desert art at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC on June 14. Circles in the Sand: Aboriginal Art from Central Australia in the Kluge-Ruhe Collection features work from the art centers...» Read More

 

The resale royalty debacle for the aboriginal fine art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:40:56

Lack of proper Consultation with private sector of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Fine Art Industry Galleries/Dealers required to send full details and even images to CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) of all original artworks/artefact sold even if they sell for just $100 Resale Royalty takes...» Read More

 

Art Can Change Lives - Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-19 00:06:21

This years Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal Art Exhibition promises to be even more exciting with some new discoveries in Aboriginal Art to be displayed. For those of you who are not familiar with the exhibition profit from all art...» Read More

 

Indigenous artist Judy Watson to feature at the Shalom art exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-19 00:05:18

In a huge coup for Shalom Gamarada’s sixth annual Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition, it has been announced that internationally renowned contemporary Indigenous artist Judy Watson will, for the first time, exhibit at the show - which runs from June...» Read More

 

QUEEN HONOURS ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

QUEEN HONOURS ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-18 13:34:53

The Queen's Birthday this year added two top Aboriginal artists to the roll of honour. John Mawurndjul from Maningrida in Western Arnhemland and Peggy Patrick from the East Kimberley both became Members of the Order of Australia – AMs. Mawurndjul's citation...» Read More

 

where we live

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-15 17:59:17

Artist Nyree Reynolds draws inspiration from maps and aerial photography available through the Land and Property Management Authority's SIX Portal. As a descendant of the Gamilaraay Language Group, the artist enojys telling stories through her art. Nyree has a particular...» Read More

 

17th Biennale of Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:33:34

Held every two years, the Biennale of Sydney stages a three-month exhibition, plus a programme of special events, public tours, artist talks, film screenings and international guest lectures across Sydney – and admission to the exhibition and these events is...» Read More

 

Made in Australia: Aboriginal art excites China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:05:20

Art enthusiasts in China have the chance to get their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out Of The Australian Desert, opened at the National Art Museum of China on Wednesday night. Almost 50 works and 18...» Read More

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR UNVEILS VIBRANT 2010 PROGRAM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:59:35

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh last night revealed a vibrant and expanded program for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) in 2010, which this year adds theatre and film to this acclaimed visual and performing arts event. "In 2009 more than $500,000 worth...» Read More

 

Judy Watson to Exhibit at Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:59:25

In a huge coup for Shalom Gamarada's sixth annual Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition, it has been announced that internationally renowned contemporary Indigenous artist Judy Watson will, for the first time, exhibit at the show -­‐ which runs from 27th...» Read More

 

The Penny & Tony Coleing Collection of Aboriginal art- at Murrurundi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-10 18:34:09

Caruana & Reid are pleased to present this selection of works for the Coleings’ collections. Tony is a renowned artist – a painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer - who can take the credit for discovering and nurturing the talent of...» Read More

 

Wanted: Good home for $1.5m Aboriginal art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:55:28

If you are caught in Sydney’s housing squeeze, spare a thought for Gordon and Elaine Pelot-Syron who need a home for around 1,500 seminal Aboriginal artworks, most recently collectively valued at $1.5 million. Entering their temporary warehouse in the old Eveleigh...» Read More

 

Uluru climb - Garret comments

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:53:56

SUBJECTS: Commencement of the resale royalty scheme; CPRS; Uluru climb GARRETT: It is fantastic to be here in Alice Springs today to announce the delivery of significant support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture across a range of...» Read More

 

Miami's Wynwood art walk offers everything from cheerleaders to Aborigines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:52:24

Downwind at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami), "The Inspired Dream: Contemporary Aboriginal Art" corrals a dozen artist from Down Under in an exhibit showcasing art inspired by Australia's indigenous belief systems and the region's unique creation...» Read More

 

Marcia Langton's Challenging Portrait

Marcia Langton's Challenging Portrait

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-09 13:50:48

The National Portrait Gallery today unveiled a new commissioned portrait of Professor Marcia Langton AM by leading Blak artist Brook Andrew. Andrew was invited to produce a contemporary portrait of Professor Langton. And the result is designed to embody Langton’s...» Read More

 

Aboriginal galleries unhappy with royalty scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 21:22:06

From ABC Online: An artist-owned Aboriginal art gallery says the Federal Government must make major modifications to its resale royalty scheme for visual artists. Minister for the Arts Peter Garrett is in Alice Springs today to launch the scheme, which kicks off...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Award opens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 11:55:45

A colourful and diverse range of entries for the ninth annual National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Art Award 2010 was officially opened at the Lismore Regional Gallery on Saturday at 131 Molesworth Street Lismore. The exhibition features works from...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTY IMPLEMENTATION DEBACLE FOR THE INDIGENOUS FINE ART INDUSTRY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 02:00:21

Lack of proper Consultation with private sector of the Indigenous Fine Art Industry Galleries/Dealers required to send full details and even images to CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) of all original artworks/artefact sold even if they sell for just $100 Resale Royalty...» Read More

 

2010 Aboriginal Art Award Opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 01:45:45

A colourful and diverse range of entries for the ninth annual National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Art Award 2010 will be officially opened at the Lismore Regional Gallery this Saturday 5th June. The exhibition, to be held at 131...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists in Sunnyfield project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 01:41:54

Aboriginal art is helping to raise the confidence and self-esteem of intellectually disabled people on the northern beaches. Non-profit organisation Sunnyfield has just concluded a five-week pilot program at its Frenchs Forest site that brought in Aboriginal artists to work with...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Award opens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 00:58:03

A colourful and diverse range of entries for the ninth annual National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Art Award 2010 was officially opened at the Lismore Regional Gallery on Saturday at 131 Molesworth Street Lismore. The exhibition features works from...» Read More

 

Painters will suffer, says art dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 00:11:11

More concerns about the royalty scheme from Yulparitja artists and Papunya Tula: Just over 10 years ago, Emily Rohr was approached at her Broome gallery by a young indigenous artist named Daniel Walbidi. He told her there were old people in...» Read More

 

Council bans Aboriginal street artists — racist or just dumb?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-07 01:42:50

An essential read from Bob Gosford about street art in Alice Springs: I’ve been out of town for the past month and on my first day back I wandered down the local mall and noticed that the Aboriginal street artists, who...» Read More

 

Join the conversation at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-05 01:55:36

Leading Aboriginal artist, curator and academic Dr Brenda Croft and renowned Torres Strait Islander artist Alick Tipoti will lead debate at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium in August (Saturday 21 August). Presented by Arts Queensland James Cook University, the symposium...» Read More

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-04 02:10:10

The third Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is taking place from the 12 to 14th of August 2010 in Darwin. The Fair coincides with the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, (NATSIAA’S) and the Darwin Festival, a time...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists in Sunnyfield project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-02 18:29:30

Aboriginal art is helping to raise the confidence and self-esteem of intellectually disabled people on the northern beaches. Non-profit organisation Sunnyfield has just concluded a five-week pilot program at its Frenchs Forest site that brought in Aboriginal artists to work...» Read More

 

Australia’s first ever resale royalty scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 18:14:02

Arts Minister Peter Garrett today said preparations for the introduction of Australia’s first ever resale royalty scheme for visual artists on June 9 are well on track. The Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 establishes the right for visual...» Read More

 

Utopia Colour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 17:55:46

McCulloch & McCulloch & Salt Contemporary Art invite you to attend Utopia Colour: an exhibition of vibrant Eastern Desert paintings by Minnie Pwerle, Molly Pwerle, Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Freddy Pwerle, Lizzie Pwerle & Katie Morgan. For...» Read More

 

Samuel Miller Solo Exhibition – Ngayuku Ngura – My Home

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 01:57:55

Outstation and Ninuku Arts are excited to present the first solo exhibition for Samuel Miller opening on Friday 14th May 2010 at 6pm. This will be the inaugural Outstation exhibition to be held in the new gallery and will mark 2...» Read More

 

World comes to new Aboriginal art gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-30 18:35:30

The view may be spectacular, but it's the eclectic range of indigenous art works inside that is drawing visitors from all over the world into the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery at Yarramundi Reach. The gallery is the first of its kind...» Read More

 

A new Aboriginal Art Gallery in Canberra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-30 18:33:48

An eclectic range of indigenous art works inside the gallery is drawing visitors from all over the world into the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery at Yarramundi Reach. The gallery is the first of its kind in the region, an indigenous social...» Read More

 

World comes to new Aboriginal art gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 21:02:12

The view may be spectacular, but it's the eclectic range of indigenous art works inside that is drawing visitors from all over the world into the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery at Yarramundi Reach. The gallery is the first of its kind...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium 21 August 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 00:54:33

Join the conversation at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Leading Aboriginal artist, curator and academic Dr Brenda Croft and renowned Torres Strait Islander artist Alick Tipoti will lead debate at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium in August (Saturday 21 August). Presented...» Read More

 

Nominations open for 2010 Indigenous Music Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-27 03:33:51

Nominations open for 2010 Indigenous Music Awards [IMAs] For Immediate Release – Wed 26th May Fast becoming known as the ARIAs of the aboriginal music scene, the Indigenous Music Awards will take place on Saturday 28th August in Darwin. Music NT...» Read More

 

DREAMING FESTIVAL HAS NEW DIRECTOR

DREAMING FESTIVAL HAS NEW DIRECTOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-25 17:18:25

Sam Cook is a member of the Nyikina nation of the western Kimberley and grew up surrounded by the arts. Her career has taken her through performing in music and theatre, literature, visual arts and executive arts management. Sam started...» Read More

 

Talk about a hullabaloo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:36:35

Rumours have been swirling during the past fortnight that a private dealer, Chris Simon, has been attracting support from local artists for him to take over Papunya Tula Artists, based in Alice Springs. The institution, with its airconditioned headquarters in...» Read More

 

What is the fate of Papunya Tula?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:26:40

The threat of hostile takeover leaves many waiting in anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula Arts. From the ABC: The Australian Aboriginal Arts industry has been waiting in great anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula. For the past two weeks...» Read More

 

Not necessarily for art’s sake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:21:23

An ABC report that one of the Centre’s most successful private art dealers has “launched a takoever bid” for the Papunya Tula Co-operative points to an interesting new chapter in the turbulent history of Central Australian Aboriginal art. ........ Is it really...» Read More

 

Call for entries, Important Aboriginal Art from Private Collections- June exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-21 04:47:18

The gallery has had consigned a select group of Aboriginal artefacts, sculptures and paintings from three major private collections. For our June exhibition we are looking to augment these works with a small number of important paintings. In recent months...» Read More

 

Indigenous Communal Intellectual Property Rights Not Supported in Australian Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 17:47:16

Indigenous Communal Intellectual Property Rights are not Supported in Australian Law. The Mowanjum people of the Northern Kimberley have custodial rights and responsibilities for the portrayal of the Wandjina, which is a key figure in the belief system of the Worrorra,...» Read More

 

Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004; Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum; Through August 15

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-18 22:57:50

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is one of my favorite places in Charlottesville. I like its serene setting on Pantops, the simplicity of the museum’s purpose, and the way the staff is either unobtrusive or delighted to see me and...» Read More

 

On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Western Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-14 22:54:51

City of Wanneroo Event Monday 7 June - Sunday 27 June 2010 On Track showcases the dynamic development of Western Australian Aboriginal artists' expression over the last decade. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view the diversity of regional and artistic...» Read More

 

Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre at Canopy

Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre at Canopy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-13 19:35:20

Emerging from the rainforest canopy and a culture spanning countless generations, the work of Girringun artists is attracting a lot of attention. The stories and environments of this ancient culture are being transformed into visual images and designs by weavers, painters,...» Read More

 

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-08 18:15:30

Australian Indigenous art is not all that we had imagined it to be. When one thinks of Aboriginal art, a genre driven by a nomadic way of life, one thinks of watering holes and an ancient form of communicating. The...» Read More

 

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-08 18:02:21

Australian Indigenous art is not all that we had imagined it to be. When one thinks of Aboriginal art, a genre driven by a nomadic way of life, one thinks of watering holes and an ancient form of communicating. The...» 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

 

Death of John Bulun Bulun

Death of John Bulun Bulun

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-05 15:29:20

Johnny Bulun Bulun was born in 1946 just after the Second World War near the Arafura Swamp of Central Arnhem Land. When he was older, his family moved to the nearby mission in Milingimbi so that he could attend school....» Read More

 

Lockhart River Elders Featuring recent works by Doris Platt, Elizabeth "Queenie" Giblet, Sue Pascoe and introducing Lawrence Omeenyo. 14 May - 6 June 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 17:03:52

You and your friends are invited to the opening on Friday, 14th of May at 6pm To be opened by: Dr Maryanne Coutts, National Art School. In the past decade the artists of Lockhart River have taken the art world by storm. The...» Read More

 

How One Art Teacher Changed the Destiny of the Aboriginal People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 05:57:07

Mata H talks about the history of the Aboriginal Art and the role of Geoffrey Barden in bringing it to the world: In the 1970s, Geoffrey Barden was a young art teacher in Australia. He taught art at a few country...» 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

 

Rare and elegant art wins buyers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-27 23:14:48

Rival auctioneers rolled up to the Armadale showroom to watch Goodman take to the Sotheby's podium, among them Deutscher-Menzies' national head of art, Tim Abdallah, and Deutscher and Hackett's head of Aboriginal art, Crispin Gutteridge, and head auctioneer Anita Archer. The...» Read More

 

Margaret Kemarre Turner Interview Part 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 23:24:56

Visit the link below to watch the video ”We grew up in that feeling of land. Our trees and hills and creeks are really important to us, you know. Never in our lives would people move anything. If they went hunting...» Read More

 

Museum explores Australia's Balgo region

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:57:28

An exhibition entitled Balgo: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills has opened at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi. The largest collection of indigenous works ever displayed in Viet Nam, features 26 paintings by 18 established and...» Read More

 

Tiwi art takes centre stage for opening of new gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:55:33

The new art gallery at Charles Darwin University will open this week with an exhibition of Tiwi Island art. NT Administrator Tom Pauling will open the new Art Gallery at Charles Darwin University. The gallery's first's exhibition, Jilamara: Looking back, looking forward...» Read More

 

Innate Calling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:42:35

The Dreamers celebrates the lives and outstanding work of eight distinguished Aboriginal artists who have contributed significantly to Australia’s cultural landscape through their creative endeavors. The exhibition is drawn exclusively from the Art Gallery of New South Wales’s collection, and...» Read More

 

Tangentyere Artists - The Story Belonging to Us

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-22 03:45:53

Tangentyere Artists is an Australian Aboriginal Art Centre, owned and directed by Tangentyere Council. The enterprise represents artists from the 18 Alice Springs town camp communities who produce acrylic paintings and local seed jewellery. A defining feature of this product...» Read More

 

Dutch Icons of Aboriginal art on Show

Dutch Icons of Aboriginal art on Show

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-04-20 21:01:29

Aboriginal art today! provides a fascinating overview of the evolution of contemporary Aboriginal art from its beginnings in1971 right up to its most recent developments. What is particularly significant is that all the works featured in this exhibition come from...» Read More

 

Balgo Indigenous Painting Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 22:23:51

Opening: Sat 17 Apr, 10 am – 12 pm Exhibition: 17 Apr – 12 May Vietnam Museum of Ethnology As part of its “Once in a 1000 years: An Australian Gift to Hanoi” program, the Australian Embassy is pleased to present the exhibition...» Read More

 

Anmanari Brown & Tjayangka Woods

Anmanari Brown & Tjayangka Woods

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-08 15:52:07

This exhibition marks Anmanari Brown and Tjayanka Woods’s first co solo exhibition in their intense painting careers, with a new body of work focussing on the Kungkarrakalpa, or Seven Sisters Tjukurpa. Anmanari Brown and Tjayanka Woods are two of the four...» Read More

 

As of April 21: new exhibition Aboriginal art today!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 08:24:15

Aboriginal art today! provides those who are keen to know more about this young and dynamic art movement a fascinating overview of the evolution of contemporary Aboriginal art from around 1970 right up to the most recent developments. The various...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist goes to Oxford University

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-29 13:51:14

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 photography...» Read More

 

Collaboration etched in the desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-26 13:58:18

How to track the rhythmic dotting of a desert artist, hand poised close above the canvas? How to convey the smooth, floating line of an East Kimberley master or the fine, cross-hatched brushstrokes of a bark painter from north Arnhem...» Read More

 

Outsider, aboriginal art in Springs show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-25 15:01:15

Despite the hundreds of assorted exhibitions that take place each year in scores of museums and galleries along the Front Range, certain types of art, for unexplained reasons, remain scarce. Two of the most notable such examples are outsider and Australian...» Read More

 

The Modrogorje Gallery Affair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-25 14:06:27

A Croatian gallery owner in Katoomba has been forced to abandon her home in the face of death threats and vandalism after inciting the rage of the local Aboriginal community. Vesna Tenodi commissioned art teacher, Benedikt Osvath to carve the 8.5...» Read More

 

27th Telstra Art Award

27th Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-23 13:49:21

27th Telstra Art Award - News Update Entries for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award opened to Indigenous artists nationally on Friday, 19 February and close Friday, 2 April 2010. The Telstra Art Award is...» Read More

 

Indigenous art in Nundah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-19 15:14:28

Art enthusiasts can view the works of nationally renowned indigenous artists at Centred Art Gallery from March 19 to May 1. The gallery’s latest exhibition is titled Senior Desert Artists and owner Rene Dings said the art on display was...» 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

 

GEORGE WARD TJUNGARRAYI

GEORGE WARD TJUNGARRAYI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-18 09:49:22

It's been a bad time for Aboriginal art – far too many deaths of the Old People have occurred, the artists who often saw no white people until their maturity and are painting the deserts and their stories first hand....» Read More

 

A TRIBAL WORLD ON VIEW

A TRIBAL WORLD ON VIEW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-13 16:46:31

I was drawn to this gorgeous and important book, 'We Are One' by the prospect of Damien Hirst – the English artist infamous for his crazy concepts like a floating shark or a diamond encrusted skull – sharing his...» Read More

 

Registration opens for Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-12 18:10:09

Registration is now open for art dealers, including agents, galleries and arts centres to register their interest in becoming signatories to the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct. Arts Minister, Peter Garrett, congratulated the Code Administration Committee on...» Read More

 

The rainforest travels to Hahndorf

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-02 06:16:50

THE ARTISTRY OF JAWUN: Neriba Gallasch, Abe Muriata, Erima Gallasch and Sarenah Gallasch at the opening of Bi-cornual Artistry at the Tineriba Gallery in Hahndorf, South Australia. Photo Girringun Aboriginal Corporation. VIEWING THE JAWUN: Artist Abe Muriata, Gallery Director...» Read More

 

‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-13 14:54:11

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the second Singaporean show of the colourful works of the Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlayirti Artists is located in Balgo, in the arid north east of Western Australia, between the Great Sandy and...» Read More

 

Tjukurpa Pulkatjara - The Power of the Law

Tjukurpa Pulkatjara - The Power of the Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-12 23:15:49

The South Australian Museum in association with Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation proudly invites you to the opening of Tjukurpa Pulkatjara – the Power of the Law. Wednesday March 3 @ 6 pm South Australian Museum The 50th Adelaide Festival includes...» Read More

 

Sorry: More than a Word

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-09 00:19:31

National Australia Bank together with the Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam is pleased to host the photographic exhibition "Sorry: More than a Word" to commemorate the second anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples. The popular exhibition opened...» Read More

 

WHAT RHYMES WITH NGAPARTJI? NGAPARTJI!

WHAT RHYMES WITH NGAPARTJI? NGAPARTJI!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-04 19:37:53

From Will Owen: It's hard for me to think that Ngapartji Ngapartji (freely translated from Pitjantjatjara, "I give you something, you give me something") is concluding. I never had the opportunity to see the stage show, Trevor Jamieson's personal and yet...» Read More

 

Soul of the outback

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-04 19:32:16

Samuel Namunjdja walks into the gallery barefoot, bearing two paintings on bark; abstract works in ochre of lines and dots representing stories from Aboriginal mythology. He is one of the gallery’s rising stars. Namunjdja’s paintings hang in galleries and private collections...» Read More

 

Soul of the outback

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-04 19:32:16

Samuel Namunjdja walks into the gallery barefoot, bearing two paintings on bark; abstract works in ochre of lines and dots representing stories from Aboriginal mythology. He is one of the gallery’s rising stars. Namunjdja’s paintings hang in galleries and private collections...» Read More

 

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-02-04 09:07:19

The Yolgnu community of Eastern Arnhemland and art lovers widely are celebrating the recognition of the Madarrpa clan leader, Buku-Larrngay Arts Chairman and ANKAAA Chairman, Djambawa Marawili, who received a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of...» Read More

 

Call for Submissions for 2010 - 8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Call for Submissions for 2010 - 8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-03 11:45:15

Swell Sculpture Festival invites submissions from artists to exhibit in the 2010 exhibition. This is an opportunity to exhibit in a highly regarded exhibition set within a visually stimulating, expansive coastal landscape. Swell Sculpture Festival supports full freedom of expression...» Read More

 

THE MET ADMITS ABORIGINAL ART

THE MET ADMITS ABORIGINAL ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-20 18:40:07

New York's mighty Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of those institutions that take to new trends at what might (before global warming) have been called glacial speed! So the appearance of a 14-canvas showing of Aboriginal art is both...» Read More

 

"My Journey With Two Cultures"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-12 14:50:58

A collection of artworks (contempory, modern, landscape, abstract, sculpture and Fine Art), depicting the journey of Nerissa Major's Life with Two Cultures. Finding her True Path and seeing the good and positive sides to the hardship and pain. ...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTY SOON FOR ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-28 19:14:55

While all else in Parliament was in chaos, the Senate quietly passed the Resale Royalty for Visual Artists Act 2009 on Thursday November 26th. Not that it comes into effect until the Queen has signed off on it (date unknown),...» Read More

 

Stunning patterns emerge from circles, dots, lines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:34:20

It was not until the second half of the 20th century that Aboriginal art gained true international recognition. This is staggering, especially when considering the long history and rich culture of Indigenous Australians; but the explanation is simple. Not until...» Read More

 

Dhapirrk Djama, a remarkable group exhibition of new limited edition prints, Mokuy Spirit carvings and sculptures, including Morning Star Poles, from Elcho Island Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:28:15

Elcho Island Artists prints and sculptures by Margaret Gudumurrkuwuy Tommy Minburra Sandy Pascoe Joe Manyguluma Charmaine Ashley Jeremiah Bonson David Djarrka Paul Buwang Buwang Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi Alcaston Gallery is proud to present Dhapirrk Djama, a remarkable group exhibition of new limited edition prints, Mokuy Spirit carvings and sculptures, including Morning Star...» Read More

 

BEAUTIFUL BEASTS IN DARWIN

BEAUTIFUL BEASTS IN DARWIN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-23 15:29:48

There aren't many art shows that could place side by side paintings, carvings, sculpture and weaving by a disparate of artists such as John Mawurndjul and John Olsen, the late Lofty Bardayal Nadjmirrik and James Gleeson, the Tjampi weavers and...» Read More

 

It's hammer time for Sotheby's

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-20 15:40:13

It IS the end of an era for Sotheby's art auction house as it heads into its final sales for the year - a tough year marked by falling profits, the global financial crisis, and an audacious takeover by an...» Read More

 

Find a Dream at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-17 16:16:55

Women’s imaginative thoughts and desires are celebrated in Dreams, on show at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery from 5 - 29 November 2009. The annual Aboriginal women’s exhibition features the work of Shirley Amos, Euphemia Bostock, Tracey Bostock, Charmaine Davis, Joy Duncan,...» Read More

 

Claims Aboriginal art being traded for grog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-15 15:17:00

The Northern Territory Licensing Commission says it is concerned by claims that Aboriginal people are swapping art for alcohol in Alice Springs. The commission is investigating claims an Alice Springs bottleshop accepted an Aboriginal bush tucker painting as payment for a...» Read More

 

ART Sense launches in Cairns

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-14 20:33:13

A new Aboriginal art sales service and community development organisation has been founded in Cairns, with a second office set to open in Alice Springs. General Manager Tim Cram said four years of development had gone into the ARTSense business model,...» Read More

 

THEY JUST LOVE SHANE

THEY JUST LOVE SHANE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-11 08:55:46

He may not win the judges' favour, but West Australian Nyoongar artist Shane Pickett just keeps on picking up the Peoples' Choice prizes. He's won the WA Indigenous Art public's choice for the second year in a row. And he's...» Read More

 

Jung's Secret Book, Aboriginal Paintings, and Mandalas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-09 15:27:26

Very interesting article, here is an excerpt: But Is It Art? Here I want to make the case that we should not look at Australian Aboriginal paintings, Jung's visionary drawings (1902-1913), or Tibetan mandalas as art, for to do so is reductive. ...» Read More

 

Thomas Ray Ahwang

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-07 09:48:55

THOMAS RAY AHWANG At Pandanus Gallery, Palm Cove Saturday, 14 November, 2009 from 2 – 5pm Thomas is a Torres Straits Islander born in December, 1974. A precocious child, primary school did not satisfy his yearning and craving to learn, establishing a...» Read More

 

LOSS OF GREAT ARTIST FROM THE STONE COUNTRY

LOSS OF GREAT ARTIST FROM THE STONE COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-10-30 18:36:35

Wamud Namok was universally known in life as Lofty. This tall, gentle man first engaged with the white invader when he was about 16 in 1942 – walking 200 kms from his West Arnhemland Stone Country home to work in...» Read More

 

From a Primitive Present

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-24 05:37:31

By Melik Kaylan from the Wall Street Journal: Imagine that you could travel back in time to meet a Stone Age hunter-gatherer, that you could hand him a paintbrush and ask him to paint something on a board or canvas—not warpaint...» Read More

 

Politicians pay tribute to renowned Arnhem artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-23 09:53:57

Both sides of politics have set aside their bickering to pay tribute to a renowned Northern Territory artist who died recently. The artist, who for cultural reasons is currently known as Wamud Namok, was born at least 80-years ago in Arnhem...» Read More

 

20 Years Survey Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-23 08:19:05

To celebrate 20 years of Alcaston Gallery, this survey show at the Depot Gallery @ Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney, will feature work from some of our most collectable artists. Alcaston Gallery opened at 2 Collins Street, Melbourne in...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery opens in West Hollywood

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery opens in West Hollywood

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-22 07:31:12

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce it's second location in West Hollywood, CA. Their opening night which was held on September 24th, 2009 proved to be a great success and the gallery will be featuring an exhibition...» Read More

 

Powerful lines and organic forms tell complex stories: first solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia

Powerful lines and organic forms tell complex stories: first solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-02 08:08:40

Utrecht, 1 October 2009 Powerful lines and organic forms that tell complex stories First solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia from October 8 at AAMU The grand retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2006/2007 highlighted the status...» Read More

 

Walangari Karntawarra

Walangari Karntawarra "Colours of the Rainbow Serpents"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-19 22:30:23

To my people, colour and spirituality are intertwined, and colour gives meaning to the everyday aspects of our traditional lives, like gathering food and medicines and forecasting the weather. When our Creators, the male and female Rainbow Serpents first emerged from...» Read More

 

Culture warriors practise soft diplomacy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-12 17:25:58

An ambitious Australian arts program aims to grab the attention of the Obama Administration. Washington correspondent Anne Davies reports. The largest contemporary indigenous art exhibition ever to leave Australian shores will open in Washington DC this week, the first event in...» Read More

 

MENAGERIE COMES BACK TO TOWN

MENAGERIE COMES BACK TO TOWN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-09-11 18:23:51

Menagerie is back in town! The 3-D show that began life in Sydney in 2009 spread across two venues - the Australian Museum and Object Gallery, has returned from its travels to Sydney. But it's all in one place this...» Read More

 

Artists vie for Uncle Sam's eye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-11 17:16:16

The largest contemporary indigenous art exhibition to leave Australian shores is about to open in Washington, the first event in a cultural initiative that aims to boost Australia's profile in the US. Culture Warriors, which has been curated by the...» Read More

 

Potomac River dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-10 16:52:46

Renda Croft had a clear purpose in mind when she chose Culture Warriors as the title of the first triennial of contemporary Aboriginal art presented by the National Gallery of Australia. She wanted to pay tribute to the 30...» Read More

 

SPEAKEASY

SPEAKEASY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 12:06:52

OPENING: 25 September, 6 - 8pm Free Admission Gallery 4A’s upcoming group exhibition profiles Asian-Australian history entangled with an Aboriginal history of Australia. Recently returned from representing Australia at the Venice Biennale, Brisbane-based artist Vernon Ah Kee will present work and curate an...» Read More

 

BENTINCK ISLAND ARTISTS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 07:15:59

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present this vibrant and exciting exhibition by the Bentinck Island artists of new paintings and prints that have been recently editioned at Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory. The exhibition is presented in conjunction...» Read More

 

Last hurrah for old man of brush Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 07:10:55

It was only about a decade ago that Tommy Watson, already an old man, first turned his hand to art. His career took off at once. His works were eagerly sought by collectors, breaking records at auction and establishing him as...» Read More

 

Flawed vision cops pasting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-06 07:07:49

THE widow of painter John Brack is ambivalent about it. Wendy Whiteley says in theory it is a good thing. Gallery owner William Mora, who has an enduring interest in the paintings by his artist mother, Mirka, says while he...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art master puts on final public show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-06 07:05:09

Aboriginal artist Yannima Tommy Watson is a man of few words, but his vibrant works literally shout at audiences from the Muse du Quai Branly in Paris and Australia's most prestigious art galleries. The man widely regarded as Australia's most distinguished...» Read More

 

Life and art in the sky, Part 1 – the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa of Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-05 07:03:05

This small image gives but a very limited impression of the power and majesty of the original of Alma Nungarrayi Granites’ painting of her Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (Seven Sisters dreaming). It is one of a series of large paintings by the Warlpiri...» Read More

 

Uluru and Kata Tjuta's Influence On Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-03 06:59:07

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park and the Ayers Rock Resort is the center of Australia and is considered to be the center for much of the Aboriginal Art world. Around this park and nearby Alice Springs are many Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Yannima Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-01 17:04:43

‘Watson is a master of invention and arguably, the outstanding painter of the Western Desert ….Each painting tells a specific story, but the most impressive feature is the artist's use of colour…. Like Matisse, Watson knows that one may have...» Read More

 

ON-LINE VOTING IN THE TELSTRAS

ON-LINE VOTING IN THE TELSTRAS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-09-01 16:07:14

For the first time in its 26 year history, the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin will include on-line voting in its People's Choice Awards. In Darwin, people still have a couple of weeks to vote for...» Read More

 

Recommended: Sally McKay on Aboriginal Art Shows Panel

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-29 06:56:30

The aboriginal art panel that I flagged last week happened on Sunday, and I was worried initially that without some kind of blog notation it might disappear into the ether. (Also, then I wouldn't be able to find out what...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-27 11:04:13

Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Anna Bligh 24/08/2009 THOUSANDS FLOCK TO CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh has declared he first Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) a huge success with more than 10,000,...» Read More

 

Bust up: Artworks withdrawn from sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-27 07:39:09

Two artworks depicting renowned Tasmanian indigenous leaders have been withdrawn from sale. The busts of Truganini and Woureddy were due to be auctioned tonight by Sotheby's but have been taken off the list, after protests from Tasmanian Aborigines. They were expected to...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art wrangle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-27 06:48:14

ACADEMICS have defended opposition to the sale of two art works, rejecting claims of political correctness gone mad. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre opposed the planned auction of the busts of famous Tasmanian Aborigines Truganini and Woureddy on the basis of cultural...» Read More

 

Wayne Quilliam 2009 NAIDOC ‘Artist of the Year’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-26 07:10:59

Wayne Quilliam 2009 NAIDOC Artist of the Year Aboriginal photographer/videographer and artist Wayne Quilliam has been awarded what is considered one of the most prestigious Australian art accolades: 2009 NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year. Wayne is considered one of Australia’s most...» Read More

 

PR and Politics at the 2009 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-25 15:41:28

PR and POLITICS at the 2009 TELSTRA ART AWARDS. THE POWER of PR The fanfare is over and the red carpet has been rolled away for another year. The winners of the 2009 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards are...» Read More

 

Shining lights of the north

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-25 08:31:40

WHAT are these colours amid the shadowed greenery? What are the sounds of chant and dance rhythm in the dark? Here, at the rainforest-surrounded Tanks Art Centre on the northern fringe of Cairns, in a set of converted World War...» Read More

 

'Kutju Wara' (The Last One): Yannima Tommy Watson at Agathon Galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-24 15:42:57

Agathon Galleries will showase select works by distinguished artist Yannima Tommy Watson in an exhibition to be held from 5 September to 11 October at their Danks Street Galleries in Sydney. Sydney Morning Herald Art Critic John McDonald will...» Read More

 

Aboriginal centre opens on Monday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-24 08:26:14

If you think you have seen everything there is to see in Wollongong, think again. There is now a way to see the magnificent coastline and escarpment the way Dharwal people saw it more than 200 years ago. It is also an...» Read More

 

Outback art code draws line in the sand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-22 08:21:36

Art dealers will be able to pay artists with alcohol or secondhand vehicles but will be forced to declare their agreed value under a wide-ranging code of conduct for the Aboriginal art business. The final copy of the code, obtained by...» Read More

 

Evolution of a landscape

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-18 08:11:58

Almost four decades since the dawn of the desert painting movement, and a quarter-century since the first award was held in Darwin, the current of indigenous expression in art has turned into a broad stream. It mirrors not just the...» Read More

 

Clash of cultures wins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-16 18:07:38

THE winner of the 2009 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award has been announced and is set to be the most controversial in many years. At a ceremony in Darwin last night, the $40,000 Telstra Award was given to...» Read More

 

Keszler Gallery Brings Society And Art Together For 'Nomad Two Worlds'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 18:07:42

Southampton - This past Saturday, Aug. 8 the Keszler Gallery in Southampton was the epicenter of a cultural and societal reconciliation with the exhibit “Nomad Two Worlds" a collaboration between Australian photographer Russell James and Aboriginal painter Clifton Beiundurry. “Innocence...» Read More

 

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU Heavens Above!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 18:03:06

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU Heavens Above! ACGA Gallery @ Fed Square The Atrium, Federation Square Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets Tuesday to Sunday 10am–5pm Gulumbu Yunupingu will make the long journey to Melbourne to proudly welcome you to her exhibition opening on Tuesday 8 September 6:30 – 8:30pm Exhibition dates:...» Read More

 

Bush Berry Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 15:57:36

Bush Berry Dreaming 14th - 18th September 2009 9am - 5pm Opening night drinks: 17th September 2009 6pm - 8pm RSVP essential Smith & Hall Gallery 53-59 Great Buckingham Street Redfern NSW 2016 Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun...» Read More

 

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 09:24:39

Australia’s original national Aboriginal Art Fair will be held in Darwin from 13 – 15 August. The 2009 event has attracted a record 32 Indigenous owned and operated art centres from as far as East Gippsland in Victoria and the Torres...» Read More

 

Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship consultation workshops

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-12 15:54:09

Consultation workshops are beginning for the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship, the new partnership between the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers. Designed to foster the next generation of professional Indigenous leaders in the visual arts, the Fellowship will focus on...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art flourishes despite recession

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-10 17:56:59

The current global financial crisis may be putting the economic pinch on the Australian art market but Aboriginal art centres in the Northern Territory are more than weathering this fiscal storm. “The global financial crisis is an interesting phenomenon,” said John...» Read More

 

Hermannsburg Potters - Iltja Nunaka Orkapuma Ntaria

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-09 17:22:19

Hermannsburg Potters Iltja Nunaka Orkapuma Ntaria Hand-made from Hermannsburg New ceramics by Irene Entata, Judith Inkamala, Rahel Ungwanaka, Carol Rontji, Lindy Rontji, Rona Rubuntja and Dawn Wheeler. Meet the potters: Wednesday 26 August 6 pm – 8 pm Irene Entata and Carol Rontji will be...» Read More

 

Artists of the Barkly

Artists of the Barkly

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-05 19:07:40

An extraordinary journey has begun for a group of artists from the Barkly region who have been invited to showcase their work at Tandanya. Tying in with Tandanya’s 20th Anniversary celebrations this year, a two-year exhibition in the making, Artists...» Read More

 

Koorie Art Projected

Koorie Art Projected

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-03 17:42:29

Media Release Exhibition Projects Koorie Art from Victoria’s East Tandeera, Koorie Heritage Trust, 295 King Street Melbourne, until 21 August 2009 Three Gunnai/Kurnai artists...» Read More

 

Sally Gabori at Alcaston Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-02 06:02:27

Finalist in the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori has fast become one of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists. Interest in Sally’s work has not waned during the current financial climate, and she...» Read More

 

Desart Artists Camps

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 17:38:44

Desart has recently held artists’ camps at Ikuntji and Blackstone. At both camps artists met to talk about current events and issues facing Art Centres, artists and their families in this time of the Global Financial Crisis. Desart’s Executive Officer...» Read More

 

Desart Strategic Planning Meeting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 17:36:36

The Desart Executive met in Alice Springs on 10 June 2009 for a strategic planning session. It was the second meeting held under the leadership of the new Chairman, Mr Sammy Lyons from Angatja in the PY Lands. With the...» Read More

 

UK Move On Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 05:55:51

Negotiations between Australia and UK could soon re-start in a battle over the return of valuable Aboriginal artworks, writes Nick Gibson. The Dja Dja Wurrung tribe are seeking the return of a pair of Aboriginal bark paintings - insured for more...» Read More

 

RICARDO IDAGI WINS WA ART PRIZE

RICARDO IDAGI WINS WA ART PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-25 19:01:44

Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art award - the $50,000 Western Australian Indigenous Art Award – has been won by the Torres Strait's Ricardo Idagi. The 53 year old Idagi is a multidisciplinary artist, mask-maker and musician committed to the maintenance...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS UP FOR THE CLEMENGER

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS UP FOR THE CLEMENGER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-24 18:34:52

The 2009 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award has selected four indigenous artists amongst the 15 long-listed for this important triennial exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.This will be the sixth and final Award in the series following a generous gift...» Read More

 

Our Mob 09

Our Mob 09

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-24 17:10:35

Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fourth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery (upstairs in the Dunstan Playhouse), as well as Festival Centre theatre foyers from 8 August – 20 September 2009. Held during the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art auction framing a resurgent market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-22 05:51:11

Gabriella Coslovich July 21, 2009 FOR a glimmering moment, it seemed as if the boom times were back. People burst into applause when a prized drawing by the late William Barak sold for almost three times its lower estimate at Sotheby’s Aboriginal art...» Read More

 

2009 Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-20 15:01:44

Aboriginal photographer/videographer and artist Wayne Quilliam has been awarded what is considered one of the most prestigious Australian art accolades: 2009 NAIDOC ‘Artist of the Year’. In front of more than a thousand people at the Brisbane Convention Centre Wayne accepted...» Read More

 

Totems tell the story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:34:07

Aboriginal totems are painted in a modernist style making some of them appear as shiny and straight as steel, in artist Ian Waldron's new show opening July 17. Waldron's varying depictions of his Kurtjar clan's bloodwood tree dominate his new show...» Read More

 

Public Works: Ginger Riley Munduwalawa

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:24:54

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Limmen Bight River Country (1992). Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, bought 1992. On display until December 6. IN the 1950s Ginger Riley Munduwalawala was working as a stockman, droving cattle from the vast stations of the Northern Territory...» Read More

 

Indigenous art on show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:42:45

The opening of the Visual Voices - Aboriginal Art of the South East Exhibition at Central Tilba Hall on Friday evening felt like something of an historic occasion. The atmosphere was one of pride in achievement, cultural reaffirmation and reconciliation. Renowned Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Shapes offer no hint of the horror within

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:39:54

A Rover Thomas recording tells the story behind a dark work, writes Louise Schwartzkoff. At first glance, the painting looks innocent enough; a few abstract shapes and dotted lines that could be an aerial map or a stylised design. In fact, it...» Read More

 

Warlukurlangu Survey Show 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:21:10

The beautiful and colourful works of the Warlukurlangu Artists' Aboriginal Association, hailing from Darwin, Australia, will be in town between 26 August to 3 October. International. Dubbed the Warlukurlangu Survey Show 2009, the exhibition pays homage to the aboriginal art...» Read More

 

National Arts and Crafts Industry Support

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:37:25

The National Arts and Crafts Industry Support (NACIS) program provides direct funding support to Indigenous art centres and arts support and advocacy organisations. The program's overall objectives are to assist art centres to become stronger and to build a more...» Read More

 

Gallery on wheels

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-06 05:43:33

A unique vehicle, which has spent the past few years spreading the message on indigenous culture, is undergoing an amazing transformation. But the stunning artwork, which makes the message stick unique, will not be touched. The ex army Landrover ambulance is owned...» Read More

 

Seattle Museum to Return Aboriginal Object, Without Being Asked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-03 09:34:58

In 1970, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) founder Richard Fuller purchased an Australian Aboriginal sacred object that the museum has never shown. Now it’s being returned, even though no one has asked SAM to do so. The person responsible is SAM's African...» Read More

 

FIRST STEP IN TACKLING RACISM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-03 09:29:09

Last week the head of WA’s peak multicultural lobby group, the Ethnic Communities Council of WA warned that Australian society is becoming more racist as the economic downturn fuels hostility towards foreigners. In response the Council has developed a website...» Read More

 

Big City Challenges – The Marrka Wangka Story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-30 17:35:12

A group of artworkers have used a visit to Melbourne for personal and career development. The ten artworkers from across Central Australia took part in ‘Marrka Wangka’ – meaning ‘strong talk’ – a five day training program designed to...» Read More

 

Big Eye: Aboriginal Animatiations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-24 19:35:44

Aboriginal Dreaming in the digital age Big Eye: Aboriginal Animations presents Aboriginal Australian and Aboriginal Canadian new media artists who draw on digital techniques as a part of ongoing cultural maintenance. From July 3 until July 18, Big Eye: Aboriginal Animations will...» Read More

 

Kimberley in harmony

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:56:46

Early in last year's dry season, abstract artist Ildiko Kovacs set out on a journey she had long yearned to make, up to Fitzroy Crossing in the far-off Kimberley. For three weeks, she haunted the Mangkaja Art Centre's studio shed, and...» Read More

 

NAKAMARRA'S ABSTRACTION: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:52:56

A new post by Will Owen about Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri with some wonderful photographs: I remember visiting Papunya Tula Artists' Todd Street shop late in 1998, a few months after Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri passed away. Namarari was among the first of...» Read More

 

Artist ‘returns from the dead’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:45:22

The last time Keith Adams saw Nyarrapyi Giles, she was an emaciated teenage mother trying desperately to keep her two small sons alive in the Gibson Desert while teetering on the brink of death herself. After arranging for the dehydrated, starving...» Read More

 

THOMSON TIME COMES TO MELBOURNE

THOMSON TIME COMES TO MELBOURNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-22 13:27:49

Thomson Time was discovered Down South when the film, Ten Canoes revealed that in parts of Arnhemland, the period when anthropologist Donald Thomson photographed and recorded his encounters with Yolgnu people in the 1930s and 40s have come to be...» Read More

 

Journey with art: Descendants of Purfleet band work with visiting artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-17 20:39:49

Descendants of the members of a Purfleet band in 1909 have placed their hands and finger prints on a huge painting copied from an historic photograph at Manning Regional Art Gallery this week. Families of the people in the photograph were...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art and Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-16 17:54:18

Australian Aboriginal Art is much sought after internationally, but Australians overall and Aborigines themselves benefit little from it. By John August Gordon Syron is an Aboriginal artist who understands the market better than most, having run an art gallery in...» Read More

 

Aichi World Expo, Japan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-13 00:50:37

Vicki Couzens (Koroit); Lee Darroch (Raymond Island); Treahna Hamm (Wodonga); Eileen Harrison (Warragul); Lisa Kennedy (Toora); Kim Lampton (Rye); Jennifer Mullett (Bairnsdale); Ray Thomas (Lalor); Lyn Thorpe (Preston) and Kevin Williams...» Read More

 

Ngalla marraaju wuuju dulka kilwanmaruthu / We'll show you our country

Ngalla marraaju wuuju dulka kilwanmaruthu / We'll show you our country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-12 15:57:18

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st Singaporean show for the powerful and colourful works of the Bentinck Island Art Gang. "Ngalla marraaju wuuju dulka kilwanmaruthu/we'll show you our country" will showcase the very best from this group of...» Read More

 

RED OCHRE PRIZE GOES TO DOUGHTY FIGHTER

RED OCHRE PRIZE GOES TO DOUGHTY FIGHTER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-12 11:47:16

Yolgnu painter and rights campaigner Gawirrin Gumana AO was honoured with the most senior prize in Indigenous arts at the Australia Council's 2009 National Indigenous Arts Awards recently. The $50,000 Red Ochre Award was presented by film director Baz Luhrmann, recognising...» Read More

 

Warakurna Artists Travelling North - Darwin Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 02:04:05

Outstation Gallery, Darwin in conjunction with Warakurna Artists, Western Australia proudly invites you to view new paintings by Warakurna Artists, including: Tommy Mitchell, Tjapartji Bates, Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Peter Tjarluri Lewis, Carol Maayatja Golding, Tjunka Lewis & Rachel Jennings. DETAILS Exhibition Opening...» Read More

 

Colour Country: Art from Roper River' Tours for a Year

Colour Country: Art from Roper River' Tours for a Year

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-10 13:45:29

It could hardly be further from the rich wetlands of the Roper River on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast at the southern fringe of Arnhemland. But the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in dry old New South Wales has just opened...» Read More

 

Our Country. River Country

Our Country. River Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 17:13:19

Tandanya is pleased to welcome back Mimi Arts and Crafts. Established in 1978 as an Aboriginal initiative, Mimi Arts and Crafts is a wholly Aboriginal owned and controlled cooperative. Representing the entire 380,000 kilometres of the Katherine region, Mimi proudly...» Read More

 

$1m grant gets art online

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 00:31:36

The presence of indigenous art at the Art Gallery of South Australia will be transformed by a $1.05 million grant from Santos. The funds will overcome a major impediment in the gallery's plans to make the most of its pioneering collection...» Read More

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 00:31:33

13 AUG 2009 - 15 AUG 2009 Free entry The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will provide a unique artistic experience for all lovers of indigenous art and culture. Representing over 30 community arts centres from across Australia, including Arnhem Land, the...» Read More

 

A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-26 18:14:57

A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009 Curated by McCulloch & McCulloch Art & Books Designed as a ‘walk through our books’, the exhibition, part of Salt Contemporary Art's Winter Arts Programme, comprises more than 40 Aboriginal paintings, prints, sculptures,...» Read More

 

McCulloch’s Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-26 18:12:01

McCulloch’s Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009 Curated by McCulloch & McCulloch Art & Books Designed as a ‘walk through our books’, the exhibition, part of Salt Contemporary Art's Winter Arts Programme, comprises more than 40...» Read More

 

The stuff of dreams

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:32:12

Great article in The Age about Trevor Nickolls: Destined to paint, Trevor Nickolls pursued his creative dream until the art world was finally awakened, writes Gabriella Coslovich. In the inner city suburb of Bowden, Adelaide, Trevor Nickolls lives alone...» Read More

 

Tribal Art - New artist at Tony Bond art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:26:55

From TribalWords blog: Here at Aboriginals Gallery, also known as TribalWorks, an online gallery offering Australian Aboriginal art and artifacts, we received the following letter from our good friend, Tony Bond of Adelaide, South Australia. We have purchased from Tony and have...» Read More

 

Adam Hill: A Colony of Terrors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-20 17:58:11

A Colony of Terrors 23 May - 11 June 2009 Opens Wednesday 27 May, 6pm To be opened by Adam Geczy Artist, Writer & Lecturer, Syney College of the Arts 7pm, Artist talk and special guest performances Adam Hill does not whisper, he shouts. In...» Read More

 

Sacred secrets in Aboriginal art at the Fowler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:51:01

The Fowler exhibit, "Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya," features 49 paintings and focuses largely on the early years of Western Desert Painting's development. A companion exhibit, "Innovations in Western Desert Painting, 1972-1999," gives museum-goers a chance...» Read More

 

Warwick Thornton discusses Samson and Delilah with the WSWS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:46:50

Samson and Delilah writer, director and cinematographer Warwick Thornton spoke with the World Socialist Web Site this month when his film screened at the Message Sticks film festival in Sydney. Thornton, who was born and raised in Alice Springs, Central Australia,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Shines in Charlottesville

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:39:48

The surprising Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is part of the University of Virginia (which was designed by Thomas Jefferson). The small museum opened in 1997 through a gift by businessman John W. Kluge, who began collecting Aboriginal art in the...» Read More

 

Samson and Delilah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:37:37

Some might say it is a simple love story, but delve deeper and you will find one of the richest narratives told in Australian cinema. In an isolated community in the central desert of Australia, Delilah (Marissa Gibson) spends the days...» Read More

 

Interview with Warwick Thornton, writer/director of Samson & Delilah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:37:37

Interview with Warwick Thornton, writer/director of Samson & Delilah: Few first-time feature filmmakers are greeted with the kind of accolades bestowed upon Australian director Warwick Thornton, whose triumphant Cannes-selected indigenous drama Samson & Delilah has prompted a gushing response from critics...» Read More

 

Minister lashes the 'culture vultures' of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 21:58:08

Responding to growing disquiet in central Australia, where Aboriginal artists are angry that secret cultural material contained in paintings is being exhibited internationally, NT Arts and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Alison Anderson has intervened to overturn government policy of researching and...» Read More

 

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-15 22:51:12

Celebrated Utopia artist, Gloria Petyarr has become the first Australian artist commissioned by Hermes, the swanky international fashion house based in Paris. Gloria's Leaf design was selected by Hermes for their 2009 collection, and has just been released internationally. The design...» Read More

 

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-10 06:27:03

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy This is an excerpt from the interview which looks at Aboriginal art only. The full interview can be found at the url below. The interview was made in 2006. In the Perspecta exhibition organised by...» Read More

 

INVITATION TO JOIN US AT THE KUNSTTOUR 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-04 20:11:22

INVITATION TO JOIN US AT THE KUNSTTOUR 2009 Once again the town of Uebach-Palenberg - bordering the Netherlands - is host to Aboriginal Art from Australia. If you are looking for masterpieces of indigenous art the Aboriginal Art Gallery Brit‘s Art...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART AT CANNES!

ABORIGINAL ART AT CANNES!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-01 20:11:33

The Cannes Film Festival will host the world-wide launch of the Aussie film, Samson & Delilah – featuring the great Warlpiri artist, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, in her second film role. Not only the artist, but her art features seriously in...» Read More

 

30 Under 30

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-30 00:54:36

Indigenart, Mossenson Galleries are pleased to invite you to the launch of our second, annual survey exhibition of young Indigenous artists from across Australia: 30 Under 30: A New Generation of Indigenous Art The exhibitions will be launched in both Melbourne...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art at

Aboriginal Art at "Kunsttour 2009"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-30 00:46:52

INVITATION TO JOIN US AT THE KUNSTTOUR 2009 Once again the town of Uebach-Palenberg - bordering the Netherlands - is host to Aboriginal Art from Australia. If you are looking for masterpieces of indigenous art the Aboriginal Art Gallery Brit‘s Art...» Read More

 

Art award rules on hold

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-27 18:37:51

No code of conduct will be used to keep exploitative art dealers out of this year's Telstra indigenous art award, despite a push from within sections of the Aboriginal art industry. Museum and Art Gallery NT indigenous art curator Franchesca Cubillo...» Read More

 

Finding salvation in film

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-27 18:37:34

Article in The Age about Samson & Delilah director Warwick Thornton. The future film director and writer spent three years skipping school and roaming the streets of Alice Springs, where he was born, some 400 kilometres south of the country of...» Read More

 

Gloria Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-16 14:02:26

Gloria Petyarre is one of the most successful indigenous artists from Utopia, a region 270kms northeast from Alice Springs. Gloria’s seven sisters are also artists, such as the well-known Kathleen Petyarre, Nancy Petyarre, Violet Petyarre and Ada Bird. Like...» Read More

 

DH March 09 Aboriginal Art Auction Pt. 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-14 07:23:11

The second installment from Nicholas Forrest talks about each auction in detail and comments that there is a reduced momentum in the Aboriginal art market: On a more positive not, Emily Kngwarreye’s “Untitled (Alhalkere) 1995″ sold for $210,000 against an estimate...» Read More

 

Journey of Dreams

Journey of Dreams

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 21:43:35

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Dream works find way in America

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:58:26

The story of Margo Smith and the Kluge-Ruhe: For most people, watching your house burn down would be a catastrophic event. It could make you pessimistic, angry and fearful. The tragedy could haunt you for the rest of your life. But...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art take on Easter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:05:22

Two paintings featuring an Aboriginal Jesus will add a touch of controversy to an Easter art exhibition in Darwin this week. One, a dot-like painting by Ngukurr artist Alan Joshua, features a black and bearded man bearing the cross as a...» Read More

 

Delhi's India Habitat Centre plays host to Australian aboriginal art exhibits

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-07 03:08:35

New Delhi, Apr.6 (ANI): Warlukurlangu Artists, Australia, in partnership with art curator, Durga Vishwanathan, are showcasing contemporary Australian art in New Delhi. Titled 'Desert Dreamings', the paintings from the Central Desert of Australia is the first exhibition of contemporary art of...» Read More

 

Galleries with a glass of red

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-05 02:45:50

TarraWarra Estate At the other end of the winery-meets-art scale is the Yarra Valley's TarraWarra Estate, home of the TarraWarra Museum of Art. Directly across from the wine bar, cafe and tasting room is Australia's first significant privately funded public art gallery....» Read More

 

Central Australian artists in the running for Telstra Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-01 16:29:46

Aboriginal Art Centres from central Australia have reserved their very best works for the 2009 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award later this year. With the close of entries last Friday (27 March) the Art Centres have indicated...» Read More

 

Central Australian artists in the running for Telstra Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-01 02:00:28

Aboriginal Art Centres from central Australia have reserved their very best works for the 2009 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award later this year. With the close of entries last Friday (27 March) the Art Centres have indicated...» Read More

 

Envoy for our colonial past

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-31 07:34:04

Not really relevant but wouldn't this have been amazing: "Old switcheroo art deal weathers well", ran the headline in The Daily Telegraph. The exchange program was soon derailed after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, an event that took place while the exhibition of...» Read More

 

'EARTH'S CREATION' IN ALICE

'EARTH'S CREATION' IN ALICE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-29 14:44:10

The painting that briefly set the record for Aboriginal art, and still holds the record for a painting by an Australian woman – Emily Kngwarreye's 'Earth's Creation' – is now on show in Alice Springs. During the 2007 peak in Aboriginal...» Read More

 

From Desert to Saltwater Country

From Desert to Saltwater Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 18:48:20

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st Singaporean show for the exciting works of the Yulparija and Mangala artists of Bidyadanga. “FROM DESERT TO SALTWATER COUNTRY” will showcase the very best from this art community whose ancestral lands...» Read More

 

The Artery's 'Yaruman Collection' acquired by IFC Washington DC, USA.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-25 17:19:45

We are very proud to announce that a collection of paintings we commissioned from the tiny Community of Ringer Soak, east of The Kimberly in Western Australia, has been acquired by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the...» Read More

 

MOUNTFORD BARKS GET AN OUTING

MOUNTFORD BARKS GET AN OUTING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-25 12:37:26

The small showing of barks and works on paper collected by Charles Pearcy Mountford during his American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhemland in 1948 – currently at the AGNSW – raises more questions than it answers. Which is not necessarily a...» Read More

 

New Indigenous Art Gallery To Showcase Shoalhaven Local Talent

New Indigenous Art Gallery To Showcase Shoalhaven Local Talent

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-17 19:01:50

New Indigenous Art Gallery To Showcase Shoalhaven Local Talent The House of Koorang Gallery is owned and operated by international renowned Aboriginal artist and Eora Elder, Mundara Koorang and his wife Novy. The focus of the gallery is in providing education...» Read More

 

ONLY DAYS TO GO TO RESPOND TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-17 18:17:54

People who care about how Aboriginal art is 'brought to market' have only until Friday 20th March to respond to the Australia Council's draft Code of Conduct for the industry. The place to go to examine their proposals – which were...» Read More

 

House of Koorang Gallery Opens

House of Koorang Gallery Opens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-15 16:05:37

on the 14th March the new House of Koorang Gallery Opened in Nowra NSW. This is the first retail gallery store for Mundara and Novy after running an Indigenous wholesale for over 12 years. The House of Koorang Gallery has...» Read More

 

One Country - Atnwengerrp  THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

One Country - Atnwengerrp THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-13 12:12:02

The works by the late Minnie Pwerle captivated the art world. Together, Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle create the magic that is in the forefront of contemporary art today – works from the artists of Utopia, Central...» Read More

 

KALKADUNGA MAN ON THE ROAD

KALKADUNGA MAN ON THE ROAD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-12 15:47:50

Australia's finest and most imaginative vocal ensemble – The Song Company - has pushed the envelope yet again, into the indigenous. And typically of this now-25 year old group, lead by the irrepressible Roland Peelman, it's an enveloping experience they...» Read More

 

SONIA  KURARRA GOES SOLO

SONIA KURARRA GOES SOLO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-06 16:05:58

A new name is hurtling out of The Kimberley into Sydney this weekend. Sonia Kurarra is a Walmajarri woman from Fitzroy Crossing who is going to knock a few socks off when her art is viewed at Gallery Gondwana in...» Read More

 

ARCHIBALD/WYNNE PRIZES GET A BIT INDIGENOUS

ARCHIBALD/WYNNE PRIZES GET A BIT INDIGENOUS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-06 08:59:21

The important annual Wynne Prize for landscape painting – handed out today at noon by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trustees – is getting more and more indigenous. This year 7 of the 30 acceptances are by Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Regional Arts Fund Open for Applications!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-23 13:57:01

Country Arts WA recently announced and officially opened its Regional Arts Fund (RAF) funding programs for 2009 – 2012. Strategic Regional Partnerships - up to $150,000 over 3 years to assist regional communities to develop projects those have long-term impact...» Read More

 

IT'S ALL HAPPENING IN CAIRNS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-02-18 18:00:12

The dynamic activities of the Queensland government to promote indigenous art creation and its marketing have born potentially rich commercial fruit. The Government has announced plans to put $12M into the development of Queensland Indigenous arts over the next 4...» Read More

 

Many Friendships at Bunjilaka – Last Days

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 06:36:08

Western Desert Mob Exhibition Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships draws 55,000 visitors to Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum. Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and Western Desert Mob have successfully partnered to celebrate the importance of connection to Country...» Read More

 

Sustainable Living Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-14 19:06:03

Nerissa Major will be having a display at the Sustainable Living Festival, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne. Site number 142. Unique Aboriginal Art, Gemstone Jewellery and Gifts are available for purchase. 30% of sales will go to Wildwood Wildlife...» 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

 

Footy star makes his mark in the fashion world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-10 12:36:14

From the Age: Michael O'Loughlin's talent on the field has long been lauded but the Sydney Swan AFL star has a hidden gift. The star forward has designed the illustration for a limited edition T-shirt to mark the anniversary of Apology Day,...» Read More

 

Prime Minister to open an Aboriginal photographic exhibition at Parliament House, Canberra on Friday 13th Feburary 2009.

Prime Minister to open an Aboriginal photographic exhibition at Parliament House, Canberra on Friday 13th Feburary 2009.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-10 05:20:42

Tears of joy and sorrow flowed when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd created history by saying ‘Sorry’ on the floor of Parliament house nearly a year ago. To mark the memorable moment Indigenous photographer Wayne Quilliam has been commissioned to...» Read More

 

Willie's world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-07 12:23:03

Willie Gordon asks what was the most important lesson my father taught me. I have signed on for an Aboriginal art tour out of Cooktown way up in northern Queensland and this delving into my personal affairs is not the...» Read More

 

Pass artists' resale royalties bill, politicians urged

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-05 12:06:08

John Oster from Desart talks to the ABC about the bill going to parliament shortly relating to artist royalties: "There's not too much contention in the bill and it's been a long process of sorting. We've been looking at this for...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-04 16:10:03

A very, very interesting article in the Telegraph about Aboriginal art from the perspective of UK journalist Will Storr. The article covers the Yuendumu and Papuya communities as Will follows Roslyn Premont from Gallery Gondwana on a buying trip: Indeed, Cecilia...» Read More

 

The evolving face of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 16:55:01

One painting resembles a Roy Lichtenstein, another has the emblematic target of Jasper Johns, and a photographic portrait channels Andy Warhol. If that doesn’t sound like Aboriginal art, then an exhibit touted as Australia’s first major survey of indigenous art...» Read More

 

Imagine if batik was the new black

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 16:47:17

From the Age about the new exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria: The spectacular flowering of art in the Australian outback has sometimes been called the Aboriginal Renaissance. Some whitefella pride sits in this charming title, designating...» 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

 

The healing power of art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-23 11:01:58

From the Northern Rivers Echo: When Michael Philp burnt out from his welfare job several years ago, a friend suggested he try painting as therapy. It was a suggestion that changed his life. Five years on Michael couldn’t imagine his life without...» 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

 

Industry insiders are alarmed by loopholes in the draft

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-20 18:50:20

From Ashleigh Wilson at the Australian: The aim [of the Australian Indigenous Art Commercial Code of Conduct] was to improve transparency in the market and improve conditions for artists. But industry figures say the draft code, released last month and described...» Read More

 

Inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-20 05:32:21

From This Art Week (Australian Art Collector): As Queensland celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, the Queensland Government has announced the creation of a new art fair. The inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will take place from 21-23 August 2009. At...» Read More

 

Creativity feels the crunch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-17 10:56:40

A very interesting article in the Australian about the impact of the credit crunch on the Aboriginal art market: The new year looms dark and forbidding for the nation's most distinctive visual product, that purest symbol of Australian complexity: Aboriginal art. The...» Read More

 

Written in the Land: Story of Queenie McKenzie

Written in the Land: Story of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-11 04:10:22

Written in the Land celebrates the life of Indigenous Elder of the Kimberley’s Queenie McKenzie View Flyer View Sample Pages The book on the life of an Indigenous leader of the East Kimberley in Western Australia Queenie McKenzie was launched at...» Read More

 

Blemishes mar a sumptuous history of Australian art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-10 08:24:15

In 1886, there was a tussle for control over the future direction of Australian art. At its heart the dispute appeared simple, but it highlighted a deep division. A student of the School of Art in Melbourne, Alice Chapman, was...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists take a stand on heart health to close the gap

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-10 07:54:53

Seven well known Aboriginal artists, Lloyd Hornsby, Laurie Nilsen, Peter Muraay Djerippi Mulcahy, Debbie Taylor, Raquel Jackson, Jennifer Herd and Bianca Beetson are each donating a major piece of work to be auctioned at the Heart Foundation s second annual...» Read More

 

Tjungu Palyaku Walka Nyuwana (New Works From Tjungu Palya)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-27 13:40:45

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...» Read More

 

Draft code of conduct for fair and ethical trade in the Indigenous visual art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-23 07:52:08

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 work...» Read More

 

Museum has even more stories to tell

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-23 01:13:07

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 added...» Read More

 

Intellectual inbreeding, but insight aplenty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-21 01:35:42

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

 

Art code may not erase dodgy dealers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-20 07:34:04

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 indigenous...» 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 | 2008-12-19 06:27:34

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

 

A passionate engagement

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-17 05:20:25

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 boom...» Read More

 

Art Education 2009: Michael Reid Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-17 04:00:36

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

 

The titles that bind

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-16 05:24:07

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, in...» Read More

 

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-15 04:27:56

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

 

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:31:57

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

 

Former Cowra woman's work is part of Canberra exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:01:05

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 Present...» Read More

 

Turning landscape on its head

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-09 04:19:25

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 and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art in the Northern Rivers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-06 02:58:26

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 | 2008-12-06 02:56:05

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 is...» Read More

 

Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 01:14:59

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 the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and...» Read More

 

Many Friendships thrive at Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 01:12:41

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

 

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 00:57:53

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 Beginnings Classic...» Read More

 

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 00:53:41

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 Beginnings Classic...» Read More

 

Written in the land....

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-29 01:38:18

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

 

Aboriginal artists take control

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-28 04:56:00

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 of...» Read More

 

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-26 11:45:00

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

 

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

 

Art Gallery of New South Wales Presents Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-24 10:02:18

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...» Read More

 

Sale ends Saturday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-20 22:04:03

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...» Read More

 

Voting Now Online for Big WA Indigenous Art Prize

Voting Now Online for Big WA Indigenous Art Prize

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-20 12:17:21

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 be...» Read More

 

New works from SANTA TERESA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-20 02:31:35

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 which...» Read More

 

Tjungurrayi claims prestigious art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-17 20:23:36

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 with...» Read More

 

Harrison Galleries invites you and your friends to our first ever sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 01:25:22

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 then....» Read More

 

BRISBANE'S BRIGHTEST ARTISTIC TALENT FUSE AT PORTSIDE WHARF

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-13 16:48:09

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 | 2008-11-13 12:00:14

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 Australia....» Read More

 

Indigenous art used to teach good health

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-13 11:57:05

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 the Rudd government...» Read More

 

Lifestyle Visit to aboriginal art exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-13 11:52:39

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 organising...» Read More

 

Leading Commentators to Discuss New Developments and Trends in Collecting Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 12:44:59

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 two important...» Read More

 

New Self-Drive Map to discover Kimberley Aboriginal Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-09 00:54:39

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 insight...» Read More

 

Contemporary Indigenous photographers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-08 02:49:28

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 selective...» Read More

 

Celebrating Ten Successful Years  Sharing Indigenous Culture

Celebrating Ten Successful Years Sharing Indigenous Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-06 12:05:59

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

 

Big Story Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-04 19:08:42

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 in...» Read More

 

Indigenous take on stock route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-04 03:52:31

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 2010...» Read More

 

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-03 14:18:29

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

 

Aboriginal art triples

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 05:27:33

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, get...» Read More

 

Tribal art auction yields mixed results

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:24:21

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 rainforest shield...» Read More

 

Telstra Award wraps up

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:20:20

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 Award. The...» Read More

 

Art resale royalties 'may cost indigenous artists'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:15:44

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 by...» Read More

 

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:47

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 in...» Read More

 

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:47

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 in...» Read More

 

Roebourne Art Group Seeks New Manager

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-10-23 11:41:28

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

 

Aboriginal art left hanging as Sydney auction falters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-22 12:24:33

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

 

Desert masters claim place in history

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:16:07

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

 

Convulsions to test tribal art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:12:11

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 around...» Read More

 

Question mark over future of Indigenous art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:09:47

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 awards...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Florence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 11:55:55

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

 

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 | 2008-10-19 11:52:44

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 a...» Read More

 

Art is in the heart for artist Judith

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-17 12:50:45

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 as...» Read More

 

Art auction to benefit health care

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:58:23

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 artists. The...» Read More

 

Give me your hand friend and bridge the cultural gap

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:07:46

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

 

Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-05 02:59:57

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...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 23:50:59

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 in...» Read More

 

Indigenous art code group sacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 12:46:20

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 in...» Read More

 

Gene & Brian Sherman Shine Light on Australian, Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 12:46:13

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 of...» Read More

 

‘My Top 3’ Symposium - Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 12:40:47

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 Time:...» Read More

 

Ombudsman investigates radio station complaint

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 12:30:24

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. She said she...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art program has a positive effect on students

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 12:08:06

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 came into...» Read More

 

Warmun artist named Aboriginal of the Year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-30 15:08:35

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 the...» 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 | 2008-09-30 01:12:45

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 Desert...» Read More

 

Forums to review Telstra art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-28 22:59:32

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 said...» Read More

 

3rd Annual Aboriginal Charity Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-26 14:56:46

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...» Read More

 

QUT students coming to aid of island population

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 00:28:32

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 sustainable...» Read More

 

The Southport School Indigenous Scholarship programme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-23 00:31:08

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 on...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art uproar

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-20 03:43:06

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 art world,...» Read More

 

Roslyn Oxley Goes Indigenous

Roslyn Oxley Goes Indigenous

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-15 15:57:23

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. This...» Read More

 

Dennis Nona in Berlin

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-15 11:47:38

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

 

News from Menzies Art Brands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 18:25:32

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 Menzies...» Read More

 

From dog days in the territory to gallery top dog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 11:57:07

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 End...» Read More

 

Garma Festival

Garma Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-11 03:32:28

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 by the...» Read More

 

Cook's boomerang claims swing around once more

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-10 15:24:12

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

 

The Weekend Australian Art Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 23:43:26

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...» Read More

 

Ngak Ngak Aboriginal Art Connection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 17:11:05

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, a...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-03 16:51:22

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. http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/q/qphotography/>Quilliam,...» Read More

 

Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance), 2008 - Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-03 16:19:36

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

 

Cross Cultural Performance: Yasurai no Hana

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 20:40:54

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 | 2008-09-02 20:08:22

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 the international...» Read More

 

Journey through the Pilbara without leaving Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 20:08:22

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 the international...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 19:53:55

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 | 2008-09-02 19:53:55

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

 

Warakurna Artists Win Illustrious Australian Indigenous Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 18:18:58

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...» Read More

 

Kimberley Aboriginal Artists successful at national showcase

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 14:59:18

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 which...» Read More

 

AUSTRALIAN ART “BIBLE” TURNS 40

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-29 13:22:00

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...» Read More

 

‘Heimat’ at Newcastle Region Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 21:00:53

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 member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South...» Read More

 

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 06:59:28

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 the...» Read More

 

One big collection

One big collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 23:52:30

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

 

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 14:25:22

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

 

Walangari Karntawarra ' Songlines' Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-25 14:20:09

"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, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples...» Read More

 

The 8th ARTSingapore is the Largest Contemporary Asian Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-23 08:06:43

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 the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-22 17:13:05

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 dealing...» Read More

 

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri - circa 1920s - 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-22 16:50:21

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

 

Theory of national selection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 14:01:38

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 | 2008-08-19 13:57:36

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 but...» Read More

 

2008 Telstra Awards for Aboriginal Art Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:51:31

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 commercial...» Read More

 

MAGNT Honors George Chaloupka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:51:24

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 to...» Read More

 

Issues cloud Aboriginal art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:48:05

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

 

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Japan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 12:37:51

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 Kngwarreye...» Read More

 

Custodians: Country and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 04:00:14

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

 

Makinti Napanangka wins $40k indigenous art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:30:52

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 award. One...» Read More

 

2008 Aboriginal Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:11:55

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 movement....» Read More

 

New alliance strengthens Kimberley Aboriginal artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 14:54:23

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 diversity...» Read More

 

Govt's indigenous art response slammed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-12 01:02:59

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...» Read More

 

Artist Spotlight featuring Walangari Karntawarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-12 00:03:24

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 Ward...» Read More

 

Cautious Garrett exhibits masterpiece of inaction on indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:27:29

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. And why...» Read More

 

Artists to be paid for every sale, forever more

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:22:55

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 their...» Read More

 

Australian Government Responds To Senate Indigenous Arts Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:19:19

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 critical...» Read More

 

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:44:41

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 | 2008-08-08 01:42:45

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 a...» Read More

 

Papunya Painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-04 02:08:21

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: Out...» Read More

 

Durmmu Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 23:47:49

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

 

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 | 2008-07-31 00:26:54

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...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 07:17:47

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 paintings...» Read More

 

More artworks pulled from Aboriginal award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:02:45

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

 

Cravin' images

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-26 04:35:30

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 2,...» Read More

 

Paintings to cover holes in the wall

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 07:30:42

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, creative....» Read More

 

Australian Photographic Artist launches Nudes in Europe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-19 09:21:35

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

 

Aboriginal art brings spirituality to WYD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-18 05:16:16

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 on WYD08 merchandise,...» Read More

 

Boycotting of indigenous art award attacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-17 05:10:36

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 six Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-16 03:32:36

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 The Chancellor of...» 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 | 2008-07-14 06:01:40

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

 

Joy for Jim as helicopter kid turns up 50 years on

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-07 02:29:21

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 thought...» Read More

 

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-04 10:52:12

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

 

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 | 2008-07-03 08:53:50

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 from Judith Ryan, Nick...» Read More

 

Paintings from remote communities - from the Laverty Collection

Paintings from remote communities - from the Laverty Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 08:46:03

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:51:26

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. The spaces...» Read More

 

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-24 08:26:44

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 ask...» Read More

 

The Year of the Apology opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-24 01:27:06

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, who...» Read More

 

Auctioneers withdraw Rover painting over concerns at listing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-20 07:19:12

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 brought in...» Read More

 

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-19 13:00:39

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 by...» Read More

 

Two Cultures, One Soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-18 03:52:15

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 Queensland was established in Toowoomba in 1938....» Read More

 

Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-17 22:21:11

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 apology...» Read More

 

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-17 22:15:53

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

 

Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-13 02:40:49

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 is home...» Read More

 

More than dreaming: bringing to light a blaze of beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-11 00:09:42

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 such involved...» Read More

 

Mia Mia Gallery reopens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-10 23:56:49

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 | 2008-06-10 23:40:38

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

 

Debut Show from Wanarn

Debut Show from Wanarn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-07 05:15:25

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 Tjaparti...» 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 | 2008-06-05 01:05:15

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

 

Public invited for art’s sake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-01 08:59:23

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 was...» Read More

 

Increased support for Aboriginal Art Centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 21:25:18

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 to...» 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 | 2008-05-29 01:08:54

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 painting,...» Read More

 

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:58:55

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...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition Opens in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 00:53:27

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 part...» Read More

 

White Knight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-24 04:49:58

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 husband Anthony...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-24 03:55:39

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

 

The Art of Reconciliation

The Art of Reconciliation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-22 17:21:58

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...» Read More

 

A life reconciled

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-30 22:50:42

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 his paintings. “When...» Read More

 

Exit Art People's Choice Award Winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-22 07:38:26

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 the...» Read More

 

Sandbeach Country

Sandbeach Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-19 00:44:03

„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 by...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-17 01:44:34

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 the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Fine Art Finds a home in Chicago

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-15 22:06:35

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 night...» Read More

 

Divided Australia sails into the future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-12 23:38:40

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 business sat...» Read More

 

Abuela Ellen explores the beauty of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-11 23:38:33

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 desertification....» Read More

 

Shady art suspected in mystery nulla-nulla attack

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-11 23:30:18

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 sitting in...» Read More

 

Historic Aboriginal art stolen, quickly recovered

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 23:10:56

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, valued at...» Read More

 

Original Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 23:00:14

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 faces to...» Read More

 

Rebecca Hossack - Tales of belonging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-07 22:50:21

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 show Australian...» Read More

 

Rebecca Hossack - Tales of belonging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-07 22:50:21

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 show Australian...» Read More

 

Mystery of our art in darkness

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-05 22:40:36

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 a...» Read More

 

Utopia Collection 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-04 00:00:00

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

 

Warakurna Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-02 19:51:43

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 of paintings...» Read More

 

Aboriginal paintings recovered

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:43:01

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 amongst bushes less...» Read More

 

A just program for Indigenous employment

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 01:09:25

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, particularly in...» Read More

 

Emily's Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-30 01:17:26

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 lived...» Read More

 

What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-27 19:36:42

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

 

Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-25 01:38:47

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 myths, hunting...» Read More

 

Des Art in the Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-25 01:20:48

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, prints, and...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-21 22:50:56

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

 

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 | 2008-03-17 12:32:39

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

 

Art mafia 'ordered' minister's bashing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-13 23:39:06

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 a professional...» Read More

 

Influence and Inspiration

Influence and Inspiration

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-08 05:01:32

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 | 2008-03-08 04:25:19

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 | 2008-03-08 03:25:29

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 and...» Read More

 

Decipher Creation Myths, Blow Glass at Singapore Art Galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-08 02:37:51

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 number...» Read More

 

Not just dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-06 00:51:09

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 to convey...» Read More

 

Out of Australia

Out of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 14:16:46

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...» 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 | 2008-03-04 04:34:59

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

 

Emily finally gets a stage as big as her paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:48:01

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 to the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist in residence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-25 12:55:17

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 and didgeridoo...» Read More

 

Maningrida Arts and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-24 05:45:00

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 had the...» Read More

 

Ellendale host to art show this weekend

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-23 05:40:35

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 to Ellendale...» Read More

 

Important Aboriginal Art at Caruana Reid

Important Aboriginal Art at Caruana Reid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-21 03:04:17

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 is...» Read More

 

Four Generations – The best of Ochre Art

Four Generations – The best of Ochre Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-17 12:40:52

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...» Read More

 

Sydney Museum Showcases Aboriginal Bark Painting Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-17 10:44:33

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 Contemporary...» Read More

 

The next mission

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-16 10:40:05

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 ABC to...» Read More

 

Look Homeward, Angel

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-16 10:29:28

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...» Read More

 

Stolen Generation - a small tribute to John Moriarty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-13 03:16:29

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 aboriginal to do...» Read More

 

Utopia Revisited

Utopia Revisited

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-09 11:35:25

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 | 2008-02-09 11:22:46

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 February...» Read More

 

Power & Beauty

Power & Beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-09 11:06:19

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

 

Eco-Art: GreenGallery Guide launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-08 02:44:08

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 will help gallery owners and...» Read More

 

Greengallery guide launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-07 02:41:10

‘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 2008 to assist gallery owners and managers...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art in February

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-05 03:58:31

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 impossible—people, country,...» Read More

 

Dreamtime Art from Down Under beckons US Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-02 11:02:07

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 | 2008-02-02 10:59:29

(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, these...» Read More

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-29 04:05:27

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 for at...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art before it became an industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-21 13:28:24

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

 

Dreamtime Art from Down Under beckons US Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-16 06:28:49

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 LA...» Read More

 

Bedford's retrospective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-11 03:54:47

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 visit his friend Chocolate Thomas...» Read More

 

Bold vision of artistic rebirth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-05 06:41:52

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. Judith Ryan will never...» Read More

 

MD leaves auction house after a year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-05 06:38:45

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 a record $9.5 million in...» Read More

 

Community winner recognised for outstanding work with Aboriginal communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-28 09:09:09

27/11/2007 Invaluable work with remote Aboriginal communities by Department of Industry and Resources Project Officer Tim Acker was recognised with a double win at last night’s 2007 Community Services Industry Awards. Mr Acker, who has been working with Aboriginal artists and communities...» Read More

 

Threats and Intimidation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-27 09:03:46

A fascinating post from Thriving in the Desert about threats to the Warakurna Art Centre. Quoted from the post: I have faith in the artists, they have always stood strongly behind their enterprise. There is an extraordinary group of strong men and...» Read More

 

Forging a language of emotion

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-27 06:33:15

The Australian Forging a language of emotion Nicolas Rothwell December 27, 2007 Quoted from the article: A little more than a year ago, the style of Makinti Napanangka, queen of the Western Desert's Pintupi painters, began to change. The trademark yellow and white arcs of...» Read More

 

An ageless quest for the sublime

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-25 01:46:26

The Australian An ageless quest for the sublime John Armstrong December 24, 2007 Quoted from the article: Christmas has been a God-send to the artistic tradition of Western civilisation. That's not just because of the opportunity to produce vast nativity scenes - with plenty...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Summer Awelye 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-20 02:29:31

Sydney Morning Herald Stroke of genius as unseen Emilys go on display Louise Schwartzkoff December 20, 2007 Quoted from the article: For 15 years, the Holt family kept a million-dollar painting by one of Australia's most successful Aboriginal artists rolled up in a storeroom on...» Read More

 

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-19 01:15:23

In October 2008, delegates will be streaming in to Alice Springs from around Australia and the world for the 6th Regional Arts Australia (RAA) conference art at the heart. The previous conference, held in Mackay, Queensland in October 2006, attracted...» Read More

 

Peter Coster looks back on 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 22:39:03

Peter Coster from the Herald Sun looks at the Australian auction results in 2007. He talks about distributions to the artist and highlights works by Rover Thomas, Emily Kngwarreye and Clifford Possum. Quoted from the article: Climbing the steps to see a...» Read More

 

Capability Statements from service providers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 08:24:57

The Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is seeking capability statements/CVs from suitably qualified individuals and organisations that are interested in delivering a range of arts and business training and development activities to artists and arts workers...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art + Modern Architecture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:51:23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dafna Zilafro, Dafna@spfa.com P: 310.558.0902 AUSTRALIA CONTEMPORARY Aboriginal Art + Modern Architecture Opening Reception – January 18, 7PM -11 PM Exhibit Remains Open Throughout January JANUARY 2008, Culver City, CA - This January, MODAA Gallery at SPF:a celebrates Australia Week with...» Read More

 

Wanted: Fine Art Taste Makers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:50:23

Contact: Joel Newman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 310-282-7257 Mobile: 310-926-7532 Email: joel.newman@austrade.gov.au WANTED: FINE ART TASTE MAKERS Delegation being assembled for “Journey of a Lifetime” in the Australian Outback The Australian Government is recruiting seven American delegates for a 14 day tour of remote aboriginal art...» Read More

 

Australia's richest indigenous art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:40:01

The Australian Seasonal present for arts sector Victoria Laurie | December 13, 2007 AUSTRALIA'S richest indigenous art prize will be part of a bumper Christmas present for Western Australia's cultural sector - a sudden $70 million arts announcement to be unveiled today by...» Read More

 

Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:47:29

National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, 26 February, 2008 An Australian Aboriginal artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-96) created Compellingly free-spirited and innovative art outside of any Western tradition. This event marks the first full-fledged examination of this world-renowned...» Read More

 

Flying colours of Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:40:32

The Australian Caroline Baum October 15, 2007 An article in the Australian about Helen Read and Didgeri Air Tours. Quoted from article: Thirteen years ago, Helen Read conceived Didgeri Air Art Tours as a way of introducing travellers to indigenous art through direct contact...» Read More

 

Why do we go to exhibtion openings?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-09 08:12:21

A very interesting post by Edwina Circuitt from Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation about how they choose galleries to work with. From the entry: In my opinion there are really only about a dozen ethical galleries to choose from. The galleries we...» Read More

 

NT News - Centre Aboriginal art draws buyers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 02:12:34

An article in the news about the recent Papunya Tula sale, with some interesting quotes from Tim Klingender from Sotheby's Australia. Mr Klingender said the Aboriginal art market was at an all-time high. Sotheby's cleared 88 per cent of indigenous works at...» Read More

 

Richard’s art has a message of joy on such a special day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 02:06:51

POPE Benedict XVI’s first visit to Australia will include a private viewing of Richard Campbell’s artwork. Richard, an Aboriginal artist from the Gumbaingirr/Dunghutti people, has been handpicked to have his work on display in Sydney for World Youth Day in July...» Read More

 

Indigenous Australian Art In NZ

Indigenous Australian Art In NZ

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 01:29:46

Paintings from remote communities: Indigenous Australian art from the Laverty Collection, Sydney 15 December 2007 - 24 February 2008 The most expansive exhibition of Indigenous Australian paintings ever seen in Aotearoa New Zealand opens at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery on 15 December...» 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

 

Web-site launch begins countdown to art at the heart in Alice Springs in October 2008

Web-site launch begins countdown to art at the heart in Alice Springs in October 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-27 00:59:57

The countdown to the next Regional Arts Australia national conference has begun with the launch in Alice Springs today of the official web-site www.artattheheart.com.au The web-site was launched by the president of Regional Arts Australia, Suzie Haslehurst, who said the conference,...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald Breakaway auction house packs 'em in

Sydney Morning Herald Breakaway auction house packs 'em in

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-26 02:56:31

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald about art auctioneer Deutscher and Hackett and a preview of Lawson-Menzies's Aboriginal art sale in Kensington in August 2007, with the highlight being Emily Kngwarreye's Earth's Creation, a 6.3-metre wide riot of densely...» Read More

 

Mission Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-23 12:51:32

Mossenson Galleries Subiaco is delighted to present Mission Times, an exhibition of new paintings by Pauline Moran representing her time as a child on the Roelands Mission. The exhibition will be opened by Diana Warnock, Former Member for Perth and...» Read More

 

Faces and Places: New Works by Irwin Lewis

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-23 12:50:13

Indigenart, The Mossenson Galleries are proud to present the first solo exhibition in ten years from one of Perth's most beloved and admired artists, Irwin Lewis. With paintings on canvas and paper, as well as a series of computer-generated digital...» Read More

 

Kayili Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-21 15:38:18

The tiny desert community of Patjarr is home to Kayili Artists, an Aboriginal owned Arts Centre, representing some of the Gibson Desert's most inspiring artists. Much of the stunning vast landscape, virtually untouched by European activities, is home to the living...» Read More

 

Paddy Bedford retrospective opens at UQ Art Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-18 02:36:30

The first major solo exhibition of one of Australia’s most respected artists, Paddy Bedford, opens at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday 16 November 2007. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA),...» Read More

 

Ngadirriwilke: to make a mark

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-16 04:59:57

Ngadirriwilke: to make a mark recent prints by the artists of Injalak, western Arnhem Land 15th November 2007 - 8th December 2007 ARTIST PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION, Saturday 17th November 2 - 4 pm. RSVP T: 03 9416 3966 In 2006 artists from Injalak Arts and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist to work with World Youth Day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-15 05:24:45

From the World Youth Day 2008 website: Organisers of World Youth Day 2008 (WYD08) are excited to be working with Aboriginal artist Richard Campbell, using a selection of his artwork on official WYD08 merchandise. Originally from the Gumbaingirr/Dhungutti people, Richard Campbell has...» Read More

 

The Age - Aboriginal Art Forgery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-10 03:26:58

Art-forging couple go straight to jail Kate Hagan November 10, 2007 Quoted from article: A TOORAK couple who funded their lavish lifestyle by forging Aboriginal art and selling it through auction houses for more than $300,000 spent last night behind bars after a judge...» Read More

 

Paddy Bedford retrospective opens at UQ Art Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-07 03:41:48

The first major solo exhibition of one of Australia's most respected artists, Paddy Bedford, opens at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday, November 16. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. "Mr Bedford...» Read More

 

Always Been There

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-31 03:55:13

Aboriginal culture has Always Been There - this is the theme addressed by five local Aboriginal artists showing works at the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. Fairfield mayor Nick Lalich opened the exhibition on Saturday, October 13, and said the exhibition...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Hearld - Spotted in Kensington: an important Rover

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-28 03:27:54

An article by Peter Fish in the Sydney Morning Herald discussing the highlights of the November 2007 auction season. Quoted from the article: For its part, Sotheby's has not let much out of the bag on its Aboriginal art sale, although for...» Read More

 

The Collector KAREL KUPKA IN NORTH AUSTRALIA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-26 08:19:54

n late June 1956, towards midday, after a swift flight through dry-season skies, the Czech artist Karel Kupka clambered from a prop plane at Milingimbi airstrip and stepped for the first time into the elusive world of Arnhem Land. This arrival,...» Read More

 

Continuity: Culture, Country and Family

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-18 03:33:27

The legacy of western Arnhem Land artist Bardayal Nadjamerrek is assured. With a distinguished painting career spanning over forty years, he is without doubt one of the greatest artists Australia has ever produced. Since his childhood, Bardayal has had an...» Read More

 

Lockhart River art arrives in New York

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-17 12:38:49

Spectacular Indigenous art from far North Queensland has arrived in New York for the latest leg of a UQ Art Museum international tour. Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River will be officially opened at Stony Brook University on October...» Read More

 

Culture Warriors : National Indigenous Art Triennial 07 13th October 2007- 10th February 2008 National Gallery of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-15 07:33:49

The inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial opened on the 13th of October at the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) in the presence of many artists and a huge crowd of over 2000 people. ‘Culture Warriors’ curated by Brenda Croft presents...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - A place in the sun for a late bloomer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-11 13:01:39

The Sydney Morning Herald - A place in the sun for a late bloomer Steve Meacham October 10, 2007 Article in The Age about the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, 2008. Quoted from the article: An exhibition set for Japan is more...» Read More

 

The Art Newspaper: Aboriginal art dealers fight back

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-09 13:01:08

Red Sand Art Gallery sues journalists who accuse them of defrauding indigenous artists In mid July in the massive modernist Supreme Court in Darwin, a frail Aboriginal man with a shock of grizzled white hair and beard took the witness stand...» Read More

 

Martumili Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-28 15:29:35

Boldly out of the west Stuart Rintoul September 27, 2007 In October last year, Martumili Artists began as an enterprise, drawing together Martu artists from the communities of Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Jigalong, Irrungadji (Nullagine) and Parnpajinya, as Newman is known, supported financially...» Read More

 

The Courier-Mail - Bendi Lango

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-25 02:44:50

Courier Mail article about the Federal's Governments changes to Indigenous communities in Australia and the Bendi Lango exhibition. Quoted from article: Sydney-based indigenous art curator Jenny Hillman has travelled to eight Aboriginal communities around Australia to collect 140 paintings for Bendi Lango...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2007

Desert Mob 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-24 16:34:41

The Araluen Arts Centre is the annual host venue for Desert Mob. In 2007 the exhibition displayed 342 works from 35 Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia, with works by artists living and working in remote areas of the Northern...» Read More

 

French appetite for Aboriginal art grows

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-17 02:53:11

ABC (from AAP) This article has been syndicated from AAP. Quoted from article: Several galleries now show Aboriginal works, including Yapa Gallery which opened last year and promotes Aboriginal song and dance as well as art. And last June, auctioneers Gaia held a first-time...» Read More

 

Report on Indigenous arts and craft in Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-14 04:07:23

Robyn Ayres from ART+law writes about the changes and challenges facing the Indigenous Arts & Crafts industry including the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Technology and the Arts, which inquired into the state of Indigenous arts and craft in...» Read More

 

Report on Indigenous arts and craft in Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-14 04:07:23

Robyn Ayres from ART+law writes about the changes and challenges facing the Indigenous Arts & Crafts industry including the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Technology and the Arts, which inquired into the state of Indigenous arts and craft in...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Hearld - Rangers ask who will protect the north

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-14 03:25:22

Lindsay Murdoch Darwin September 13, 2007 Article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the CDEP program changes and the impact on the Aboriginal ranger programs and Aboriginal art industry. Quoted from the article: The Northern Territory Chief Minister, Clare Martin, has warned that axing the...» Read More

 

Financial Times: Rock-Solid Abstracts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-07 06:40:04

Jeremy Eccles, Financial Times (UK) 7 September 2007 “Are you ready for London?” Apolline Kohen asks artist Samuel Namunjdja. “What time we going?” is his eager response about a visit that is still a month away. Time has an elastic quality out...» Read More

 

New start in Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 07:07:16

The Australian New start in Papunya Simon Kearney September 04, 2007 Article in the Australian about Papunya Tjupi. Quoted from the article: The work of these two men and many of the children and grandchildren of the original Papunya artists will be shown at an exhibition...» Read More

 

Wallabies lose precious painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-30 05:06:16

Quoted from the article: Aboriginal elders from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory created the painting of a wallaby reaching for the sky to inspire the team before the last World Cup four years ago in Australia. The players were so impressed...» Read More

 

International Herald Tribune - Michael Nelson Tjakamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-28 05:11:02

International Herald Tribune A lone dreamer in the Aboriginal art boom Tim Johnston August 28, 2007 Quoted from the article: Tjakamarra designed the mosaic in the courtyard outside Australia's Parliament house. An 8-meter, or 26-foot, canvas hangs in the Sydney Opera House, and other paintings...» Read More

 

Lone wolf discovered art for ages

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-24 08:09:55

Nicolas Rothwell | August 24, 2007 Article by Nicolas Rothwell in the Australian about the life of Grahame Leslie Walsh, rock art scholar, who died in Brisbane, August 18 2007, aged 62. Quoted from the article: But the wider continent beckoned. During the...» Read More

 

Landscape now much different for Blacklock

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-19 14:57:07

Article about the works of former NFL plater Ray Blacklock and his wife Heather and their success in the Aborigianl Art industry. Ray and Heather have an exhibition of paintings being opened by Queensland deputy premier Anna Bligh in Brisbane on...» Read More

 

The Elizabeth Jones Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Art 14 August 2007

The Elizabeth Jones Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Art 14 August 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-15 02:28:56

Mossgreen Auctions specialises in single owner auctions for collections covering fine art and antiques. Services include auctions held in our stylish multi-level building on Toorak Road South Yarra, on site auctions at the owner’s property or staged events in hired...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artwork sells at record price

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-03 09:56:11

An article about the Aboriginal Art industry in light of the Sotheby's auction in Melbourne last week. More than 400 well-heeled dealers and collectors flocked to Sotheby's in Melbourne last week for the much-hyped sale of Clifford Possum's epic 1977 work,...» Read More

 

All around Texas Downs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-06-15 00:00:00

Father and daughter Churchill Cann and Charlene Carrington paint the history, landscape and traditional sites of Texas Downs, their home country. They are joined by Phyllis Thomas from the adjacent Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)...» Read More

 

Dreaming in Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-04-30 03:19:43

Dreaming in Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo is a breathtaking exhibition of paintings from the community of Balgo, Australia, the traditional land of the Kukatja, Ngarti, and Walmajarri peoples. Brilliant in color and vibrant in design, the paintings reflect traditional Aboriginal tenets relating...» Read More

 

Palya Art at Mary Place

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-03-03 08:23:06

Mary Place Gallery 12 Mary Place (off Brown Street) Paddington NSW 2021. Opening 3rd March concluding 3rd April. Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm or by appointment. Palya Art, in association with Didgeri Air Art Tours, presents a chance to see the best of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists unite to stand strong on Australia Day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-01-26 08:21:28

Aboriginal artists unite to stand strong on Australia Day As a defiant and bold step toward maintaining strong, sustainable, Aboriginal-owned enterprises, an alliance of Indigenous artists and art centres from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia today announced the formation of...» Read More

 

A bigger and better bible

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-27 03:17:47

Faults aside, the new McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art is a mammoth achievement and a must-have for art buffs, writes Sebastian Smee From the Australian: Alan McCulloch began compiling his Encyclopedia of Australian Art as a loose-leaf filing system in the 1940s,...» Read More

 

Dreaming their way: Aboriginal art on view at Hood Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-20 02:59:28

The Aboriginal people of Australia are that country's most impoverished group. They have an average household income 40 percent lower than the rest of Australia's residents, according to the Australian government's social justice commission. They have an unemployment rate three...» Read More

 

Denise Green Metonymy in Contemporary Art: A New Paradigm

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-15 03:43:00

In her book, Metonymy in Contemporary Art: A New Paradigm (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), Green outlines her understanding of Greenberg’s formalist position and her complaints against it, which are complex, far-reaching and personal. From her perspective as an Australian,...» Read More

 

Samantha Hobson Land To Sea

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-29 03:47:23

Courier Mail Kathleen Noonan September 29, 2006 11:00pm From the Courier Mail: We're out the back of Andrew Baker's art gallery in Brisbane's Bowen Hills, in a room where the real deals are done. It's chock-a-block with paintings. But this morning all eyes are on...» Read More

 

The Australian: the desert's tainted brush

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-11 06:36:35

As the Aboriginal art community struggles against a growing culture of fraud, one group of desert artists is taking a stand, writes Nicholas Rothwell A thread of rich, autumnal colours, fit for the burning season, runs through the latest Desert...» Read More

 

Authentic Aboriginal Experiences On The Increase

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-29 01:10:48

Press Release: Tourism Australia Authentic Aboriginal Experiences On The Increase Aboriginal experiences provide a unique glimpse into Australia’s rich cultural history and below are five encounters suggested by Tourism Australia for Kiwis planning their next trip across the Tasman. “Kiwis are increasingly looking...» Read More

 

Jacques’ Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-26 08:09:17

John Howard didn’t make it to Paris for the official opening of the Musée de Quai Branly (MQB), nor for the following morning’s traditional Aboriginal ceremony that symbolically handed over eight specially commissioned Indigenous Australian artworks to France. And this...» Read More

 

23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 11 August 2006

23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 11 August 2006

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-12 05:52:39

The 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, open to all adult Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists, aims to showcase the very best Indigenous art from around the country. The Telstra Award of $40,000 is awarded to...» Read More

 

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-06-30 09:13:41

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters is a groundbreaking exhibition of art by indigenous women of Australia. The first-ever of its kind in the U.S., the exhibition presents over seventy works of art, from intensely colorful canvases to intricate...» Read More

 

A Sign of the Crimes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-05-30 12:20:06

Addressing issues such as petrol sniffing, land rights, uranium and racism in your paintings is all very well, but it's also rewarding for the people who inspire your art to come and enjoy it. Adam Hill's solution was to fill...» Read More

 

International Herald Tribune - For art buyers,where to go and how to get there

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:48:24

International Herald Tribune For art buyers,where to go andhow to get there Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from article: 'Contemporary Aboriginal Art" by Susan McCulloch is an excellent reference book for people interested in buying Aboriginal art. Among the companies offering tours to...» Read More

 

Powerful growth of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:44:47

International Herald Tribune Powerful growth of Aboriginal art All about Earth and the people on it Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from the article: With the opening next year in Paris of the Musée du Quai Branly, focusing on the art and culture...» Read More

 

The Age: Ute carries artists' hopes and dreams

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-08-20 14:13:05

Patrick Hutchings reports that this year's Telstra awards reveal the changes and the continuities in indigenous art. The $40,000 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award for 2005 was won by Tjanpi Grass Toyota: dreams woven into utility. A...» Read More

 

Aboriginal paintings exhibition at Hong Kong gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-06-17 06:45:21

Aboriginal paintings exhibition at Hong Kong gallery raises international standing of Australia’s indigenous artists (15 June 2005) The prestigious Wellington Gallery in Hong Kong will present an exhibition of aboriginal paintings as Australia celebrates the achievements of its indigenous people. The...» Read More

 

True Colours

True Colours

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-02-19 11:02:04

True Colours assembles fifty paintings by twenty-one artists from the remote community of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia. The exhibition includes work by key artists such as Spider Snell, winner of the 2004 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island...» Read More

 

Utopia Revealed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-02-11 00:00:00

Japingka Gallery is launching its 2005 Indigenous Fine Art Exhibition programme with an important exhibition of major new works by the leading artists from this remarkable and remote Community (270 kms north east of Alice Springs). Japingka Gallery has commissioned...» Read More

 

Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek: New work on bark

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-11-08 06:51:20

Annandale Galleries is proud to present an exhibition of new work by acclaimed Aboriginal artist Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek. Featured in the AGNSW Crossing Country exhibition, which opened at the Art Gallery on the 24 September, Lofty has a hugely distinguished...» Read More

 

New International Auction House Enters Aboriginal Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-20 07:39:57

October 19, 2004 -- New International Auction House Enters Aboriginal Art Market. The significance of the Aboriginal art movement and its impact on the global art market has been compared to the emergence of the French Impressionists. The exponential growth of...» Read More

 

Travels of the Tingari

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-15 00:00:00

An important Exhibition of powerful, new paintings by leading, senior Pintupi artists from the remote Gibson Desert/Lake MacKay region opens at Japingka Gallery on Friday, 15th October, 2004. These stunning paintings document and explore the legend of the ancient Tingari...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art in Paris: In your dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-11 14:26:43

A select slice of Paris’s art collecting elite gathered at elegant rooms on Avenue Matignon earlier this month for auction house Christie’s first-ever exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art. Thirty or so works on preview had been selected especially to tempt...» Read More

 

Jack Dale- Narrungunni Dreamplaces

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-07-09 00:00:00

A major and rare exhibition of the very important artist and senior lawman, Jack Dale from the East Kimberley region of W.A. The exhibition was officially opened Mr. Alan Dodge, Director of the State Art Gallery of W.A. (A.G.W.A.). and...» Read More

 

Building partners with Aboriginal artists and communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-12-19 03:23:38

Building partners with Aboriginal artists and communities U.Va. has largest Aboriginal art collection in world, outside of Australia Jane Ford When the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection opened here in January 1999, its off-Grounds location on Pantops Mountain was so remote that it may...» Read More

 

FACE UP - Contemporary Art from Australia, Hamburger Bahnhof

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-10-06 03:12:59

People milled around Mikala Dwyer's tactile installation, I Maybe You, only barely prevented from reaching out to feel the intriguing shapes of cloth and blow-up clear plastic by the presence of a stern-looking museum guard. James Angus's huge upside-down hot...» 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

 

20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 16 August 2003

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-08-16 03:58:39

20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 16 August 2003, the winner was Richard...» 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

 

Sydney Morning Herald Shepherd of the Aboriginal art industry dies at 62

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-05-08 06:49:53

Geoffrey Bardon has died aged 62. Bardon's work with Aboriginal artists in the Papunya community in Central Australia, where he was an art teacher, included introducing them to canvas and to acrylic paints and became legendary as the Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

The Native Born

The Native Born

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-09-20 09:20:00

Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining, Arnhem Land The Native Born is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by distinguished Australian Aboriginal artists from Ramingining, Arnhem Land in northern Australia. Arranged according to six different natural environments found in this region:mangroves (larrtha’puy),...» Read More

 

Pila Nguru Art of the Spinifex People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-08-07 08:34:56

'When the Spinifex people returned to their homelands in the 1980's after their displacement during the Maralinga atomic tests, they found the southern part of their country had been converted in to a nature reserve, the northern third leased to...» 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

 

Wandjina

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-11-23 08:32:32

Recent paintings of the Wandjina, the spirit ancestors of the present north-west Kimberley peoples, by the great aboriginal artist, Lily Karedada (Bubbles). Lily Karedada was born of Woonambal parents in her father's country. Woomban-go-wangoor, around the Prince Regent River. She belongs...» Read More

 

Papunya Tula - the birthplace of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-08-25 07:41:39

The groundbreaking Papunya Tula, Genesis and Genius exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales was the first major retrospective by artists from Papunya in Australia’s Western Desert. Consisting of 150 works by over 50 artists, the exhibition provided...» Read More

 

Pila Nguru, Art and Song from the Spinifex People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-02-05 05:13:37

In January 2001 the Spinifex People were awarded Native Title over an area the size of Tasmania, in the most remote region of Western Australia. Ten paintings depicting ownership of the Spinifex country were formally included in the preamble to...» Read More

 

Passion, Rich Collectors and the Export Dollar: The Selling of Aboriginal Art Overseas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1998-08-11 14:31:24

Quoted from the article Artlink magazine article: The paradox Within Australia there are two common misconceptions about Aboriginal art and the international audience. First there is the belief that 'selling Aboriginal art overseas is the biggest thing since sliced bread and the...» Read More

 

That Silly Old Woman

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1998-05-16 13:31:38

“The all-over picture relies on a surface knit of identical or closely similar elements which repeat themselves without marked variation from one edge to the other. It…dispenses apparently with beginning, middle and end…dissolving the pictorial into sheer texture, sheer sensation…seeming...» Read More