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THE CODE REFRESHED

THE CODE REFRESHED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-09 15:18:51

The recent AGM of the Indigenous Art Code has been singularly unreported by mainstream press. Thank heavens for the specialists like AAD! For we can report a new CEO to replace John Oster and a new Chair to replace Ron...» Read More

 

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-02 12:36:41

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

 

The Martu 'Did it Together'

The Martu 'Did it Together'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-10 17:23:11

Twelve large collaborative desert artworks will go on show at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art next week in a show entitled Martu Art from the Far Western Desert . The Far Western Desert is a region that is commonly described as...» Read More

 

LIFE IMITATES ART IMITATES ART AT SELLERS PRIZE

LIFE IMITATES ART IMITATES ART AT SELLERS PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-25 00:12:01

Announced tomorrow is the lucky winner of the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize for a work or works which confront issues and themes in sport. As an enthusiastic press release puts it: “From fandom to fanaticism, motivation to morality, and...» Read More

 

SOL AND EMILY

SOL AND EMILY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-05 16:07:08

People have been trying to force Emily Kngwarreye's art into baskets familiar to Western art aficionados for years – Abstract Expressionism being the favourite. And then along comes Sol LeWitt, the inventor of the term 'conceptual art' – which has...» Read More

 

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-03-05 11:15:16

An exhibition that brings together Aboriginal artists who work with expanded notions of textile and craft-based tradition will open at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) this Saturday. MAGNT Director, Pierre Arpin said string theory: Focus on contemporary...» Read More

 

PADDY'S PLANE

PADDY'S PLANE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-26 10:25:17

A fourth Qantas aircraft now has Indigenous designs on its body – this time the work of the late, great Paddy Goowoomji Bedford, leader of the Jirrawun group of Gija artists in the East Kimberley. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft is...» Read More

 

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-11-08 09:38:17

Ampilatwatja artist Michelle Holmes has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner as part of this year’s 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 45-year-old artist received 121 votes of the 1781 votes cast for her painting,...» Read More

 

STRING THEORY STRUNG

STRING THEORY STRUNG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-11 12:33:05

It sounds as though we're off into the rarified atmospherics of quantum physics here with an exhibition called String Theory. But Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA for short) curator Glenn Barkley is just toying with his audience in...» Read More

 

Entries flood in to 30th NATSIAA

Entries flood in to 30th NATSIAA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-04-25 09:54:19

The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is in full swing with over 240 entries received from almost every state and territory in the country, all vying for the $40,000 main prize, and a chance for...» Read More

 

COL LAVERTY 26/5/37 to 09/02/13

COL LAVERTY 26/5/37 to 09/02/13

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-13 15:11:18

A huge hole has opened up in the Indigenous art collecting world with the death of Dr Colin Laverty OAM at the age of 75. The gentle giant who, in 1978, was the first in the world to publish his...» Read More

 

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-12 12:11:57

Harry Wedge’s politically and emotionally charged work challenged perceived ideas about contemporary Indigenous art and Indigenous peoples’ experience of living in urban Australia. His aesthetic encompasses stories and humorous anecdotes from his childhood at Erambie Mission at Cowra, in the...» Read More

 

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-05 11:47:02

Jeremy Eccles The Museum of Contemporary Art looks for the young and hopeful in art every Spring – thanks to the Jackson Family sponsorship in memory of their daughter Belinda, who died too young at 29. Curators of Primavera have mainly...» Read More

 

Early Papunya Boards Head Sothebys Australia Aboriginal Art Sale

Early Papunya Boards Head Sothebys Australia Aboriginal Art Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-04 16:17:53

Sotheby’s Australia will hold their first major Aboriginal art sale for the year on Tuesday 5th June 2012 in Melbourne. The sale will consist of 105 lots with an estimate of $1.4-2 million and includes rare artefacts through to early...» Read More

 

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU 1945 - 2012

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU 1945 - 2012

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-14 13:58:40

They keep trying to say that the 40 year old Aboriginal art movement is doomed by the inevitable death if its elders. But just a decade ago, no one had heard of the Yolngu artist, Gulumbu Yunupingu. The then-56 year...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art is Modern

Aboriginal Art is Modern

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-02 14:48:15

The grand re-opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney has confirmed for many the view that the Aboriginal art of today is as contemporary as such trendy names as Hany Armanious, Ah Xian, Rivane Neuenschwander and Christian Marclay...» Read More

 

LOFTY - WAMUD NAMOK

LOFTY - WAMUD NAMOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-12-13 13:51:05

The life and work of the great Bardayal 'Lofty' Nadjamerrek is being celebrated this summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. One immediate challenge to the mind is to wonder how the man known as “the last of...» Read More

 

17th Biennale of Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:33:34

Held every two years, the Biennale of Sydney stages a three-month exhibition, plus a programme of special events, public tours, artist talks, film screenings and international guest lectures across Sydney – and admission to the exhibition and these events is...» Read More

 

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-15 21:09:24

“For better or worse, it is the strangest and most beautiful show of abstract paintings I have seen in a long time”. The Sydney Morning Herald's art critic, Terence Maloon was bemusedly describing his response to the first ever commercial...» Read More

 

Powerful lines and organic forms tell complex stories: first solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia

Powerful lines and organic forms tell complex stories: first solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-02 08:08:40

Utrecht, 1 October 2009 Powerful lines and organic forms that tell complex stories First solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia from October 8 at AAMU The grand retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2006/2007 highlighted the status...» Read More

 

Caruana & Reid congratulates Danie Mellor on a fantastic win and an extraordinarily creative 12 months

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-19 08:01:41

Caruana & Reid congratulates Danie Mellor on a fantastic win and an extraordinarily creative 12 months. Danie will be holding a solo exhibition, A Balance of Power at Elizabeth Bay, from the 30th September till 31st October. Selected Awards Winner: 2009 26th Telstra...» Read More

 

WA  ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

WA ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-12 14:54:53

Fifteen Indigenous artists and one artists collective are nominated for Australia's richest art prizes. They are: Tony Albert (born 1981 Townsville QLD, lives Brisbane QLD)   Lorraine Connelly-Northey (born 1962 Swan Hill VIC, lives Swan Hill VIC)   Timothy Cook (born 1958 Goose Creek, Milikapiti,...» Read More

 

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-10 06:27:03

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy This is an excerpt from the interview which looks at Aboriginal art only. The full interview can be found at the url below. The interview was made in 2006. In the Perspecta exhibition organised by...» Read More

 

Contemporary Aboriginal Art with Danie Mellor

Contemporary Aboriginal Art with Danie Mellor

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-18 09:44:51

This series of lectures will discuss the significance of Aboriginal art in Australia, and its place as a contemporary movement in this country’s cultural landscape. We will focus on the production of the city-based Indigenous artist, their approaches, and...» Read More

 

Tribal art auction yields mixed results

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:24:21

Peter Fish reviews the Sotheby's auction: Retired NSW politician and tribal art buff Richard Jones was as pleased as punch at Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic Art sale at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday. The striking north-east Queensland hardwood rainforest shield...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art left hanging as Sydney auction falters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-22 12:24:33

Reuters reports on the Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale: An auction of Aboriginal art fell far short of pre-sale expectations on Monday as the global financial crisis appeared to halt years of rapid growth, although a shield sold for...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art auction falls short

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-22 12:22:04

Sara Everingham from ABC News reports on the Sotheby's Auction that failed to meet expectations. The highlights (or lowlights) were: Less than half of the work on offer cleared No works reached $1 million dollars The auction only raised $3.6 million If the results of...» Read More

 

Alpha males abandon art sales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:19:54

Dissappointing auction results reported by The Australian: ART adviser Michael Reid calls them the "alpha male business people who need to own more than they want to own". Last night's disappointing Sotheby's art auction result suggests these European-suited, stock market-savvy collectors are...» Read More

 

Convulsions to test tribal art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:12:11

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: With world markets plunging precipitously this week despite unprecedented government handouts worldwide, you could assume quite a few collectors might be reluctant to spend serious money. Yet Sotheby's is certainly anticipating there will be buyers around...» Read More

 

Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-20 11:55:59

Exhibition Previews Location: Kiddell Gallery, London Mon, 22 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tue, 23 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wed, 24 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thu, 25 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Location: Melbourne Fri,...» Read More

 

The head of an organisation representing Indigenous artists in Central Australia says the financial crisis shouldn't stop people buying high-quality Aboriginal art. A charity auction to raise money for health research raised more than 250-thousand Austra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-19 11:52:44

Peter Fish from the Sydney Morning Herald previews tonight's Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday night: With world markets plunging precipitously this week despite unprecedented government handouts worldwide, you could assume quite a...» Read More

 

Collector demonstrates fine art of giving

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-30 03:24:28

The Australian reports on Ann Lewis donating more than 100 works and $500,000 in cash: Arts figures were full of praise for Dr Lewis yesterday after the announcement that she was donating about 130 works by leading Australian contemporary artists to...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation - Bid Now!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 18:14:05

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation's inaugural charity art auction and fundraising dinner was held at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art on 18 September 2008. Close to $300,000 was raised to respond to the request from the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala...» Read More

 

Art Auction for Yolgnu Health

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-19 16:47:30

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation's plans for a Healing Centre at Yirrkala in Arnhemland took a proud step forward last night when well over $300,000 was raised at an auction in the capable hands of Robert Bleakley, ex-boss of Sotheby's. The...» Read More

 

‘Heimat’ at Newcastle Region Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 21:00:53

School of Humanities and Social Science In conjunction with Umulliko Indigenous Research Centre and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery Present Djon Mundine, OAM ‘Heimat’ Friday, 29 August 2008 6pm Newcastle Region Art Gallery Laman St, Newcastle Djon Mundine is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:36:56

A gala benefit to raise funds for the proposed "Rerrantjun Healing centre" Yirrkala, Eastern Arnhem Land. Driven by Artist Banduk Marika and supported by 80 individuals in the Yirrkala community, this Healing centre will address the pressing needs of adolescents and...» Read More

 

Event 18 September 08: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Event 18 September 08: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:31:28

A gala benefit to raise funds for the proposed "Rerrantjun Healing centre" Yirrkala, Eastern Arnhem Land. Driven by Artist Banduk Marika and supported by 80 individuals in the Yirrkala community, this Healing centre will address the pressing needs of adolescents and...» Read More

 

An Exaltation of Barks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-29 07:57:13

Blogger Will Owen writes about the They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection exhibition. Quoted from the post: The book's back matter includes excellent maps that locate the many communities from which these barks were...» Read More

 

Photos from the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard

Photos from the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-07 08:34:05

I've discovered a touring exhibition put together by the Museum of Contemporary Art of photos by one of the hits of the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard. It's in Tassie currently (having originated in Paris!) and goes overseas again...» Read More

 

They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection

They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 01:08:54

Larissa Behrendt reviews the first expanded showing of over 200 bark paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. "If these paintings are sacred, how can they be done for Balanda (Europeans) to buy? The Balanda can buy the painting,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Direct #3

Aboriginal Art Direct #3

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 01:04:18

Edition 3 of AboriginalArtDirect introduces writer Larissa Behrendt who explores the expression of bark paintings and reviews the first expanded showing of over 200 bark paintings donated to the Museum of Contemporary Art by Australian business icon...» Read More

 

Sydeny Biennale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-20 03:03:55

The following Indigenous artists will be appearing at the important Sydeny Biennale, opening on 18th June and running until 7 September: Tommy McRae, Mick Kubarrku, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Gordon Bennett, Tracey Moffatt, Vernon Ah Kee, Destiny Deacon and Richard Bell*.*...» Read More

 

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:14:41

lcaston Gallery is excited to present Pedro Wonaeamirri’s sixth solo exhibition, in conjunction with Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Northern Territory. This body of work confirms this exciting young artist as the leading Tiwi artist of his generation. Including carved figurers, Pukumani...» Read More

 

They are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the MCA’s Arnott’s Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-18 10:46:33

Since the 1950s the practice of bark painting has responded to new contexts and has become increasingly pertinent to the outside world. During this period, the generation of painters most commonly known and admired – some of whom are still working...» Read More

 

Sydney Museum Showcases Aboriginal Bark Painting Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-17 10:44:33

The Museum of Contemporary Art is set to unveil a new exhibition showcasing its collection of rare and significant Aboriginal bark paintings, dating from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. They are Meditating: Bark paintings from the Museum Of Contemporary...» Read More

 

Bedford's retrospective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-11 03:54:47

The Courier-Mail Bedford's retrospective January 11, 2008 Quoted from article: It was sheer chance that the indigenous artist Paddy Bedford's work became known. In 1988 when Tony Oliver, the chief executive officer of the Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation, went to visit his friend Chocolate Thomas...» Read More

 

Paddy Bedford retrospective opens at UQ Art Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-18 02:36:30

The first major solo exhibition of one of Australia’s most respected artists, Paddy Bedford, opens at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday 16 November 2007. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA),...» Read More

 

Paddy Bedford retrospective opens at UQ Art Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-07 03:41:48

The first major solo exhibition of one of Australia's most respected artists, Paddy Bedford, opens at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday, November 16. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. "Mr Bedford...» Read More

 

The Native Born

The Native Born

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-09-20 09:20:00

Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining, Arnhem Land The Native Born is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by distinguished Australian Aboriginal artists from Ramingining, Arnhem Land in northern Australia. Arranged according to six different natural environments found in this region:mangroves (larrtha’puy),...» Read More