Western Desert

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

'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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

'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

 

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

 

'REVEALED': Emerging Aboriginal Artists from WA

'REVEALED': Emerging Aboriginal Artists from WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-10-28 18:27:54

Discover the next generation of artists from 20 Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia at the same time as the visiting political leaders of Commonwealth countries. For, Perth has it all in indigenous art at the moment. As well as...» 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

 

Exhibition of Warakurna Artists in France

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-21 16:33:56

IDAIA is delighted to announce the first exhibition outside of Australia of Warakurna Artists co-organised with our Lyon-based partner gallery Galerie Kungka. “Warakurna Artists is one of the most exciting Aboriginal art communities from the Australian Desert. Recent years have seen...» Read More

 

First exhibition of Warakurna Artists outside of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-21 16:30:20

Exhibition of Warakurna Artists in France IDAIA is delighted to announce the first exhibition outside of Australia of Warakurna Artists co-organised with our Lyon-based partner gallery Galerie Kungka. “Warakurna Artists is one of the most exciting Aboriginal art communities from the Australian...» Read More

 

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-13 15:13:15

THE art world has been shaken by the death in early January of a ''visionary'' leader of the western desert art movement. Makinti Napanangka, thought to be in her 80s, took up painting in her 70s yet went on to...» Read More

 

Awe-inspiring indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-07 02:18:17

A highlight of my trip to the Northern Territory in September was the Desert Mob 2010 exhibition at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs. It's an annual exhibition of art from Aboriginal communities across the Western Desert region spanning...» Read More

 

Country, memory and art: Understanding Indigneous art

Country, memory and art: Understanding Indigneous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-25 23:33:16

Anthropologists Howard Morphy and John Carty, and senior curator Mike Pickering, will discuss Indigenous art from the Western Desert and Arnhem Land, and how art from both regions reflects concepts of Country, family and memory. Visions Theatre Image: Jan Billycan, from Yulparija...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BIKES IN THE DESERT

BIKES IN THE DESERT

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

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

 

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PAPUNYA TULA GOES STATESIDE

PAPUNYA TULA GOES STATESIDE

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

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

 

Wizards of Oz

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

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

 

On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Western Australia

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Kuwarita Tjuta Ara Irititja. People today, old stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:30:24

Outstation and the Western Desert Mob are proud to present this exhibition which features paintings and sculpture by emerging artists from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia. Western Desert Mob is a group of six Aboriginal art centres whose artists are producing...» Read More

 

Made in Australia: Aboriginal art excites China

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Talk about a hullabaloo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:36:35

Rumours have been swirling during the past fortnight that a private dealer, Chris Simon, has been attracting support from local artists for him to take over Papunya Tula Artists, based in Alice Springs. The institution, with its airconditioned headquarters in...» Read More

 

What is the fate of Papunya Tula?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:26:40

The threat of hostile takeover leaves many waiting in anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula Arts. From the ABC: The Australian Aboriginal Arts industry has been waiting in great anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula. For the past two weeks...» Read More

 

On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Western Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-14 22:54:51

City of Wanneroo Event Monday 7 June - Sunday 27 June 2010 On Track showcases the dynamic development of Western Australian Aboriginal artists' expression over the last decade. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view the diversity of regional and artistic...» Read More

 

Collecting the Dots

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

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

 

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

‘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

 

"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

 

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

 

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

 

McCulloch's Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary 2010: The Summer Show

McCulloch's Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary 2010: The Summer Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-07 14:26:28

Celebrating the colours of summer, this new exhibition showcases art from Australia’s newest and most dynamic desert art producing regions. Including work from the APY Lands, Western Desert, Spinifex Country, The Martu and Utopia....» Read More

 

Earth Tones

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-03 15:36:32

Smith & Hall invites you to view “Earth Tones”, a new collection of work by Indigenous artists Yinarupa Nangala (Telstra Art Award category winner), Tatali Napurrula and Mavis Napaltjarri. These female artists all hail from the Australian Western Desert and their...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

'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

 

ARTKELCH zeigt Aboriginal Art in Berlin - Papunya Tula Artists im Rahmen von "pro community"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 17:25:02

ARTKELCH zeigt Aboriginal Art in Berlin - Papunya Tula Artists im Rahmen von "pro community" Kunst & Kultur Ab 02. Oktober zeigt ARTKELCH eine handverlesene Auswahl der besten aktuellen Arbeiten der Aboriginal Art aus Australiens führendem indigenen Kunstzentrum „Papunya Tula Artists“ in...» 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

 

Western Desert Mob Art Centres go Troppo - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair August 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 18:37:20

Western Desert Mob members Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Tjarlirli Art and Warakurna Artists are travelling north to Darwin to participate in this year’s prestigious Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. The Art Fair coincides with the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait...» Read More

 

Warakurna Artists Travelling North - Darwin Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 02:04:05

Outstation Gallery, Darwin in conjunction with Warakurna Artists, Western Australia proudly invites you to view new paintings by Warakurna Artists, including: Tommy Mitchell, Tjapartji Bates, Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Peter Tjarluri Lewis, Carol Maayatja Golding, Tjunka Lewis & Rachel Jennings. DETAILS Exhibition Opening...» Read More

 

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

 

Minister lashes the 'culture vultures' of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 21:58:08

Responding to growing disquiet in central Australia, where Aboriginal artists are angry that secret cultural material contained in paintings is being exhibited internationally, NT Arts and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Alison Anderson has intervened to overturn government policy of researching and...» Read More

 

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

 

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

 

Families cry foul over artists' move

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-30 18:38:08

More controversy surrounding John Ioannou from Gabriella Coslovich in The Age: During Easter, art dealer John Ioannou, who owns Agathon Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney, arranged for two senior Aboriginal artists to be moved from their remote desert community in South...» 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

 

Many Friendships at Bunjilaka – Last Days

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 06:36:08

Western Desert Mob Exhibition Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships draws 55,000 visitors to Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum. Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and Western Desert Mob have successfully partnered to celebrate the importance of connection to Country...» Read More

 

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

 

Rockholes and Claypans in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-12 12:26:02

Red Desert Gallery in Eumundi presents a prime medley of colourful art featuring "Rockholes and Claypans" with narrative from some of the most remote desert regions of Australia. A showcase of select artworks from both female and male central desert artists...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-13 12:00:04

From the Brisbane Times comes the announcement of an upcoming event in Queensland, the launch of New Beginnings: Classic Paintings: Therese Rein will launch a book chronicling the master artists of the Western Desert, The Kimberley and Top End at the...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Portraits from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:15:17

Nicolas Rothwell reports for The Australian: ALMOST four decades ago, in the remote western desert community of Papunya, senior Aboriginal men began painting their traditional designs. Swiftly, insistently, the art map of Australia changed. Within a few years, those first,...» Read More

 

Honey Ant Gallery presents Watiyawanu Artists of Mt Liebig, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-06 01:19:07

Watiyawanu Artists of Mt Liebig Some of the most interesting Aboriginal art today is coming from the Mt Liebig community - 325kms west of Alice Springs in the heart of the Western Desert. Leading artists represented in the exhibition include the...» 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

 

Womens Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 00:00:00

These senior custodians of Womens Law have made substantial works that reflect on the traditions and roles of women in indigenous communities and on the customary practices that they uphold and maintain. The selected artists include Eubena Nampitjin, Makinti Napanangka,...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

One big collection

One big collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 23:52:30

The Benalla Art Gallery has for some years been collecting indigenous works to add to the opportunities for people and visitors to the North East of Victoria to understand their culture in all its forms and in this exhibition, the...» Read More

 

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

 

Western Desert Mob meeting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-23 14:37:51

Dianna Mary from Remote Life talks about the Western Desert Mob meeting, the Desart Media statement, the press and how the art centre has progressed over five...» Read More

 

Awaye! - The 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 14:38:35

A program on ABC radio's 'Radio National' about the 25th Telstra awards: If the 25th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award is anything to go by, there's a flowering in the Western Desert and Arnhem Land. But the decision...» 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

 

Makinti Napanangka wins $40k indigenous art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:30:52

The Courier Mail reports the winners of the Telstra Art awards: The problem-plagued awards were announced in Darwin last night, August 15. Queenslander Dennis Nona from the Torres Strait was named as the winner of the $4000 Works on Paper award. One...» Read More

 

Watiyawanu Artists

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

The Watiyawanu Artists and the community at Mt Liebig have historically held close ties with the Pintupi artists of the Western Desert. Shorty Lungkata, Uta Uta Tjangala, Yala Yala Gibbs, Johnny Warangkula, Mick Namarari, Billy Stockman and Long Tom Tjapanangka...» Read More

 

Watiyawanu Artists - Gallery1

Watiyawanu Artists - Gallery1

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

The Watiyawanu Artists and the community at Mt Liebig have historically held close ties with the Pintupi artists of the Western Desert. Shorty Lungkata, Uta Uta Tjangala, Yala Yala Gibbs, Johnny Warangkula, Mick Namarari, Billy Stockman and Long Tom Tjapanangka...» Read More

 

Maraku Arts NT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-05 06:03:14

This group exhibition will feature paintings, walka boards, and aboriginal hand crafts from the Central and Western...» 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

 

More artworks pulled from Aboriginal award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:02:45

Warlayirti Artists, based in the Balgo, have confirmed that three of their artists have withdrawn their works from the shortlist of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Quoted from the article: The Australian revealed two weeks...» Read More

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Eileen Napaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-20 00:00:00

Pintupi artist Eileen Napaltjarri is an esteemed second generation artist of the Papunya Western Desert movement. Born in the Haasts Bluff community in 1956, Eileen moved to the new community at Kintore in the early 1980s. Eileen began painting in...» Read More

 

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:58:55

According to one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal art enterprise coalitions - Western Desert Mob, not enough has been actioned since the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Indigenous visual arts and craft sector (report released June 2007). This inaction is compromising...» Read More

 

Dreamtime logic helps save the planet

Dreamtime logic helps save the planet

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:34:32

“Dreamtime logic helps save the planet”, says internationally respected Australian Aboriginal artist, Walangari Karntawarra. Walangari’s exciting work is included in the “Kick the Carbon Habit” exhibition launched by the Natural World Museum and United Nations Environment Programme at Te...» Read More

 

Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:31:42

Media Release 27 May 2008 Dick Bett AM curates Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art Auckland’s art lovers are gearing up for an exhibition of some of the finest Aboriginal art the city has ever seen. Between 5 and 14 June, the exhibition...» Read More

 

Buyers beware bulk art 'dumped' online industry's e-scourge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-17 01:44:34

The NT News today reports that "unscrupulous dealers are dumping low-quality Aboriginal art on the internet, exploiting artists and dragging the industry down". The article talks to several galleries, eBay and an online store about fakes in the market and the...» Read More

 

Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 23:20:17

Lecture Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings Fred R. Myers New York University Guest curator of Virtuosity: The Evolution of Painting at Papunya Tula Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm Reservations required, call 434...» Read More

 

On the go…presenting Mukurtu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-06 22:47:38

Kimberly Christen posts about some exciting upcoming presentations in the United States, including: Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings A Safe Keeping Place: Shifting Museum Spaces and Embedded Aboriginal Cultural Protocols and Museums 2.0: Virtual Repatriation and Indigenous Digital...» Read More

 

Stolen Aboriginal Art Found in Australian Bushland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-02 20:05:50

Seven historic Aboriginal paintings were found in bushland in the northern Australian city of Darwin. They were found several hours after they were stolen from a Northern Territory art gallery, police said on Tuesday. The seven paintings included six works from the...» Read More

 

'Drunks' pull off $500,000 artwork heist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-02 20:03:32

More about the Darwin heist and recovery. "Well, it's not an April Fools' Joke, it has just been a rather excessive occurrence, an extreme occurrence," museum director Anna Malgorzewicz said. And despite the happy ending, she said the robbery was no laughing...» Read More

 

'Priceless' artworks stolen from NT museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:35:39

Seven paintings have been stolen from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Quoted from the article: Darwin Police are investigating the theft of seven Aboriginal paintings from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Security staff at the museum alerted the police...» Read More

 

What is Authentic Aboriginal Art & Provenance?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-26 22:45:36

New post by Edwina Circuitt about Western Desert Mob and Aboriginal authenticity and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-25 01:38:47

Article about Aboriginal Art in Express India. Quoted from the article: The individual character of Aboriginal art lies in its depiction of the Western Desert region of Australia, its social activities, material culture, economy, environmental change, myth and religion. Creation myths, hunting...» Read More

 

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

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

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula Discovering the past is just the beginning Paintings on linen and board by the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula Tuesday 4 March – Saturday 15 March, 2008 John Kean, Curator and Producer with Museum Victoria, will give a floor talk at Alcaston...» Read More

 

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-25 02:58:34

A beautiful and interesting post from ibonito blog 2007 about the National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi. Quoted from the post: I saw that they have another exhibition coming up: the works of the acclaimed (but unpronounceable) Australian Aboriginal artist Emily...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art in February

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-05 03:58:31

Aboriginal Art in February 5th February 2008 The term ‘aboriginal art’ is a tricky one. Separating indigenous Australian art from the religious practices and social customs with which it has been intertwined for at least 60 000 years is almost impossible—people, country,...» Read More

 

Mixing of cultures is far from black and white

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-12 03:50:23

The Age Mixing of cultures is far from black and white Gabriella Coslovich January 12, 2008 Quoted from the article: PHILIP Batty, a one-time art teacher at the Aboriginal community of Papunya in the Western Desert, recently received an unexpected call from a former student. The...» Read More

 

Community winner recognised for outstanding work with Aboriginal communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-28 09:09:09

27/11/2007 Invaluable work with remote Aboriginal communities by Department of Industry and Resources Project Officer Tim Acker was recognised with a double win at last night’s 2007 Community Services Industry Awards. Mr Acker, who has been working with Aboriginal artists and communities...» Read More

 

Forging a language of emotion

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-27 06:33:15

The Australian Forging a language of emotion Nicolas Rothwell December 27, 2007 Quoted from the article: A little more than a year ago, the style of Makinti Napanangka, queen of the Western Desert's Pintupi painters, began to change. The trademark yellow and white arcs of...» Read More

 

Paintings From Remote Communities: Indigenous Australian Art from the Laverty Collection, Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-16 08:27:13

An extensive collection of Indigenous Australian art has been built over many years by Dr Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, through longstanding relationships with artists and advisers across several remote communities and with city gallerists. Today it is recognised as one...» Read More

 

Flying colours of Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:40:32

The Australian Caroline Baum October 15, 2007 An article in the Australian about Helen Read and Didgeri Air Tours. Quoted from article: Thirteen years ago, Helen Read conceived Didgeri Air Art Tours as a way of introducing travellers to indigenous art through direct contact...» Read More

 

ABC News - Exhibition paints story of Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 02:09:02

An article about the November 2007 exhibition at the National Museum of Australia featuring western desert Aboriginal artworks from the Papunya art movement. These artworks are commonly referred to as dot paintings. During the 1970s and early 1980s artists in the...» Read More

 

Indigenous Australian Art In NZ

Indigenous Australian Art In NZ

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 01:29:46

Paintings from remote communities: Indigenous Australian art from the Laverty Collection, Sydney 15 December 2007 - 24 February 2008 The most expansive exhibition of Indigenous Australian paintings ever seen in Aotearoa New Zealand opens at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery on 15 December...» Read More

 

Out of the Desert

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

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

 

ABC Alice Springs - Buyers line up for Western Desert art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-27 02:04:38

It's the closest thing in Central Australia to a celebrity event. The windows are covered in brown paper, the doors are locked and there's been a line up since 7am this morning. On deckchairs with black rimmed glasses, strong coffee and...» Read More

 

Utopia dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-28 03:51:29

Utopia, located 270km northeast of Alice Springs on the eastern perimeter of the Western Desert "bloc" next to the traditional land of the Eastern Anmatyarre and Alyawarre people. It was named by the first white settlers in 1927 and occupies...» Read More

 

New start in Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 07:07:16

The Australian New start in Papunya Simon Kearney September 04, 2007 Article in the Australian about Papunya Tjupi. Quoted from the article: The work of these two men and many of the children and grandchildren of the original Papunya artists will be shown at an exhibition...» Read More

 

Africa: What Do These Zillionaires Do With All That Money?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-02 09:18:04

An article in the Nation from Kenya about wealth in the 21st century. Quoted from the article: Back to Earth, in recent years Aboriginal art has become highly covetable. The Independent, however, reports that commercial success has come with controversy. Two-thirds of Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists unite to stand strong on Australia Day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-01-26 08:21:28

Aboriginal artists unite to stand strong on Australia Day As a defiant and bold step toward maintaining strong, sustainable, Aboriginal-owned enterprises, an alliance of Indigenous artists and art centres from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia today announced the formation of...» Read More

 

A bigger and better bible

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-27 03:17:47

Faults aside, the new McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art is a mammoth achievement and a must-have for art buffs, writes Sebastian Smee From the Australian: Alan McCulloch began compiling his Encyclopedia of Australian Art as a loose-leaf filing system in the 1940s,...» Read More

 

Luminaries of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-13 00:00:00

Luminaries showcases work by some of the most significant artists of the Central and Western Deserts, and introduces a few rising stars. The painters are diverse in their styles, but the impact of their art is universally profound. Luminaries suggests...» Read More

 

Journeys of the Dreamtime: An Exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Art from the Central and Western Deserts and Cape York Peninsula

Journeys of the Dreamtime: An Exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Art from the Central and Western Deserts and Cape York Peninsula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-14 03:19:26

Jointly organised by Beijing Blue Gallery and Warlimpirri Art, this is the first major exhibition of Aboriginal art in Hong Kong. It brings together paintings by a group of both well-known and emerging Australian Aboriginal artists from the Central and...» Read More

 

The Australian: the desert's tainted brush

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-11 06:36:35

As the Aboriginal art community struggles against a growing culture of fraud, one group of desert artists is taking a stand, writes Nicholas Rothwell A thread of rich, autumnal colours, fit for the burning season, runs through the latest Desert...» Read More

 

Powerful growth of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:44:47

International Herald Tribune Powerful growth of Aboriginal art All about Earth and the people on it Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from the article: With the opening next year in Paris of the Musée du Quai Branly, focusing on the art and culture...» Read More

 

Across Skin

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-10-14 00:00:00

Japingka Gallery has curated an eclectic collection of major works by some of the best Indigenous women artists from the Western Desert. Featured Artists include: Walangkura Napanangka, Makinti Napanangka, Judy Watson Napangardi, Eunice Napanangka, Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Kim Napurrula West.Traditional...» Read More

 

Wamulu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-03-21 06:48:15

It is with great pleasure and enormous excitement that Annandale Galleries will begin its program for 2005 with a groundbreaking show of completely new work, facilitated by the endeavour of Arnaud Serval. As a precursor into his unparalleled collection of...» Read More

 

Travels of the Tingari

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-15 00:00:00

An important Exhibition of powerful, new paintings by leading, senior Pintupi artists from the remote Gibson Desert/Lake MacKay region opens at Japingka Gallery on Friday, 15th October, 2004. These stunning paintings document and explore the legend of the ancient Tingari...» Read More

 

Building partners with Aboriginal artists and communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-12-19 03:23:38

Building partners with Aboriginal artists and communities U.Va. has largest Aboriginal art collection in world, outside of Australia Jane Ford When the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection opened here in January 1999, its off-Grounds location on Pantops Mountain was so remote that it may...» Read More

 

Pintupi - Major works from the Western Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-05-30 00:00:00

In 1984 three young men, all brothers, were part of a small group of nine Pintupi speakers who made their first contact with white Australia when they walked out from their traditional homelands in the Western Desert. They left remote...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald Shepherd of the Aboriginal art industry dies at 62

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-05-08 06:49:53

Geoffrey Bardon has died aged 62. Bardon's work with Aboriginal artists in the Papunya community in Central Australia, where he was an art teacher, included introducing them to canvas and to acrylic paints and became legendary as the Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

Japingka Gallery exhibitions prior to 2003

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-12-13 08:47:35

A list of exhibitions held by Japingka Gallery prior to 2003: Lorna Napurrula Fencer Generations - Utopia artists - click for preview Painters of the Kimberley & Western Desert Minnie Pwerle & Mary Mclean Little Gems Lajamanu Artists of the Tanami Michael Nelson Jagamara Sand Spinifex & Salt-...» Read More

 

Papunya Tula - the birthplace of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-08-25 07:41:39

The groundbreaking Papunya Tula, Genesis and Genius exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales was the first major retrospective by artists from Papunya in Australia’s Western Desert. Consisting of 150 works by over 50 artists, the exhibition provided...» Read More

 

International Herald Tribune - Papunya Tula: Genesis & Genius

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2000-09-29 07:53:19

International Herald Tribune Arts Guide Elisabeth Hopkins Friday, September 29, 2000 Quoted from article: Art Gallery of New South Wales, tel: (2) 9225-1744, open daily. Continuing/ To Nov. 12: "Papunya Tula: Genesis & Genius." Aboriginal art tracing the Western Desert movement, which originated in the...» Read More