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

 

Cadel Evans Last Ride

Cadel Evans Last Ride

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.01.15

Who can't remember the 2011 Tour de France, and the pride and inspiration that arose in us all when Cadel Evans stood on the winner's podium? For though Cadel had a successful career in cycling, he had only come to...» Read More

 

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.12.14

When I first arrived in Australia, an early writing commission was to preview the expat playwright Ray Matthew's wonderful outback play, 'Spring Song'. It captured country values and setting perfectly – so well, in fact, that he was whisked off...» Read More