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

 

Leah Purcell Wins Prize for Playwriting & Book of the Year

Leah Purcell Wins Prize for Playwriting & Book of the Year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.05.17

Leah Purcell has been awarded the Nick Enright Prize for Playwrighting ($30,000) in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and also the Book of the Year ($10,000), for The Drover's Wife. It's hoped that the play (which ran at Sydney's Belvoir...» Read More

 

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS HAZELHURST WOP

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS HAZELHURST WOP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.05.17

On Friday, Sutherland Shire Council announced Torresian Brian Robinson from Cairns as the winner of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017 for his work entitled 'Land Sea Sky – Charting our place in the universe' (2016). Brian Robinson has...» Read More

 

2017 NATSIAAs

2017 NATSIAAs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.04.17

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is excited to announce that 66 artists have been selected from 300 entries to be part of the country's most prestigious national Indigenous art awards, the Telstra National Aboriginal and...» 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

 

DESERT MOBBED

DESERT MOBBED

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.09.16

Author: Jeremy Eccles Why have I never been before??? I've experienced both the NATSIAAs/Telstras in Darwin frequently and CIAF in Cairns occasionally – both important gatherings of the Indigenous art clans, where new art is seen and sold, where remote...» Read More

 

THE ANNIVERSARY NATSIAAs

THE ANNIVERSARY NATSIAAs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.08.16

It's a big anniversary year for the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards - aka The Telstras. As Luke Scholes, the newish Curator of Aboriginal Art & Material Culture points out, 2016 celebrates 40 years of Aboriginal Land...» Read More