THAT BIG FELLAR UP THERE

THAT BIG FELLAR UP THERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.06.17

“That Big Fellar.....” is none other than the Southern Cross, the 5 stars that grace the sky in the Southern Hemisphere, and feature on our national flag (or flags, if you're a devotee of the Eureka flag). Well, that's what...» Read More

 

JASPER JONES

JASPER JONES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.03.17

Is this new Australian film an Aboriginal film? It's a good question. For it's named after the “mixed race outcast” (played by Aaron McGrath from the excellent 'Gods of Wheat Street' and 'The Secret River' on TV) and is directed...» Read More

 

CLEVERMAN

CLEVERMAN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.05.16

“There's less and less being made unless it's a superhero movie”, complained the Aussie director Jocelyn Moorehouse (The Dressmaker, Proof, etc) in the SMH last week. Well that's the opposite of the view taken by tyro Indigenous film-maker Ryan Griffen,...» Read More

 

PUTUPARRI AND THE RAINMAKERS

PUTUPARRI AND THE RAINMAKERS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.09.15

“The documentary is an astonishing ten-year labour of love by film-maker Nicole Ma, documenting the fragile line by which endangered Indigenous cultures are passed from one generation to the next. The fragility of this slender thread has been observed in...» Read More

 

DARWIN – THE BIGGER PICTURE

DARWIN – THE BIGGER PICTURE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.08.15

This is how I began my first, impressionistic report from the Telstra Prizes last week: “Bold' was the word that kept springing to mind as I viewed the 2015 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the NATSIAAs) in...» Read More

 

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO GO!

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO GO!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.07.15

For $500 or more you could earn yourself an original water-colour from Hermannsberg and help to complete a documentary film about that school of painting, about the life of its founder, Albert Namatjira, and about joys and tensions of a...» Read More

 

ROTHWELL'S RADICAL RESOLUTION

ROTHWELL'S RADICAL RESOLUTION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.02.15

It's increasingly important to read The Australian newspaper for an understanding of Indigenous affairs. For the culture that Aboriginal Art Directory readers care about emerges only from the conditions in which remote Aboriginal elders and artists live. A recent series...» Read More