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DOOM & GLOOM??

DOOM & GLOOM??

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-11-26 09:47:24

The Australian newspaper's galumphing headline writers had a field-day last Friday with their ultra-bold claim: 'Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi’s demise echoes the fate of Aboriginal art'. The obituary continued in the words of pallbearer Nicolas Rothwell: “The high-end market for traditional...» Read More

 

2014 Redland Art Prize Goes to Margaret Loy Pula

2014 Redland Art Prize Goes to Margaret Loy Pula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-10-16 13:01:39

Margaret Loy Pula wins another - this time with the 2014 Redland Art Award for her artwork, Anatye (Bush Potato), selected from 250 entries and 49 finalists. Margaret Loy Pula is the daughter of Kathleen Petyarre and niece of Wynne Prize...» Read More

 

Painting is the Skin of the World

Painting is the Skin of the World

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-31 17:36:04

“Painting is the Skin of the World.” Robert Motherwell Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula said: “When you sit down without a painting, you are lonely”. These simple words from two giants of art speak volumes of what painting meant to them. Motherwell, a New York...» Read More

 

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-05 18:19:07

Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Diversity in the Desert. It has been said that her work “enabled the flowering of a whole new generation of Aboriginal artists”. My first experience of Emily was at Alice Springs airport about 20 years ago. Wandering...» 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

 

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-02-04 13:43:13

The following article originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Art Guide Australia (link below). The author is Henry F Skerritt. Reproduced with permission. In his recent compendium, How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art, Ian McLean observes...» Read More

 

UTOPIA?

UTOPIA?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-22 17:07:49

The persistent, heart-on-his-sleeve John Pilger is back again with, I think, his third film on Australia's total failure to achieve a solution to “the Aboriginal problem”. From the era of disease and massacre via assimilation times to The Intervention,...» Read More

 

Jeremy Eccles

Jeremy Eccles

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-01 00:04:01

Jeremy Eccles has written for the AAD since its inception, and loves the opportunity to share his experience of the Indigenous cultural world with its dedicated audience. A migrant from Margaret Thatcher's Britain, Jeremy first encountered Australia's Aborigines at the...» Read More

 

Artwork Auction to raise funds for Emily Museum

Artwork Auction to raise funds for Emily Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-23 15:47:14

Hundreds of art lovers attended the official opening of the Emily Museum by the Hon Richard Alston on 6th May, each celebrating the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The Emily Museum will exhibit ever-changing displays from its collection of more than...» Read More

 

THE EMILY MUSEUM

THE EMILY MUSEUM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-07 14:01:02

An event of national significance occurs on Monday (May 6th) with the opening of The Emily Museum in the inauspicious setting of a converted factory in a back street in Cheltenham, the Melbourne suburb. It's not the right place –...» Read More

 

EMILY ON SALE

EMILY ON SALE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-18 23:26:40

It's a fascinating time for the reputation of the great Emily Kngwarreye. Some time in May a whole museum is opening in Melbourne dedicated to her works from the collection of Hank Ebes, a major dealer during the later years...» 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

 

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-01-04 17:20:04

It often seems to be the case that great Australian achievements need the validation of overseas approval. But the fact that 'Utopia : The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye' was a vast tribute in 2008 to the Aboriginal artist conceived...» Read More

 

PAPUNYA TULA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH

PAPUNYA TULA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-17 11:55:35

Alice Springs is in party mode this weekend as Papunya Tula Artists (PTA) celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1972, just one year after Aboriginal Desert painting had started at the 'prison camp' that was the government settlement...» Read More

 

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-20 17:18:43

Margaret Loy Pula has won this year's Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, an award that commemorates the life and work of Frederick George Waterhouse, the first curator of the emerging South Australian Museum when it opened in January 1862, with...» Read More

 

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-10 12:49:45

“I am thrilled with the art we have put together for this auction”, asserts Crispin Gutteridge, Head of Aboriginal Art at auction house Deutscher and Hackett. “It is the finest group of works yet to be auctioned by us in...» Read More

 

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS GATHERING IN WINNIPEG

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS GATHERING IN WINNIPEG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-31 12:18:53

One of the largest collections of Indigenous art ever assembled is being shown at galleries throughout Winnipeg in Canada. There are around 60 pieces of art included in Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, created by 34 diverse artists. "Since...» Read More

 

THE DESERT COMES TO ADELAIDE

THE DESERT COMES TO ADELAIDE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-24 11:53:07

The Art Gallery of SA has organised its second big exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Desert, showing until the end of January and accompanied by a big catalogue. It's a very generous and gentle introduction to the art that...» Read More

 

Big Crocs, Big Trucks and Big Magnets in Oz Read More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/10/big-crocs-big-trucks-and-big-magnets-in-oz/#ixzz143WfTf8t

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-22 03:56:10

A thousand miles from any ocean, Alice Springs is the biggest outpost in the Outback. It is a major hub for Aboriginal or indigenous artists who travel from their desert communities to sell their works. Aboriginal art took millennia to...» Read More

 

in black and white: more on the orientation of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-15 02:55:43

Thanks to Helen Vivian’s detective work, I was fascinated to read how the London-based Frieze had reviewed Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition at the (then) new National Art Centre Tokyo, while on tour...» Read More

 

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-03 19:28:19

Prototype, precedent, templet, archetype, scantling, paradigm...so reads my Roget's Thesaurus – which I think gives you the drift of my thinking regarding the importance of recent events in Canberra. No – not on the Hill, where Tony Abbott seems determined not...» Read More

 

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-10 18:34:45

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE After three years of preparation, the old butcher's shop in Lindsay Avenue on Alice Springs' Eastside is reopening as the Muk Muk Gallery. Appropriately, the new gallery has a brand new artist on show – Margaret Loy...» Read More

 

Desert Art from Utopia

Desert Art from Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-28 00:54:58

Opening, Wednesday, 28 July, 5:00pm DACOU (Dreaming Art Centre of Utopia) and Monash Southern Health have developed a fundraising initiative in bringing indigenous contemporary art from the Central Desert to a major public hospital in Melbourne. An exhibition of works by...» Read More

 

Utopian Art on display in Tamworth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-09 22:36:12

Today on Breakfast, we discovered more about the art of the Utopian community which is located in the Northern Territory. A local exhibition opened over the weekend, and you too have the chance to experience the incredible storytelling that happens...» Read More

 

Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 21:55:33

Event Name: Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition Event Organization: Shalom Gamarada Event Date: Sunday, 27 June 2010 - Sunday, 4 July 2010 Event Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm Event Venue: Caspary Conference Centre, Shalom College, Barker St Kensington Cost: Free Description: Shalom Gamarada supports scholarships for indigenous...» Read More

 

Gloria Petyarre attending her solo exhibition in Melbourne

Gloria Petyarre attending her solo exhibition in Melbourne

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-26 17:38:32

Gloria Petyarre Attending Her Exhibition Opening Dacou Gallery Melbourne 1 July to August Opening, Thursday, 1 July, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Gloria Petyarre will be proudly attending her nephew’s gallery for her latest solo exhibition, at DACOU (Dreaming Art Centre of Utopia), Middle Park,...» Read More

 

Kudditji Kngwarreye - capturing the light and colours of Utopia

Posted by Kate Owen Gallery & Studio | 2010-06-25 12:08:56

We warmly invite you to see the latest and most exquisite body of works by one of Utopia’s master painters… KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE Kudditji’s Dreamings have profoundly evolved into extraordinary juxtaposed colour fields – startling in both composition and hue. Harsh or...» Read More

 

Art Can Change Lives - Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-19 00:06:21

This years Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal Art Exhibition promises to be even more exciting with some new discoveries in Aboriginal Art to be displayed. For those of you who are not familiar with the exhibition profit from all art...» Read More

 

Judy Watson to Exhibit at Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:59:25

In a huge coup for Shalom Gamarada's sixth annual Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition, it has been announced that internationally renowned contemporary Indigenous artist Judy Watson will, for the first time, exhibit at the show -­‐ which runs from 27th...» Read More

 

Shalom Gamarada Aboriginal Art Exhibition and Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:34:09

Shalom Gamarada supports scholarships for indigenous medical students with its annual exhibition and auction of Australia's biggest range of indigenous artwork. Judy Watson will exhibit with other acclaimed artists including Regina Wilson, Weaver Jack, Jan Billican and Shorty Jangala Robertson. Feature installations...» Read More

 

Utopia Colour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 17:55:46

McCulloch & McCulloch & Salt Contemporary Art invite you to attend Utopia Colour: an exhibition of vibrant Eastern Desert paintings by Minnie Pwerle, Molly Pwerle, Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Freddy Pwerle, Lizzie Pwerle & Katie Morgan. For...» Read More

 

A legend is lost - aboriginal artist Greeny Purvis Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 03:32:30

On Monday 3rd May, an aboriginal legend was lost. Greeny Purvis Petyarre, a man of prestige and honour, an aged boss man of Alhalkere country in Utopia passed away at the Alice Springs hospital. I'd like to make this an...» Read More

 

"Parisian perspectives on Australian Art", an article by Rosemary Willink

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-01 23:04:54

An important question facing European galleries today is: how to exhibit contemporary indigenous works, whose inspiration is not founded on the western tradition, and present these works to a European audience. Australian art is visible in France both in museums...» Read More

 

Australasian Arts Projects Presents The Utopia Story The art and artists of Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-19 12:20:33

Australasian Arts Projects is a regionally focused arts production company, newly established to entertain, inform and educate the general public about art, artists and artistic practice. Initially based in Singapore, Australasian Arts Projects is delighted to present its first event...» Read More

 

The Ngal Sisters: Painting Country

The Ngal Sisters: Painting Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-15 13:17:07

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art presents an exhibition of paintings by the prominent Ngal sisters from the Utopia region of the Northern Territory. Angelina, Kathleen and Poly Ngal depict their country, Aharlper, each in an individual painting style with a focus...» Read More

 

Big Artwork Sale at Mbantua Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-27 13:54:58

From Mbantua Gallery: Yesterday we launched an artwork sale in the gallery - 30 pieces of art have been marked down (some by more than 50%) as a way to clear out some stock and make way for new art in...» Read More

 

GEORGE WARD TJUNGARRAYI

GEORGE WARD TJUNGARRAYI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-18 09:49:22

It's been a bad time for Aboriginal art – far too many deaths of the Old People have occurred, the artists who often saw no white people until their maturity and are painting the deserts and their stories first hand....» Read More

 

McCulloch's Aboriginal Art @ Flinders 2010: A Summer Exhibition from The Lands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-09 10:55:40

A wide variety of more than 55 new and vibrant Aboriginal artworks as well as baskets, books, jewellery and more from the APY Lands, Utopia, Kintore, Yuendumu, the Canning Stock Route and the Tiwi Islands. Opening drinks: Thurs. Feb 18 6-8pm Curators...» Read More

 

McCulloch's Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary 2010: The Summer Show

McCulloch's Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary 2010: The Summer Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-07 14:26:28

Celebrating the colours of summer, this new exhibition showcases art from Australia’s newest and most dynamic desert art producing regions. Including work from the APY Lands, Western Desert, Spinifex Country, The Martu and Utopia....» Read More

 

THE MET ADMITS ABORIGINAL ART

THE MET ADMITS ABORIGINAL ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-20 18:40:07

New York's mighty Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of those institutions that take to new trends at what might (before global warming) have been called glacial speed! So the appearance of a 14-canvas showing of Aboriginal art is both...» Read More

 

Kwementyay Stockman passed away

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-29 04:20:08

We have sadly confirmed that Utopia artist Kwementyay* Stockman was killed in a single vehicle roll over on Saturday 21st November 2009. Kwementyay was one of few young high profile aboriginal artists with what seemed a bright future ahead of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery opens in West Hollywood

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery opens in West Hollywood

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-22 07:31:12

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce it's second location in West Hollywood, CA. Their opening night which was held on September 24th, 2009 proved to be a great success and the gallery will be featuring an exhibition...» Read More

 

Jeannie Petyarre: Medicine Leaves

Jeannie Petyarre: Medicine Leaves

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-22 03:46:51

Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in c.1951 on the Boundary Bore Outstation of Utopia, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia. She is the sister to well known artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre, Evelyn Pultara, Rosemary Petyarre and Anna Price Petyarre. Her...» Read More

 

Discovery of new genius Desert Artist: Lena Pwerle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-13 17:36:45

Yesterday Tim Jennings, the general manager of Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum in Alice Springs announced what he termed as "yet another artist genius from Utopia'. “The Soakages exhibition we have on display is a milestone for Australian art. The work...» 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

 

Bush Berry Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 15:57:36

Bush Berry Dreaming 14th - 18th September 2009 9am - 5pm Opening night drinks: 17th September 2009 6pm - 8pm RSVP essential Smith & Hall Gallery 53-59 Great Buckingham Street Redfern NSW 2016 Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun...» Read More

 

Moriah students meet top Aboriginal artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 17:58:52

Sydney’s Moriah College students met acclaimed Aboriginal artist Barbara Weir who was Artist in Residence at the school last week prior to their drive to assist needy Aboriginal children living in remote areas. The artist shared her life story with the...» Read More

 

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-15 18:53:02

Acclaimed Utopia artist, Ada Bird Petyarre, well known for the breast paint-ups of her Awelye (body paint designs) and for Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard) paintings, passed away peacefully on Sunday 28th June. Famous for her bubbly personality, Ada was the...» Read More

 

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-15 22:51:12

Celebrated Utopia artist, Gloria Petyarr has become the first Australian artist commissioned by Hermes, the swanky international fashion house based in Paris. Gloria's Leaf design was selected by Hermes for their 2009 collection, and has just been released internationally. The design...» 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

 

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

 

Emily's creation finds new home in Alice

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-01 18:00:49

From ABC News: The family of one of Australia's most celebrated Indigenous artists gathered today to witness the return of one of her paintings to central Australia. Emily Kngwarreye painted Earth's Creation at Utopia, 220 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs, in 1994,...» Read More

 

Gloria Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-16 14:02:26

Gloria Petyarre is one of the most successful indigenous artists from Utopia, a region 270kms northeast from Alice Springs. Gloria’s seven sisters are also artists, such as the well-known Kathleen Petyarre, Nancy Petyarre, Violet Petyarre and Ada Bird. Like...» Read More

 

'EARTH'S CREATION' IN ALICE

'EARTH'S CREATION' IN ALICE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-29 14:44:10

The painting that briefly set the record for Aboriginal art, and still holds the record for a painting by an Australian woman – Emily Kngwarreye's 'Earth's Creation' – is now on show in Alice Springs. During the 2007 peak in Aboriginal...» Read More

 

The shock of the old

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-14 08:04:24

The major auction houses are offering the strongest catalogues of Aboriginal art since indigenous paintings found their way from Turkey Creek to the mainstream. Names such as Rover Thomas and Emily Kame Kngwarreye excite the art market as much as Brack,...» Read More

 

One Country - Atnwengerrp  THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

One Country - Atnwengerrp THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-13 12:12:02

The works by the late Minnie Pwerle captivated the art world. Together, Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle create the magic that is in the forefront of contemporary art today – works from the artists of Utopia, Central...» Read More

 

ARCHIBALD/WYNNE PRIZES GET A BIT INDIGENOUS

ARCHIBALD/WYNNE PRIZES GET A BIT INDIGENOUS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-06 08:59:21

The important annual Wynne Prize for landscape painting – handed out today at noon by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trustees – is getting more and more indigenous. This year 7 of the 30 acceptances are by Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Art of the emu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-10 12:41:22

An extensive and unique collection of work from Aboriginal artist Kudditji Kngwarreye is on display at Burrinja. Kudditji hails from the Northern Territory's Utopia community. He was one of the first established male artists from the region. Burrinja Visual Arts Co-ordinator Tilla...» Read More

 

Morgan Sisters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 05:41:48

Two sisters from Utopia, who share the same Country and Dreamings, yet possess very individual and beautiful forms of...» Read More

 

Collecting Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-26 11:29:55

Described by renowned Australian art critic, Robert Hughes, as belonging to ‘the world’s last great art movement’, collectors of art from this extraordinary ancient but vibrant living culture have, in recent years, fuelled a boom in sales. Prices at auction...» Read More

 

Evelyn Pultara

Evelyn Pultara

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:38:36

Evelyn Pultara was born during the outbreak of World War II at Woodgreen Station, the cattle property adjoining Utopia Station and has now become a senior custodian for her Dreaming the bush yam. She began painting traditional bush tucker and...» Read More

 

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-26 11:45:00

Of the key (white) facilitators of the Aboriginal art movement, only Geoffrey Bardon has ensured his own immortality via assiduous publication. And his reputation is based on just 12 months effort between the school wall painting at Papunya and his...» Read More

 

Poly Ngal

Poly Ngal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-15 04:08:28

Currently amongst the most senior custodians of her country Arparra, in the heart of Utopia, 250 kms North East of Alice Springs, Poly Ngal shares with her sisters, Kathleen Ngal, and Angelina responsibility as keepers of its cultural...» Read More

 

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-03 14:18:29

Pintupu artist Patrick Tjungurrayi has taken out the richest indigenous art prize in the country - the new WA Indigenous Art Award, established last year at $50,000 for the national prize, and $10,000 for a WA winner. June Walkutjukurr Richards...» Read More

 

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-19 03:06:40

Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun painting in 1990 she was living in the Eastern Desert region surrounding Utopia. Based on the native plants of her homeland and her...» Read More

 

Across the desert Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-12 16:50:43

Across the Desert: Aboriginal batik from Central Australia celebrates the emergence of a dynamic art form and the genesis of Aboriginal women’s art practice in five distinct desert communities – Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Utopia, Yuendumu and Kintore (Walungurru). Each...» Read More

 

Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia

Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-07 01:19:15

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: Desert Stories Featuring recognised and second generation artists from Utopia and Ikuntji, Warlukurlangu and Papunya Tula Art Centres, including weaves from Nyoongah bush sculptor Janine McAullay Bott. View Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia...» Read More

 

Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 00:19:06

Anna Petyarre from the Utopia region, shows her latest paintings. David Wroth, Japingka director who has recently spent time with Anna as she painted, says of her work: "Anna maintains a classic Anmatyerre style, representing her ancestral country with finely...» Read More

 

Women's Law

Women's Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-24 23:44:31

Japingka is celebrating the arrival of Spring and the associated rebirth of colour in the desert country by dedicating both of its gallery exhibition spaces to outstanding works by 12 Australian Indigenous women artists from the remote west of Australia...» Read More

 

Ada Bird Petyarre

Ada Bird Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-21 02:40:16

Ada Bird Petyarre emerged as a seminal participant in the ‘Summer Project’ organized by the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association CAAMA in 1988. This workshop was to play a vital role in introducing women into what was, at the time,...» Read More

 

Exhibition September 08: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Utopia’s Modern Women Collection, Bondi Beach Australia

Exhibition September 08: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Utopia’s Modern Women Collection, Bondi Beach Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-05 10:03:45

The Utopia's Modern Women Collection was assembled by the past Director of Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane. It is a broad curatorial framework representing their reference of indigenous readings of the Australian Landscape. These paintings are by both well-known and emerging...» Read More

 

Julie Pungata and Mary Ngala Jones

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 06:40:54

Eastern Desert Art has recently acquired the work of two local painters who paint the Dreaming – Bush Plum of their Ancestors. Julie Pungata and Mary Ngala Jones are talented painters who live permanently in the heart of the Bush on...» Read More

 

Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:18:54

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Mt Liebig (Watiyawanu) in Central Australia. Featuring Works by Various Artists including Jeannie Mills Pwerl Janelle Stockman Greeny Purvis Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri This is...» Read More

 

Tjukurrpa Arts presents Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Tjukurrpa Arts presents Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:16:54

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Mt Liebig (Watiyawanu) in Central Australia. Featuring Works by Various Artists including Jeannie Mills Pwerl Janelle Stockman Greeny Purvis Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri This is...» Read More

 

Emily's art return home after dream run

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:45:47

James Massola from the Canberra Times lets readers in the ACT know that the Emily Kngwarreye exhibition is returning to Canberra: After a ground-breaking tour of Japan that took in Osaka and Tokyo, Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye is...» Read More

 

Emily's art return home after dream run

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-13 12:37:35

James Massola reports on the Emily Kngwarreye Japan tour, and its last stop, Canberra: After a ground-breaking tour of Japan that took in Osaka and Tokyo, Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye is coming to Canberra. The exhibition, which will open...» Read More

 

Utopia Collection 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 00:00:00

The second part of Japingka Gallerys 2008 coverage of Utopia artists-includes work by Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Kathleen Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre, Abie Loy Kemarre and June Bird. The Utopia artists are recognised for their subtle colour and sophisticated constructs that...» Read More

 

Mount Leibig and Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-07 02:03:12

Following on from a Sell-out Show in London, Senior Watiyawanu (Mount Liebig - 325 kms west of Alice Springs) Artist, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri is headlining an Exhibition of new works from his Community at Japingka Gallery. At around 85...» Read More

 

Utopia Collection 2 - Gallery2

Utopia Collection 2 - Gallery2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-07 01:51:02

The second part of Japingka Gallery's 2008 coverage of Utopia artists-includes work by Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Kathleen Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre, Abie Loy Kemarre and June Bird. The Utopia artists are recognised for their subtle colour and sophisticated constructs that...» Read More

 

Artists from the Utopia and Watiyawanu Regions in Central Austraila

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 02:18:43

Just a gentle reminder for those who missed out on seeing us at Elwood Community Centre in June, Tjukurrpa Arts is holding an Exhibition of new works by various artists from the Utopia and Watiyawanu Regions in Central Austraila. ...» Read More

 

Melbourne Art Fair 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 07:45:14

Melbourne Art Fair is the leading art fair and public exposition in the Asia Pacific region and one of Australia's most significant exhibitions of contemporary visual art. Established in 1988, the Melbourne Art Fair is held biennially at the historic Royal...» Read More

 

Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-16 03:32:36

Patron: Her Excellency the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Featured Artworks Yuendumu, Bidyadanga, Peppimenarti, Maningrida, Utopia, Spinifex, Papunya Tula and other communities Featured Artists Shorty Jangala Robertson and Shane Pickett The exhibition will be officially opened by The Chancellor of...» Read More

 

Cowboy Loy Pwerl, Bush Turkey Dreaming, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2007

Cowboy Loy Pwerl, Bush Turkey Dreaming, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-15 05:51:25

This exhibition showcases recent paintings by the remarkable family of four talented artists from Iylenty (also known as Mosquito Bore), Utopia: Nancy Kunoth Petyarr (1934-), her daughter Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray (1961-), son-in-law, Elizabeth's husband, Cowboy Loy Pwerl (1941-), and his...» Read More

 

Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye - The National Art Center, Tokyo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:51:26

Some beautiful works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye and a review of exhibition 'Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye' by Scott Rothstein from Art Found Out. Quoted from the post: The galleries in The National Art Center, Tokyo are cavernous. The spaces...» Read More

 

Tjukurrpa Arts One Day Only Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-16 13:49:26

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Watiyawanu in Central Australia Prices starting from $50.00 This is an exclusive opportunity to purchase this significant works by Indigenous artists of...» Read More

 

Japan takes Emily to heart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-02 09:11:05

Russell Skelton from the Sydney Morning Herald talks about the impact Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye is having, both in Japan and on Australian Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:31:42

Media Release 27 May 2008 Dick Bett AM curates Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art Auckland’s art lovers are gearing up for an exhibition of some of the finest Aboriginal art the city has ever seen. Between 5 and 14 June, the exhibition...» Read More

 

Utopia discoveries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-29 05:25:27

Utopia Discoveries explores the diverse art practices of this region – from the internationally recognised Gloria Petyarre and Barbara Weir to the emerging talents of Emily and Galya Pwerle. Drawing upon customs of bush medicine and womens’ ceremonies this exhibition...» Read More

 

The Power of Place - Paintings and Artefacts from the Eastern Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-15 23:56:35

The Power of Place ends this week. Paintings and Artefacts from the Eastern Desert ENDS THIS SUNDAY 20th April, 2008. Be sure not to miss this celebration of Land seen through the art of the Anmatyarr and Alyawarr people of the Eastern Desert,...» Read More

 

Utopia Collection 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-04 00:00:00

Small and subtle works by selected artists of the Utopia homelands, displaying the diversity and finely tuned skills of this strong group of women artists. The exhibition includes works by Jeannie Mills, Patsy Long Kemarre, Judy Purvis Kngwarreye, Jedda Kngwarreye,...» Read More

 

Wynne Prize Finalists

Wynne Prize Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-07 00:35:14

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art congratulates the following artists as finalists in this year's Wynne Prize for Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Michael Mcwilliams, Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and Sisters, Angelina Ngal and Kathleen Ngal. Angelina is also the...» Read More

 

The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide

The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 04:34:59

The Power of Place: Paintings and Artefacts from the Eastern Desert is currently showing at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. The exhibition is a celebration of the land – a vibrant spiritual landscape – seen through the art of the...» Read More

 

Feast for the Senses dinner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 09:15:19

Yirrkala Aboriginal community in East Arnhem Land will benefit from a third Feast for the Senses dinner at NG Art Gallery's Mission Restaurant & Bar in Sydney's Chippendale on Tuesday. In association with the gallery's Utopia Revisited exhibition (until March...» Read More

 

Emily finally gets a stage as big as her paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:48:01

Article in the Australian about the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan. Quoted from the article: Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye opened this week at the National Museum of Art in Osaka and in late May will move to the...» Read More

 

Kudditji Kngwarreye Artist Slideshow

Kudditji Kngwarreye Artist Slideshow

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-29 00:56:48

The Kudditji Kngwarreye Artist Slideshow was the first Aboriginal Art Directory eAlert to be released to the Aboriginal Art Directory mailing list. Born in the 1920's, Kudditji Kngwarreye is the brother of the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye (dec.1996)....» Read More

 

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-25 02:58:34

A beautiful and interesting post from ibonito blog 2007 about the National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi. Quoted from the post: I saw that they have another exhibition coming up: the works of the acclaimed (but unpronounceable) Australian Aboriginal artist Emily...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art goes Overseas: 3 Contintents, 3 Exhibitions

Aboriginal Art goes Overseas: 3 Contintents, 3 Exhibitions

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-02-19 09:19:24

The intercontinental trio are the first big commercial showing of Aboriginal Art on barks in London, courtesy of Josh Lilley Fine Art September-October 2007; the imminent opening of Utopia - The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye in Osaka, Japan...» Read More

 

Painting meets medicine for healing dream in country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-17 10:40:14

Sydney Morning Herald preview of Utopia Revisited exhibition. Quoted from article: After establishing the Aboriginal Benefit Foundation in 2005 and funding small-scale indigenous health and welfare projects, the Aboriginal art specialist and gallery owner has set a goal of raising $1 million...» Read More

 

Utopia Revisited

Utopia Revisited

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-09 11:35:25

NG Art Gallery is hosting 'a women's' only exhibition to coincide loosely with International Women's Day on Saturday 8 March. A number of established indigenous artists will show their work in 'Utopia Revisited' to be opened by Her Excellency Professor...» Read More

 

Utopia Revisited exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-09 11:22:46

NG Art Gallery in association with Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Dacou Gallery, Gallery Australis and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art present ’Utopia Revisited’ Exhibition to opened by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales Tuesday 12 February...» Read More

 

2008: The year in preview

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-03 06:35:39

2008: The year in preview Cristoph Mark Daily Yomiuri Quoted from article: Shifting to another Commonwealth nation, The Yomiuri Shimbun will sponsor an exhibition of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, an Australian Aborigine artist whose impressive but short career (only about six years between her first...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Summer Awelye 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-20 02:29:31

Sydney Morning Herald Stroke of genius as unseen Emilys go on display Louise Schwartzkoff December 20, 2007 Quoted from the article: For 15 years, the Holt family kept a million-dollar painting by one of Australia's most successful Aboriginal artists rolled up in a storeroom on...» Read More

 

Yapa Dreaming

Yapa Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-05 13:36:47

Monday 3 December and Sunday 9 December Galerie Yapa, Morteza Esmaili The Yapa Gallery invites you to discover the painting of Australian central desert in the presence of the artists : Nancy Petyarre Margaret Lewis Napangardi Abie Loy Kemarre Galerie YAPA Morteza Esamaili 18 Rue Saint Roch 75001 Paris...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists in vibrant fashion collaboration

Aboriginal artists in vibrant fashion collaboration

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-28 06:11:08

Catherine Manuell Design has just announced a sensational collaboration with celebrated Aboriginal artists Amy (Jirwullurr) Johnson, Evelyn Pultara and Maureen (Murrarngulu) Thompson. Together they have created a range of extraordinary looking luggage and fashion accessories, available from October this year....» Read More

 

Arts aborigènes d'Australie

Arts aborigènes d'Australie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-28 05:56:49

Arts aborigènes d'Australie » Suite aux grèves de Novembre, nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter au Vernissage le 6 décembre 2007 à 18h Exposition jusqu’au 12 Janvier 2008 En première mondiale, je vous invite à découvrir les œuvres de trois peintres...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald Breakaway auction house packs 'em in

Sydney Morning Herald Breakaway auction house packs 'em in

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-26 02:56:31

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald about art auctioneer Deutscher and Hackett and a preview of Lawson-Menzies's Aboriginal art sale in Kensington in August 2007, with the highlight being Emily Kngwarreye's Earth's Creation, a 6.3-metre wide riot of densely...» Read More

 

Utopia dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-01 03:46:38

Almost 50 paintings are on display in the exhibit "New Works From Utopia" at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Downtown gallery SPACE, as part of the Trust's "Australia Festival," a six-week celebration of contemporary and indigenous performing and visual arts from...» Read More

 

Utopia dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-28 03:51:29

Utopia, located 270km northeast of Alice Springs on the eastern perimeter of the Western Desert "bloc" next to the traditional land of the Eastern Anmatyarre and Alyawarre people. It was named by the first white settlers in 1927 and occupies...» Read More

 

NYC: Gallery Reception - Utopia Aboriginal Exhibition

NYC: Gallery Reception - Utopia Aboriginal Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-07-11 01:23:32

Details on "NYC: Gallery Reception - Utopia Aboriginal Exhibition" Advance, the American Australian Association and Robert Steele Gallery invite members to a special reception to view the Australian Aboriginal art exhibition New Work From Utopia. Named by German settlers immigrating to...» Read More

 

Artists of Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-06-15 00:00:00

Utopia artists continue to produce some of the most innovative and diverse artworks currently produced in the Central Desert. As senior artists pass away, the tradition is constantly invigorated by new artists stepping up to maintain the quality of painting...» Read More

 

Utopia and Beyond 2007 Aboriginal Desert Art from East to West

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-06-11 11:30:09

Utopia and Beyond 2007 Aboriginal Desert Art from East to West Featuring works by Telstra Award winner Kathleen Petyarre, Abie Loy, Barbara Weir, Naata Nungurrayi, Walangkura Napanangka, Walala Tjapaltjarri, Minnie Pwerle, Gloria Petyarre and 2004 Wynne Prize winner George Ward Tjungurrayi. Thursday 25...» Read More

 

Palya Art at Mary Place

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-03-03 08:23:06

Mary Place Gallery 12 Mary Place (off Brown Street) Paddington NSW 2021. Opening 3rd March concluding 3rd April. Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm or by appointment. Palya Art, in association with Didgeri Air Art Tours, presents a chance to see the best of...» Read More

 

Dreaming their way: Aboriginal art on view at Hood Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-20 02:59:28

The Aboriginal people of Australia are that country's most impoverished group. They have an average household income 40 percent lower than the rest of Australia's residents, according to the Australian government's social justice commission. They have an unemployment rate three...» Read More

 

Kudditji Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-05-05 00:00:00

Japingka Gallerys second solo exhibition by Kudditji Kngwarreye. The bold colour-filled paintings, on the theme of My Country, refer to the artists ancestral country on the Utopia homelands and to the Emu Dreaming sites, for which the artist is custodian....» Read More

 

Colours of Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-02-17 00:00:00

The community of Utopia has a long history of artistic tradition and has produced some of the best-known Indigenous artists of our time. These include nationally and internationally acclaimed artists such as the late Emily Kngwarreye, together with Gloria Petyarre,...» Read More

 

Linda Syddick Napaljarri & Evelyn Pultara

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-07-15 00:00:00

Linda Syddick, a member of the Pintupi people from Lake Mackay, W.A. and Evelyn Pultara from the Utopia Community north of Alice Springs are around the same age as both were born around 1940 and both experienced a very traditional...» Read More

 

Utopia Revealed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-02-11 00:00:00

Japingka Gallery is launching its 2005 Indigenous Fine Art Exhibition programme with an important exhibition of major new works by the leading artists from this remarkable and remote Community (270 kms north east of Alice Springs). Japingka Gallery has commissioned...» Read More

 

Original Aboriginal Art Exhibit Comes To Music City

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-09-02 08:28:21

Original art from the land down under, Australia has arrived to Nashville. Starting this week (August 30th - Sept. 4th), Hanging Around, in conjunction with the Art & Soul gallery will be hosting the third annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition. Native stories...» Read More

 

Kudditji Kngwarreye - My Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-08-27 00:00:00

Like his famous older sister, the late great Emily Kngwarreye, Kudditji Kngwarreye has a deserved reputation as an innovator and as a consummate artist. As an Ammatyerre Elder and custodian of many important Dreamings, Kudditji Kngwarreye has been actively painting...» Read More

 

Minnie Pwerle & Mitjili Napurrula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-04-30 00:00:00

This exhibition featured major paintings by two of the most respected and most collectable of the senior desert artists, Minnie Pwerle and Mitjili Napurrula.Minnie Pwerle was born circa 1910 near the remote community of Utopia which is 270 kilometres north-east...» Read More

 

Light Over Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-03-21 00:00:00

The Community of Utopia has a very long history of artistic tradition and has produced some of the best-known artists of our time. Artists such as Emily Kngwarreye, Kathleen Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre and Ada Bird. All of who have featured...» Read More

 

Japingka Gallery exhibitions prior to 2003

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-12-13 08:47:35

A list of exhibitions held by Japingka Gallery prior to 2003: Lorna Napurrula Fencer Generations - Utopia artists - click for preview Painters of the Kimberley & Western Desert Minnie Pwerle & Mary Mclean Little Gems Lajamanu Artists of the Tanami Michael Nelson Jagamara Sand Spinifex & Salt-...» Read More

 

Bush Plum Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-05-06 12:52:36

Located approx 250 kms NE of Alice Springs, the art centre of Utopia is located within the country of Arlparra, the home of two varieties of the native Bush Plum. Arnwekety pronounced (a nook it cha) Arrarntenh pronounced (ar-ki) Arnwekety & Arrarntenh, Bush...» Read More

 

That Silly Old Woman

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1998-05-16 13:31:38

“The all-over picture relies on a surface knit of identical or closely similar elements which repeat themselves without marked variation from one edge to the other. It…dispenses apparently with beginning, middle and end…dissolving the pictorial into sheer texture, sheer sensation…seeming...» Read More