Red Ochre for Ken Thaiday

Red Ochre for Ken Thaiday

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.05.17

The delightfully modest Ken Thaiday Snr from the Torres Strait has taken out Indigenous culture's most important award – the 2017 Red Ochre. Selected by his peers and managed by the Australia Council, no Torresian has been recognised since 2005,...» Read More

 

National Gallery's Quinquennial Announced

National Gallery's Quinquennial Announced

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.01.17

On 5th December, the National Gallery of Australia quietly announced its program for 2017 – so quietly that I (and, I suspect, most other journalists) totally failed to notice the revival of their series of Indigenous Triennials. As these exhibitions...» Read More

 

Michael Nelson Tjakamara in Sydney

Michael Nelson Tjakamara in Sydney

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.07.16

Sydney received a 'royal' visit yesterday as significant as the coincidental coming of the US Vice-President, as Michael Nelson Tjakamara left his Desert home to attend the launch of a Telstra installation of his art in Martin Place. It will...» Read More

 

PILBARA 'JEWEL IN THE CROWN'

PILBARA 'JEWEL IN THE CROWN'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.06.16

At the beginning of May, Western Australia's 29 Aboriginal art centres received the huge boost of the opening of the $8 million East Pilbara Art Centre, home to one of the state’s most successful art groupings, Martumili Artists. We've received...» Read More

 

KOOLMATRIE WINS THE RED OCHRE

KOOLMATRIE WINS THE RED OCHRE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.05.16

The annual awards celebrating the unique artistry and contributions of exceptional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be presented tonight at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House.  These prestigious awards consist of the Red Ochre, a Fellowship and...» Read More

 

HISTORY TO BE MADE THIS WEEKEND

HISTORY TO BE MADE THIS WEEKEND

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.09.15

With the annual Desert Mob show and fair happening this weekend in Alice Springs, many will also be dashing up the Tanami Track to Yuendumu on Sunday to be present at the historic re-opening of the Yuendumu Men's Museum –...» Read More

 

Bungaree wins top museums and galleries award

Bungaree wins top museums and galleries award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.05.15

Mosman Art Gallery has won the top National Award at this year’s Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs) for its contemporary Aboriginal arts project, Bungaree's Farm. The Gallery was also the winner in the Indigenous Project category. Bungaree's Farm –...» Read More