1967 CELEBRATION

1967 CELEBRATION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.17

As mentioned in my commentary on Vernon Ah Kee's 'Not an Animal or a Plant' exhibition, this year's Sydney Festival is taking early advantage of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum which officially acknowledged Ah Kee's humanity – and...» Read More

 

THE SEASON

THE SEASON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.01.17

Readers of AAD should be familiar with the evocative photos of Ricky Maynard, the Tasmanian Aboriginal who introduced us to the world of Birding – the annual tradition of heading for the Bass Strait islands (where many Tassie Aboriginal people...» Read More

 

ART & POLITICS

ART & POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.01.17

Two major art exhibitions have opened in Sydney – one by a Western art-trained Aboriginal artist and one by an untrained Sri Lankan-born criminal – and both turn for their success or failure on politics. For, of course, Myuran Sukumaran...» Read More

 

Melbourne Does Indigenous

Melbourne Does Indigenous

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.12.16

Overnight, Melbourne is the centre of the Australian Indigenous universe with two substantial shows opening today - one of them a first-ever appearance of Aboriginal art at the defiantly non-Indigenous Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). One has to ask,...» Read More

 

A WINTER OF NEW AWARDS

A WINTER OF NEW AWARDS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.11.16

Entries open today for the 2017 34th Telstra NATSIAAs. And 2017 offers opportunities to a new generation of artists with the creation of two NEW categories in the Awards. Entries close on Friday 17 March, 2017. The new Telstra Multimedia...» Read More

 

TARNANTHI returns

TARNANTHI returns

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.11.16

BHP Billiton, the State Government of South Australia and Art Gallery of South Australia will today announce a truly impressive $17.54 million partnership to present the TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art annually until 2021. BHP...» Read More

 

WAITING FOR ALLIGATOR

WAITING FOR ALLIGATOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.09.16

A play less like Samuel Beckett's could hardly be imagined. But like 'Godot', we do spend a good part of 'The Drover's Wife' waiting for, but never meeting Alligator, the legendary dog in the Henry Lawson story that gave Leah...» Read More