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Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2015-01-04 16:30:50

A new exhibition Saltwater Country is set to open at the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht on January 11, showing a great diversity of art produced by sixteen artists from Queensland's coastal regions in north-east Australia. They have...» Read More

 

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

 

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

 

DOOM & GLOOM??

DOOM & GLOOM??

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-11-26 09:47:24

The Australian newspaper's galumphing headline writers had a field-day last Friday with their ultra-bold claim: 'Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi’s demise echoes the fate of Aboriginal art'. The obituary continued in the words of pallbearer Nicolas Rothwell: “The high-end market for traditional...» 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

 

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-11-16 23:04:57

Head along to Rozelle this Sunday to experience some early Christmas Cheer when the Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture Centre artists and Art Centre Manager visit the Tali Gallery. All the way from the Cape York Peninsula, the Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture...» 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

 

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-30 14:09:02

A collaborative exhibition by artists from Australia and South Africa, exploring the skies as seen through the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, is currently on at Curtin University’s John Curtin Gallery, and will later tour internationally. Yamaji and...» 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

 

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-29 17:13:06

There have been some pretty controversial decisions made since Michael Brand took over the Directorship of the Art Gallery of NSW more than a year ago. Many a senior curator fled in advance of his coming; decent, efficient people have...» 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

 

2014 Redland Art Prize Goes to Margaret Loy Pula

2014 Redland Art Prize Goes to Margaret Loy Pula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-10-16 13:01:39

Margaret Loy Pula wins another - this time with the 2014 Redland Art Award for her artwork, Anatye (Bush Potato), selected from 250 entries and 49 finalists. Margaret Loy Pula is the daughter of Kathleen Petyarre and niece of Wynne Prize...» 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

 

2014 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize Finalists

2014 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-09-30 01:27:25

Digital photographs, handmade paper, sculptures, jewellery and paintings are among some of the unique works to be chosen as finalists in this year’s Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize – the most valuable art incentive on offer for Aboriginal artists...» 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

 

TWO CHARITY AUCTIONS

TWO CHARITY AUCTIONS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-08-25 15:06:11

With what looks like an unfortunate coincidence of timing, two worthy Indigenous charities are holding art auctions within days of each other. Arts Law is first cab off the rank, celebrating its 30th anniversary of advice specifically tailored for artists...» 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

 

LIFE IMITATES ART IMITATES ART AT SELLERS PRIZE

LIFE IMITATES ART IMITATES ART AT SELLERS PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-25 00:12:01

Announced tomorrow is the lucky winner of the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize for a work or works which confront issues and themes in sport. As an enthusiastic press release puts it: “From fandom to fanaticism, motivation to morality, and...» Read More

 

TARNANTHI – THE NEW NAME IN FESTIVALS

TARNANTHI – THE NEW NAME IN FESTIVALS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-23 14:50:13

South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill has announced that the State's new Aboriginal visual arts festival will be known as Tarnanthi – pronounced TAR-NAN-DEE - a local Kaurna word meaning 'to come forth', as in the sun and the first emergence...» 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

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Wayne Quilliam at NZ Photography Festival

Wayne Quilliam at NZ Photography Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-27 14:28:40

One of Australia's most respected Aboriginal photographers, Wayne Quilliam, will deliver a keynote address at the prestigious Auckland Festival of Photography on Saturday 31st of May. Quilliam's expertise in contemporary visualisation of Indigenous Australians has seen him create and curate...» 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

 

CAIRNS HEADS THE PACK

CAIRNS HEADS THE PACK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-05-12 13:53:09

Winter in Australia may well make tourists dream only of skiing in the Snowy Mountains. But in 2014, art is throwing up a fair challenge to the world of goggles, gloves and gluwein, with three major events in three different...» 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

 

Monstrous figures in Arnhem Land

Monstrous figures in Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-04 16:52:02

There's some impressive writing going on at The Conversation at present - and that's not only from the contributors, check out the feedback as well. The following is an excerpt from Christine Nicholls' latest, Monstrous figures in Arnhem Land, the...» 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

 

Djilpin Arts to stream live on YouTube

Djilpin Arts to stream live on YouTube

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-04-22 18:26:40

Djilpin Arts, with host Tom E Lewis, is set to stream live in the first ever YouTube screening by an indigenous community. Located in the remote community of Beswick (Wugularr) on the south-west border of Arnhem Land, Djilpin Arts will...» 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

 

Painting is the Skin of the World

Painting is the Skin of the World

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-31 17:36:04

“Painting is the Skin of the World.” Robert Motherwell Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula said: “When you sit down without a painting, you are lonely”. These simple words from two giants of art speak volumes of what painting meant to them. Motherwell, a New York...» 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

 

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-03-05 11:15:16

An exhibition that brings together Aboriginal artists who work with expanded notions of textile and craft-based tradition will open at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) this Saturday. MAGNT Director, Pierre Arpin said string theory: Focus on contemporary...» Read More

 

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-03 12:46:59

The body that represents Aboriginal art centres in the far North - ANKAAA – is being as dynamic as ever. I've reported before on its collaborative efforts to train up Indigenous arts workers by arranging courses and work experience that...» 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

 

THE SHADOW KING/LEAR

THE SHADOW KING/LEAR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-02-03 12:07:57

An ebullient black King Lear in a white suit arrives regally on high and breaks into a “We have survived” rap. Where are we? In Joan Littlewood's Stratford East? Barrie Kosky's Berlin? Or Michael Kantor's Malthouse Melbourne? In fact, the...» 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

 

WA Indigenous Art Award People’s Choice Winner

WA Indigenous Art Award People’s Choice Winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-15 15:07:43

Brian Robinson, from Waiben (Thursday Island), Queensland, is on a winning streak, taking out the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013, with Ray Ken and Minyawe Miller being awarded second and third...» Read More

 

Summer Collector's Exhibition at McCulloch's

Summer Collector's Exhibition at McCulloch's

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-15 11:02:42

Some seriously lovely offerings at McCulloch's Summer Collector's Exhibition opening this Friday evening, January 17 from 5.30pm. Attending will be Mornington Peninsula Indigenous artists, as well as the directors and manager from the Baluk Arts Centre manager . If you...» 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

 

Jeremy Eccles

Jeremy Eccles

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

Jeremy Eccles has written for the AAD since its inception, and loves the opportunity to share his experience of the Indigenous cultural world with its dedicated audience. A migrant from Margaret Thatcher's Britain, Jeremy first encountered Australia's Aborigines at the...» 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

 

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-28 09:11:34

The third generation of the Namatjira family water-colour artists from Hermannsburg - Kevin and Lenie Namatjira - yesterday had a private audience with the Queen at Buck House in London. This follows the presentation of their grandfather and an example...» 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

 

 Cultural Connection, Art and the Value of Life

Cultural Connection, Art and the Value of Life

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-11-25 19:58:43

Through a series of strong and sometimes poignant interviews with Aboriginal elders from around Australia, Culture is Life (led by Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, elder from the NSW South Coast) is bringing to light the high suicide rate among Indigenous...» Read More

 

DESERT RIVER SEA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS ART LEADERS

DESERT RIVER SEA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS ART LEADERS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-11-12 06:23:55

From 11-15 November 2013 a group of 11 emerging Indigenous art leaders throughout the Kimberley region of Western Australia will gather in Perth for the Emerging Leaders Program, a week-long professional development program which is a core component of the...» 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

 

Bagu on the Cardwell Foreshore

Bagu on the Cardwell Foreshore

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-23 13:05:23

Three large bagu are now permanently installed on the Cardwell Foreshore at the southern end of town. The three imposing sculptures stand like sentinels against the backdrop of Rockingham Bay and Hinchinbrook Island and realise a long held desire by...» 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

 

WARMUN ALL OVER

WARMUN ALL OVER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-18 20:54:43

Suddenly the artists of Warmun in the East Kimberley are all over the place. With wins for Mabel Juli at the RAKAs in Melbourne and Churchill Cann at the WA Indigenous Art Awards, Lena Nyadbi starring on the roof of...» 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

 

WA  AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

WA AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

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

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

 

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

 

For the Sake of a Song

For the Sake of a Song

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-07-19 13:59:20

As part of this book review we have been given permission to include a couple of the recordings from the accompanying CDs. We think you will really love them. var YWPParams = {playlink:true,...» 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

 

Vincent Serico

Vincent Serico

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-11 17:47:43

The current QAGoMA exhibition, 'My Country : I Still Call Australia Home' has alerted me to the work of the late Vincent Serico, whose painting, Carnarvon Collision (2006) reflects a naïve artist's take on ghastly events in the history of...» 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

 

WINDMILL BOY

WINDMILL BOY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-04 17:53:17

This film is a delightful fable shot in some magical East Kimberley scenery by the masterly Geoff Simpson. And even though the film's conclusion has similarities to the glorious, gritty Samson & Delilah, this is a gentle film in which...» 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

 

Dorothy Napangardi Dead at 55

Dorothy Napangardi Dead at 55

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-06-03 11:49:42

Dorothy Napangardi, who achieved a record price for the resale of her art during the resale royalty debate, died in a car accident on the weekend. She and others had been hunting for honey ants after the rains. Tragically one...» Read More

 

Results for Sotheby's Early Papunya Art Auction

Results for Sotheby's Early Papunya Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-29 11:42:39

Who logged on to Sotheby's last night to watch or bid in the live auction of Anthony & Beverly Knight's collection of early Papunya art? Predictably there were a lot of great pieces. Items selling well over the estimate include...» 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

 

Almost $100,000 Awarded Through Territory Screen Grants

Almost $100,000 Awarded Through Territory Screen Grants

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-17 11:50:26

Filmmakers from across the Territory are set to share more than $80,000 through the latest round of Screen Territory grants to help get their projects onto the small screen. Screen Territory director Penelope McDonald said the latest round of grants...» Read More

 

SALLY GOES SOLO

SALLY GOES SOLO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-05-09 20:41:14

“Danda ngijinda dulk, danda ngijinda malaa, danda ngad - This is my Land, this is my Sea, this is who I am”. That pretty much sums up the extraordinary mind behind the brilliant canvases that have flowed from brushes in the...» 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

 

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

 

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

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

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

 

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

 

Good Results for Laverty Collection

Good Results for Laverty Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-03-25 12:13:42

Some highlights from Bonhams Laverty Collection auction yesterday include 3 Emily Kngwarreye's, one which fetched $244,000 (all prices include premium): Untitled (Alagura/Alhalkere), 1989 inscribed 'Emily' and bears catalogue number B154 on the reverse, synthetic polymer paint on canvas 150 x 120cm...» 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

 

EMILY ON SALE

EMILY ON SALE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-18 23:26:40

It's a fascinating time for the reputation of the great Emily Kngwarreye. Some time in May a whole museum is opening in Melbourne dedicated to her works from the collection of Hank Ebes, a major dealer during the later years...» Read More

 

CREATIVE AUSTRALIA?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-13 18:17:39

With wonderful synchronicity, just as I'd been writing about the damaging effects of the last cultural policy – Creative Nation - introduced by the Keating Government in October 1994, a new national cultural policy has belatedly emerged from the current...» 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

 

Vale - Kunmanara Tjilpi Kankapankatja

Vale - Kunmanara Tjilpi Kankapankatja

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-02-22 09:30:14

One of the APY Lands most respected cultural leaders, ethno-botanists and senior artist of Kaltjiti Arts has died, aged in his mid 80s. Kaltjiti Arts notice of his passing states that Kunmanara Tjilpi Kankapankatja was born at Walalkara,...» Read More

 

JEAN-BAPTISTE APUATIMI

JEAN-BAPTISTE APUATIMI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-20 15:31:15

The deaths go on! Yet another senior artist has been taken from us with the announcement today that Jean Baptiste Apuatimi has died on Bathurst Island at the age of 72. Only last week, the death was reported of Jack Dale...» 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

 

Grafton Regional Gallery Artist in Residence Program

Grafton Regional Gallery Artist in Residence Program

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-24 11:29:15

Pursue your creative practice in the Clarence Valley and be paid to do it by applying for an Artist in Residence program at the Grafton Regional Gallery. Artists and curators from all disciplines are invited to apply for the 2013...» 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

 

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

 

Deutscher && Hackett Achieve $100,000+ for Two Aboriginal Paintings

Deutscher && Hackett Achieve $100,000+ for Two Aboriginal Paintings

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-12-03 15:20:51

Deutscher and Hackett’s November 28 Aboriginal Art auction produced some great results with two paintings selling for more than $100,000 (including buyer’s premium). The overall sale total of $671,100, which equated to 64% sold by volume and 53% sold by...» 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

 

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

 

ARTITJA: THE GIFT COLLECTION – ART + OBJECTS

ARTITJA: THE GIFT COLLECTION – ART + OBJECTS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-22 14:05:51

For the first time South Fremantle based Artitja Fine Art will hold their Christmas affordable art exhibition on the first floor of the PS Art Space in Packenham Street, in central Fremantle. Now in its fourth year the ART + OBJECTS:...» 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

 

$26 million for Indigenous culture, languages and visual arts projects

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-19 15:23:32

More than $26 million is up for grabs for community groups to showcase the best of Australia's Indigenous culture, languages and visual arts. Arts Minister Simon Crean today called on community organisations to apply for the 2013–14 Indigenous culture, languages and...» 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

 

Bundyi Festival

Bundyi Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-13 12:47:25

AlburyCity is hosting the Bundyi: Come Share With Us Festival, 21 – 25 November, celebrating Aboriginal culture. It is a great opportunity to meet and talk with local Aboriginal people. Highlights of the event include: Bundyi Evening Gathering QEII comes alive with...» Read More

 

The Journey Forward

The Journey Forward

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-13 12:21:20

Come on a journey with Albury Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. The Journey Forward is the second exhibition coordinated by AlburyCity and Murray Arts that exclusively showcases artists involved in the Aboriginal Artists Network. The exhibition will feature 13 artists and highlights...» Read More

 

Gambarra Yasi (Cyclone Yasi) Exhibition

Gambarra Yasi (Cyclone Yasi) Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-13 10:55:44

This exhibition will feature a collection of small artworks created by Cyclone Yasi workers, volunteers and artists in the wake of the cyclone in 2011. The art centre doesn't know who all the Yasi works were created by, as the...» Read More

 

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

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

Harry Wedge’s politically and emotionally charged work challenged perceived ideas about contemporary Indigenous art and Indigenous peoples’ experience of living in urban Australia. His aesthetic encompasses stories and humorous anecdotes from his childhood at Erambie Mission at Cowra, in the...» Read More

 

A Buyers Market for Aboriginal Art at Mossgreen Sale of John Wregg and Judith Alexander Collection

A Buyers Market for Aboriginal Art at Mossgreen Sale of John Wregg and Judith Alexander Collection

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-11-01 10:33:10

The current climate of the market for Aboriginal art definitely favours the buyer – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when one considers that all those bargain buys will re-enter the market at some stage in the future when...» 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

 

Film Noir and Pulp Fiction Bad Girls and.. Larissa Behrendt?

Film Noir and Pulp Fiction Bad Girls and.. Larissa Behrendt?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-20 11:32:24

Opening today at the Justice and Police Museum in Sydney is Wicked Women, described as a playful, subversive and wickedly sexy exhibition of new works by prize-winning artist Rosemary Valadon. Inspired by the 'bad-girl' persona from the vibrant early to...» 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

 

People On Country

People On Country

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-10-16 17:58:52

Do you remember the ending to that great Indigenous film, Samson & Delilah? The damaged couple set up home in the middle of nowhere – a remote outstation where they could live off the country and recover their moral and...» 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

 

Nominations Open WA Indigenous Art Awards 2013

Nominations Open WA Indigenous Art Awards 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-11 17:17:45

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence in art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...» 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

 

Lin Onus Painting Fetches $171,818 at Menzies Art Brands Auction

Lin Onus Painting Fetches $171,818 at Menzies Art Brands Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-09-24 11:48:59

There were only a few works of Indigenous art in the catalogue of Deutscher Menzies 13th September 2012 Important Australian and International Fine Paintings and Sculpture auction, which was rather disappointing. The highlight of the Indigenous works on offer...» Read More

 

Major Sydney building facade transformed by Aboriginal art

Major Sydney building facade transformed by Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-22 13:05:06

An Aboriginal artist whose work has been exhibited in Paris, Santa Fe and Shanghai has given one of Sydney’s most prominent buildings a dramatic makeover. ‘Always was, always will be’, by Reko Rennie, covers the full façade of the T2 building...» 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

 

Sonia Kurarra wins Most Outstanding Work at 2012 Hedland Art Awards

Sonia Kurarra wins Most Outstanding Work at 2012 Hedland Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-29 14:09:02

Sonia Kurarra has been announced the recipient for the Most Outstanding Work at this year's Hedland Art Awards for her work, Martuwarra. This award is a wonderful personal achievement for Sonia. Sonia's artwork and profile have continued to grow...» Read More

 

Digby Moran selected as finalist for Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize

Digby Moran selected as finalist for Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-27 17:23:49

Bundjalung artist Digby Moran has been selected as a finalist in the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize for not one, but two artworks. Both Starlight and Someone’s Always Watching You, painted by Digby this year, have been selected. The Prize...» 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

 

BUNGAREE REVIVED

BUNGAREE REVIVED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-15 12:29:01

“White Australia has a black history – white middle class Mosman has a black history. Aboriginal people are everywhere and Aboriginal people do everything. I came to work on this project to emphasise the Aboriginal history of the southeast and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair

Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-08-12 11:20:31

The number of galleries exhibiting works of Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne art fair was disappointing. Those that did, however, experienced strong interest and good sales of work by a wide range of contemporary and more traditional artists. Melbourne...» 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

 

Artist Opportunities in Sydney

Artist Opportunities in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-31 15:53:54

Marrickville Council has numerous opportunities for local artists. Applications are invited now for a range of programs for residents and practicing artists that encourage participation of arts and cultural activities at all stages of life. “The local community has told us...» 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

 

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

 

UWA Professor Sets Sights on Pilbara Rock Art

UWA Professor Sets Sights on Pilbara Rock Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-22 17:06:32

ARCHEOLOGIST Professor Jo McDonald is the inaugural Rio Tinto chair of Rock Art Studies at the University of Western Australia. She says her main focus will be the study of Pilbara rock art, and directing the Centre for Rock Art Research...» 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

 

Prof Larissa Behrendt releases Dummies Book

Prof Larissa Behrendt releases Dummies Book

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-10 15:31:45

YOU probably knew that indigenous art was ''more than rocks and dots'', as academic Larissa Behrendt explains in her new book, Indigenous Australia for Dummies. But were you aware that the largest indigenous populations in Australia are urban? That indigenous Australians...» 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

 

Tribal Trend Sparks International Hunt for Aboriginal Artefacts

Tribal Trend Sparks International Hunt for Aboriginal Artefacts

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-25 16:07:12

Collectors and investors have been scouring auctions all over the world in the hunt for Aboriginal artefacts as a global tribal artefacts trend continues to emerge. Bonhams Australia sold a number of important Aboriginal artefacts during their 28th May 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

 

British Daily Mail find Sex Angle in Rock Paintings

British Daily Mail find Sex Angle in Rock Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-20 11:31:07

Here's an unsual take on the recent discovery of ancient rock art, reproduced here in full. Aboriginal erotic rock art proves that – even 28,000 years ago – men had ONE thing on their minds Explicit scenes depicted in Australia's oldest known...» 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

 

Aboriginal Artist Auction Records at Stellar Sotheby’s Sale

Aboriginal Artist Auction Records at Stellar Sotheby’s Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-11 11:29:52

The Sotheby’s Australia June 5 Important Aboriginal Art sale held in Melbourne was further evidence that the Aboriginal art market will react with enthusiasm when they are offered top quality, rare works that have excellent provenance. A tightly curated,...» 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

 

Exhibition cancelled after Tiwi protest

Exhibition cancelled after Tiwi protest

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-08 10:55:11

STILL reeling from having his first Australian exhibition in 12 years cancelled at the last minute, Melbourne-based artist Cameron Hayes claims he is the victim of censorship by white gatekeepers of Aboriginal art. On Wednesday, Hayes had been due to open...» 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

 

Spectacular Aboriginal Art from the Kluge Collection to be Sold by Mossgreen

Spectacular Aboriginal Art from the Kluge Collection to be Sold by Mossgreen

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-04 12:27:28

Mossgreen will sell an amazing array of Aboriginal paintings from the highly prestigious collection of the late John W. Kluge at their Melbourne saleroom on Wednesday the 6th of June. The sale, which is undoubtedly one of the most significant...» 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

 

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

 

ART FAIRS ARE GO

ART FAIRS ARE GO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-02 13:41:28

Both of the country's major Indigenous art fairs have announced their plans for 2012 – and give every impression of being stronger than ever. While the Cairns Fair (CIAF – 16 to 19 August) has always had the potent backing...» 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

 

NATSIAAS IN CRISIS

NATSIAAS IN CRISIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-19 14:49:22

As the entries for the 2012 29th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards come under the scrutiny of the Awards' pre-selectors, so the key staff who are responsible for the Awards are departing. Specifically, Natalie Merida, the experienced co-ordinator...» 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

 

5-star Hotel in Adelaide to be named after Tommy Watson

5-star Hotel in Adelaide to be named after Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-09 18:06:21

The Melbourne-based Art Series Hotel group has announced that its first hotel in Adelaide will be named after Tommy Watson, one of Australia's most distinguished Aboriginal artists. The Adelaide hotel that's due to open next September will be the fourth in...» Read More

 

Call for entries in Taiwanese Art Award

Call for entries in Taiwanese Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-09 17:25:08

The Taitung County Government in Taiwan is offering artists from all over the world an opportuntiy to take part in the Austronesian International Arts Award 2012. According to their site, the word “Austronesian” comes from the anthropological term “Austronesian language...» Read More

 

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 18:22:47

Australia's greatest ancient Aboriginal rock art detailing kangaroos, turtles and humans on boulders in the remote Pilbara area will be studied under a US$1.1 million deal announced Monday. Tens of thousands of the indigenous works, which are scattered over the mineral-laden...» Read More

 

Art show link for young and old

Art show link for young and old

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 18:01:43

A GENERATION-spanning exhibition of indigenous artwork from around the Lower Clarence will go on show from today in Maclean's CWA building. The Yaegl Country Aboriginal Art Exhibition - now in its second year - will bring together pieces of art, jewellery...» 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

 

Finding harmony through film

Finding harmony through film

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-27 19:11:26

Students from Robinvale P-12 have been given the chance to explore cultural identity in one of the most ethinically diverse communities in Victoria, and all through the process of making a film. The group is made up of 9 students from...» 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

 

Northcote artist's winning dream

Northcote artist's winning dream

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:40:23

A PRIZE-winning work in Victoria’s Indigenous Art Awards was literally a dream come true for its creator Glenda Nicholls. Two weeks ago, Nicholls, a Northcote resident, won the $5000 Koorie Heritage Trust Acquisition Award and the $5000 Victorian Indigenous Art Award...» 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

 

Honour for Bendigo amateur artists

Honour for Bendigo amateur artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 12:12:10

A BENDIGO artist has taken out a Victorian award for a confronting black and white photograph of his nephew. Simon Penrose, 25, last night won a Victorian Indigenous Art Award for his work on paper. It was the first time the amateur...» Read More

 

Winners of 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards announced

Winners of 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 12:03:47

Melbourne artist Trevor 'Turbo' Brown has received the Deadly Art Award, Victoria's highest honour for an Indigenous artist, at the 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Turbo received the $25,000 award for his painting Owl Dreaming, a portrait of a 'spirit owl'...» 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

 

Studio Opps for Aboriginal & TS Islanders in Sydney

Studio Opps for Aboriginal & TS Islanders in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-07 09:33:23

Applications are now open for Marrickville Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Arts Studio Program. The Program provides support to Aboriginal artists and crafts people living or contributing to Marrickville’s art and cultural life. Council offers a studio space...» 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

 

Local art goes country wide

Local art goes country wide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-14 17:50:04

INDIGENOUS artists from the North Coast have the chance to showcase their work to audiences Australia-wide by entering the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Principal sponsors Telstra and the Northern Territory Government's Museum and Art Gallery...» 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

 

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

 

New threat to world’s largest rock art collection

New threat to world’s largest rock art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-01 17:55:22

ROCK ART ON WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S Burrup Peninsula is facing more industrial threats, despite new scientific findings that the ancient Pilbara site is "a masterpiece of human creative genius" worthy of World Heritage status. Around one million rock engravings, or petroglyphs, are...» Read More

 

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards Finalists

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-31 18:37:49

This year’s exhibition has a total of 27 artworks by 20 artists all in the running for over $50,000 in prizes. The finalists are: Paola Balla - (two works) Katen Boy Sacred Ibis Trevor Turbo Brown - (two works) Owl Dreaming Every Dog Have...» 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

 

Shortlist announced for 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-29 04:51:27

Twenty artists are in the running for prizes totalling more than $50,000 as part of the Victorian Government's 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, profile the diversity of Indigenous arts practice in Victoria and showcase...» Read More

 

Artprice Predicts Stronger Australian Art Market

Artprice Predicts Stronger Australian Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-26 16:09:15

Aboriginal art occupies a special place in Australia and 3 of the 6 artists in the Top 10 auction results are Aborigines. One of the three Aboriginal artists in Australian contemporary art ranking, Dorothy NAPANGARDI , has enjoyed strong demand since...» Read More

 

2011 Indigenous Ceramic Awards

2011 Indigenous Ceramic Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-23 12:33:19

The winners of the country’s most recognised awards for Indigenous artists have been released. Janet Fieldhouse took out the $20000 first prize for her work Tattoo, a sculptural installation that uses a light box and transparent porcelain to explore ritual scarification. Vera...» Read More

 

Lavertys in The Netherlands

Lavertys in The Netherlands

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-01-20 11:31:38

The Lavertys - Colin and Liz - are legends in their own lifetimes. For they've not only built the largest Aboriginal art collection in this country – others overseas, such as the late John Kluge's, now at the University of...» 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

 

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

 

Brisbane to host Australian Performing Arts Market

Brisbane to host Australian Performing Arts Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-11-09 09:30:53

The Australia Council for the Arts announces that Brisbane Powerhouse has been awarded the tender for the Australian Performing Arts Market 2014, 2016 and 2018. The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is a biennial performing arts market for artists and programmers...» Read More

 

City of Melbourne Commissioning Public Art Now

City of Melbourne Commissioning Public Art Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-11-09 09:25:34

The City of Melbourne is pleased to introduce a new public art commissioning structure for the creation of innovative artworks as part of its Public Art Program in 2012. Submissions are now open. Expressions of Interest are invited in three categories: -...» 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

 

FUNDRAISING FOR WARMUN

FUNDRAISING FOR WARMUN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-10-19 15:52:09

Both Melbourne and Sydney are seeing major efforts to assist the community art centre at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the East Kimberley recover from devastating floods that it suffered earlier this year - as reported on this site on 4th...» Read More

 

Art Gallery of WA & Water Corporation Win 2011 National Visy Arts & Environment Award at AbaF Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-10-18 13:11:19

In July 2007, a partnership began between the Water Corporation and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The partnership aimed to explore the use of artistic and creative expression as a platform to enhance awareness about water; tracing its past,...» Read More

 

Guided Visits – Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of NSW – 28-29 Sep 2011

Guided Visits – Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of NSW – 28-29 Sep 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-16 16:06:11

IDAIA – International Development for Australian Indigenous Art – is delighted to organise a series a guided visits of the new Aboriginal art exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. The opportunity to better appreciate the...» 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

 

National Competition now open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-09 17:25:18

The WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition, to celebrate World Wetlands Day, is on again for its 5th year. The theme for the 2012 competition is Wetlands, Tourism and Recreation. The competition has categories in art and photography for young...» 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

 

Emerging artist reaches significant milestone

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-08-15 12:06:06

PLEASE READ & FORWARD VIA YOUR NETWORK. THANK YOU! Contact: Napolean Oui Phone: 07 40394434 Email: napoleanoui@dodo.com.au Website: www.napoleanoui.com ...» 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

 

APY TRIUMPH AT NATSIAAs AGAIN

APY TRIUMPH AT NATSIAAs AGAIN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-11 18:58:18

South Australian artist Dickie Minyintiri has been awarded Australia’s oldest Indigenous art prize fora painting reflective of his rich personal history at the 28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Minyintiri receives the $40,000 Telstra Award from...» 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

 

Indigenous Photographer named in Great Moments in BlackHistory

Indigenous Photographer named in Great Moments in BlackHistory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-07-27 12:01:58

GREAT MOMENTS IN BLAKISTORY 27 July 2011 - Wayne Quilliam CELEBRATING BLAK HISTORY MONTH 27 July 2011 Wayne Quilliam Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam, a Palawa man from Tasmania, is one of Australia¹s leading photographers. He has more than 1000 publications in books and magazines worldwide and...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART AT MONA

ABORIGINAL ART AT MONA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-20 16:19:32

The Museum of Old and New Art – or Mona as everyone is calling the controversial Tasmanian gallery – lacks for nothing in challenges to one's notions of what art ought to look like and how it should be displayed....» 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

 

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

 

Guided visit - Aboriginal art @ Musee du quai Branly, Paris

Guided visit - Aboriginal art @ Musee du quai Branly, Paris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-16 16:26:06

IDAIA is delighted to announce that Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, specialist in Aboriginal art, founder and director of IDAIA will be conducting a visit of the superb Aboriginal art collection of the Musee du quai Branly in Paris. A fantastic occasion for...» Read More

 

Dawning - Young artists from Maningrida

Dawning - Young artists from Maningrida

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-11 14:51:12

The incomparable former art director at Maningrida in western Arnhemland– Apolline Kohen – was both very fond of the Kurulk clan group of painters attached to the art centre and cognisant of the fact that no art centre could reply...» Read More

 

Dawning – Artists from Maningrida Arts & Culture

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-10 16:28:13

The incomparable former art director at Maningrida in western Arnhemland– Apolline Kohen – was both very fond of the Kurulk clan group of painters attached to the art centre and cognisant of the fact that no art centre could reply...» Read More

 

PALYA IS GOOD

PALYA IS GOOD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-01 17:11:19

The former Didgeri Air Art Tours – by which many an art collector has accessed remote community art centres with their piles of raw, exciting canvases – has changed its name to Palya Art Tours and climbed into bed with...» 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

 

Ngura Inkanyi - Singing Country

Ngura Inkanyi - Singing Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-05-10 16:38:55

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition hailing from the heart of Modern Contemporary Aboriginal Art. Tjungu Palya and Ninuku Arts are two artist-run art-centres in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north...» 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

 

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

 

WAR DECLARED?

WAR DECLARED?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-08 17:12:15

That's what it felt like in the Seaforth (on Sydney's northern peninsular) gallery of Trevor Victor Harvey (TVH) the other night. For the dissident clans had gathered from all over art-dealing Australia to show support for Chris Simons, the bogeyman of...» Read More

 

WA INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS FINALISTS CHOSEN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-05 14:03:53

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, have announced the 16 finalists who will each be invited to place a body of work into competition for a share in prizes totalling $65,000. The WAIAA are...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-01 17:02:02

The longer one spends with this book, the more intense and varied the experience. A hazy impression from exhibitions past that Tommy Yannima Watson painted everything red – with surprising patches of oppositional colour...a ring of white, splashes of blue,...» 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

 

A guided visit of the Aboriginal Art exhibition at the AGNSW with Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, IDAIA's Director, Specialist in Aboriginal Art

A guided visit of the Aboriginal Art exhibition at the AGNSW with Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, IDAIA's Director, Specialist in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-25 12:27:22

An evening tour of the art+soul exhibition Wednesday 16 March A guided visit of the Aboriginal Art exhibition at the AGNSW with Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, specialist in Aboriginal Art and IDAIA's Director, an organisation dedicated to the international development of a quality and...» Read More

 

The Collectors Show - 2011

The Collectors Show - 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-23 15:42:26

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is thrilled to exhibit prodigiously collectable works from across the Australian Aboriginal territories in our inaugural Collectors Show. "Collectors Show - 2011" will be the incipient year for an annual event which will showcase the...» Read More

 

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-19 17:20:52

One of Australia’s most exciting and collectable contemporary artists, Sally Gabori, gets her first solo show in Singapore at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. In 2005 an elderly Kaiadilt woman, living in one of Australia’s most remote communities, took the art...» 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

 

Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Koori Art & Craft Workshop

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-07 11:28:34

Local Koori Artist, Nerissa Major, will be having a Koori Art & Craft Workshop. $5 per project. A Large Variety of Projects to choose from. Come and Create your own piece of Koori artwork. Open to all...» Read More

 

Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Nerissa Major's Local Koori Art Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-07 11:24:18

Local Koori Artist, Nerissa Major, will be having a display of her Unique Affordable Aboriginal Art, Handmade Gifts and Jewellery. Nerissa will also be having a Koori Art & Craft Workshop. $5 per project. Come and Create your own...» Read More

 

Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Nerissa Major's Local Koori Art Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-07 11:22:42

Local Koori Artist, Nerissa Major, will b having a display of her Unique Affordable Aboriginal Art, Handmade Gifts and Jewellery. Nerissa will also be having a Koori Art & Craft Workshop. $5 per project. Come and Create your own...» Read More

 

AUTSIDER ART IN BELARUS

AUTSIDER ART IN BELARUS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-05 10:15:13

Mainpage /Authors Lyapin Alexey Year of Birth: 1966 Live in: Mozyr, Belarus Genres: graphics, painting, poetry Total works: 29 Nicholas Red Lioness and the Bird of Paradise Dreams tabby Music Crow french fries The death of a visiting musician Taste of thought Poet Man of the Moon Point Все работы автора I declare exactly, correctly and adequately...» 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

 

Salt Water to Salt Contemporary:  Exploring the theme of water in Indigenous Art

Salt Water to Salt Contemporary: Exploring the theme of water in Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-01-17 15:35:10

Curators' Exhibition Preview & Talk Symbols, Mark Making and Colour: Saturday January 22, 5pm Followed by opening drinks, 6pm Curators' Talk: Sunday January 23, 2.30pm More than 35 works from around Australia have been selected to represent the significance of water – and...» 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

 

Gulumbu Yunupingu is People's Choice in WA

Gulumbu Yunupingu is People's Choice in WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-12-16 13:37:57

The great Yolngu artist, Gulumbu Yunupingu - big sister of Manduwuy - from Yirrkala in North East Arnhem Land, has won the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2010. This year, the voting couldn't be...» Read More

 

LOFTY - WAMUD NAMOK

LOFTY - WAMUD NAMOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-12-13 13:51:05

The life and work of the great Bardayal 'Lofty' Nadjamerrek is being celebrated this summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. One immediate challenge to the mind is to wonder how the man known as “the last of...» 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

 

Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:06:20

THREE years after a Senate committee recommended sweeping changes to end the exploitation of indigenous artists and ensure fair play in the industry, a voluntary code of conduct is finally running. The board of Indigenous Art Code Limited, the company that...» Read More

 

Bonhams move into Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:04:39

CONFIRMING their intentions in the Australian market, Bonhams have launched an Aboriginal art department in Sydney. Specialists Francesca Cavazzini and Greer Adams will run the department under the aegis of Tim Klingender, who will act as a senior consultant. That all...» Read More

 

Dunkeld Open Gardens and Galleries, Nerissa Major's At Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-07 11:40:23

Activities now available at Nerissa Major's Art Studio. Koori Art and Craft Workshop $5 pp (inc. materials) Come and create your own piece of Koori Artwork. Experience a traditional "Welcome to Country" Greeting $50 (up to 4...» 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

 

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-26 11:14:00

The Final Countdown - Deadline for Entries Tomorrow Are we all feeling it? The deadline looming so, so close. Not to worry, we all have up to 5pm Friday 26 November (that’s tomorrow) to post your entries to the Victorian Indigenous...» 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

 

Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-17 03:46:35

Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival 2011 Immerse yourself in the worlds of the people of the land in this sharing of aboriginal culture, teachings and realities through film, art, song, dance and ceremony. Make your destination Duncan, Vancouver Island from...» Read More

 

ReDot Fine Art Gallery Annual Stockroom Christmas Show 2010

ReDot Fine Art Gallery Annual Stockroom Christmas Show 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-13 16:03:05

Come and join us at ReDot Fine Art Gallery for some mulled wine and festive cheer as we celebrate the holiday season and the opening of our annual Stockroom exhibition of affordable artworks by artists from many different art centres...» 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

 

From Cubawee to Coraki

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:23:50

Marie Florence began painting at 50 and as an Aboriginal artist, felt that she had to use traditional colours. She decided that she wanted to break with tradition and experimenting with colour is one of the many passions that drive...» Read More

 

Nominations Now Open Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:22:17

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait...» 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

 

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:20:12

BREAKING WITH TRADITION: Cobra and Aboriginal art explores the influence of the ideas of the European avant-garde movement Cobra on the development of contemporary Aboriginal art. Work by Paji Honeychild Yankarr, Narputta Nangala Jugadai and Yata Gypsy Yadda will be...» 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

 

Outback art in Parliament

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:15:41

Works by local artist Peter Brown are part of the Outback Art Exhibition at Parliament House. Nationals member for Murray-Darling John Williams along with Barwon MP Kevin Humphries are presenting the exhibition on show from November 1 to November 26 at...» 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

 

Scheme looks to get parents, kids learning together

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-29 21:52:55

A not-for-profit group has launched a program to help Indigenous parents in Roma become more involved in their children's education. The Downs Industry School Co-op says the Parent and Community Engagement scheme creates activities that both parents and the child can...» 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

 

Get linear on most mediums

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-28 21:51:53

One of the state's foremost experts on Aboriginal art was in Shepparton yesterday to encourage locals to enter the upcoming Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Visiting Shepparton's Gallery Kaiela, VIAA curator Nicholas Boseley said local artists were well-placed for success at the...» Read More

 

Trailblazer helped Essendon revolutionise role of women

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-27 22:49:03

Beverly Knight's imminent departure from the Essendon board has scarcely made a ripple in the context of the club's myriad of upheavals this year. But on a day the AFL annually and officially declares as belonging to the women of...» Read More

 

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-27 22:44:44

BREAKING WITH TRADITION: Cobra and Aboriginal art explores the influence of the ideas of the European avant-garde movement Cobra on the development of contemporary Aboriginal art. Work by Paji Honeychild Yankarr, Narputta Nangala Jugadai and Yata Gypsy Yadda will be...» 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

 

Proposal to house the Keeping Place in Barangaroo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 20:39:02

Aboriginal artist Gordon Syron and his wife Elaine have put together a 30-page proposal to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority requesting a home for their Keeping Place aboriginal art collection. “It is our dream for the collection to form the basis of...» Read More

 

Indigenous art on show in the park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 19:55:06

Indigenous art from across the state will be showcased at the Tandanya Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fair this weekend. Work from more than 90 artists will be on sale, with about half of the artists at the event to...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist Weaver Jack dies in Broome

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 04:45:46

The Aboriginal art community is mourning the death of Weaver Jack, the first indigenous artist to be shortlisted for the Archibald Prize. She was a master colourist whose work showed a strong bond to her home country. Jack, a senior Yulparija woman...» Read More

 

Council orders removal of 'fake' Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 04:44:29

A New South Wales artist has been ordered to remove an image of a sacred Kimberley Aboriginal figure from her gallery in the Blue Mountains. Aboriginal groups reacted angrily in March when Vesna Tenody erected an eight-tonne stone sculpture of the...» 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

 

DEATH OF WEAVER JACK

DEATH OF WEAVER JACK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-20 16:40:07

In a statement from Short Street Gallery in Broome, which represented the Yulparija artists of Bidyadanga, Emily Rohr has said: "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to the formidable, Weaver Jack, who passed away on 6th October 2010....» 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

 

in black and white: more on the orientation of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-15 02:55:43

Thanks to Helen Vivian’s detective work, I was fascinated to read how the London-based Frieze had reviewed Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition at the (then) new National Art Centre Tokyo, while on tour...» 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

 

Art’s new face at Canberra gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-15 02:53:48

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. ‘’That’s when people would come up...» Read More

 

Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Holland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-13 02:55:48

When I look around this country and think about the efforts of our state art galleries to excite and educate people about Aboriginal art and culture, I’d have to conclude that there’s not much fire in the belly. True —...» 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

 

art + soul - Dreams And Nightmares

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:52:46

art + soul, a one hour documentary series by Warwick Thornton and Hetti Perkins, is a powerful and emotionally engaging series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it. In episode two, Hetti explores...» 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

 

2011 VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS OPEN

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:27:12

From the Minister for the Arts Monday, 11 October 2010 Entries are now open for the 2011 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards (VIAA), the State’s premiere celebration of our Indigenous visual arts sector. Minister for the Arts Peter Batchelor said the awards aimed...» 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

 

art + soul - Home And Away

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-08 01:32:53

In this three-part documentary series, Hetti Perkins takes us on a personal journey into the world of Aboriginal art. art + soul, directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), is the powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and...» Read More

 

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-07 12:16:46

Bigger than Ben Hur (which is soon to be at a football stadium near you)! Hetti Perkins, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, turns out to be a gentle, girlish guide...» Read More

 

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-07 01:41:52

The 2011 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards is being presented and hosted by fortyfivedownstairs in partnership with Arts Victoria. For the first time the VIAA will be curated by resident Indigenous curator, Nicholas Boseley. The VIAA acknowledge and promote Indigenous artists...» Read More

 

Indigenous Cultural Development Officer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 07:59:52

Communities NSW Arts NSW Position: Indigenous Cultural Development Officer Location: Sydney Job Grade/Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10 Vacancy ref: ART1075-000008GZ The Arts NSW Indigenous Cultural Development Officer leads and manages the development and implementation of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy. You will identify, assess...» Read More

 

US gallery adds to indigenous collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 02:58:13

Next year I’m off to America, where I have been invited to do a show at the Kluge-Ruhe Museum at the University of Virginia. The Kluge-Ruhe institution is dedicated to Australian Aboriginal art and is the largest body of such work...» 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

 

The Healing Power of Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 02:55:21

What a long weekend of Indigenous art! While I haven't seen the new Indigenous galleries in Canberra, I did dive wholeheartedly into art + soul at the Art Gallery of New South Wales www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au One of the joys of living at...» Read More

 

Connection, Dislocation, Reclamation and Innovation: The 2010 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Connection, Dislocation, Reclamation and Innovation: The 2010 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 12:15:42

In its 27th year, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAAs) inaugurated a sixth category. The ‘New Media Award’ required artists to submit works reflecting the theme ‘connections’ with the stated aim to provide ‘a national platform...» 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

 

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

 

Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:20:40

KERRY O’BRIEN, PRESENTER: From the inner city to the remotest part of the nation, Australia's contemporary Aboriginal art movement is on the move. A new exhibition in Sydney is showcasing its richness and diversity. Curated by Hetti Perkins, the daughter of the...» 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

 

Fluid face of art and soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:30:36

HettiI Perkins doesn't like to play favourites, but in the second episode of the new television series Art + Soul, she stands by Fruit Bats, a sculpture by Yorta Yorta artist Lin Onus, to explain its unique appeal. The work...» 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

 

The best reason to visit Canberra ... and there's more to come

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:13:10

Downstairs is impressive. But the 11 rooms of indigenous art upstairs in the new wing of the National Gallery are astounding. They have no equal in Australia. The loot is breathtaking. They are the best reason in a long time...» 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

 

MoB provides ANKAAA members shared resources

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-30 23:33:28

Our theme for the Matrix on Board Late September Newsletter seems to be that organisations are stronger when we work together and stay connected. That idea is the core philosophy behind the missions of many of our clients. One MoB...» Read More

 

Curator unveils a triple treat

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-30 23:28:54

Hetti Perkins has put her heart and soul into an exhibition, television series and book about indigenous art, writes Steve Meacham. Like her famous father, the elegantly trouser-suited Hetti Perkins bites her nails and loves soccer. Unlike her famous father -...» Read More

 

Helping local Aboriginal artists find their feet

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-29 23:28:02

Cowra resident Ted Budd has been appointed as the new Central West Aboriginal Arts Development Officer (CWAADO) for Arts OutWest, a role that will see him help develop the commercial opportunities of local Aboriginal artists. Mr Budd, of Wiradjuri heritage, previously...» Read More

 

Victorian art gallery boosts Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-27 22:45:03

The National Gallery of Victoria has bolstered its collection of Indigenous artworks with three new paintings for its Aboriginal section. A Texas Downs Station picture by Rover Thomas and two Alec Mingelmanganu Wanjina paintings purchased by the gallery in 2008 are...» 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

 

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

 

Namatjira: The Next Generation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:35:10

Tuesday 28th September - Saturday 16th October Please join watercolour artists at the opening on Friday 1st October from 5pm - 7pm Watercolour Workshop Saturday 2nd October from 10am - 12pm Birrung Gallery is delighted to present Namatjira: The Next Generation, an exhibition...» 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

 

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

 

Can Aboriginal Art Be Contemporary Art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-19 20:09:52

The Australian wades into a controversy over the current generation of aboriginal artists: A paper by Melbourne academic Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios says major artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Rover Thomas, are promoted as Aboriginal in a way...» 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

 

We want to showcase cream of Oz culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-18 20:02:49

So, what are you charting out to provide a better insight into Australian culture and bring the two countries closer in this sphere? We want to bring some of the cream of Australian culture. For instance, a modern dance company,...» 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

 

'Old stuff' seen in a new light

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-17 00:24:59

Historic Cape York art is on show alongside contemporary indigenous works. To see the first historic artworks collected from Aurukun on western Cape York alongside his own sculptures is an extraordinary occasion for artist Craig Koomeeta. "It makes the hair stand up...» 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

 

ABORIGINAL ART: THE SONGLINES

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-13 19:33:52

ARTS D’AUSTRALIE • STÉPHANE JACOB has great pleasure in inviting you to its new exhibition ABORIGINAL ART: THE SONGLINES Opening Wednesday September 8, 3 pm to 9 pm Galerie SEINE 51 - 51 rue de Seine, Paris 6ème Showing from September 9 to September...» Read More

 

Art Gallery of Western Australia and Water Corporation Win Visy Arts & Environment Award at WA AbaF Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-13 19:28:46

In July 2007 a unique partnership began between the Water Corporation and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Last night this partnership won a WA AbaF Award for its contribution to environmental sustainability. The partnership explores the use of artistic and...» Read More

 

Artist Spotlight: Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Artist Spotlight: Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-13 19:21:38

1. Briefly describe yourself. When and how did you first become interested in art? How long have you been a practising artist? I became interested in aboriginal art since the time that she was working as assistant teacher at the Yuendumu...» 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

 

Indigenous art links people with stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 23:51:19

Members of the Stolen Generation and their communities are coming together in a new program focused on healing through art. Communities around Queensland are joining the initiative, run by Swinburne University in partnership with Link-Up Queensland, an organisation dedicated to...» 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

 

KIN AND COUNTRY

KIN AND COUNTRY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 21:27:40

Four interpretations of ancestral dreamings from members of the same family will be the focus of Artitja Fine Arts exhibition KIN AND COUNTRY opening on 15th October in South Fremantle. The four closely connected family members - Jean Nampitjimpa, Maureen Hudson...» Read More

 

UWS helps make design dreams come true

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-02 22:29:45

The University of Western Sydney in partnership with Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW) will present a free panel discussion on Thursday 2 September to help equip Indigenous designers with the knowledge to transform an idea into a commercial product. For...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art at Parcours des Mondes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-29 22:14:17

Paris-based dealer and Australian Indigenous Art specialist, Stéphane Jacob, will exhibit works by several of Australia´s most admired and innovative Contemporary Aboriginal Artists at this year’s “Parcours des Mondes” the world’s leading international tribal art fair which will take place...» Read More

 

From boomerangs to didgeridoos, Aboriginal art is a huge part of Aussie culture.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-29 22:11:24

Aboriginal paintings and crafts often hang in souvenir shops and art galleries around the country. But over the past few years fake Aboriginal art and craft has been brought in from overseas. As Kirsty explains this wave of cheap imports has...» Read More

 

Breakfast with Hetti Perkins. Part two – life, work, art and more

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-29 22:08:37

This is the second part of a chat I had with Hetti Perkins over breakfast at The Roma Bar during the Darwin Festival. Here Hetti talks about her recent work on a new 3 part series called art + soul to...» Read More

 

Australia Strives to Win New Recognition for Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-29 22:08:06

For Jimmy Donegan, who won first prize at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art Awards earlier this month, it was a summer of important firsts. Although he has painted for his whole life, the 70-year-old had never...» 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

 

National Gallery of Victoria bolsters indigenous collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-28 22:05:37

The National Gallery of Victoria has bolstered its collection of indigenous artworks with three new paintings for its Aboriginal section. A Texas Downs Station picture by Rover Thomas and two Alec Mingelmanganu Wanjina paintings purchased by the gallery in 2008 were...» Read More

 

Breakfast with Hetti Perkins – two flat whites, toast and a few rollies…

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 22:14:31

I caught up with Hetti Perkins while I was up in the Top End of the NT for the wonderful Darwin Festival a week or so ago. I’d not met Hetti before and I spent some time distracting her from the...» Read More

 

Website delivers boost to Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 22:04:23

A website that includes the first national register of Aboriginal artists from urban areas has been launched. Storylines has made its debut after three years of research into Aboriginal visual art in urban Australia. It features 600 artists with a summary of...» 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

 

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Reopens Aug. 31 With New Exhibit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 21:59:59

August 23, 2010 — The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection reopens Aug. 31 with the exhibit "Sally Gabori: Danda dulk ngijinda dulk (This Land is My Land)." The exhibit is on view through Dec. 19. An opening reception will be held Sept....» Read More

 

Aurukun dogs have their day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-26 21:58:49

Some are quiet and some are cheeky. Some have mange, some have ticks and sores that provoke a constant ecstasy of scratching. Some are elegant, and some are mongrels. But whatever else they may be, the camp dogs of Aurukun - an...» 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

 

Contemporary works alive with the rhythms of the past

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-24 21:49:03

From Nicolas Rothwell in the Austrlian on the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair: Displayed in the cavernous interiors of two World War II-era concrete storage bunkers, the works on view at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair offer an intriguing overview of Queensland's...» Read More

 

The Importance of Private Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-24 21:48:14

Australia’s Michael Reid Explains the Essential Role Private Collectors Play and Why the Government Must Be Sure Not to Hamper Them. The Australian art world is in the midst of the perfect storm. Interest rate rises in March and April,...» Read More

 

Artists Named For Iconic Indigenous Tilt Trains

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-23 21:46:42

Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts Anna Bligh today named Judy Watson and Alick Tipoti as the artists whose work will adorn the first of two unique Indigenous Tilt Trains travelling from Brisbane to Cairns. "This moving canvas will travel...» Read More

 

Tilt trains become Indigenous artworks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-23 21:45:46

The work of two Queensland Indigenous artists will adorn a tilt train travelling from Brisbane to Cairns. The artworks will be recreated digitally to cover the train like a second skin. They will cover seven carriages and two locomotives stretching 185 metres,...» Read More

 

Reading Room’s Inaugural Fellowship Prize for Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-23 21:40:54

Reading Room is proud to announce the launch of the Reading Room Fellowship Prize for Indigenous Art in Australia. The Inaugural Fellowship Prize will be announced at this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair over the weekend of 21st/22nd August. Awarded...» 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

 

KIRBY IN INDIGENOUS ART ROLE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-20 21:40:32

Former High Court justice Michael Kirby has announced he will become a patron of the Keeping Place Indigenous art collection. The collection, consisting of more than 1000 works by indigenous artists collected by the painter Gordon Syron and his wife, photographer...» 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

 

Labor's efforts a hard act to follow

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-19 19:42:14

UNDER Labor the arts has moved centre stage. And that is where it deserves to stay. After all, our artists provide great nourishment for the community, are key to our sense of identity and often reflect the best expressions of our...» 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

 

27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 23:11:42

Check out this absolutely beautiful photograph (link below to the post) of Mr. Donegan addressing the audience. I was in Darwin recently, en route to Balgo for another five months at Warlayirti Artists. What a great time to be there;...» 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

 

Colourful Djon has an eye for art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 22:06:27

Aboriginal art curator Djon Mundine hasn’t had a haircut in 25 years, and his character is as colourful as his eye for art. The dreadlocked Mr Mundine said he wants to shatter the stereotype that Aboriginal art is a “sea of...» Read More

 

Mr Donegan Wins $40,000 Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:59:32

Arts and Museums Minister Gerry McCarthy today congratulated Mr Donegan for winning this year’s $40,000 Telstra Award. Mr McCarthy said Mr Donegan was judged to have produced the best work among the 96 finalists as part of this year’s Telstra...» Read More

 

Mr Jimmy Donegan wins the 2010 Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:55:23

As I noted here yesterday, you would have had to kill me if I’d released the name of the winner of the $40,000 Telstra Art Award, the big bucks prize in the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art...» 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

 

Fears raised for island's Indigenous art future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:53:02

A Queensland art coordinator has raised fears the future of Indigenous art on Queensland's Mornington Island is under threat as not enough young people are learning traditional painting. Brett Evans from the Mornington Island Arts Centre says young people on the...» Read More

 

Desert man wins indigenous art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:51:15

Seventy-year-old Jimmy Donegan had never seen the ocean before travelling to Darwin to accept Australia's most prestigious indigenous art prize. For a man who has enjoyed painting almost every day of his life, it was a week of many extraordinary firsts. Mr...» Read More

 

First art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 19:50:35

Ceduna artist Beaver Lennon has won his first major art prize - at just 22 years of age. Beaver has been awarded the Adelaide Festival Centre’s South Australian Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award. The win was announced last week at the official opening...» Read More

 

Leichardt Mayor joins Sunnyfield at Aboriginal Community Arts Program

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 19:47:59

Leichardt’s Mayor, Jamie Parker will show his support for NSW disability service provider Sunnyfield at an event celebrating the diversity of culture, and commitment from Leichardt Council. The Sunnyfield Day Options creative team in Lilyfield has been working with Aboriginal...» Read More

 

The Art Awards 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-16 22:04:39

Will Owen's take on the Telstras. And finally, the mainstay of the General Painting category. The winner, Jimmy Donegan’s Papa Tjukurpa, Pukara strikes me as a breakthrough for the artist, a mature, nuanced, and dynamic work, vibrant, full of incident,...» Read More

 

Telstra Art Award Category Winners

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-15 21:59:46

Arts and Museums Minister Gerry McCarthy today congratulated Nawurapu Wunungmurra for becoming the inaugural winner of this year’s Telstra New Media Award. Mr McCarthy said the Telstra New Media Award was introduced this year as part of the 27th National...» Read More

 

“AMAZING STRENGTH” IN 27th NATSIAA WINNERS

“AMAZING STRENGTH” IN 27th NATSIAA WINNERS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-08-13 14:11:58

“I was truly amazed by the strength of the competition this year”, declared one of the two final judges of the 27th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Awards at today's announcement of the winners in Darwin. Sylvia Kleinert, an...» Read More

 

Sales signal rebound

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-10 20:14:04

The [Melbourne Art Fair] closed yesterday with some galleries reporting weaker high-end sales but overall results equal to the previous fair in 2008. Melbourne's Sophie Gannon Gallery sold 20 works worth a total of $120,000, Sydney's Tim Olsen Gallery achieved about...» Read More

 

Vying for Indigenous art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-10 20:12:35

This week, the winner of one of Australia's most prestigious prizes for Indigenous art will be announced. The winner of the 27th Telstra National and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Award will be announced on Friday, August 13. For me, this is...» 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

 

Our Mob 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-09 19:28:39

Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fifth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery as well as theatre foyers from July 31 – September 5, 2010. Held during the 2010 SALA (South Australian Living Artists)...» Read More

 

SA Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award Recipient Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-09 19:18:20

The Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to announce that the recipient of the inaugural Adelaide Festival Centre’s South Australian Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award is Ceduna artist Beaver Lennon. Announced last night at the official opening of Our Mob 2010, Lennon was...» 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

 

WA INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS Active And Alive

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-07 17:51:03

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards exhibition will be on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from Saturday, July 31, ’til Monday, January 3, 2011; from 10am-5pm daily, Wednesday to Monday. With categories including sculpture, video, painting and photography...» 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

 

Artwork stamped superior

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 21:09:12

Aboriginal artwork by the Worimi people is “superior” to any other land council on the east coast, a university Aboriginal department head said. Liz Cameron, portfolio leader at the Wollotuka Institute, a department within the University of Newcastle supporting Aboriginal students,...» Read More

 

Wakartu Cory Surprise Wins the 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 20:58:54

Wakartu Cory Surprise of Fitzroy Crossing, WA is the winner of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000, the nation’s richest Indigenous arts prize for exceptional achievements by an Australian Indigenous finalist. Wakartu was selected from 185 nominations from...» Read More

 

Australia’s richest indigenous arts prize set for 2011 CHOGM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 06:47:32

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day has announced the 2010 Western Australian Indigenous Arts Awards winners and confirmed the awards would also be held in 2011 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Mr Day said he was pleased...» Read More

 

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 16:56:55

Meet the creators of the impressive 8-metre multimedia display in the Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route exhibition . See behind the scenes, discuss the interpretation strengths and debate whether multimedia is the way of the future for museums. Supported...» 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

 

Art Market Notes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 06:56:59

Will Owen commenting on Nicholas Rothwell's article on the state of the Indigenous Art market: I understand that if you collect antique cars as an investment, you shouldn’t be driving them, or if you buy vintage wines, you can’t very well...» 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

 

Ancient tradition goes digital

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 03:47:03

Viewers will need more than just their eyes to fully experience indigenous artist Aroha Groves' multimedia work. They will need a joystick and an avatar. In what is believed to be a first in indigenous art, Ms Groves has brought gaming and...» 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

 

Storylines website goes live

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-29 03:42:24

Storylines explores Indigenous art making outside of ‘remote’ Aboriginal Australia. Storylines was a three-year (2007-2009) ARC funded survey of ‘non-remote’ Indigenous artists. You can read our findings by clicking on the images below for individual topics or download the complete report. The...» Read More

 

Planned super changes affecting Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-28 02:02:06

Proposed changes to superannuation law are already severely affecting the Indigenous art market, an accountant says. The Cooper review into superannuation was handed down late last month. In it were recommendations to stop self-managed superannuation funds from investing in art. Accountant Tom Lowenstein...» 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

 

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

 

Jumbana Group has become a leading indigenous design and strategy company

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-25 23:38:11

Now, 27 years into its corporate life, Sydney-based Jumbana Group is a leading indigenous design and strategy company. Established by the Moriartys, Jumbana comprises the contemporary design studio, Balarinji, and an indigenous communications and facilitation practice, John Moriarty and Associates. Working...» Read More

 

Torres Strait on show at World Expo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-25 00:01:57

Managing the cultural program at the Australian pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo has been a major career highlight for local Torres Strait Islander Leilani Bin-Juda. With nearly 3.5 million visitors since opening in May, the pavilion continues to be a...» Read More

 

Public works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-23 23:36:05

In August last year, however, a group of artists from the region caused a sensation when they showed new experimental work at the inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. It was such a hit it all sold within hours. These artists from...» Read More

 

Indigenous youth learn life and work skills through Beyond Billabong program

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-23 23:28:31

Thirteen indigenous teenagers from remote Queensland communities have come to the busy Gold Coast as part of Beyond Billabong, a program aimed at helping them make a better life for themselves and their families. Troubled and disadvantaged Aboriginal youths and young...» Read More

 

Art market - best of intentions, worst of realities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-23 22:52:10

In July 2010 was announced that the Cooper Recommendations will be absorbed into Australia’s new laws for Self Managed Super Funds. Clearly, art has been diagnosed in these quarters as a non-“yield asset”. Regardless of its proven capacity to hold...» Read More

 

Wilcannia pride

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-22 23:17:59

The gallery idea comes from 37 mainly Barkindji men and women who are transforming a dusty town park in Wilcannia in western New South Wales. It will become Reconciliation Park, a green, welcoming space with picnic tables, a playground, barbecues...» 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

 

Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-19 00:10:06

Art galleries, dealers and auction houses have been urged to sign up to code of conduct aimed at ending dodgy sale practices within the multi-million dollar indigenous art sector. The voluntary code follows a 2007 Senate inquiry that found many indigenous...» 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

 

The Labor Party is no friend to the arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-18 00:01:20

Despite a ludicrous survey conducted by the Australia Council that tells us 93 per cent of Australians are actively involved in the arts, the politicians are not fooled. They know that art is a minority pursuit, with no votes to...» Read More

 

London calling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-17 23:53:42

A VIBRANT but little-recognised style of Aboriginal art produced in Wynnum and Manly will be showcased to the world next year. London’s Coningsby Gallery has accepted the works of award-winning Wynnum artist Troy Little and Hemmant’s Nancy Torrens, who approached the...» Read More

 

Indigenous art on display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 23:56:36

The West Australian Indigenous Art Awards will be displayed at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The exhibition which features scultpure, video, painting and photography opens July 31. Sixteen artists including five from WA are part of the richest Indigenous art awards...» 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

 

Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 23:53:52

Art galleries, dealers and auction houses have been urged to sign up to code of conduct aimed at ending dodgy sale practices within the multi-million dollar indigenous art sector. The voluntary code follows a 2007 Senate inquiry that found many indigenous...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 19:07:08

This is thelast venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it is...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:47:55

This is the third venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:41:14

This is the second venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:30:39

This is the beginning of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it is...» Read More

 

Library hosts indigenous art show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-14 23:23:26

IPSWICH'S indigenous artists have chosen a high-traffic area to give their work maximum exposure over the next four weeks. The Ipswich library on South Street attracts a constant stream of local folk of all ages and cultures, so an exhibition around...» 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

 

Joining the Dots: The Sustainability of the Aboriginal Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-14 23:17:45

On top of the symposium I’m co-convening at the University of Melbourne next week, with speeches by the Minister for the Arts, Peter Garrett, 2010 Archibald and Wynne winner Sam Leach, and other venerable members of the visual art community,...» Read More

 

Council revamps Indigenous art permits

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-14 23:15:32

Controversial laws restricting the sale of Aboriginal art at Todd Mall in Alice Springs are set to be overhauled and the price of permits will be drastically reduced. While some say the new laws will be great for tourism and are...» 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

 

Lin Onus @ Counihan Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-11 22:57:14

Lin Onus: Meaning of Life at the Counihan Gallery is an exhibition of prints by Lin Onus. The exhibition also traces Lin Onus’s development, his “apprenticeship” in the Northern Territories, to when he had truly found his voice as an...» Read More

 

More Aboriginal Art at the Kimberley Coastal Camp

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-11 22:55:34

Last year I visited the Kimberley Coastal camp and blogged about the amazing Aboriginal art around the camp. Last week Maureen and I were back there again. And once again I was simply blown away by the variety and quantity...» Read More

 

Hunter indigenous art with special meaning

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-11 22:40:26

The Wupa@Wunaruah exhibition, by the Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation, is at Hunter Valley Gardens this month and features the works of eight Hunter artists. Wupa is an Aboriginal word of the Hunter's Wanaruah people, meaning to paint or create. Artist and Aboriginal enterprise...» 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

 

Closing the gap through art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:41:33

Now an annual event, the NAIDOC Celebration Exhibition displays pieces from University of Ballarat Visual Art and Contemporary Craft students as well as artists in the local Aboriginal community. The exhibition feature piece about 'closing the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous...» Read More

 

Celebration for NAIDOC week

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:37:47

THE official opening of NAIDOC Week celebrations in the Whitsundays were held at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre on Tuesday. NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) week takes place annually between July 4 and 11. The week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art the Theme of

Aboriginal Art the Theme of "Hot Rock Dreaming", the New Thriller from Writer Martin Roth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-07 16:38:46

Alice Springs and the world of Aboriginal art form the background to “Hot Rock Dreaming”, the second novel from Martin Roth starring private detective Johnny Ravine. Australia’s most famous Aboriginal painter is dead - supposedly killed when a heavy object tumbled...» 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

 

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts brought a piece of Australia to Miami with "The Inspired Dream"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:33:36

Whatsupmiami announces the closing of the exhibit "The Inspired Dream," a collection of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art showcased at the Wynwood gallery for over two months. The collection was very impressive, clean and enjoyable from every perspective. The present-day Australian...» Read More

 

Solomon Booth wins Gab Titui Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:26:05

Solomon Booth has taken out the prestigious Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award, receiving $5000 in prize money for his lino print on paper titled Coconut Palm Tree. The winner of the coveted Gab Titui Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Art Award was announced...» 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

 

Wesfarmers gives indigenous art a $1.2m boost

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:22:40

Wesfarmers is boosting indigenous art with a $1.2 million fellowship scheme to train the next generation of administrators and curators. The WA-based company, already a big sponsor of the arts, will provide the money over five years through the National Gallery...» Read More

 

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art – Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 20:30:22

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art – Now July 9 – August 31, 2010 Sante Fe, NM- Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art in association with Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, will present the inaugural biennale exhibition, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art – Now. This exhibition presents new...» 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

 

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

 

Indigenous art celebrated

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

Monash's indigenous culture will be celebrated during NAIDOC Week at the Highway Gallery with an exhibition and workshops for young and old. The annual event, which celebrates the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures Australia-wide, will run from July 4-11, with...» Read More

 

The 2010 NPSW Aboriginal Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:00:54

5 June -10 July 2010 Bruce McLean, Associate Curator of Indigenous Australian Art, at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, was at Lismore Regional Gallery to judge the winning works of the 2010 NPSW Aboriginal Art Award on Saturday 5...» Read More

 

Judges struggle to cut art entries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:00:23

It was tough, but the judges of Australia's biggest indigenous art award have culled more than 300 entries down to 96 pieces which will soon go on display at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Indigenous artists from...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists exhibition and competition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 21:56:23

The annual Aboriginal Artists Exhibition and Competition celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2010. NSW Fair Trading has been pivotal in organising the exhibition since its inception in 2000. The competition has grown from a small event of 20 paintings displayed at the...» Read More

 

The Balgo is in Beijing for exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 21:55:16

The Contemporary Australian art from the Balgo Hills Western Australia is on display at Beijing's National Art Museum of China, as part of the first event for the Year of Australian Culture in China. The Balgo exhibition is a...» 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

 

NAIDOC celebrations Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 21:46:50

NAIDOC Week celebrations (July 4-11) are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The...» Read More

 

14 Bagu Firemakers Arrive for 27th Telstra Art Award

14 Bagu Firemakers Arrive for 27th Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 12:22:57

A three-dimensional entry featuring 14 spirit figurines made from clay, timber and string are one of the 96 artworks that have arrived at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) for this year’s 27th Telstra National Aboriginal...» 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

 

Influential artist in local showcase

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 21:46:56

A new and important exhibition for artists in the community will open at the Moree Plains Gallery on August 5. Margaret Adams is one of the most esteemed Kamilaroi artists in Moree. This exhibition of new work celebrates her valuable contribution to...» 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

 

Aboriginal art ‘from within’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-28 21:02:13

As someone’s skin does not reveal their aboriginality, nor does art created by indigenous people necessarily follow the stereotypes laid out for it by the art world, says Old Guildford artist Kerrie Kenton. Kenton’s stunning artwork weaves together tradition and contemporary...» 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

 

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:37:46

Meet the creators of the impressive 8-metre multimedia display in the Yiwarra Kuju exhibition. See behind the scenes, discuss the interpretation strengths and debate whether mulitmedia is the way of the future for museums. Supported by Museums Australia (ACT Branch)....» Read More

 

One Road Festival: Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

One Road Festival: Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:24:19

An inspiring festival of art, culture, film and connections to celebrate the opening of this groundbreaking exhibition. Artists featured in the exhibition will sing their art to life, carve, paint, weave, dance and share their storiees. FREE The Hall National Museum of...» Read More

 

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:08:01

This groundbreaking exhibition reveals the triumph of human will and cultural continuity. 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...» Read More

 

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:07:26

This groundbreaking exhibition reveals the triumph of human will and cultural continuity. 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...» Read More

 

Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making: A Symposium

Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making: A Symposium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-26 20:49:58

PROGRAM on Indigenous Place-making Download the symposium flyer. MELBOURNE CONVERSATION BMW Edge, Federation Square Thurs 24 June 6.00pm Conversation: Emmanuel Kasarherou, director Tjibaou Cultural Centre Carroll Go-Sam, Aboriginal Environs Research Centre, UQ Greg Burgess, Architect Uluru-Kata Tjuta & Brambuk Margaret Gardiner, Wurundjeri Elder SYMPOSIUM Prince...» 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

 

Kudditji Kngwarreye - capturing the light and colours of Utopia

Posted by Kate Owen Gallery & Studio | 2010-06-25 12:08:56

We warmly invite you to see the latest and most exquisite body of works by one of Utopia’s master painters… KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE Kudditji’s Dreamings have profoundly evolved into extraordinary juxtaposed colour fields – startling in both composition and hue. Harsh or...» 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

 

Early but no less special

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-24 20:45:28

Norville State School may have been celebrating NAIDOC Week early but the importance of the event has not been lost on the students. For the past two days students have been rotating through three activities which teach them about Indigenous culture...» Read More

 

New book marks 25 years for the Koorie Heritage Trust

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-23 20:52:58

Date: 18 June 2010 A new book tracing the history of Indigenous art in Victoria has been launched by Arts Minister Peter Batchelor today. Visiting the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne, Mr Batchelor said the Government had been pleased to provide $100,000...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art - Denise Hedges - NAIDOC Week

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-23 20:52:08

An unsung hero is not how Denise Hedges would describe herself. However the quiet achiever fits the title more than she believes. An accomplished Aboriginal artist, mother and proud Wanaruah woman, Denise has used art to inspire and educate both the Indigenous...» 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

 

Breathing new life into public spaces

Breathing new life into public spaces

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:48:33

Event: art + place workshop When: 2.00 – 5.00pm Wednesday 21 July 2010 Where: The Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell Cost: FREE Want to breath new life into your public spaces, buildings, parks and facilities? Find out how in a free workshop on public...» 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

 

Australian Aboriginal art exhibition is on debut in China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:43:13

In celebration of Year of Australian Culture, sponsored by the National Art Museum of China and various departments of the Australian government, an Aboriginal art exhibition from Australia is currently on display at Hall 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17...» 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

 

Government appoints CAL to manage artists’ resale royalty scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 18:30:28

In April this year the Australian government appointed Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) to manage an artists’ resale royalty scheme that comes into operation on 9 June. CAL’s appointment is for five years, and follows an open tender process. CAL is a...» Read More

 

End of Financial Year Sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-19 00:04:34

Dear Art Lovers, For a limited time only we are offering a 10-20% discount on all our works (conditions apply). Come and celebrate the end of the financial year by brightening up your home or corporate interior with a new contemporary aboriginal...» 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

 

Clifford Possum Japaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:59:40

For Art Sunday today, a great Australian artist, Clifford Possum Japaltjarri. Clifford Possum was born in 1932 on Napperby Station. He worked extensively as a stockman on the cattle stations in and around his tribal country. At this time he...» Read More

 

Painted into a corner by payments scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:29:14

Concern over the royalty payments scheme continues: The art community, already nervous, fears destabilisation by a new royalties program due to its timing and over-complexity They would laugh if it weren't serious. Last month, Papunya Tula Artists, one of the nation's best-regarded...» Read More

 

$42 million supports Australia's Indigenous arts, culture and heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:05:10

$42 million from five Australian Government programs is supporting over 380 Indigenous arts, culture and heritage projects across Australia, the Minister for Arts and Heritage, Peter Garrett, announced today. "The Australian Government is committed to supporting Indigenous communities through funding for...» 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

 

Regrets over resale royalties

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:56:42

Chris Hodges is always happy when potential buyers come knocking. But he wants no part of the Rudd government's resale royalty scheme, a new form of payment that is supposed to benefit artists such as him. "I'm going to opt...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art show heads to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 19:54:11

Art enthusiasts in China are about to get what for many will be their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert, opens at the National Art Museum of China tonight. Almost 50 works,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art show heads to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 19:53:56

Art enthusiasts in China are about to get what for many will be their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert, opens at the National Art Museum of China on Wednesday night. Almost...» 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

 

Australia’s art market threatened by proposed Superannuation changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:51:34

One of Australia’s leading experts on Australian indigenous art and artists, Susan McCulloch, co-author of the industry authority “McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art”, says the Cooper Review recommendations create a disturbing disparity in allowing APRA-regulated funds to invest in art,...» Read More

 

Braybrook artist paints on, loud and happy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:50:06

Emerging Indigenous artists are putting their best work on display as part of the Western Region Indigenous Art Show. Now in its eighth year, the exhibition is part of Reconciliation Week and marks the 40 years since the laws allowing discrimination...» Read More

 

Tjala Arts and Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:46:58

Watiku tjukurpa pulka mulapa, munu minymaku tjanpi; exhibition tjungu kupu The men’s stories are very strong with the women’s tjanpi; a strong exhibition Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 22nd June - Saturday 10th July 2010 It is with great pleasure that Alcaston Gallery presents an...» 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

 

Art dealers up in arms over levy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 01:50:48

From the Age: Australian art gallery owners and dealers are in revolt over the federal government's artist resale royalty scheme, which comes into effect on Wednesday. Though many concede the intention was honourable, the effect, they fear, will be dreadful. Prices will...» 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

 

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

 

Gems of the Desert - Aboriginal Art exhibition at Chifley Square, Invite to opening night (Wednesday 9 June)

Gems of the Desert - Aboriginal Art exhibition at Chifley Square, Invite to opening night (Wednesday 9 June)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-06 01:48:56

We would like to invite you to the opening night of our latest indigenous art exhibition at the Chifley Square on Wednesday the 9th June from 5 - 7 pm. Come and join us for a drink and see how contemporary...» Read More

 

OPR Supports Mid-West Aboriginal Artists with ‘Good Heart’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-05 02:03:11

OPR Supports Mid-West Aboriginal Artists with ‘Good Heart’ OPR promoted the development of the inaugural Good Heart Exhibition in 2008, helping to bring the vision of local Aboriginal artists to reality. Through its involvement with the exhibition OPR aims to support mid-west...» 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

 

Artists gain legal clout with ruling on destruction of fakes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-05 01:45:52

From Karen Abidi, an intellectual property lawyer, at the Age: Although this is a rare case to have come to the courts, in Australia fake art is said to represent 10 per cent of the market. Many other famous Australian artists,...» Read More

 

IN OUR FATHER’S EYES: WORKS BY SISTERS TARISSE & SARRITA KING

IN OUR FATHER’S EYES: WORKS BY SISTERS TARISSE & SARRITA KING

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-03 10:51:41

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present In Our Father’s Eyes: Works by Sisters Tarisse & Sarrita King. In Our Father’s Eyes will portray Tarisse & Sarrita King’s connection, love, and respect for their father, William King (1966-2007),...» Read More

 

Cessnock City Council confirms support for art gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-03 01:40:47

Cessnock City Council confirmed its support for the city’s art gallery voting $60,000 over the next 12 months to help with running costs. Earlier last month council voted to buy the former water board building where the galley is housed for...» 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

 

Aboriginal art award finalists named

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 18:00:25

Artists from Arnhem Land and the central desert region have again dominated the finalists' field at the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 96 finalists, selected from 321 entries, were announced by the Museum and Art...» 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

 

Invitation to Lloyd Kwilla solo & Utopia Colour @ Salt Contemporary

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 17:49:46

Lloyd Kwilla: Jumuwarnti (Many Waterholes) McCulloch & McCulloch, Salt Contemporary Art and Red Rock Art invite you to attend the first Victorian solo exhibition by rising Kimberley art star Lloyd Kwilla: Jumuwarnti (Many Waterholes). The son of leading painter Billy Thomas, 30-year...» 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

 

$15,000 Indigenous Art Fellowship on offer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 03:30:50

Arts Minister Virginia Judge is urging NSW based indigenous artists to apply for the 2010 Indigenous Arts Fellowship. Ms Judge said the $15,000 award aims to assist an indigenous artist to further develop their career. “As part of the application process, artists...» 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

 

Passing it on to the next generation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-27 03:29:38

For me, a really important part of painting is the opportunity I have to share the stories and cultural knowledge with my children. My son loves hearing the stories of my childhood, as well as those that explain...» Read More

 

Men's Business

Men's Business

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-26 12:20:53

MEN’S BUSINESS Napolean Oui’s country is Djabugay one of 20 traditional tribal groups situated in the rainforest region of far north Queensland. He has worked for over 13 years as a cultural presenter and educator in Cairns. Napolean’s strong connection to...» 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

 

Sublime Works by Sally Gabori to Open at The Gallery in Cork Street

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:56:32

LONDON.- With her expressive brushstrokes, tactile layering of paint and expert use of colour, the work of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori can be described as truly sublime. Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi Art (JGMart) and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, in conjunction with Mornington...» Read More

 

Indigenous art manager defends his job

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:50:27

The manager of the Indigenous art cooperative Papunya Tula Artists says his position is not, and never was, under threat. Paul Sweeney says he has the support of the "vast majority" of the company's artists, shareholders and board. The private art dealer...» Read More

 

Prisoners reveal their stories in FORM of art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:43:32

As the old adage goes “a picture is worth a thousand words” and 15 Aboriginal prisoners from Greenough Regional Prison have used brushes to tell their stories. These artworks are now on display at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery until 23...» Read More

 

Nothing succeeds like success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:40:02

A great article by Will Owen about Papunya Tula But the company's commercial and artistic success, while it may be the envy of art centres and dealers across Australia, is just a partial measure of its achievement. The rest of the...» 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

 

Desert art to show in Beijing

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

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

 

Aboriginal art makes the long trek to China

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

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

 

25 May, Artist Talk by David Garneau

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:36

Australian Aboriginal Art: A Reading Group Artist Talk by David Garneau Visiting Canadian Indigenous Métis artist & curator Apropos Appropriate Appropriations (Art after the Apology) Koorie Heritage Trust, Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 3- 5pm Followed by discussion & coffee. RSVP: reception@koorieheritagetrust.com 295 King Street, Corner...» 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

 

'Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004' opens at Kluge-Ruhe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-18 22:57:42

"Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004" will be on display at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection from May 11 through Aug. 15. An opening reception will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. No reservations are required. In 2004, photographer Simon Davidson visited Amunturrngu,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Reading Group: May meeting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 18:47:22

May meeting: Marcia Langton, “The Art of Being Aboriginal” and Ian McLean “Historicity and Aboriginal Art: How Long Will It Take for Aboriginal Art to Become Modern” May 11, 2010 · Leave a Comment The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group meeting will...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 18:43:10

Desert Mob is the premier Indigenous art event showcasing work from Central Australian artists, with an increasing number of national and international collectors and researchers returning each year for the show, to view the exhibition and to purchase. The Araluen Arts...» Read More

 

‘Jukurrpa – Our Story’ – Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 17:11:00

Tandanya is excited to present ‘Jukurrpa – Our Story’, an exhibition from the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlukurlangu Artists was established in 1985, and is recognised as one of the most significant Aboriginal art centres in Australia. Specialising in the...» Read More

 

Lowanna by Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 17:07:07

Tuesday May 11 2010 Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute presents Lowanna by Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam Tandanya is proud to present the NAIDOC Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam and his international...» Read More

 

Our Metro Mob 2010: Call for Submissions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 11:10:50

Saturday 24th July to Sunday 29th August 2010 Tandanya Our Metro Mob 2010 Tandanya is proud to announce the opening of Our Metro Mob 2010 Exhibition as part of the Sala Festival Program. The ‘Our Metro Mob’ exhibition features Adelaide based Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Collecting the Dots

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

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

 

Looking Back at Country - Retrospective Exhibition, Series 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 07:15:31

Opening Event: Wednesday 19th May 2010, 6 - 8pm Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 18th May –Saturday 19th June 2010 From Alcaston Gallery: Martin Tjampitjinpa (born c. 1965 – d. 2007) His irresistible paintings explore his heritage, inheritance and also the respect that he bestowed...» Read More

 

Remembering Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 07:13:53

Beverly and Anthony Knight in conjunction with Bindi Inc. Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory proudly invite you to view: Remembering Country featuring Adrian Robertson Kukula McDonald Seth Namatjira Billy Kenda Lance James and Billy Benn Perrurle Opening Event: Wednesday 19th May 2010, 6 - 8pm Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 18th...» 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

 

The Inspired Dream | Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-07 21:39:12

Miami, Florida/March 2010 - Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of The Inspired Dream | Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art on Saturday, May 8th during the Wynwood Art District Second Saturday Gallery Walk. A reception...» 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

 

Art News: The Rise of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-06 17:35:03

This May, we examine the thriving, complex market for art made by artists from Arab and North African countries. We talk to Rona Pondick, who mixes animal body parts with her own to create hybrids that are at once sublime...» Read More

 

McCulloch’s contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-06 06:05:50

Rebecca Cannon reviews McCulloch’s contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide: If you’re planning a trip across outback Australia and want to visit contemporary Aboriginal artists and co-ops, or if you simply have an interest in contemporary Australian Aboriginal art, there’s...» Read More

 

Art set to celebrate spirit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-06 06:03:32

A Bundaberg artist’s recent exhibition has led her to launch a state-wide Aboriginal art festival and competition in her home town. Nicole Wone said she was inspired to hold the inaugural Yoorellgoo Bundaberg Aboriginal Art Festival, featuring an art competition as...» 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

 

Aboriginal art lecture series

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 23:16:02

An introduction to Aboriginal art and culture Wednesdays, 23 June – 11 August 2010 6–7pm Centenary Auditorium, Lower Level 1 This six-part course, presented by Jonathan Jones, curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of NSW, introduces the...» 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

 

Collecting Australian Aboriginal Art by Marie Geissler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 06:05:02

Marie Geissler tells us how now is a great time to start investing in Aboriginal art: Today, however with the impact of the global financial meltdown being all pervasive, sales in all sectors – including Aboriginal art – have dropped. Within...» 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

 

Suzun Bennet

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

The story of Suzun Bennet, an Australian who wanted to set up an Aboriginal Art business in New York City but instead ended up in real estate Hailing from Australia, Bennet arrived in the Big Apple six weeks before the 9/11...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art childrens holiday workshop

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-03 23:16:09

Monday 13 - Friday 17 July 2009 various times as listed Meet at Information Desk, Ground Level Celebrating NAIDOC Week Join Indigenous multi-media artist Emily McDaniel for a dynamic workshop focusing on the Gallery’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Use...» Read More

 

Saturday | Aboriginal inspirations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-03 21:37:15

ART EXHIBIT ABORIGINAL INSPIRATIONS See Ngaminya by Ningura Napurrula and works by several other artists at the opening of The Inspired Dream: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art , running through July 6. Details: Opening reception 7:30-10 p.m. at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, 2043 N....» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art: Ancient Culture Reborn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-02 05:57:23

As part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, enjoy a rare opportunity to view some treasures of the Rodney Gooch collection, as well as works from private Australian and International collectors. Rymill Coonawarra, Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, SA. During the month of May,...» Read More

 

Fringe artists find power in collective spirit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-02 03:50:15

And then there's the lesser known, yet just as significant, 61-year-old Jane Young - a star of Alice Spring's town camp painting scene. Young is from Tangentyere Artists - an indigenous art centre established five years ago in Alice Springs to...» Read More

 

Art Fair Celebrates Australia's Aboriginal Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-01 23:06:58

Those who want to experience something distinct and unique in Australia will appreciate the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, which returns for a second year from August 19-22. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair is an annual boutique art market for showcasing the...» Read More

 

"Parisian perspectives on Australian Art", an article by Rosemary Willink

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-01 23:04:54

An important question facing European galleries today is: how to exhibit contemporary indigenous works, whose inspiration is not founded on the western tradition, and present these works to a European audience. Australian art is visible in France both in museums...» Read More

 

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-30 10:34:52

Pre-selection for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is underway at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) this week. Telstra Art Award curator Kate Podger said MAGNT and Telstra were...» Read More

 

Mapping Me - Call for Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-27 08:03:31

Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories Editors: Orchid Tierney and Tamara Azizian We are seeking submissions in any artistic format (photography, painting, sketching etc) from indigenous women for a new anthology project titled, "Mapping Me, a Landscape of Women's Stories." By...» 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

 

All artists welcome to join in new group

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:53:49

In her new role as the Outback Arts Regional Indigenous Cultural Development Officer (RICDO) for the Lightning Ridge district, Karin Thurston has established a group for artists. The group meets at the CDEP rooms on Shincracker Street every Friday from 9am...» Read More

 

Big name, big art, big chance

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:49:24

The National Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Rivers Region Aboriginal Art Award has one of the longest names in art history. Maybe we can just call it the NPWSNRRAAA… yes, that’s better. Anyway, the NPWSNRRAAA is in its ninth year and...» 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

 

WA Art Award Nominees Named

WA Art Award Nominees Named

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

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

 

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

 

NPWS Aboriginal Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-21 09:35:51

One of the Northern Rivers Region’s most prestigious art prizes is once again set to build community bridges and celebrate local art. Now entering its ninth year the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Northern Rivers Region Aboriginal Art Award this...» Read More

 

Australasian Arts Projects Presents The Utopia Story The art and artists of Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-19 12:20:33

Australasian Arts Projects is a regionally focused arts production company, newly established to entertain, inform and educate the general public about art, artists and artistic practice. Initially based in Singapore, Australasian Arts Projects is delighted to present its first event...» Read More

 

Indigenous award nabs new curator

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-16 22:41:38

Kate Podger was yesterday named as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Ms Podger has more than 10 years experience in the indigenous arts industry, most recently at the Araluen Arts Centre in...» 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

 

$1000 up for grabs in Aboriginal art competition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 19:33:31

Members of the Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title Claim Group have the chance to win $1000 in prize money by designing a new logo featuring a local endangered hairy-nosed marsupial. The logo will be used to represent Rio Tinto's Clermont Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 17:40:11

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Principal Sponsor Telstra are pleased to announce Kate Podger as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Kate has worked in the Indigenous...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTIES START IN JUNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-04-14 16:08:38

Arts Minister Peter Garrett announced on April 7th that Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) was the successful tenderer to act as the collecting society to implement and administer the resale royalty scheme for visual artists. “CAL has 20 years experience collecting and...» Read More

 

Nomad Art Gallery - Manuka, A.C.T - Now Open!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-08 17:48:17

Nomad Art Gallery Shop 11, M Centre Palmerston Lane Manuka, A.C.T. Tel: 61 2 6162 1512 canberra@nomadart.com.au www.nomadart.com.au Nomad Art Gallery - Manuka, A.C.T - Now Open! Where: Shop 11, M Centre, Palmerston Lane, Manuka, A.C.T Open: Tuesday to Thursday 10 – 5,...» 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

 

Boost for Telstra Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-04 22:41:46

Minister for Arts and Museums Gerry McCarthy today welcomed the announcement by Telstra CEO David Thodey of a new 3-year sponsorship of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). "It is a pleasure to have Mr...» Read More

 

Telstra Art Award now on Twitter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 22:51:45

The art world is twittering with anticipation as the countdown to Australia's most prestigious Indigenous art award begins, and now the latest news and updates can be shared and discovered by people all across the world through social networking site...» Read More

 

Exploring Aboriginal Art Prints with Dean Dass

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 15:12:07

Dean Dass, Professor of Studio Art at the University of Virginia, will explore Aboriginal art prints in the exhibition Etched in the Sun: Prints by Australian Indigenous Artists on Thursday, April 1, at 7:00 pm at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. Dass...» Read More

 

Indigenous art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 14:54:03

The Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize (long name but a rich art prize) is awarded to a NSW Aboriginal artist . The prize is $20,000. Yeeha! And the winning work is bought by the Parliament of New South Wales. For...» Read More

 

New museum catalogue published in April

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 08:31:29

Simultanously with the opening of Aboriginal art today! our new museum catalogue will be released. The richly illustrated book entitled Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Dutch collections at AAMU provides an extensive overview of Aboriginal art, based on Dutch collections only, from...» 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

 

Blood River

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 08:18:07

New Works by Joanne Currie Nalingu Opening Tuesday 6th of April at 6pm 6th of April - 1st May 2010 Blood River Louise Martin-Chew February 2010 Joanne Currie was born and spent her earliest childhood years at an Aboriginal mission just outside Mitchell, on...» Read More

 

Australian Trilogy: Dennis Nona, Abie Loy Kemarre, GW Bot

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-31 20:29:53

Spring 2010 is upon us and we will begin on a journey to the heart of 6, Mandel. This special journey will take us to the antipodes of Paris where we will discover three Australian artists of international fame - Dennis Nona,...» Read More

 

‘Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa – Bringing Cultures Together’

‘Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa – Bringing Cultures Together’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-30 20:09:18

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd Singaporean show of innovative works of the Martumili Artists. Following on from last year’s first ever, sell out, international show we will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting works from...» Read More

 

Top End Arts - Off the Leash

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-29 13:52:18

Top End Arts has been around in one form or another since 1999 when it was set up to provide arts organisations with joint marketing. It grew in 2004 from a Darwin focus to a Top End focus and began...» 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

 

First Friday Lecture: Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-27 14:05:44

First Friday Lecture: Australian Aboriginal Art Friday, Apr 2 11:00a to 12:00p at Seattle Art Museum Downtown, Seattle, WA Phone: (206) 654-3137 SAM's Curator of Art of Africa and Oceania discusses how a contemporary art movement has emerged from one of the world's...» Read More

 

Buyers show restraint

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-27 13:56:49

The art auction year got off to a hesitant start in Melbourne on Wednesday night, indicating that it was still very much a buyers' market - and that buyers were treading warily. In the year's first big auction, Deutscher and Hackett...» Read More

 

Big Artwork Sale at Mbantua Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-27 13:54:58

From Mbantua Gallery: Yesterday we launched an artwork sale in the gallery - 30 pieces of art have been marked down (some by more than 50%) as a way to clear out some stock and make way for new art in...» 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

 

Aboriginal family donates 'Possum Dreaming' to the Canberra Hospital

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-25 13:57:46

ACT Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher MLA, today accepted the artwork ‘Possum Dreaming' from an Aboriginal family, which has donated the painting as a way of thanking Canberra Hospital staff for the culturally sensitive care, commitment and professionalism provided to...» Read More

 

"Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa" – Bringing Cultures Together

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-24 17:46:20

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd Singaporean show of innovative works of the Martumili Artists. Following on from last year’s first ever, sell out, international show we will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting works from...» Read More

 

"Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa" – Bringing Cultures Together

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-24 15:59:00

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd Singaporean show of innovative works of the Martumili Artists. Following on from last year’s first ever, sell out, international show we will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting works from...» 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

 

“Ingalimpa Tjuntu” - Singing songs, ‘We sing the country and that’s how we find the way’

“Ingalimpa Tjuntu” - Singing songs, ‘We sing the country and that’s how we find the way’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-22 22:23:48

MEDIA RELEASE The ancient and the modern- a perfect partnership Redot Gallery- Singapore, Warlayirti Artists- Balgo, Audi Japan Group- April 2010 Question: What would bring the new hi-tech Audi navigational system side by side with the ancient Aboriginal Australia Tjukurpa country mapping...» Read More

 

Firestick sculptures light the way

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-22 14:55:30

Far north Queensland indigenous artists are taking a new approach to traditional artefacts THE reaction to the first showing of ceramics by the Girringun artists of Cardwell, in far north Queensland, was overwhelming. "We were mobbed," says Valerie Keenan, manager of the...» Read More

 

Museum Victoria: 2010 Lecture Series, Indigenous Cultures Department

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-21 15:16:03

When: 1pm – 2pm, last Tuesday of every month, February to November, 2010 Where: The Discovery Centre, Lower Ground Floor, Melbourne Museum The Indigenous Cultures Department of Museum Victoria is launching a monthly lecture series in February 2010 entitled Culture and History....» Read More

 

Heaven and Earth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-21 15:04:05

Before and After Science: 2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Until May 2. It is significant that the Adelaide Biennial coincides with the Art Gallery of South Australia's purchase of an enormous work by Patricia...» Read More

 

Art battle turns ugly as Aborigines condemn sculpture's sacred image

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-21 15:03:10

"This is the most beautiful thing that has been done for Aboriginal people," a Blue Mountains gallery owner, Vesna Tenodi, says. "They should be thanking me, but instead I get yelled at wherever I go." Tenodi is the owner, together with...» 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

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RETURNS FOR 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-17 23:08:03

Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Anna Bligh Monday, March 15, 2010 CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RETURNS FOR 2010 Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced Michael Snelling would return as Artistic Director of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, 20-22...» 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

 

13th Annual West Hollywood Art & Design Walk

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-11 17:30:10

On March 26th & 27th our gallery will be a part of the 13th Annual West Hollywood Art & Design Walk event. This year, the event will be held in conjunction with Westweek at the Pacific Design Center. A must-see event...» Read More

 

CODE OF CONDUCT NOW IN FORCE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-11 14:47:49

Registration is now open for art dealers, 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 their efforts to...» Read More

 

60% OF AUSSIES HAVE AN INTEREST IN INDIGENOUS ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-11 12:14:43

A recent Australia Council survey of 3000 Australians – over the age of 15 and selected on the basis of geographical, age and gender quotas – shows a growing enthusiasm for the indigenous arts. 17% of the total sample have...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS IMAGE WINS NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

INDIGENOUS IMAGE WINS NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-05 10:10:50

Mr Andrew Sayers, Director, National Portrait Gallery yesterday announced the winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 as Scott Bycroft for the work titled Zareth. VISA has generously sponsored the exhibition and will provide the winning prize money of $25...» Read More

 

HOODIES IN MELBOURNE

HOODIES IN MELBOURNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-05 09:29:59

The hoodie jacket, sometimes associated with youth alienation and crime, will be celebrated as a symbol of cultural pride and strength in an arts project aimed at giving positive direction to a group of 15 at risk Koorie youths. “Kooriez in...» Read More

 

EAST KIMBERLEY IN SYDNEY

EAST KIMBERLEY IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-04 09:53:22

Upon seeing the painting 1957 #20 by Mark Rothko at the National Gallery of Australia, Rover Thomas, the star of the original group of East Kimberley painters, asked: ‘Who’s that bugger who paints like me?’. Rothko himself was not averse...» 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

 

BLACK & WHITE ARTISTS IN NT VIE FOR TOGART AWARD

BLACK & WHITE ARTISTS IN NT VIE FOR TOGART AWARD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-02-25 16:45:45

The Northern Territory's Togart Contemporary Art Award is one of Australia’s richest contemporary art awards and entries are now open until 15th March. The annual Award is open to all artists who base their practice within the Northern Territory or whose...» Read More

 

Opening Reception - ‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

Opening Reception - ‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-13 15:07:56

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the 2nd 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

 

‘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

 

IT'S ALL FOLK ART AT BOS 2010

IT'S ALL FOLK ART AT BOS 2010

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

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

 

Indigenous Prints

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-10 00:16:16

Recent works from remote communities across Australia 18 February - 14 March, 2010 Over the past 20 years printmaking has become a major art form in many Indigenous communities with celebrated artists such as Rover Thomas creating works that have achieved...» Read More

 

Valentine's Day Tour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-07 00:22:37

On Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to a special tour of the Kluge-Ruhe Collection followed by Gearhart’s Chocolates and a toast to love. Director/curator Margo Smith will lead the guided tour starting at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 14....» Read More

 

Coming soon: Sale to support the Western Desert Dialysis Program!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-06 19:30:49

From 15 February until 7 March 2010 we are holding a sale of high quality donated art works to raise funds for the Western Desert Dialysis Program (click link for more details). All funds raised will go to this important...» 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

 

The Lost Brothers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-21 14:29:21

In 1984, Walala and eight other relatives of the Pintupi Tribe became famous around the globe when they walked out of the Western Desert and made contact with Australian society for the first time. Now, we are delighted to bring together...» Read More

 

The shifting centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-02 23:28:49

A fascinating article by Nicolas Rothwell on the shifting of the Aboriginal art industry out of Alice Springs, looking primarily at Papunya Tula and Desart: But the contours of the central Australian art world map are changing fast in the wake...» Read More

 

BULGUL THE HEALING PLACE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-23 15:25:23

Club 21 and tjala Aboriginal Art are proud to bring, for the first time, to Singapore, an exhibition of evocative and outstanding aboriginal art work from the artists of Bulgul, a remote area 200km Southwest of Darwin, in Australia’s stark...» Read More

 

New Year, New Home – Stock Room Show 2010

New Year, New Home – Stock Room Show 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-22 16:40:32

The ReDot Fine Art Gallery will start 2010 in a new venue. After almost 6 years in the charming Everton Road shophouse, ReDot Gallery is moving to new premises. From the 1st of January 2010, our increasing collection will...» Read More

 

The ReDot Fine Art Gallery will start 2010 in a new venue.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-22 16:12:51

The ReDot Fine Art Gallery will start 2010 in a new venue. After almost 6 years in the charming Everton Road shophouse, ReDot Gallery is moving to new premises. From the 1st of January 2010, our increasing collection will...» 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

 

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

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

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

 

TANDANYA AND SA ABORIGINAL ART HIT 20

TANDANYA AND SA ABORIGINAL ART HIT 20

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-02 09:18:33

It doesn't often hit the headlines, but the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (to give its proper name) in Adelaide has been plugging away at the job of showing the world through Aboriginal eyes for 20 years now. I assume...» Read More

 

ART COMES OUT OF THE LONG GRASS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-01 14:46:23

A remarkable story in the Fairfax press is linking the joys and benefits of art-making to the social pressures that have often caused Darwin Aborigines to 'take to the long grass' – in other words drop out and 'squat' in...» 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

 

The ideal art gifts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:19:42

Lavishly illustrated with a page of art for each spread, our beautiful art diaries are hugely popular gift items. Published first in 2009, our McCulloch’s Australian Art Diary was greeted as a popular addition to Australian art publishing. For the 2010...» Read More

 

Dollar downer for Aboriginal art sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:17:37

The rise of the Australian dollar had a negative effect on a ''disappointing'' Sotheby's auction of Aboriginal and Oceanic Art at its Armadale showroom yesterday. The indigenous art market is mostly international and is generally measured in US dollars. When Sotheby's...» 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

 

East Kimberley Painting Revisited

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-19 10:08:53

East Kimberley Painting Revisited ROVER THOMAS PADDY JAMINJI FREDDIE TIMMS RUSTY PETERS Caruana & Reid Fine Art is pleased to announce its collaboration with Jirrawun Arts to represent Freddie Timms and Rusty Peters. The inaugural exhibition to feature the recent paintings by these...» Read More

 

PRIZES FOR KOORIE ARTISTS

PRIZES FOR KOORIE ARTISTS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-18 15:57:02

18 Indigenous artists from across Victoria have been shortlisted in the 2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, with the three winners to be announced on 27 November. The three prize categories are headed by the Deadly Art Award of $25,000 at...» 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

 

HELEN MCCARTHY BRINGS THE DALY RIVER TO SYDNEY

HELEN MCCARTHY BRINGS THE DALY RIVER TO SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-16 11:38:59

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty is an Aboriginal/Irish woman from the Daly Rivermouth, south of Darwin. But her painting identity is solely with her mother's Wadjigan tribe, specifically the Batjamal language group, from whom she inherited the mud crab as her totem....» 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

 

Desert Knowledge makes $34m funding bid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-07 15:43:54

The Desert Knowledge Co-operative Research Centre is hoping three projects aimed at understanding and responding to the needs of remote Aboriginal people will help it secure long-term funding. The projects are part of a new bid the centre is making in...» Read More

 

Art and Meaning

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-07 15:35:20

John Perreault’s popular blog, Artopia, has a recent posting that brings together a disparate variety of themes. Braided into Perreault’s personal ruminations is reference to “Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya”, the aboriginal art show at Grey...» 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

 

2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards shortlist announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-06 15:04:43

Arts Minister Lynne Kosky has announced a shortlist of eighteen Indigenous artists from across Victoria for the 2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Ms Kosky highlighted the diversity of style and medium amongst the artists selected, and pointed to strong representation from...» 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

 

AMBITIOUS BARKS FROM ARNHEM

AMBITIOUS BARKS FROM ARNHEM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-10-28 16:27:25

I first spotted Gunybi Ganambarr's powers of innovation at the Melbourne Art Fair a couple of years ago. Out of nowhere, seemingly, a bold black and white bark lit up the Annandale Galleries stall. A year later, he was recognised...» Read More

 

Sale on Australian Aboriginal art - 25% off

Sale on Australian Aboriginal art - 25% off

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-28 01:41:12

This sale, which includes all of Aboriginals: Art of the First Person's tribal art inventory, also includes several pieces of Australian Aboriginal art, all acquired prior to 2001, with some works acquired in 1979. These are works in our personal...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art for sale in Paris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-25 19:35:46

From Paris Daily Photo: Today (Sunday) the auction house Gaïa will sell Aboriginal art at 60 rue de Richelieu, very close to my house. I went to see it today, for after my trip down under I really fell in love...» Read More

 

Claude Carter - Galaroo Manyi (Waterhole Bushtucker)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-25 08:10:10

All good things are three …… Third solo exhibition by young Gooniyandi artist Claude Carter Claude Carter started painting in 2005. His first exhibition in 2006 and the second in 2008 were sell outs and it is anticipated he will have the...» 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

 

Adelaide Festival unveils its line-up

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-23 18:51:33

ADELAIDE Festival director Paul Grabowsky aimed straight for "The Heart" with the poster and program for next year's 50th anniversary Adelaide Festival. US jazz great Wayne Shorter, an international opera production of Le Grand Macabre, the London Sinfonietta and Australia's indigenous...» 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

 

Visionary realised his dream - Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek, has died at the remote western Arnhem Land outstation of Kabulwarnamyo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-23 08:24:45

Obituary from the Age: Wamud Namok, one of the Northern Territory's most distinguished indigenous figures who was widely known as Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek, has died at the remote western Arnhem Land outstation of Kabulwarnamyo. He was 83. Namok was a rock artist...» Read More

 

Residents to kick up their heels

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-23 08:21:36

In keeping with the spirit of reconciliation that is spreading over the nation, Coorabell Hall Association members decided they wanted to do something to recognise the Bundjalung people. “Everyone speaks the words,” said association president George Lewin. “But we thought, how better...» 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

 

Jeannie Petyarre: Medicine Leaves

Jeannie Petyarre: Medicine Leaves

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-22 03:46:51

Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in c.1951 on the Boundary Bore Outstation of Utopia, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia. She is the sister to well known artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre, Evelyn Pultara, Rosemary Petyarre and Anna Price Petyarre. Her...» Read More

 

right way: the future of Indigenous craft and design - Craft Australia 2009 online forum

right way: the future of Indigenous craft and design - Craft Australia 2009 online forum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-21 09:23:10

right way is Craft Australia's 2009 national online forum, an online discussion and community about future directions for Indigenous craft and design. You are welcome to have a look at what is being talked about, and view the PHOTOS, VIDEOS and...» Read More

 

Richard Bell: I Am Not Sorry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-19 15:18:03

Australia’s foremost – and most controversial – Aboriginal artist exhibits his work for the first time in New York A Location One International Fellowship exhibition curated by Maura Reilly OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, 8 October 2009, 6–8 PM DATES: 9 October 2009 – 25 November...» Read More

 

Dunkeld Mosiac, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-03 12:54:56

Some Local Koori Stories 11.30am & 2.30pm Cost $3 per person Also Available a Large range of Unique Affordable Local Aboriginal Artworks (Traditional, Dot, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape and Sculpture), Emu Egg and Wood Art, Handmade Gifts and Gemstone Jewellery....» 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

 

Dunkeld Open Galleries and Gardens, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-18 17:46:04

Some Local Koori Stories 2.30pm Cost $3 per person Also Available a Large range of Unique Affordable Local Aboriginal Artworks (Traditional, Dot, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape and Sculpture), Emu Egg and Wood Art, Handmade Gifts and Gemstone Jewellery. All created...» Read More

 

Discovery of new genius Desert Artist: Lena Pwerle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-13 17:36:45

Yesterday Tim Jennings, the general manager of Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum in Alice Springs announced what he termed as "yet another artist genius from Utopia'. “The Soakages exhibition we have on display is a milestone for Australian art. The work...» Read More

 

Coast and country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-13 17:36:40

The inaugural three-day Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair has been a festival of peace, love and understanding so far, but the Ariw Poenipan dancers from Saibai Island are dressed for war. When they take to the open-air stage at the Tanks Art...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Painting, Gift and Cost

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-12 17:25:56

Re: the Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya exhibition Sent to the resettlement camp at Papunya, in South Central Australia, to acculturate the Aboriginal children, schoolteacher Geoff Bardon noticed that they were drawing nonstop in the sand, and...» 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

 

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

 

EXHIBITION OPENING - SINGING THE DREAMING in association with Warlukurlangu Artists

EXHIBITION OPENING - SINGING THE DREAMING in association with Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-09 18:10:37

Exhibitions opening: Friday 11th 6-8pm Desert Rain - Indigenous Fine Art Gallery, NOOSA MARINA, 2 Parkyn Crt, TEWANTIN QLD, continues until 4th Oct 2009 PUBLIC PROGRAM: Sun 13th, 2pm Film based on Paddy Japaljarri Sims - Singing...» Read More

 

NSW Art Gallery renovation mixes old and really old

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-09 17:47:27

Barry Pearce, head curator of Australian Art, said an extremely important addition to the works of the great masters was Indigenous art. “We are going to surprise people and bring some old Aboriginal art back in to the gallery,” he said. The...» Read More

 

COLONIAL TUTINI

COLONIAL TUTINI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-09-09 00:18:07

The Tiwi people who drove the first White colonialists off their remote Melville Island (80kms north of Darwin) less than 5 years after they tried to establish a fort there are enjoying yet more schadenfreude as their ancient burial poles...» 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 2: “Ilgarijiri – Things Belonging to the Sky”

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-06 07:03:01

Further to my previous post on Alma Nungarrayi Granite’s paintings from Warlukurlangu Artists at my home town of Yuendumu I found a fascinating set of links between Aboriginal art, the sky and the objects we find there and modern science. In...» 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

 

El Norte de Australia ofrece el recorrido artístico Aboriginal Art Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-02 06:58:04

Aboriginal Art Trail de Alice Springs conecta prestigiosas galerías de arte a la cultura de las comunidades aborígenes locales y ofrece excelentes oportunidades para profundizar en el conocimiento de historias y leyendas relacionadas con el Dreamtime, o de lugares sagrados...» 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

 

REFLECTIONS ON THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-01 07:01:07

From Will Owen: Having stayed at home this year, I don't have much of substance to say about the 26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards that hasn't already been said elsewhere. I've never been terribly fond of winner...» 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

 

Australian Code to Regulate Aboriginal Art Trade

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-28 06:54:36

Australia’s Aboriginal art business will have to follow minimum standards for dealers, agents, and artists, under a wide-ranging code of conduct that’s been recently updated and awaits the signature of the federal arts minister. Intended to crack down on unscrupulous operators,...» 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

 

Collaborative exhibition with Regina Wilson and Silke Raetze : Close at hand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-27 07:41:43

Collaborative exhibition with Regina Wilson and Silke Raetze : Close at hand It is with great pleasure that, Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay welcomes Rusty Peters; Nathan Taylor and Freddy Timms to the gallery. Rusty Peters and Freddy Timms, along...» 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

 

Harrison Galleries Sale 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-26 08:05:49

BEGINS SATURDAY 29 AUGUST, 10AM After the great success of last year's sale, Harrison Galleries is pleased to invite you to our second clearance sale event. Selected works from our stockroom - both contemporary Australian art and Aboriginal art - are...» 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

 

Nyree does it again

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-23 08:25:03

Local artist Nyree Reynolds is again a finalist in the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize. Mrs Reynolds made the short list for her work “From the shadows of the past to the light of the future” which was inspired by...» 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

 

Australian Outback Artists @ Glenelg Fine Art Gallery

Australian Outback Artists @ Glenelg Fine Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-19 15:39:01

Born on Kaurna land, I am passionate about my culture, my people, my Ancestors. I am a Kaurna/Narrunga woman. My people can be traced from Wallaroo, to the back of the Flinders Ranges and to the top of Eyre Peninsula...» Read More

 

Caruana & Reid congratulates Danie Mellor on a fantastic win and an extraordinarily creative 12 months

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-19 08:01:41

Caruana & Reid congratulates Danie Mellor on a fantastic win and an extraordinarily creative 12 months. Danie will be holding a solo exhibition, A Balance of Power at Elizabeth Bay, from the 30th September till 31st October. Selected Awards Winner: 2009 26th Telstra...» 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

 

Danie Mellor wins Telstra Aboriginal Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-16 18:07:41

A paper work exploring the fragile relationship between black and white Australia has won the country's most prestigious indigenous art award. The mixed media work by Danie Mellor - From Rite to Ritual - is an interesting choice for this year's...» 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

 

DANIE MELLOR WINS 'THE BIG TELSTRA'

DANIE MELLOR WINS 'THE BIG TELSTRA'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-08-16 13:03:59

"It's important to have my work in an exhibition where conversations occur between different sorts of art and artists". The National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the NATSIAAs) at the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT in Darwin...» 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

 

Crossing Roper Bar Forum Event

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 18:03:02

Crossing Roper Bar Forum Event Friday 26 August 2009, 3 - 6pm Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts Cnr St Kilda Road and Grant Street, Southbank Paul Grabowsky's Australian Art Orchestra and The National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia present a...» 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

 

Moriah students meet top Aboriginal artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 17:58:52

Sydney’s Moriah College students met acclaimed Aboriginal artist Barbara Weir who was Artist in Residence at the school last week prior to their drive to assist needy Aboriginal children living in remote areas. The artist shared her life story with the...» Read More

 

Vernon Ah Kee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 17:51:22

Vernon Ah Kee Who let the dogs out? (detail) 2008 Applied vinyl, variable dimensions Site-specific work for Contemporary Australia: Optimism at QAG Vernon Ah Kee is an Indigenous Australian artist who lives and works in Brisbane. Ah Kee often utilises text withint his...» 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

 

GARMA FESTIVAL 2009

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-08-12 15:47:20

“My art is a story about the universe – about the stars”, says Gulumbu Yunupingu artlessly. The eldest member of the important Yunupingu clan, on whose land in the far North East corner of Arnhemland the annual Garma Festival has...» Read More

 

Aboriginal leader lashes at assimilation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-11 17:42:28

Australian National University professor Jon Altman also spoke at the forum and lambasted the territory government's homelands policy to turn 20 towns into regional hubs. Funding to more than 500 outstations, or homelands, would be frozen, forcing residents into larger towns...» 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

 

Discover Dunkeld, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-09 18:04:45

Demonstration of Emu Egg Carving 11am & 2pm Some Local Koori Stories of the Area 12.30pm & 3.30pm Cost $3 per person Also Available a Large range of Unique Affordable Local Aboriginal Artworks (Traditional, Dot, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape...» Read More

 

Painting by William Barak – the last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-09 17:28:50

WHAT ONE MILLION DOLLARS BUY Painting by William Barak – the last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe – sold for 504,000 AUD William Barak’s painting, the Corroboree, was sold for 504,000 AUD ($421,797) at Sotheby’s during the “Aboriginal Art” auction event....» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART FROM THE ARTHUR PAPADIMITRIOU COLLECTION

ABORIGINAL ART FROM THE ARTHUR PAPADIMITRIOU COLLECTION

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-08 00:15:43

It has been widely written how the Papunya movement, or dot painting style, started at the Papunya Aboriginal Community, about 240 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs in 1971 when a young school teacher Geoff Bardon encouraged senior elders to paint...» Read More

 

Barney Ellaga - Bush Honey New Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-07 17:18:25

Barney Ellaga Bush Honey – New Paintings Opening Event: Wednesday 26 August 6pm – 8pm Exhibition dates: Tuesday 18 August – Sunday 12 September 2009 Alcaston Gallery is pleased to present Barney Ellaga’s fifth solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. Barney Ellaga began painting with...» 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

 

Our Metro Mob 09

Our Metro Mob 09

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-05 18:57:57

Tandanya is proud to present the ‘Our Metro Mob’ exhibition for 2009 as part of the SALA Festival Program. The ‘Our Metro Mob’ exhibition features Adelaide based Aboriginal emerging and established artists showcasing contemporary, vibrant, modern pieces from artists with backgrounds...» Read More

 

The most eye-opening show of Aboriginal art ever

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 06:02:30

Here goes: This is finest show of Aboriginal art I have ever seen. It is neither the biggest (only 20 barks, and some objects), nor the most varied (it is narrow in range), but the works are unique in historical and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal standouts should hold their value

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 05:34:09

Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale on Monday night is likely to see prices equal those of earlier sales of white-fella art this year. That means a discount of 20 to 30 per cent on the prices that were being paid before the...» 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

 

The Creation of Indigenous Collections in Melbourne: How Kenneth Clark, Charles Mountford, and Leonhard Adam Interrogated Australian Indigeneity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 05:58:16

My paper will explore three personalities, Kenneth Clark, Charles Mountford and Leonard Adam, and the impact they had on the creation and exhibition of collections of indigenous objects in Australia. Kenneth Clark visited Australia briefly in 1948 and left a...» Read More

 

Rumours got my artists rejected: dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-30 05:55:48

Mr Ioannou, the private dealer at the centre of last year's bitter split in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, yesterday accused award organisers of discriminating against his clients. He said a "vicious whispering campaign" was to...» 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

 

The art of war

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-25 05:44:53

Also drawing collectors this week was Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale, which answered some of the breathless questions troubling the art world. Would the indigenous market hold up or would it succumb to the global financial malaise? As with the great conflicts fought...» 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

 

Walking with Spirits - Sold Out for 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-20 16:05:22

Presented by Djilpin Arts in partnership with the Australian Shakespeare Company, WALKING WITH SPIRITS is Beswick Community’s annual open cultural celebration. Held 20 kms from the Community at the spectacular wilderness location Malkgulumbu, WALKING WITH SPIRITS features traditional corroborree from...» 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

 

Aboriginal art exhibition raises funds for Indigenous medical students

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-20 09:05:18

Daniel Walbidi discovered art as a ten-year-old at school, starting out painting still life scenes. Now he introduces the traditional Aboriginal art style to old and young people in his Western Australian community. "Usually in our culture it's the elders that...» Read More

 

Aboriginal standouts should hold their value

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-19 05:34:09

Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale on Monday night is likely to see prices equal those of earlier sales of white-fella art this year. That means a discount of 20 to 30 per cent on the prices that were being paid before the...» Read More

 

Indigenous art sale a litmus test of the bigger picture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-19 05:28:27

It is sometimes said that when the Australian art market catches a cold, the indigenous art sector ends up with pneumonia. This fragility is why so many collectors, dealers, gallery owners and artists will be closely watching Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale...» 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

 

The local road to recovery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:28:36

Various paradoxes flow from the strange configuration of divergent interests in the Territory. Traditional community leaders and those close to the cultural heart of remote Aboriginal societies tend to have quite strong biases in favour of a degree of modernisation...» 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

 

National art award for local artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:21:54

Local Aboriginal artist, Nyree Reynolds, has won the prestigious Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Art Award for the second time. Ms Reynolds received the award for her painting, ‘Elders Knowing-Elders Showing, Children Watching-Children Learning’. The award was presented at Casula Powerhouse as part of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art exhibition raises funds for Indigenous medical students

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:21:52

Daniel Walbidi discovered art as a ten-year-old at school, starting out painting still life scenes. Now he introduces the traditional Aboriginal art style to old and young people in his Western Australian community. "Usually in our culture it's the elders that...» Read More

 

Eyeing the invisible

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 22:16:37

He's Australian by birth, and of Scottish and Australian Aboriginal descent - but he has created many of his major works in far-flung locales including Lithuania, England, India, China and New York. These works themselves also defy easy categorisation, encompassing neon...» Read More

 

Taking Bundjalung art to the world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 22:10:29

From the Northern Rivers Echo: If you travel to places with a high population of Aboriginal artists like Alice Springs or Darwin, there’s plenty of venues where you can find and buy local Indigenous art. But in Lismore, such a venue...» Read More

 

Annual Telstra Aboriginal Art Awards 1 month away

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:47:21

It's nearly that time of year again, The 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award's (NATSIAA) open in a months time on the 14th August. It will be very interesting to see the styles of Art that the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist honored in Washington D.C. for NAIDOC Week

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:47:07

Ken Thaiday Senior, respected artist from the Torres Strait Island, presents his visions and art with grace and eloquence. With his wife Liz by his side, they have been transported from one world to another to be honored in Washington,...» 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

 

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-15 18:53:02

Acclaimed Utopia artist, Ada Bird Petyarre, well known for the breast paint-ups of her Awelye (body paint designs) and for Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard) paintings, passed away peacefully on Sunday 28th June. Famous for her bubbly personality, Ada was the...» Read More

 

NGA to run programs to foster indigenous art curating

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:49:06

The Aboriginal art market generates more than $300 million a year and produces some of Australia's most talented artists. But when it comes to managing and curating art, only a tiny percentage of Australia's visual arts professionals are indigenous. For three years,...» Read More

 

Di West - Murmurs and memories realised in Di's artwork

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:43:26

Di admits that she loves Aboriginal art and believes it is not appreciated enough. “Aboriginal art is so beautiful, underestimated and undervalued and the lovely thing about their work is that they don't know who Picasso is or who Van Gogh...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art on show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:43:22

MEMBERS of Hume’s indigenous community have been busily preparing for NAIDOC week, which kicked off on Sunday. During NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week indigenous Australians celebrate their cultures and their contribution to society. Hume City Council and...» Read More

 

Peter Garrett to open Dailan Pugh’s exhibition in Lismore

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:43:06

The Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, will have the chance to soak up the rich cultural and environmental heritage of our region during a full day of events when he visits Page on Wednesday. Page...» Read More

 

State Government helps indigenous artists with program support

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:39:17

The Liberal-National Government has provided a $30,000 grant to help remote indigenous communities develop their art as a sustainable means of income. Premier Colin Barnett today confirmed the funding when he visited FORM Contemporary Craft and Design in Port Hedland,...» Read More

 

Taking Bundjalung art to the world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:32:28

Arts Northern Rivers and Lismore Tourism have put their heads together and created an Indigenous art space at the Lismore Visitor Information Centre so people can enjoy and buy homegrown Bundjalung art. The centre attracts around 50,000 visitors each year (that’s...» Read More

 

2 Live 2 Deadly

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:30:36

TIGA BAYLES: It's hard to have a blackfella radio station without blackfella music, and it's hard to get the promotion and get known as an Aboriginal artist if you haven't got Aboriginal radio stations, because the mainstream stations and mainstream...» 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

 

Campbelltown Arts Centre - Aboriginal Art Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-06 05:23:28

Great post by Kate on the bike about the Aboriginal Art Display at the Campbelltown Arts Centre: ...» 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

 

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

 

Buy your 'aboriginal art' — direct from Indonesia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:41:57

An art wholesaler investigated for selling phoney Aboriginal artefacts imported from Indonesia has exposed the breadth of use of non-existent "pseudonyms" to cash in on the success of legitimate indigenous artists. Australian Dreamtime Creations and its director, Tony Antoniou, are under...» 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

 

In other worlds

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-22 03:46:34

From The Age: In the Northern Territory's imaginary landscapes, Sophie Cunningham sees anew. I realised that, despite my distance from Central Australia and the indigenous culture there, I had heard Aboriginal stories and looked at Aboriginal art for much of my...» Read More

 

Australian Company Sold Fake Aboriginal Art, Watchdog Group Says

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-19 08:01:06

An Aboriginal art wholesaler and retailer is being sued for allegedly selling works purported to be of Aboriginal origin when actually they were from Indonesia. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is bringing a lawsuit against the Australian Dreamtime Creations Pty...» Read More

 

ACCC investigates 'Aboriginal' art dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-19 07:58:11

The consumer watchdog has taken legal action against an Aboriginal art dealer which allegedly sold art made in Indonesia under the guise it was Australian. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused the retailer, Australian Dreamtime Creations, of falsely...» Read More

 

Up Cazaly fly NT artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-17 20:43:33

Are footy stars Michael O'Loughlin and Leon Davis represented in this year's Telstra Aboriginal Art Award? Or are they figures from a bygone era, perhaps Derek Kickett and Wally Lovett - or Robbie Ah Mat, who played for both Sydney and...» 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

 

GARMA TALKS CULTURE IN AUGUST

GARMA TALKS CULTURE IN AUGUST

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-15 17:33:29

The Indigenous Creative Industries is the 2009 theme of the nationally significant Key Forum at this year's Garma Festival of Traditional Culture, Australia’s leading Indigenous cultural exchange, to be held for the 11th time in August at Gulkula, near Nhulunbuy...» 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

 

Warmurunngu- Nyarrapyi Giles Solo Exhibition

Warmurunngu- Nyarrapyi Giles Solo Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 22:32:49

Warmurunngu is the name of a site where women collect Kaarku ( coloured ochres) used in Inma (women ceremonies). When ochres are excavated and the spirits of the Karaya (emus) are released like Warlpa (wind) and take physical form....» Read More

 

Ochre Dreaming: Stories from the East Kimberley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 21:19:25

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome back the natural ochre artworks of the famous Warmun Art Centre. After a very successful 1st exhibition in June 2008, the unique canvases of this Kimberley community will again be gracing the walls...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Paintings Are Larger Than Life

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 03:36:17

What a great photo of the NAB...» Read More

 

From Wirrimanu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 03:23:38

Out of the Great Sandy Desert and the home of the Kukatja comes fresh work from the new wave of Warlayirti...» Read More

 

emerging and re-emerging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 02:11:20

emerging and re-emerging - a survey show from Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, W.A This exhibition features works by Greg Peterson, Eva Nargoodah, Sonia Kurarra and Andrea Pindan, exciting new artists from Mangkaja...» Read More

 

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 17:23:47

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre: Journey with the new generation of Hermannsburg watercolour artists The Art Centre Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra; Many Hands Art Centre is situated in the township of Alice Springs and has been established to provide a place...» 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

 

Art & Heart: the art of Darryl Pfitzner Milika – a retrospective: 30 years on

Art & Heart: the art of Darryl Pfitzner Milika – a retrospective: 30 years on

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 16:28:15

Darryl Pfitzner Milika has been practising his art in a variety of mediums for over 25 years: he has been the creator, the designer and principal artist or "special guest" contributing artist for 3 of Adelaide's most outstanding public sculptural...» Read More

 

A work of Persol

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 06:10:00

The “A Work of Persol” project is a celebration of the artistic process. The work of nine artists of varying disciplines from around the globe has been curated for a traveling exhibition launched at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. A...» Read More

 

When beauty walked the world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 00:47:32

Nicolas Rothwell writes about Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic breaks new ground by displaying 32 of the most majestic pieces in his collection, and making detailed use of Thomson's field notes to tease out the meaning...» Read More

 

Luka (Mud) exhibition online

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-02 06:31:56

Luka (Mud) 13 June – 4 July 2009 In their second joint exhibition, husband and wife Tommy and Dorothy May present colourful new paintings of their country, The Great Sandy Desert. A beautiful large canvas was painted...» Read More

 

Fake art damaging reputation of local artists (TBM)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-01 00:27:48

Indigenous galleries and artists have recently raised concerns about unauthentic Aboriginal art in Australia. Sales and marketing manager of Murra Wolka Creations, Dean Slockee, said unauthentic Aboriginal art gave profits to other countries and altered the reputation of the Aboriginal artists...» Read More

 

Art For Sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-29 00:26:30

Speaker: Barbara Ashford, School of Social Science, UQ The art dealership is situated at a nexus of relationships that contest and negotiate culturally informed values and categories of fine art, Aboriginality and commodities. I argue that dealers in Aboriginal art...» Read More

 

Senior Kimberley artist couple show paintings of their country

Senior Kimberley artist couple show paintings of their country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 16:27:59

Luka (Mud) 13 June – 4 July 2009 In their second joint exhibition, husband and wife Tommy and Dorothy May present colourful new paintings of their country, The Great Sandy Desert. A beautiful large canvas was painted jointly...» 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

 

Assortment of art awaits

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:32:07

Article about the Roebourne Art Group: Roebourne, known as Yirramagadu to the region’s indigenous peoples, is a place rich in culture and arts and nowhere is this more evident than at the Roebourne Art Group. Located in a small unassuming building in...» Read More

 

Go Walkabout for Rare View of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:26:54

In Papunya, an aboriginal relief camp in the central Australian desert area near the town of Alice Springs, a teacher provided village elders with paint, tools and encouragement. And, in the process, he helped launch a unique artistic movement that...» Read More

 

Club banner to promote region

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:26:50

The Wagin Shire Council was approached to submit a banner for this project and this year they offered the idea to Wagin Rotary Club member Gloria Bliss. Mrs Bliss, who has a degree in Contemporary Aboriginal Art and graduated her Batchelor...» Read More

 

EMSAH Research Seminar: Aboriginal Art & Systems Theory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-21 18:23:10

This paper examines parallels between Aboriginal knowledge paradigms and key principles of Systems Theory. Twentieth century scholarship in Cultural Anthropology was instrumental in formulation of ‘whole systems thinking’ that underscores multidisciplinary imperatives of contemporary scholarship. Through analysis of artworks as...» 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

 

Pushing boundaries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:50:57

Just read the book! You can understand Cees Nooteboom's frustration. He writes a potentially controversial book about a young Brazilian woman having mystically awakening sex with an almost speechless Aboriginal artist, and the response in Australia is silence. "I'm curious," he says...» Read More

 

Desart welcomes $10m industry funding

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:42:18

The head of Desart in central Australia says the Federal Government has got its priorities right in granting extra money to the Aboriginal art industry. A $10 million package for Aboriginal art was announced in this week's Federal Budget. The package is...» 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

 

Venice Reflux: Doctorin' The Tardis

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:08:20

All that is missing from Gladwell's imagery is a large monolith and some token Aboriginals with a spear and shield. Vernon Ah Kee rises from the pages of The Australian to create an interesting debate with his 'Commissioner': "The problem...» 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

 

WA  ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

WA ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-12 14:54:53

Fifteen Indigenous artists and one artists collective are nominated for Australia's richest art prizes. They are: Tony Albert (born 1981 Townsville QLD, lives Brisbane QLD)   Lorraine Connelly-Northey (born 1962 Swan Hill VIC, lives Swan Hill VIC)   Timothy Cook (born 1958 Goose Creek, Milikapiti,...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibit Opens at the Fowler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-10 06:22:56

In 1971 in the tiny settlement of Papunya, a group of Australian Aboriginal men began transferring their sacred ceremonial designs onto pieces of masonite board. Since this crucial transformative period, Australian Aboriginal art has become an international phenomenon, widely exhibited...» Read More

 

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-07 16:36:37

Samson and Delilah, written and directed by Warwick Thornton and shot in central Australia screens at the Cannes Film Festival next week. As quoted from the director: 'Samson & Delilah is a love story, but perhaps not in the traditional sense....» Read More

 

The 3 Kings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-06 16:32:45

Sarrita and Tarisse King will pay homage to their father, the highly respected artist and elder, William (Bill) King Jungala (1966 – 2007), in a powerful exhibition at Kate Owen Gallery. The exhibition opens from 6 – 8pm on...» Read More

 

Visiting the old outback haunts of an Aboriginal water colourist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-06 09:05:39

Aboriginal art to many tourists in Australia means paintings on bare rock and the Rainbow Serpent creation myth rendered in rich colours with the dot technique. Aborigines and watercolours hardly seem to go together. But Albert Namatjira, who ranks as...» 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

 

Artistic gems from the Australian outback

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-04 20:09:19

It's not often that I come across a painting that vibrates. I don't mean literally, as in a work engineered for actual physical movement, or one that plays with both a viewer's perception and a picture's surface in the style of...» Read More

 

Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum reopens after £1.5m revamp

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-04 19:45:59

The Pitt Rivers Museum in Parks Road closed last July for the £1.5m revamp, which won £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other grants. A special programme of Bank Holiday weekend events starts tonight. Collections move assistant Kate Greenaway said:...» 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

 

Emily's creation finds new home in Alice

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-01 18:00:49

From ABC News: The family of one of Australia's most celebrated Indigenous artists gathered today to witness the return of one of her paintings to central Australia. Emily Kngwarreye painted Earth's Creation at Utopia, 220 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs, in 1994,...» Read More

 

The Blackstone Reading Room

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-01 17:55:58

A great post with a wonderful picture from Papulankutja Artists: Edith Lyons and Jean Lane, having an in-depth read of the new 'Art Collector Guide to Aboriginal Art Centres' Magazine. Both featured in the magazine with stunning artworks. Please check out the...» 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

 

MAWURNDJUL – ART AND POLITICS

MAWURNDJUL – ART AND POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-04-28 13:17:51

A brief survey of the great Arnhemland artist, John Mawurndjul's work has been mounted in Canberra. It sits at the Drill Hall Gallery in the ANU until 24th May. The occasion was also used to launch a book of the...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art in Mclaren Vale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-27 18:32:50

From a blog: Last weekend, I had the chance to catch a ride down south into the wine country of Mclaren Vale. There were Aboriginal paintings on display at the Red Poles gallery and cafe. Check it out if you are in...» Read More

 

Famous Aboriginal painting returns

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-21 07:33:49

A well known piece of Aboriginal art will return to its rightful home next week. Earth's Creation by Emily Kame Kngwarreye will go on display at the Mbantua Fine Art Gallery on...» Read More

 

Nora Davidson - Featured Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-18 17:57:42

Nora was born near the Community of Jameson where her family holds the story for Illurpa. Nora now lives at Blackstone with her family and enjoys the traditional life offered here and is a regular visitor to the Blackstone Art...» 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

 

Mawukura (Mulgra) Jimmy Nerrimah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-16 05:02:06

Jila Ngurrara (Waterhole Country) 2 – 23 May 2009 Mulgra Jimmy Nerrimah is a highly respected Walmajarri elder and medicine man. His country is around Wayampajarti a Jila (permanent waterhole) in the North Western area of the Great Sandy...» Read More

 

DH March 09 Aboriginal Art Auction Pt. 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-14 07:23:13

Nicholas Forrest reviews the two auctions held on the 25th of March. In the first installment he looks at the build up to the auctions: All eyes were on Deutscher and Hackett on the 25th of March with the Melbourne based...» 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

 

Australia’s aboriginal art enthralls all

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-14 07:20:32

Australian art seems to be the flavour of this week. Everywhere we can see reviews of ‘Desert Dreamings’ – an exhibition of works by 43 ethnic artists, from Yuendumu, a remote part of Central Australia. Unfortunately, the exhibition mounted at...» Read More

 

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 Australian art in India

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:42:13

The Warlukurlangu Artists, a non-profit cooperative of aboriginal painters from Australia, documents a legacy that has been handed down hundreds of generations among the ethnic groups inhabiting the rugged outback. They showcase the traditional Warlpiri culture, which is central to the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Australian art in India

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:42:13

The Warlukurlangu Artists, a non-profit cooperative of aboriginal painters from Australia, documents a legacy that has been handed down hundreds of generations among the ethnic groups inhabiting the rugged outback. They showcase the traditional Warlpiri culture, which is central to the...» Read More

 

Batik Brilliance

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:13:39

Will Owen reviews Across the Desert: Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia: And yet the batiks themselves, like much textile art, are notoriously fragile, their materials and colors both susceptible to degradation by exposure, to handling and to light. And so these...» Read More

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:02:48

Its executive office John Oster says up to 20 art centres have had a drop in turnover and Aboriginal art sales are being affected by the slowing economy. He says it's already leading communities to focus on the quality of the...» Read More

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:02:48

Its executive office John Oster says up to 20 art centres have had a drop in turnover and Aboriginal art sales are being affected by the slowing economy. He says it's already leading communities to focus on the quality of the...» Read More

 

Some of Us - Lockhart River Art Gang

Some of Us - Lockhart River Art Gang

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-09 16:04:20

Lockhart River is a remote Aboriginal Community on the east coast of Cape York in far north Queensland. It is about 850 km north of Cairns by road. During the wet season creeks and rivers flood and close th road...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists break into Indian market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-09 03:12:15

An excerpt from AM: TONY EASTLEY: While the global economic slowdown has taken the heat out of art sales right around the world, two Central Australian Aboriginal artists are in New Delhi this week hoping to to break into India's lucrative...» Read More

 

Traditional twist to modern medium in Yolgnu culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-08 03:10:37

Midway through 2007, at the Garma festival near Yirrkala, some short, experimental films made by young Yolngu film workers were premiered. A year later, a clip made by the same team to illustrate the story of a new bark painting...» Read More

 

India offers Aboriginal artists opportunity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-07 03:09:06

Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming): Ormay Gallagher is one artist hoping to capture the imaginations of Indian art lovers. (Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation : Ormay Nangala Gallagher ) From the Tanami Road to Chandi Chowk, two central Australian Aboriginal artists are on...» 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

 

Aboriginal art on display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-03 02:51:03

LOCAL artists and members of the public have an opportunity to explore and learn about Australian art, culture and people at the Fiji Museum. The one-week exhibition of BALGO: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills has been made possible with...» 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

 

Aboriginal arts talk

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-31 07:34:01

An update from Will Owen: No essay this week, I confess, as I've happily spent the last seven days entertaining my friend Walter, down from Boston for a springtime visit, our first since we saw each other at the opening of...» Read More

 

Teacher earns grant, heads to Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-31 07:33:55

From Boulder and County News: Jason Gage, an art teacher at Spangler Elementary in the St. Vrain Valley School District, has been chosen to receive the 2009 Eleanor Venture grant -- created five years ago to support a teacher "travel experience." Gage...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibition Opens today

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-31 02:54:01

THE Balgo - Contemporary Australian Art Exhibition launched yesterday at the Fiji Museum in Suva. The exhibition is the result of a small indigenous community based on the outskirts of the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert of northeast Western...» 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

 

Opening auctions to test art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 21:02:06

From the Age: The sales will be a litmus test of the market in these tight financial times. In Melbourne, Deutscher and Hackett will launch its inaugural Aboriginal art sale, while, in Sydney, Rod Menzies will auction 250 works in the...» 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

 

Auction houses get creative

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 05:28:23

After a bumper turnover in 2007 the market contracted, and predictions for this year have been gloomy. Tonight's sales at Menzies Art Brands and Deutscher and Hackett will be a test of how the downturn is affecting the Australian market. Internationally,...» 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

 

CREATIVE AUSTRALIAN AICEY ZARO RECOGNISED FOR INSPIRING THE TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY

CREATIVE AUSTRALIAN AICEY ZARO RECOGNISED FOR INSPIRING THE TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-23 11:52:58

CREATIVE AUSTRALIAN AICEY ZARO RECOGNISED FOR INSPIRING THE TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY Creativity comes in a surprising range of shapes and sizes in Australia and is often the inspiration behind people becoming involved in their local community. This year, Sensis is celebrating the...» Read More

 

NATSIAAs SAIL ON

NATSIAAs SAIL ON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-20 09:55:40

Australia's most important indigenous art prize will sail on into its 26th edition in August this year - with entries for it closing on Friday, 27 March 2009. Last year's Silver Jubilee of what are often called The Telstras attracted...» 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

 

The shock of the old

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-14 08:04:24

The major auction houses are offering the strongest catalogues of Aboriginal art since indigenous paintings found their way from Turkey Creek to the mainstream. Names such as Rover Thomas and Emily Kame Kngwarreye excite the art market as much as Brack,...» 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

 

What's on at the Kluge-Ruhe in February and March?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-27 12:20:29

Events at Kluge-Ruhe 2/28/09 Saturday Tour with Dominique Cocuzza, 10:30 am 3/2/09 OLLI class 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 3/7/09 Saturday Tour with Fenella Belle, 10:30 am 3/9/09 OLLI class 11:00 am -...» Read More

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art program opens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-26 07:16:31

Marrickville Council is encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to apply for its Marrickville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Studio Program, which promotes the ongoing growth of arts and culture. “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities contribute greatly to...» Read More

 

Not the usual scenarios of every day life ...

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-25 08:28:10

The Hard Road Antony Muia Antony Muia’s art has always dealt with the hidden aspects of domestic life. His ambiguous figures seem to be involved in sinister affairs or show unusual perspectives of family life - but the artist...» Read More

 

The soul of oceania

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 09:37:58

The LA Times looks at Oceanic Art and a little bit of Aboriginal Art: "Just look at the noses," says Los Angeles collector Valerie Franklin, approaching a display of Melanesian masks at the San Diego Museum of Art. One resembles a...» Read More

 

An Individual Perspective: From the Indigenous Collection of Lauraine Diggins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 07:18:49

Lauraine Diggins has been involved in the Australian fine art market since 1974. Throughout her commercial gallery enterprise she cultivated many strong relationships with Australian Indigenous communities and in 1989 curated the exhibition A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century 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

 

BUTCHER CHEREL JANANGOO c1920 to 17/02/09

BUTCHER CHEREL JANANGOO c1920 to 17/02/09

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-02-20 15:52:03

Butcher Cherel, the senior Gooniyandi man and innovative painter from Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley has died. He fell ill over Christmas, but had been painting up until then – his last show running at the Aboriginal & Pacific Art...» 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

 

A Story to Tell

A Story to Tell

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 11:29:55

In A Story to Tell, Nyoongar artist Laurel Nannup tells her own story, through woodcuts, etchings and photographs. These works illustrate the artist's memories of place, particular events and people, all of which contribute to an overview of her life. At...» Read More

 

Indigenous art tells a story in Laura

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 06:41:29

An Aboriginal Art Exhibition is on display at the Laura Court House Gallery throughout January and February, giving people the opportunity to view and purchase an exciting range of colourful indigenous art that reflects and tells the story of the...» Read More

 

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART TRIENNIAL OPENS AT GOMA

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

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

 

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

 

TWO TOP PRIZES ANNOUNCED

TWO TOP PRIZES ANNOUNCED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-02-13 15:43:31

Two opportunities for indigenous artists to win fine prizes have been announced. Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art award for 2009 has been launched in WA, with nominations closing on Feb 25th. There's a little more time for both Black and White...» Read More

 

Ready to Dream by Donna Jo Napoli and Elena Furrow

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-12 12:22:55

From the Reading Zone regarding Ready to Dream by Donna Jo Napoli and Elena Furrow: But the real star here is Bronwynn Bancroft. An Aboriginal artist and designer herself, she has made this book a masterpiece. I wish I...» 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

 

Yankuni Laju Karnkani Kujungka (We Are Traveling Together By Air)

Yankuni Laju Karnkani Kujungka (We Are Traveling Together By Air)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-31 15:50:12

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st international show for the exciting works of Martumili Artists. ‘Yankuni laju karnkani kujungka’ (We are traveling together by air) will showcase the very best from this relatively new, remote, art community....» Read More

 

BLACK PICASSO IN NEW YORK

BLACK PICASSO IN NEW YORK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-01-28 20:02:36

There are many strange things happening in the US at the moment, but few can be more intriguingly circular than Mabuiag Islander Alick Tipoti's mask inspired by the mask from Picasso's own Collection – which visited Brisbane last year. For...» 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

 

Marina Murdilinga

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 06:09:23

From This Art Week, the Australian Art Collector: Marina Murdilinga has won the $5000 Togart People's Choice Award for her woven pandanus and bamboo work called Dirdbim (Moon Dreaming)....» Read More

 

Morgan Sisters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 05:41:48

Two sisters from Utopia, who share the same Country and Dreamings, yet possess very individual and beautiful forms of...» Read More

 

Deleuzian or not, it's all sensation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-27 11:31:52

From The Australian In her little book Chaos, Territory, Art, philosopher Elizabeth Grosz provides us with a way of, if not understanding, at least experiencing and appreciating Aboriginal art, with the assistance of one of the 20th century's most exhilarating...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art: it's a complicated thing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-27 11:27:33

Tim Acker's article in ArtLink: While the art dazzles the eye and the prices make headlines, there is a fundamental disconnect at work within the Aboriginal art industry. The market's focus on the consumption of art and the profitability of its...» Read More

 

The Art Of The Bundjalung Nation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-27 11:05:42

Michael said he hoped The Art Of The Bundjalung Nation would encourage more Indigenous artists to be proud of their culture and their art. “There’s a lot of black fellas around here who would be just be too embarrassed to do...» 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

 

Australian Film Festival & Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-22 11:01:03

Celebrate Australia Day 2009 with an extraordinary Film Festival and Art Exhibition “Dreaming Stories - Australian Indigenous Cultural Festival” Date : 22- 26 January 2009 Place : Blitz Megaplex Grand Indonesia Shopping Centre Film – Screening of award winning...» 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

 

Blak Roots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-20 05:50:12

The KickArts Indigenous Survey Exhibition in collaboration with the Wet Tropics Management Authority and JCU, School of Creative Arts Friday 28 November to Saturday 21 February 2009...» Read More

 

Art For Breakfast

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-20 05:36:25

Opening with an all day breakfast. Featuring Tjapartji Bates, Katjarra Butler, Mary Gibson, Nyarrapyi Giles, Nancy Chapman and more....» 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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-12 18:50:36

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art presents today Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, on view through April 5. In the more than thirty-five years since its advent at the tiny settlement of Papunya in 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

 

Winner announced for final category of the WA Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-09 07:09:46

Western Australian artist Shane Pickett has won the final category of Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art awards, picking up the People’s Choice Award in the inaugural Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2008. Culture and Arts Minister John Day congratulated local artist...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-04 20:02:48

Post by Will Owen about the new icons of the desert exhibition: The largest exhibition in the United States to date of seminal works of contemporary Aboriginal painting from central Australia will open on January 10 at Cornell University's Herbert F....» Read More

 

Vibrant outback on display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-02 08:20:06

Pots by artists from Hermannsburg, west of Alice Springs, feature in a landmark exhibition at Adelaide's JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. Called From the Earth , it is the first time ceramics from remote indigenous centres have been brought together. JamFactory managing...» Read More

 

Mamana Mamanta - Gradual Friendship

Mamana Mamanta - Gradual Friendship

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-29 13:45:05

Mamana Mamanta (gradual friendship) is an exciting exhibition of glass sculptures by Canberra-based glass artist Luna Ryan, and Tiwi artist Jock Puautjimi. Jock and Luna’s initial collaborations were received with enthusiasm, prompting the artists to develop their abilities further and...» Read More

 

Ochre Imprints

Ochre Imprints

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-29 13:42:34

Ochre Imprints showcases the work from the three art centres on the Tiwi Islands; Munupi Arts and Crafts, Tiwi Design and Jilamara Arts and Craft. The exhibition includes work by both prolific and emerging artists demonstrating the diverse artistic talent...» Read More

 

Arts Tasmania Aboriginal Arts Fund

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-28 08:08:58

Aboriginal artists and recognised Aboriginal arts organisations have been invited to apply for assistance though the Arts Tasmania Aboriginal Arts Fund, which aims to support, revitalise and preserve traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art forms and practices. The Minister for Environment, Parks,...» 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

 

Sights Unseen - Moving Pictures by Michael Riley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-22 01:34:02

Sights Unseen is a compelling story about the short but prolific life work of Aboriginal photographer, Michael Riley, his view on Aboriginal art and his determination to bring together a solid Aboriginal arts movement before passing away in 2004. Riley...» Read More

 

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

 

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

 

In the shadow of modernity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-14 04:20:16

The disappearance of a powerful desert artist and magic man offers a rare window into the hidden realm of traditional indigenous beliefs From Nicholas Rothwell at the Australian: One morning in mid-April this year, senior desert lawman Spider Kalbybidi walked out of...» Read More

 

BEYONCE'S momento of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-13 04:08:54

When the singer Beyonce toured here, The Sydney Entertainment Centre came to The Artery to find a piece of artwork they could give to the singer as a memento of her visit to Sydney. They were looking for something...» Read More

 

Evelyn Pultara

Evelyn Pultara

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:38:36

Evelyn Pultara was born during the outbreak of World War II at Woodgreen Station, the cattle property adjoining Utopia Station and has now become a senior custodian for her Dreaming the bush yam. She began painting traditional bush tucker and...» Read More

 

Galya Pwerle Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:32:22

Galya is continually developing her own unique, contemporary style and is proving to be an exciting and progressive artist. In 2005 and 2008 her work was nominated in the prestigious Telstra Awards held in Darwin. Galya paints "Awelye Atnwengerrp" which...» Read More

 

Galya Pwerle Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:32:22

Galya is continually developing her own unique, contemporary style and is proving to be an exciting and progressive artist. In 2005 and 2008 her work was nominated in the prestigious Telstra Awards held in Darwin. Galya paints "Awelye Atnwengerrp" which...» Read More

 

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

CIT Yurauna artists – Past and Present

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:07:11

This exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the work of past and present students from the Canberra Institute of Technology Yurauna Centre. Dr Colin Adrian Chief Executive of CIT said “the quality of the works on display show the dedication students...» Read More

 

Radiant Surprises

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:04:36

Helen Read is in town with her end-of-year showing of Aboriginal art at the Barn in Kew. Helping out with setup last week evoked memories of making displays in my own shop years ago – there was the similar challenge...» Read More

 

New dawn of respect

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:03:28

Wingham High School has ushered in a new era of respect and acknowledgement of Aboriginal people after unveiling two murals celebrating the Wingham area’s indigenous history. The stunning artworks, now a permanent fixture in the school grounds, were shown for the...» Read More

 

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-12-10 12:39:37

The Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) invites artists and those who work with the Indigenous arts industry to discuss future directions in the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA). This year is NATSIAA's 25th...» Read More

 

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

 

Art association pushes for Indigenous cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-09 01:08:59

John Oster from Desart discusses the possiblity of an Indigenous art and culture in Alice Springs: The executive officer of an Aboriginal art association says central Australia would benefit from a visitor centre for Indigenous art and culture. The longstanding idea was...» 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

 

Written in the Land: The Life of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-05 00:41:54

Written in the Land: The Life of Queenie McKenzie This beautifully produced book tells the story of Queenie McKenzie, a remarkable indigenous woman from the East Kimberley in Western Australia. Now deceased, Queenie was an important cultural leader, revered...» Read More

 

Black and White At NG Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-04 09:02:19

The latest in an on-going series of thought provoking Aboriginal art exhibitions at NG Art curated by Coo-ee Aboriginal Art “Aboriginal paintings are often described as landscapes but they are far more than this. They are all about nature and the...» Read More

 

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-04 08:52:54

Aboriginal paintings are often described as landscapes but they are far more than this. They are all about nature, creation and 'living' history. We see at once, in form and action, stories written in the land. Each work unearths ancient...» Read More

 

Artitja Weekend Home Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 09:07:55

Works by central and western desert artists. Weaves by Nyoongar Bush Sculptor Janine McAullay Bott. Great Gift ideas and special prices. Opening Drinks 11-6pm (until Sunday, 7th...» Read More

 

Albert Namatjira exhibition a delight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 08:36:06

Although Namatjira's personal history had a tragic outcome, he continues to inspire a vigorous tradition in landscape painting that is only recently receiving renewed recognition, having been swamped by the success of the acrylic dot painting movement. Another offshoot has flourished...» Read More

 

A modern hunter gatherer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 08:24:35

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art, Emily McCulloch Childs and Ross Gibson with a preface by Margo Neale, McCulloch & McCulloch, 156pp, $79.95. From the Australian: When Therese Rein recently launched the book New Beginnings:...» Read More

 

Crews in choppers hit the red centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 03:45:34

Hot on the heels of Baz Luhrmann's movie, Australia, international film crews can't get enough of the landscape in Central Australia. They're shooting everything from Aboriginal art to feral camels. Travelling from Japan, Europe, and Canada, many are hiring helicopters to shoot...» 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

 

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

 

Launch of Written in the Land: the Life of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-25 01:21:13

I would first like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land. And I want to acknowledge the contribution made by Argyle Diamonds – the first major company to make Aboriginal employment a priority and a supporter of the book. And Peter...» 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

 

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

 

Dreamtime Xmas Sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-24 09:58:40

Dreamtime Kullilla-art are having a Christmas sale. Have a look online over the next three weeks and pick up a Christmas...» Read More

 

Wish comes true

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-22 03:12:04

One of the individual donors is Dr Patrick Corrigan, who provided the funds for Barbie Kjar’s work Escucha. Corrigan, who recently gave the gallery a substantial collection of valuable artists’ prints and drawings, has made hundreds of donations to galleries,...» Read More

 

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

 

The Artery now has a blog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-20 02:27:51

Since opening our gallery in 2005, we have met hundreds of terrific people and thought that a blog would be a great way for you to see what we're up to. Finally, we've got the blog linked to our website which...» Read More

 

Swept up in the current

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-19 07:25:37

With 80 artists spread across 300 glossy colour pages, Current is up-to-the minute, controversial, sexy, political, dangerous or reassuringly familiar, depending on what page you turn to. Naturally, in the sometimes volatile world of contemporary art, eddies of (unwanted) attention...» Read More

 

What is current? Who is current? These are pertinent questions in the ever-changing realm of visual art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-19 06:51:01

With 80 artists spread across 300 glossy colour pages, Current is up-to-the minute, controversial, sexy, political, dangerous or reassuringly familiar, depending on what page you turn to. Current is the new book from the Art & Australia team, and took...» Read More

 

A fortnightly wrap-up of how the media reported Indigenous affairs from the National Indigenous Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-18 02:17:22

AN art auction house spent more than $100,000 moving a sale from Melbourne to Sydney this month after misinterpreting a new law. Sotheby's admits it was confused about a change to the Australian Heritage Act 2006. The Act requires individual...» Read More

 

Exhibition aims to raise profile of fibre art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-17 20:29:16

Penny McLintock reports for ABC: The curator of a new exhibition on Indigenous fibre art hopes it will raise the profile of the contemporary works. ReCoil: Change and Exchange in Coiled Fibre Art includes works by 15 textile artists and is on...» 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

 

Gods, Ghosts and Men

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-16 08:04:58

The most significant exhibition of islander art in two decades is a confronting experience for all, writes Christopher Allen | November 15, 2008 Gods, Ghosts and Men - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Until January 11. As you enter Gods, Ghosts and...» Read More

 

Pacific solutions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-16 07:15:03

The most significant exhibition of islander art in two decades is a confronting experience for all, writes Christopher Allen Gods, Ghosts and Men National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Until January 11. Quote from the article: In fact this is the first significant exhibition of the...» Read More

 

Poly Ngal

Poly Ngal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-15 04:08:28

Currently amongst the most senior custodians of her country Arparra, in the heart of Utopia, 250 kms North East of Alice Springs, Poly Ngal shares with her sisters, Kathleen Ngal, and Angelina responsibility as keepers of its cultural...» Read More

 

GATHERINGS IN SYDNEY

GATHERINGS IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-14 15:14:53

A remarkable collaboration of forces from all over the country has resulted in an exhibition of cast metal sculpture by indigenous artists at Danks Street in Sydney. The artists include Tjampawa Kawiny from the Tjampi Weavers in the Western Desert, Jubilee...» Read More

 

East meets West at local exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 01:03:44

One of the East Kimberley’s longest practising artists will showcase her unique artwork at an exhibition in Subiaco this month. Senior artist Peggy Griffiths, from Waringarri Aboriginal Arts in Kununurra, will present her East meets West collection of six large...» Read More

 

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 00:00:00

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

 

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 00:00:00

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri paints the great Tingari narratives of her ancestral homelands near Lake Mackay in the Gibson Desert. Linda incorporates images of her Pintupi country and of the spirits of her late relatives as a way to remember them...» Read More

 

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

 

Listen to indigenous artist Danie Mellor talk about his creations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-12 00:04:54

Hear about the vision of artist Danie Mellor, together with the Vogue Living team and art expert Michael Reid at Damian Heads’ hot new CBD brasserie, Steel Bar & Grill. Heads will prepare a delicious three-course dinner matched with Tempus...» Read More

 

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 06:03:54

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri paints the great Tingari narratives of her ancestral homelands near Lake Mackay in the Gibson Desert. Linda incorporates images of her Pintupi country and of the spirits of her late relatives as a way to remember them...» Read More

 

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 06:01:14

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

 

Fire & Lightning: A Solo Exhibition by Napuwarri Marawili

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 05:46:52

About the exhibition: For some viewers one of the attractions of Yolngu art is that it stems from such a radically different cultural worldview to that of mainstream Australia. But that can be a turn off as well. If you cannot begin...» Read More

 

Surviving Your 1st Art Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 01:44:06

Surviving Your 1st Art Show Start small - Enter shows that take only one or two pieces, and watch them for you. Now that you let someone other than family see your work - you're ready for... Your First Art Show or What Do...» Read More

 

Lighting up the Territory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 23:55:27

Will Owen likes the latest post from The Northern Myth: [Bob Gosford's] latest post will be of interest to regular readers of this blog, as it is a long analysis of the proposed resale royalty that makes the scheme seem even...» Read More

 

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 17:06:33

It is Redrock Gallery’s 7th exhibition promoting Australian Aboriginal Art in China. From Mem Aziz, of Redrock gallery: 'More and more Chinese are learning About Australia’s indigenous culture and its significant history, though exhibitions and lectures on the topic...» Read More

 

Leading Commentators to Discuss New Developments and Trends in Collecting Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

Garrett’s resale royalty proposal - views from the Aboriginal arts industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-09 09:16:55

A very interesting post from the Crikey blogs by Peter Gosford. The article looks at the royalty system coming out of Canberra and the benefit that it will produce for Indigenous artists. Here is some of the article: Garrett’s model for the...» 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

 

Spiral Wind

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-05 03:46:22

From Annandale Galleries: Spiral Wind is the title we have given to the group show of artists from Maningrida to accompany the solo exhibition of Samuel Namunjdja. The title does not refer so much to the content of the works that...» 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

 

Dreams of life and death

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-04 03:55:58

A wonderful article by Nicholas Rothwell about Wingu Tingima: For who, among the legions of keen collectors tracking the most admired Aboriginal art star of the western desert, Wingu Tingima, knows anything about her life and the way her mythscapes shape...» 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

 

Search for true identity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-02 03:47:29

The Age previews the five shortlisted candidates for the Kate Challis RAKA Award: Along with five others - Samantha Hobson, Fiona Foley, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, Lisa Michl Ko-manggen and Pauline Sunfly Nangala - Thompson has just been shortlisted for the annual...» Read More

 

Not just the usual suspects

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-01 01:05:52

The Australian previews the announcement of the WA Premier's Indigenous Art awards: The $50,000 WA Premier's Indigenous Art Award aims to reveal new talent as well as the known. Can a group of men from the Great Victoria Desert win Australia's richest...» Read More

 

Tjungurrayi claims prestigious art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-01 01:00:53

Patrick Tjungurrayi is announced as the winner of the inaugural $50,000 WA Indigenous Art Award: “They were the best, the best-looking,” judge Djon Mundine said with disarming simplicity to explain the choice announced by Premier Colin Barnett at the Art Gallery...» Read More

 

Janangoo Butcher Cherel

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-31 02:35:34

Janangoo Butcher Cherel was born around 1920 at Jalnganjoowa, near the original homestead on one of the longest established cattle stations in the Kimberley, Fossil Downs. His mother was Kija and his father, Gooniyandi. Butcher spent most of his working life...» Read More

 

Namatjira to Now

Namatjira to Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 08:34:45

23 October 2008 – 15 February 2009 Gallery 5 & 6 QAG The great Albert Namatjira’s adoption of the European medium of watercolour for his landscape paintings remains an inspiration to contemporary artists from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and surrounding regions of...» Read More

 

New mid range works by Papulankutja artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 06:49:14

New mid range works by Papulankutja artists from the remote life blog: I have decided to put works with Martin at Aboriginal Art online. The Revealed Showcase in Perth together with the move to the new art centre at Blackstone seems to...» 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

 

Emerging indigenous artists revealed in Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-26 00:54:34

Artworks from Western Australian emerging indigenous artists will be showcased in an exhibition titled Revealed, from October 25 to November 15 at Perth’s Central TAFE Art Gallery. Three art centres form the Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance - Mangkaja Arts, Mowanjum...» 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

 

Concerns Aboriginal art wealth not reaching communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:20:25

ABC Media reports that the Papunya and Kintore communities are not benefitting from the sale of artists works as much as is possible: Minister for Central Australia Alison Anderson has expressed concern that the communities of Papunya and Kintore are not...» 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

 

Australian Aboriginal Artist Lloyd Hornsby Gawura

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 12:24:17

From Lloyd Hornsby Gawura's blog: My exhibition at the State Library- 2008 Heart Foundation East Coast Aboriginal Art Exhibition. The Art Exhibition which celebrates the strength, tenacity and generosity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities in taking a stand to...» Read More

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-23 14:11:03

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries. Record...» Read More

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-23 14:11:03

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries. Record...» 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

 

Aboriginal art auction falls short

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-22 12:22:04

Sara Everingham from ABC News reports on the Sotheby's Auction that failed to meet expectations. The highlights (or lowlights) were: Less than half of the work on offer cleared No works reached $1 million dollars The auction only raised $3.6 million If the results of...» Read More

 

Lockhart Spirit of the Land Festival recognises Local, National Emerging and Indigenous Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:31:13

This weekend the small town of Lockhart, in the heart of the Riverina, will showcase local, emerging and Indigenous artistic and creative talents as part of the Spirit of the Land Arts Festival on the 24 – 26 of October....» Read More

 

Alpha males abandon art sales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:19:54

Dissappointing auction results reported by The Australian: ART adviser Michael Reid calls them the "alpha male business people who need to own more than they want to own". Last night's disappointing Sotheby's art auction result suggests these European-suited, stock market-savvy collectors are...» 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

 

Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 12:19:25

Syndicated content about the history of Australian Aboriginal Art: In 1971, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri painted his first art work using acrylic on canvas. This was - except for a very few preliminary attempts - the beginning of the Aboriginal Art Movement,...» 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

 

Revealed - Emerging Artists from Western Australian's Aboriginal Art Centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-19 12:18:01

From Thriving in the Desert: In association with the Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts and Department Industry and Resources. Some of regional Western Australia's finest emerging Aboriginal artists are set to shine in an event which celebrates the next...» 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

 

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-19 03:06:40

Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun painting in 1990 she was living in the Eastern Desert region surrounding Utopia. Based on the native plants of her homeland and her...» Read More

 

Koorie Heritage Trust 3rd Charity Aboriginal Art - post auction sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-17 11:59:23

There was great success for the Koorie Heritage Trust 3rd Charity Aboriginal Art Auction, and the post-auction sales continue. Over half the works were sold and those unsold works will be exhibited for sale for two weeks at the Koorie...» Read More

 

Quality Aboriginal Art in Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-17 11:47:31

The Business Spectator recommends the current Japingka Gallery exhibitions: In WA, if you want to see, and possibly buy, quality, genuine Aboriginal art, Japingka Gallery is the next best thing to going out in person to the remote communities. Japingka, in Fremantle,...» Read More

 

Auction airs possum skin cloak tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:59:00

Interesting article in The Age about possum skin cloaks: SEVERAL years ago, Aboriginal women Treahna Hamm and Lee Daroch drove from their respective homes in Gippsland and Wodonga to view two rare 19th-century possum skin cloaks in the possession of Museum...» Read More

 

First Contact

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:58:15

A new series shows how the infant NSW colony lost the chance to be an inclusive society, Graeme Blundell from the Australian writes: I GREW up in outer suburban Melbourne in the 1950s knowing nothing of the original inhabitants of my...» Read More

 

ABC TV Puts Regional Artists on the Digital Map

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:21:27

artpost, an interactive website and short video series for TV broadcast, which showcases artists working in regional and remote parts of the country, was launched last night. Peter Garrett, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, launched artpost...» Read More

 

Aboriginal farm's history revealed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-09 18:15:48

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

 

Aboriginal artists gain royalties for resold art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-06 18:40:33

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

 

Field in rich Aboriginal art prize down to 16

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-02 21:27:15

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

 

MGNT Considers Future of Telstra Art Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-10-01 20:32:04

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

 

Toga Art Award Tours for the First Time

Toga Art Award Tours for the First Time

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-10-01 19:56:11

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

 

Chemically Coded Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 12:17:05

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

 

Place in sun for Desert Mob spectacular

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 10:18:46

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

 

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation - Bid Now!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 18:14:05

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

 

Beauty from within

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 04:52:13

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

 

Contemporary Aboriginal art has the wind in his sails in France

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-27 02:56:45

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-27 02:50:51

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

 

Beyond Sacred book explores Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-27 02:46:36

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

 

UWA reveals world's first chemically coded painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 22:04:55

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

 

Distinctive contemporary works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 22:03:12

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

 

Invisible 'fingerprints' guard indigenous paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 01:59:03

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

 

Women's Law

Women's Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 00:10:27

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

 

Women's Law

Women's Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-24 23:44:31

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

 

Where To for the Telstra Prize?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-24 12:34:34

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

 

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-24 03:37:56

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

 

Etched in the Sun

Etched in the Sun

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-23 18:24:38

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

 

Fires from the Desert

Fires from the Desert

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-23 17:38:12

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

 

Ulema from Uluru

Ulema from Uluru

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-23 16:55:01

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-23 07:17:20

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

 

Ada Bird Petyarre

Ada Bird Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-21 02:40:16

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

 

Art Auction for Yolgnu Health

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-19 16:47:30

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

 

NEW ABORIGINAL ART GUIDE AS VAST AS THE CONTINENT IT COVERS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 16:56:05

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

 

Cultural warriors with a different angle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 16:17:43

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

 

Aboriginal Cultural Tours enters the 2008 South Australian Tourism Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 15:22:18

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

 

Blayney's Nyree finalist in state art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-16 15:16:32

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

 

Warmun Art Centre is Aboriginal Business of the Year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-16 15:00:52

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

 

Garrett urged to protect cave art from extraction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-15 13:43:28

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-13 07:25:40

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

 

Devoted Student Wins State Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 18:34:19

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

 

The power of optimism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 16:34:02

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

 

Energy company puts spark into Byron Bay Art Project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 15:39:43

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

 

Wupa @ Wanaruah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-11 15:27:06

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

 

Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-11 10:47:48

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 17:16:08

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

 

Reverb Media presents the award winning documentary Kanyini

Reverb Media presents the award winning documentary Kanyini

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 11:03:41

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

 

Kanyini - The Award Winning Documentary Film from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 10:44:54

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

 

Kevin Wirri - Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 03:55:36

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-08 23:50:51

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

 

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2009 WILSON HTM NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-08 13:10:30

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

 

How outsiders get a raw deal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-06 12:14:04

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

 

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

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-05 10:05:30

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

 

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

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-05 10:03:45

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

 

Special Screening of Twelve Canoes in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-04 18:01:11

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

 

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-04 14:18:32

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

 

Old art's modern twist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-03 16:35:36

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

 

A Celebration and Appreciation of the Richness of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 20:01:01

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

Survival of the Fittest

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-29 13:03:36

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

 

Congratulations to Doreen Reid Nakamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-29 00:45:58

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

 

Two Sheilas and a Dog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-28 18:48:41

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

 

Indigenous Consumer Affairs Improved by National Action Plan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-28 18:40:45

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

 

Business and art make winning partnerships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-28 17:37:44

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

 

Julie Pungata and Mary Ngala Jones

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 06:40:54

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

 

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:36:56

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

 

THE PLACE OF ART: Livelihoods in Remote Communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:34:40

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

 

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

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:31:28

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

 

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

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:30:06

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

 

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

 

Jirrawun Editions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 13:32:12

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 13:15:13

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

 

Aboriginal Art & Wine Exhibition in Belgium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-24 14:32:33

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

 

'Behind the wire' art excels

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-23 14:29:27

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

 

An epic in the making

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-22 16:57:34

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

 

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri - circa 1920s - 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

Aboriginal elder wins nation's top art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 14:40:53

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

 

Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 14:28:41

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

 

Michael Nelson Jagamara exhibition shows totemic focus

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 14:01:44

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

 

Call of wider sunshine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:11:26

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

 

Annette Webb and Friends

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:07:30

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

 

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Japan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA

WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA "SONGLINES"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-18 17:57:06

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

 

Winning painting 'singing' to judge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:28:14

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

 

Winner shines amid protests at indigenous art awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:20:28

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:14:07

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

 

Desart Media Statement

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 14:37:59

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

 

New centre pledged for Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:53:44

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

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:50:04

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

 

Emily's art return home after dream run

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:45:47

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

 

Kimberley Ink

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:31:01

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

 

Emily's art return home after dream run

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-13 12:37:35

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

 

Three Countries, all of us, our good designs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-12 13:28:59

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

 

Govt's indigenous art response slammed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

Mini Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-11 14:14:15

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

 

Ethics code on Aboriginal art to deter fraud

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:23:07

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

 

Yiribana Gallery, AGNSW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-09 07:31:33

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

 

Primavera 2008 Artists Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-09 00:02:59

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

 

Our Mob 08

Our Mob 08

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 02:11:03

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

 

Indigenous art awards furore prompts changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:46:30

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

 

Of Barks and Biennales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:09:05

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

 

Mount Leibig and Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-07 02:03:12

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

 

Custodians: Country and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-06 13:50:40

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

 

Three Women: One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-05 06:06:20

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

 

Aboriginal Art Searches in July

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-02 05:54:18

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 06:05:07

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

 

Aboriginal Art Direct #5:

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:27:01

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

Most Popular Aboriginal Art

Most Popular Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:14:59

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

 

Art for Art's Sake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-29 00:24:12

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

 

At the NGV Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-28 23:55:28

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

 

Space and Light

Space and Light

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-26 00:28:42

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

 

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

 

Cherbourg Time

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 06:09:40

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 04:35:29

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

 

Buyer beware

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-20 05:29:50

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

 

Art exhibition a great success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-18 05:14:34

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

 

Stomping Grounds - Raymond Walters Japanangka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-16 04:56:14

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

 

Stomping Grounds - Raymond Walters Japanangka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-16 04:56:14

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

 

New Aboriginal Art in carpet form

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-16 04:39:05

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

 

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

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-15 05:51:25

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

 

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

 

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

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-10 04:41:54

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

 

Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) by Julie Dowling

Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) by Julie Dowling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-04 11:43:54

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

 

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 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

 

Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 12:06:49

To celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the late Minnie Pwerle - one of Australia’s most collected Aboriginal artists – Designer Rugs is proud to present an outstanding limited edition collection of Minnie Pwerle rugs. To be launched in Australia on 17th...» 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

 

Greetings from Warburton

Greetings from Warburton

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 08:32:42

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

 

Atnwengerrp Collection by Minnie Pwerle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 08:15:22

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

 

A shonky easel empire

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-29 08:30:57

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

 

An Exaltation of Barks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-29 07:57:13

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

 

Behind the dollar signs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:57:21

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

 

Half their luck as mining boom boosts fortunes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:49:01

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

 

Yilpinji Portfolio Edition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 08:11:08

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

 

Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 07:51:07

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

 

Lawson-Menzies June 2008 Auction Results

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 07:39:27

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

 

Ninuku Artists on the ABC's 7:30 Report

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 01:38:49

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