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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

 

GULPILIL'S COUNTRY

GULPILIL'S COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-11 13:55:17

I've often said that the major problem with the Intervention – and all the hyperventilation about the reported spate of child abuse and domestic violence in remote Aboriginal communities that justified the imposition of its quasi-military rule – was that...» Read More

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-08 13:16:06

So, Hetti Perkins is back with us, refreshed from a sabbatical period post-Art Gallery of NSW, where she used to be the first, and so far only, senior curator of Aboriginal Art. I wonder why they think they can manage...» Read More

 

WINDMILL BOY

WINDMILL BOY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-04 17:53:17

This film is a delightful fable shot in some magical East Kimberley scenery by the masterly Geoff Simpson. And even though the film's conclusion has similarities to the glorious, gritty Samson & Delilah, this is a gentle film in which...» Read More

 

BRINGING THE DESERT TO PERTH

BRINGING THE DESERT TO PERTH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-20 16:50:31

We don’t need a map is a major new exhibition celebrating the distinct and joyful visual language of the Martu and their connection to country. This expansive exhibition, taking place at the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) until January, provides an...» Read More

 

People On Country

People On Country

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-10-16 17:58:52

Do you remember the ending to that great Indigenous film, Samson & Delilah? The damaged couple set up home in the middle of nowhere – a remote outstation where they could live off the country and recover their moral and...» Read More

 

GOING NOWHERE IN TOOMELAH

GOING NOWHERE IN TOOMELAH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-20 12:56:28

The phrases 'Aboriginal time' and “Gone walkabout' are generally uttered with pejorative intent – they're seen as part of the 'failure' of Aboriginal society. But as film director Ivan Sen would say – indeed he did at his film Toomelah's...» Read More

 

BLACK FILM-MAKING

BLACK FILM-MAKING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-13 16:55:26

Two fabulously true-to-life pictures of indigenous life in Australia are currently on offer on the big screen. If it's men and the minimally urban world of the Kimberley you're after – think Wyndham and Halls Creek and salt-pans in between...» Read More

 

art + soul

art + soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-03 05:18:00

art + soul An "insider's" view of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artists. Charismatic curator Hetti Perkins takes us on a journey of ideas and the imagination - revealing the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life...» Read More

 

art + soul - Home And Away

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-08 01:32:53

In this three-part documentary series, Hetti Perkins takes us on a personal journey into the world of Aboriginal art. art + soul, directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), is the powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and...» Read More

 

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-07 12:16:46

Bigger than Ben Hur (which is soon to be at a football stadium near you)! Hetti Perkins, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, turns out to be a gentle, girlish guide...» Read More

 

The Healing Power of Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 02:55:21

What a long weekend of Indigenous art! While I haven't seen the new Indigenous galleries in Canberra, I did dive wholeheartedly into art + soul at the Art Gallery of New South Wales www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au One of the joys of living at...» Read More

 

Joining the dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:30:19

Hetti Perkins helps viewers understand the complexity and diversity of Aboriginal art 'I THINK I initially imagined the series being able to satisfy my simple curiosity about what the dots mean," Hibiscus Films producer Bridget Ikin (An Angel at My Table,...» Read More

 

Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:20:40

KERRY O’BRIEN, PRESENTER: From the inner city to the remotest part of the nation, Australia's contemporary Aboriginal art movement is on the move. A new exhibition in Sydney is showcasing its richness and diversity. Curated by Hetti Perkins, the daughter of the...» Read More

 

Fluid face of art and soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:30:36

HettiI Perkins doesn't like to play favourites, but in the second episode of the new television series Art + Soul, she stands by Fruit Bats, a sculpture by Yorta Yorta artist Lin Onus, to explain its unique appeal. The work...» Read More

 

Curator unveils a triple treat

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-30 23:28:54

Hetti Perkins has put her heart and soul into an exhibition, television series and book about indigenous art, writes Steve Meacham. Like her famous father, the elegantly trouser-suited Hetti Perkins bites her nails and loves soccer. Unlike her famous father -...» Read More

 

JOHN KLUGE DIES

JOHN KLUGE DIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-17 17:57:46

It's quite strange when the one thing you know a man by doesn't get a mention in his obituary! That's happened repeatedly with the late John Kluge – known in Australia virtually only because of his magnificent Aboriginal art collection...» Read More

 

DREAMING FESTIVAL HAS NEW DIRECTOR

DREAMING FESTIVAL HAS NEW DIRECTOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-25 17:18:25

Sam Cook is a member of the Nyikina nation of the western Kimberley and grew up surrounded by the arts. Her career has taken her through performing in music and theatre, literature, visual arts and executive arts management. Sam started...» Read More

 

What a petrol-sniffing Aboriginal boy tells us about Australia today

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-30 13:47:42

Germaine Greer on Samson and Delilah: Some people say they don't get Warwick Thornton's film, Samson and Delilah. And some people who say they do get it, don't. It's a film about an Aboriginal boy who sniffs petrol, and an Aboriginal...» Read More

 

PR and Politics at the 2009 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-25 15:41:28

PR and POLITICS at the 2009 TELSTRA ART AWARDS. THE POWER of PR The fanfare is over and the red carpet has been rolled away for another year. The winners of the 2009 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards are...» Read More

 

Warwick Thornton discusses Samson and Delilah with the WSWS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:46:50

Samson and Delilah writer, director and cinematographer Warwick Thornton spoke with the World Socialist Web Site this month when his film screened at the Message Sticks film festival in Sydney. Thornton, who was born and raised in Alice Springs, Central Australia,...» Read More

 

Samson and Delilah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:37:37

Some might say it is a simple love story, but delve deeper and you will find one of the richest narratives told in Australian cinema. In an isolated community in the central desert of Australia, Delilah (Marissa Gibson) spends the days...» Read More

 

Interview with Warwick Thornton, writer/director of Samson & Delilah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:37:37

Interview with Warwick Thornton, writer/director of Samson & Delilah: Few first-time feature filmmakers are greeted with the kind of accolades bestowed upon Australian director Warwick Thornton, whose triumphant Cannes-selected indigenous drama Samson & Delilah has prompted a gushing response from critics...» Read More

 

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-07 16:36:37

Samson and Delilah, written and directed by Warwick Thornton and shot in central Australia screens at the Cannes Film Festival next week. As quoted from the director: 'Samson & Delilah is a love story, but perhaps not in the traditional sense....» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART AT CANNES!

ABORIGINAL ART AT CANNES!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-01 20:11:33

The Cannes Film Festival will host the world-wide launch of the Aussie film, Samson & Delilah – featuring the great Warlpiri artist, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, in her second film role. Not only the artist, but her art features seriously in...» Read More

 

Finding salvation in film

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-27 18:37:34

Article in The Age about Samson & Delilah director Warwick Thornton. The future film director and writer spent three years skipping school and roaming the streets of Alice Springs, where he was born, some 400 kilometres south of the country of...» Read More

 

Spiral Wind

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-05 03:46:22

From Annandale Galleries: Spiral Wind is the title we have given to the group show of artists from Maningrida to accompany the solo exhibition of Samuel Namunjdja. The title does not refer so much to the content of the works that...» Read More

 

Yilpinji Portfolio Edition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 08:11:08

This is the first time in the history of Australian printmaking that a portfolio of limited edition prints has become available that focus on a unique aspect of Aboriginal culture. Fifteen senior Aboriginal artists have each created a thematic work on...» Read More

 

Financial Times: Rock-Solid Abstracts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-07 06:40:04

Jeremy Eccles, Financial Times (UK) 7 September 2007 “Are you ready for London?” Apolline Kohen asks artist Samuel Namunjdja. “What time we going?” is his eager response about a visit that is still a month away. Time has an elastic quality out...» Read More

 

Joel Fine Art Important Australian & International Art 26 March 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-03-26 03:25:32

Joel Fine Art, Important Australian & International Art auction, 26 March 2007, sold over 80% of its lots for a total of...» Read More