Tommy Watson

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

$244,000 for an Emily Kngwarreye Painting at Auction in Brisbane

$244,000 for an Emily Kngwarreye Painting at Auction in Brisbane

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

Selling the art collection of former lawyer Ross Clarke and his wife Rona in Brisbane was a gamble for Mossgreen auctions – a gamble that payed dividends. September the 9th was d-day for Mossgreen and the collection of 188...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tommy Watson 'Kutjara Wara' (The Last One)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 07:09:16

Tommy Watson 'Kutjara Wara' (The Last One) A selection of works September 5 - October...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

'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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Aboriginal Art Selling Exhibition - Catalogue Online

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-06 02:15:00

ABORIGINAL ART SELLING EXHIBITION Select Works on Display 8 – 23 DECEMBER Shapiro Gallery 162 Queen Street Woollahra ON VIEW Monday through Saturday 11-5pm Department Enquiries Tel 612 9326 1588 CATALOGUE ONLINE www.shapiro.com.au ENQUIRIES aboriginal.art@shapiro.com.au Jane Raffan (+612) 9326 1588...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art - SELLING EXHIBITION 30 SEPT – 11 OCT

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

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

 

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

 

The Laverty Collection

The Laverty Collection

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

The Laverty Collection goes on display in the new book Beyond Sacred as well as in exhibition form at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery. The photo below is a spectacular shot of the Laverty's with their collection. ...» Read More

 

Beyond Sacred – The Laverty Collection of Indigenous Art in Print and on Exhibition

Beyond Sacred – The Laverty Collection of Indigenous Art in Print and on Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 15:48:57

Jeremy Eccles looks at Beyond Sacred. Quoted from the article: It's a crucial time for Aboriginal art. We should be sitting up and admiring the maturing of the most dynamic art movement in the country from a condition of amateur...» Read More

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Justice for leading black artist

Justice for leading black artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-12 02:07:49

Tommy Watson, one of Australia’s most famous indigenous artists, was successful yesterday in getting back from Red Sands Gallery, Alice Springs, 5 key paintings, valued conservatively at $265,000. Tommy had sued the gallery for his being grossly underpaid...» Read More

 

What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-27 19:36:42

There was a time when it seemed easy to answer the frequently asked question: What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art? There are many ways to buy Aboriginal Art, ensuring the gallery is a member of the Indigenous Art...» Read More

 

AboriginalArtDirect #2

AboriginalArtDirect #2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-27 19:29:18

In this edition of AboriginalArtDirect Jeremy Eccles examines how you buy your art and key moral questions facing every buyer in the Aboriginal art market. We also highlight the latest Emily Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan and the...» Read More

 

The Art Newspaper: Aboriginal art dealers fight back

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-09 13:01:08

Red Sand Art Gallery sues journalists who accuse them of defrauding indigenous artists In mid July in the massive modernist Supreme Court in Darwin, a frail Aboriginal man with a shock of grizzled white hair and beard took the witness stand...» Read More

 

Architecture Australia Naturally In Paris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-30 06:25:13

An article about the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris featuring the work by Australian Aboriginal...» Read More

 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-04-22 06:20:55

A touring exhibition from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 22 April to 25 July 2004 National Archives, Canberra The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years, is one of the most significant exhibitions...» Read More

 

20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 16 August 2003

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-08-16 03:58:39

20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 16 August 2003, the winner was Richard...» Read More

 

Find out more about Tommy Watson at the Aboriginal Art Directory