Dr. Gumana, AO 1935-2016

Dr. Gumana, AO 1935-2016

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.05.17

AAD is delighted to offer this eulogy delivered at Gangan Homeland in Arnhemland on 18 January 2017 by Barbara Spencer, former Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Cultural Foundation, as a tribute to the inspirational Dr Gumana. With her partner, the...» Read More

 

Hector Burton

Hector Burton

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.03.17

It is with great regret that AAD reports the death of one of the great men of the APY Lands – Hector Tjupuru Burton: Red Ochre laureate, artist, traditional elder, Christian pastor and polemicist. It has to be recalled that...» Read More

 

MR TIMMS PASSES

MR TIMMS PASSES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.03.17

Senior Gija artist Mr Timms (Ngarrmaliny) passed away unexpectedly last week at Halls Creek, bringing to an end one of The Kimberley's longest and most prestigious art careers. Mr Timms was a founding member and Chairman of Jirrawun Arts, a...» Read More

 

Kudditji Kngwarreye Dies

Kudditji Kngwarreye Dies

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.01.17

Kudditji Kngwarreye died yesterday in Alice Springs after a long illness. Born in the 1920's, Kudditji Kngwarreye was half-brother to the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye (dec. 1996). An Anmatyerre Elder and custodian of many important Dreamings in Utopia, including the...» Read More

 

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