Nyilpirr Spider Snell

Nyilpirr Spider Snell

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.11.16

Artist, dancer, teacher, and latterly, film-star, Nyilpirr Spider Snell has died in Fitzroy Crossing, the Kimberley town he settled in after a desert birth and a working life as a stockman in the 1980s. He was one of the last...» Read More

 

Edward Albee, Art Collector

Edward Albee, Art Collector

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.09.16

News from America that Edward Albee, one the 20th Century's greatest playwrights, has died aged 88. I had the good fortune to meet him six years ago and talk to him - not about playwrighting - but about his art...» Read More

 

SALLY GABORI RETROSPECTIVE

SALLY GABORI RETROSPECTIVE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.05.16

The fascinating career of the late Bentinck Island artist and senior Kaiadilt woman Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (c.1924–2015) is explored in a retrospective exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery from tomorrow. There's a catalogue with illuminating essays, but the best...» Read More

 

DAVID PAGE

DAVID PAGE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.05.16

Tragedy has struck a second time for the Page clan with the death last weekend of David Page, composer, actor and autobiographer. David was the musical heartbeat of Bangarra Dance Theatre, composing scores for 27 of the company’s 35 major...» Read More

 

Ngurratjuta's Physical and Cultural Loss

Ngurratjuta's Physical and Cultural Loss

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.04.16

Between 2013 and 2015 five senior artists from Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre in Alice Springs died. Fellow Hermannsburg artist, Gloria Pannka, says, "It's a loss which is felt both physically and culturally; our generation is fragile and...» Read More

 

THE PASSING OF TWO GREAT LADIES

THE PASSING OF TWO GREAT LADIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.02.16

In recent days, the Australian art world has lost both Jukuja Dolly Snell from Fitzroy Crossing and Jarran Jan Billycan from Bidydanga – two women from deep in the deserts who ended up on the edges of The Kimberley, recording...» Read More

 

DR J.N.GUMBULA

DR J.N.GUMBULA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.09.15

Joseph Neparrnga Gumbula was a generous man. And coming from an influential family – his father, Tom Djawa's art is held in collections around the world - it was inevitable that he would assume a role of teacher in building...» Read More