STREETS OF PAPUNYA

STREETS OF PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.07.16

It's impossible to see it on the ground. You need to be in the air over Papunya to discover that, rather than being laid out like some white 'burb in the middle of nowhere, this legendary dumping place for desert...» Read More

 

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.12.15

The spate of Aboriginal art publishing seems to have diminished just a tad this year. Which may be no bad thing for avid collectors with limited shelf space! They do all tend to be BIG books. Undoubtedly the must-buy of...» Read More

 

THE IRREPRESSIBLE MRS B

THE IRREPRESSIBLE MRS B

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.06.15

The late Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa – more frequently known as Mrs Bennett or Mrs B – is the latest Aboriginal artist to receive the accolade of a Big Picture Book costing over a hundred dollars ($110 from Macmillan, to be precise)....» Read More

 

'HALF WAY BETWEEN ROTHKO AND POLLOCK'

'HALF WAY BETWEEN ROTHKO AND POLLOCK'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.05.15

The enthusiasm of businessman and art collector Pat Corrigan is undiminished at 82. Having made a motza out of freight forwarding, this nugget of a man has embraced art for 40 years, accumulating 3000 works, 1000 of which have been...» Read More

 

A Lycett for Christmas

A Lycett for Christmas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.12.14

A delightful project has emerged from the National Library in Canberra and the University of Newcastle's Wollotuka Institute of Aboriginal Studies. “True Light and Shade” takes the early 19th Century artworks of that infamous forger Joseph Lycett and sets them...» Read More

 

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 15.04.14

I had arranged to meet Pat Corrigan – Art Collector and Patron, especially of Aboriginal art, at the Art Gallery of NSW at 5 o'clock for a glass of wine and a chat. He was already there when I arrived...» Read More

 

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.02.14

Adrian Newstead is probably uniquely qualified to write a history of that contentious business, the market for Australian Aboriginal art. He may once have planned to be an agricultural scientist, but then he mutated into a craft shop owner, Aboriginal...» Read More