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

 

Going Tiwi in Adelaide

Going Tiwi in Adelaide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.11.16

There's still time to attend Adelaide's Spirit Festival Presents and experience a world of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Spirit through original fashion, dance, music, visual art, creative workshops and more. At the Tandanya Art Cafe experience intimate acoustic...» 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

 

PARRTJIMA – TELLING STORIES THROUGH LIGHT

PARRTJIMA – TELLING STORIES THROUGH LIGHT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.09.16

The success that has been the Vivid light festival in Sydney is about to go bush; two and a half kilometres of the West MacDonnell Ranges outside Alice Springs will light up for 2 weeks from Friday. And, just as...» Read More