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Vale Peter Taylor

Vale Peter Taylor

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-12-24 11:38:18

Kwementyaye Taylor (c 1940 – 12/2014) Watercolourist Peter Taylor has died in a car accident. Peter Taylor was born into a large family at Oodnadatta in South Australia. His father worked as a station hand in the Central Desert region, and...» Read More

 

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

 

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-22 16:07:13

In recent weeks at Yuendumu in the Central Desert and at Amata in the APY Lands, marvellous artists have died. Here are their official life stories: Shorty Jangala Robertson was born around 1925 at Jila (Chilla Well), a large soakage and...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-05 18:45:02

I've just discovered a new TV series starting TONIGHT about Indigenous languages - such a key element in maintaining culture for Aboriginal people. You'll notice that a high proportion of participants are also artists. It's on the NITV channel (associated...» Read More

 

Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-09-22 17:51:06

Since reading the book, Wild: From Lost to Found Along the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, I, like many others, have been romancing the idea of a long-distance walk. And today the Larapinta Trail, a 223km walking trail along...» Read More

 

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-09 21:33:20

After a period in which social unrest and an emphasis on film dominated the cultural scene, the revitalisation of Balgo painting continues apace. Two different projects are under way which will see a major contextual exhibition open in Melbourne next...» Read More

 

DARWIN 2014 - The Bigger Picture

DARWIN 2014 - The Bigger Picture

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-08-13 15:14:14

In the wash-up to the 31st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, it seems possible that the man who lead the charge to free MAGNT (the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) from the unenthusiastic hand...» Read More

 

NATSIAA SURPRISES

NATSIAA SURPRISES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-25 18:38:12

The great names are there at this year's National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – Namatjira, Marawili, Marika, Burton, Thaiday, Petyarre, Mabo, Yalandja and Nadjamerrek. But rather than having the Christian names you'd probably recognise, 2014 will introduce...» Read More

 

MAGNT ushers in New Board

MAGNT ushers in New Board

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-06-20 18:12:08

With the legislation now passed which establishes the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) as a statutory authority, a new board has been appointed as it prepares to enter a new and exciting era. From 1 July,...» Read More

 

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-04-15 02:15:38

I had arranged to meet Pat Corrigan – Art Collector and Patron, especially of Aboriginal art, at the Art Gallery of NSW at 5 o'clock for a glass of wine and a chat. He was already there when I arrived...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

“The Bottom has been Reached”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-19 19:59:42

That's the tentative conclusion of a group called Ninti One – more formally The Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation – based in Alice Springs. They're doing what they unhelpfully call a 'Value chain survey' of where money is...» Read More

 

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-17 15:06:19

Sadly, we have lost one of the real pioneers of Desert Aboriginal art, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart. Once known as Cookie Stewart, he was a chef at Papunya and was involved as a relative of Clifford Possum and Tim Leura through...» Read More

 

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-28 09:11:34

The third generation of the Namatjira family water-colour artists from Hermannsburg - Kevin and Lenie Namatjira - yesterday had a private audience with the Queen at Buck House in London. This follows the presentation of their grandfather and an example...» Read More

 

Trouble afoot for Mwerre Anthurre Alice Springs Arts Centre Studio?

Trouble afoot for Mwerre Anthurre Alice Springs Arts Centre Studio?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-18 17:49:25

According to a recent post on Facebook (in full under), Mwerre Anthurre, the arts centre arm of Bindi Inc. home of award winning and well known artists Kukula McDonald, Jane Mervin, Conroy Ginger, Lance James, Billy Kenda and long time...» Read More

 

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-01 22:09:22

The wilful ignorance of some London critics in slaughtering the Royal Academy's 'Australia' show of more than 200 artworks linked to our landscape is a deep embarrassment for the Mother Country. I've been a professional critic for many years, working...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS FESTIVALS GALORE

INDIGENOUS FESTIVALS GALORE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-27 10:33:46

For a while, it seemed that Rhoda Roberts' pioneering efforts to establish the validity of the Indigenous arts via her wonderful Dreaming Festival in 1997 in the lead up to the Olympics had fallen on closed minds. It should have...» Read More

 

WA  AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

WA AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-23 17:15:16

Oh Boy, they must be crowing in Queensland! In Perth, a Queenslander took out the Big One – actually, the country's biggest Indigenous art award of $50,000; and behind him were 2 fellow Sunshine Staters. In Darwin two weeks ago,...» Read More

 

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-08-09 17:46:12

The leaders of both of the main groupings of remote Aboriginal art centres have spoken out recently about the gulf between Indigenous and urban Australia. Philip Watkins, CEO of Desart, representing 45 Central Australian centres, rationalised that “High end galleries...» Read More

 

Almost $100,000 Awarded Through Territory Screen Grants

Almost $100,000 Awarded Through Territory Screen Grants

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-17 11:50:26

Filmmakers from across the Territory are set to share more than $80,000 through the latest round of Screen Territory grants to help get their projects onto the small screen. Screen Territory director Penelope McDonald said the latest round of grants...» 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

 

“Founding Documents of Aboriginal Art” Go On Show

“Founding Documents of Aboriginal Art” Go On Show

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-08 10:50:50

“I hate to hide things away. Western thinking is that a museum collection is for the public benefit, and it's anathema to deny them access. But there are different rules up here”. Pierre Arpin, a French Canadian by birth, is the...» 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 Late Mrs Bennett

The Late Mrs Bennett

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-06 16:00:16

We reported that Mrs Bennett had passed away in January 2013 - near her ancestral rockhole at Punkilpirri, WA. That notice sparked great interest about her life and so we are delighted to bring you more on this National Treasure. Born...» Read More

 

Hermannsburg watercolourist, Mervyn Rubuntja's Open Studio

Hermannsburg watercolourist, Mervyn Rubuntja's Open Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-02-06 13:40:47

Watercolour landscape artist Mervyn Rubuntja will be travelling to Sydney from Alice Springs for a weekend of events in Sydney in February, which include a painting session at a local gallery and a panel discussion at the State Library of...» Read More

 

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-01-30 17:43:33

In the torrent of art books with an Indigenous flavour that were published last year, one stands out for the sheer exuberance of its art – and the quality of its reproduction : Power + Colour/New Painting from the Corrigan...» 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

 

Works on Paper Exhibition by Neridah Stockley

Works on Paper Exhibition by Neridah Stockley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-05 16:51:50

Long-time Alice Springs resident and National Art School graduate Neridah Stockley returns to the Araluen Arts Centre to showcase her exhibition, Works on Paper. Director of the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Mr Tim Rollason, said Works on Paper is Stockley’s eighth...» Read More

 

Spectacular Lineage Display

Spectacular Lineage Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-13 11:49:16

ONLY rarely do the admirers of an art movement have the chance to see the key episodes in its evolution captured, its transitions made evident: the viewing eye can hardly ever trace the mystery of artistic transmission. But this year's Desert...» Read More

 

Ode to Billy Thomas

Ode to Billy Thomas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-20 16:23:00

Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Circa 1920ʼs - July 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Billy passed away peacefully on the morning of 17th July 2012 at the age care...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Finds Favour at Paris Auction

Aboriginal Art Finds Favour at Paris Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-07-23 11:15:52

On the 3rd of July French auction house Artcurial auctioned 45 works of Australian Aboriginal art during their Art abstrait et contemporain - Art aborigène Australien (Abstract and Contemporary Art - Australian Aboriginal Art) sale. The long association with the market...» 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

 

ART MARKET CHEER

ART MARKET CHEER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-20 17:56:40

As has been reported elsewhere on Aboriginal Art News, the May/June spate of auctions for Aboriginal art hit a highpoint as Mossgreen to watch auctioneer Paul Sumner sell every one of the 66 desert paintings from the estate of American...» Read More

 

BLACKFELLA FILMS

BLACKFELLA FILMS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-15 12:59:46

A welcome change at the Sydney Film Festival was a special program of Indigenous films – Australian and international. This appears to be a move out of the Opera House by Rachel Perkins's Blackfella Films, where their Message Sticks film...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-24 11:50:28

Red is the hottest colour in the visual arts at the moment. The British play 'Red' about Mark Rothko's extraordinary series of red paintings for a hotel in new York is getting productions in Melbourne (now) and Sydney (in...» Read More

 

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:06:00

There's no accounting for taste when a masterpiece is ignored in a garage sale. It was the spring-clean that almost cost a Cairns woman a masterpiece. She had put a few household items in a garage sale, including a painting of...» Read More

 

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 11:54:50

In her 1968 book, The People in Between, about her life at Ernabella Mission station, Winifred Hilliard wrote, ''To the north there are bad people, and to the south there are bad people, but in between are the Pitjantjatjara people''....» Read More

 

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-01 12:06:42

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN – WITH MONEY! I am writing to excite you with talk about the significance of the art works and colour of the truck. It is 11 years since Pintupi people painted pictures and raised one million...» Read More

 

Balgo 2011

Balgo 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-24 15:23:01

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to present our annual show of the colourful works of the Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlayirti Artists is located in Balgo in the arid north east of Western Australia, between Alice Springs and Broome. Warlayirti...» 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

 

WAR DECLARED?

WAR DECLARED?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-08 17:12:15

That's what it felt like in the Seaforth (on Sydney's northern peninsular) gallery of Trevor Victor Harvey (TVH) the other night. For the dissident clans had gathered from all over art-dealing Australia to show support for Chris Simons, the bogeyman of...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-01 17:02:02

The longer one spends with this book, the more intense and varied the experience. A hazy impression from exhibitions past that Tommy Yannima Watson painted everything red – with surprising patches of oppositional colour...a ring of white, splashes of blue,...» Read More

 

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-13 15:13:15

THE art world has been shaken by the death in early January of a ''visionary'' leader of the western desert art movement. Makinti Napanangka, thought to be in her 80s, took up painting in her 70s yet went on to...» Read More

 

Awe-inspiring indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-07 02:18:17

A highlight of my trip to the Northern Territory in September was the Desert Mob 2010 exhibition at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs. It's an annual exhibition of art from Aboriginal communities across the Western Desert region spanning...» Read More

 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-11 14:22:20

How to tackle this intimately informed, radically revisionist but ultimately frustrating tale of the art movement that did more than anything to change Australia's views about its indigenous people and bring their culture closer to the cities of the south? For...» Read More

 

ABC fails to strike out defamation case

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-03 22:01:13

A defamation claim by an Aboriginal art dealer against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is to proceed in the Northern Territory Supreme Court. The Supreme Court in Alice Springs has denied an application from the ABC to strike out the defamation claim. The...» 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

 

 ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-17 11:20:38

On Tuesday (19th Oct), what's being called “a unique collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art” will be auctioned at Sotheby¹s in Sydney in aid of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). The occasion will also be the official launch of the AES...» Read More

 

Art + Soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-08 00:44:13

7 October, 2010 1:06PM ACST Art + Soul By Emma Sleath ( Cross Media Reporter)The new three part series on Aboriginal Art debuts tonight on ABC1. Directed by Warwick Thornton and presented by Hetti Perkins, the journey begins where else but in...» Read More

 

Inteview: Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:43:06

What is the inspiration behind the show? Papunya Tula remains the defining art centre of the modern Aboriginal art movement, it is steeped in history and one cannot proclaim to be a serious Aboriginal art space without a show or the...» Read More

 

Namatjira: The Next Generation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:35:10

Tuesday 28th September - Saturday 16th October Please join watercolour artists at the opening on Friday 1st October from 5pm - 7pm Watercolour Workshop Saturday 2nd October from 10am - 12pm Birrung Gallery is delighted to present Namatjira: The Next Generation, an exhibition...» 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

 

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-16 19:35:03

The 50th anniversary of Albert Namatjira's death last year didn't get great play around Australia as his art is still coloured by confusion over its white origins and the patronising treatment that the artist received in his life. He was...» 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

 

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 21:27:50

REDOT FINE ART GALLERY, Singapore, in collaboration with Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd presents: ''Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country" The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back the beautiful works of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal art community,...» Read More

 

Council approves changes to Indigenous art permits

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-01 22:29:56

The Alice Springs Town Council has given its final approval to new rules for Aboriginal artists selling paintings in the Todd Mall. The council was charging $205 a day for artist permits but was not enforcing the payment. The council's chief executive,...» Read More

 

Glen Iris features centre of art excellence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 21:58:14

Ancient stories from Australia’s red centre told in contemporary tones will feature at a local gallery this week. In Desert Stories, distinctive Aboriginal art from the Northern Territory’s Ikuntji region, also known as Haasts Bluff, comes to Gallery Ranfurlie at Korowa...» Read More

 

National Indigenous art exhibition and auction comes to USQ

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-25 21:50:06

An outstanding range of national emerging and established artists are currently being showcased in this year’s biennial Indigenous art exhibition and auction at USQ. Presented by the University's Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges, the exhibition aims to promote Indigenous art and...» Read More

 

Revelatory show of strength in tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 22:08:55

The great achievement of this year's 27th annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award exhibition lies in its quality of overview: it is a portrait of the art-making currents of remote central and northern Australia, broad-brush, yet...» Read More

 

Is the penny about to drop in government? An extract from Peter Garrett's speech

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 23:56:27

The Indigenous visual arts sector is estimated to have an annual turnover of up to $500 million. Participation by Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander people in the visual arts plays a vital role in supporting the maintenance and transmission of culture,...» Read More

 

Council revamps Indigenous art permits

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-14 23:15:32

Controversial laws restricting the sale of Aboriginal art at Todd Mall in Alice Springs are set to be overhauled and the price of permits will be drastically reduced. While some say the new laws will be great for tourism and are...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art the Theme of

Aboriginal Art the Theme of "Hot Rock Dreaming", the New Thriller from Writer Martin Roth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-07 16:38:46

Alice Springs and the world of Aboriginal art form the background to “Hot Rock Dreaming”, the second novel from Martin Roth starring private detective Johnny Ravine. Australia’s most famous Aboriginal painter is dead - supposedly killed when a heavy object tumbled...» Read More

 

7. WARWICK THORNTON

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-28 20:39:13

It’s been four years since Encore published its Top 20 Directors and Producers list, and we felt it was time to compile a new, more comprehensive list that included professionals working across all areas – film, television and TVC production...» 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

 

The resale royalty debacle for the aboriginal fine art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:40:56

Lack of proper Consultation with private sector of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Fine Art Industry Galleries/Dealers required to send full details and even images to CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) of all original artworks/artefact sold even if they sell for just $100 Resale Royalty takes...» Read More

 

Clifford Possum Japaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:59:40

For Art Sunday today, a great Australian artist, Clifford Possum Japaltjarri. Clifford Possum was born in 1932 on Napperby Station. He worked extensively as a stockman on the cattle stations in and around his tribal country. At this time he...» Read More

 

Regrets over resale royalties

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:56:42

Chris Hodges is always happy when potential buyers come knocking. But he wants no part of the Rudd government's resale royalty scheme, a new form of payment that is supposed to benefit artists such as him. "I'm going to opt...» Read More

 

Uluru climb - Garret comments

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:53:56

SUBJECTS: Commencement of the resale royalty scheme; CPRS; Uluru climb GARRETT: It is fantastic to be here in Alice Springs today to announce the delivery of significant support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture across a range of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal galleries unhappy with royalty scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 21:22:06

From ABC Online: An artist-owned Aboriginal art gallery says the Federal Government must make major modifications to its resale royalty scheme for visual artists. Minister for the Arts Peter Garrett is in Alice Springs today to launch the scheme, which kicks off...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTY IMPLEMENTATION DEBACLE FOR THE INDIGENOUS FINE ART INDUSTRY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 02:00:21

Lack of proper Consultation with private sector of the Indigenous Fine Art Industry Galleries/Dealers required to send full details and even images to CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) of all original artworks/artefact sold even if they sell for just $100 Resale Royalty...» Read More

 

Painters will suffer, says art dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 00:11:11

More concerns about the royalty scheme from Yulparitja artists and Papunya Tula: Just over 10 years ago, Emily Rohr was approached at her Broome gallery by a young indigenous artist named Daniel Walbidi. He told her there were old people in...» Read More

 

Council bans Aboriginal street artists — racist or just dumb?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-07 01:42:50

An essential read from Bob Gosford about street art in Alice Springs: I’ve been out of town for the past month and on my first day back I wandered down the local mall and noticed that the Aboriginal street artists, who...» 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

 

Nothing succeeds like success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:40:02

A great article by Will Owen about Papunya Tula But the company's commercial and artistic success, while it may be the envy of art centres and dealers across Australia, is just a partial measure of its achievement. The rest of the...» Read More

 

Talk about a hullabaloo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:36:35

Rumours have been swirling during the past fortnight that a private dealer, Chris Simon, has been attracting support from local artists for him to take over Papunya Tula Artists, based in Alice Springs. The institution, with its airconditioned headquarters in...» Read More

 

What is the fate of Papunya Tula?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:26:40

The threat of hostile takeover leaves many waiting in anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula Arts. From the ABC: The Australian Aboriginal Arts industry has been waiting in great anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula. For the past two weeks...» Read More

 

Announcing the winner of the 2010 Alice Prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-22 23:47:10

Announcing the winner of the 2010 Alice Prize Alison Alder ‘Carcass’ (tryptich) 2009 Screen printed gouache on paper 120 x 252cm Honourable Mention Yinarupa Nangala 'Untitled' Acrylic on linen Tobias Richardson 'Demountable Churches' acrylic, enamel and collage on board Mary Ross 'Camus and Adam' photograph ------------- On exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre: 1 May- 6 June...» Read More

 

Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004; Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum; Through August 15

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-18 22:57:50

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is one of my favorite places in Charlottesville. I like its serene setting on Pantops, the simplicity of the museum’s purpose, and the way the staff is either unobtrusive or delighted to see me and...» Read More

 

Remembering Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 07:13:53

Beverly and Anthony Knight in conjunction with Bindi Inc. Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory proudly invite you to view: Remembering Country featuring Adrian Robertson Kukula McDonald Seth Namatjira Billy Kenda Lance James and Billy Benn Perrurle Opening Event: Wednesday 19th May 2010, 6 - 8pm Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 18th...» Read More

 

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-08 18:02:21

Australian Indigenous art is not all that we had imagined it to be. When one thinks of Aboriginal art, a genre driven by a nomadic way of life, one thinks of watering holes and an ancient form of communicating. The...» Read More

 

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-07 14:37:14

Johnnny Warangkula Tjupurulla (1918 - 2001) was one of the outstanding artists in the Aboriginal art movement. Warangkula was born around 1925 at Mintjilpirri, south of Lake Mackay. Close by is his major dreaming site Tjilkari. His mother was of...» Read More

 

How One Art Teacher Changed the Destiny of the Aboriginal People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 05:57:07

Mata H talks about the history of the Aboriginal Art and the role of Geoffrey Barden in bringing it to the world: In the 1970s, Geoffrey Barden was a young art teacher in Australia. He taught art at a few country...» Read More

 

Fringe artists find power in collective spirit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-02 03:50:15

And then there's the lesser known, yet just as significant, 61-year-old Jane Young - a star of Alice Spring's town camp painting scene. Young is from Tangentyere Artists - an indigenous art centre established five years ago in Alice Springs to...» Read More

 

Tangentyere Artists - The Story Belonging to Us

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-22 03:45:53

Tangentyere Artists is an Australian Aboriginal Art Centre, owned and directed by Tangentyere Council. The enterprise represents artists from the 18 Alice Springs town camp communities who produce acrylic paintings and local seed jewellery. A defining feature of this product...» Read More

 

Indigenous award nabs new curator

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-16 22:41:38

Kate Podger was yesterday named as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Ms Podger has more than 10 years experience in the indigenous arts industry, most recently at the Araluen Arts Centre in...» Read More

 

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 17:40:11

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Principal Sponsor Telstra are pleased to announce Kate Podger as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Kate has worked in the Indigenous...» Read More

 

Collaboration etched in the desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-26 13:58:18

How to track the rhythmic dotting of a desert artist, hand poised close above the canvas? How to convey the smooth, floating line of an East Kimberley master or the fine, cross-hatched brushstrokes of a bark painter from north Arnhem...» 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

 

‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-13 14:54:11

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the second Singaporean show of the colourful works of the Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlayirti Artists is located in Balgo, in the arid north east of Western Australia, between the Great Sandy and...» Read More

 

Coming soon: Sale to support the Western Desert Dialysis Program!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-06 19:30:49

From 15 February until 7 March 2010 we are holding a sale of high quality donated art works to raise funds for the Western Desert Dialysis Program (click link for more details). All funds raised will go to this important...» Read More

 

The shifting centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-02 23:28:49

A fascinating article by Nicolas Rothwell on the shifting of the Aboriginal art industry out of Alice Springs, looking primarily at Papunya Tula and Desart: But the contours of the central Australian art world map are changing fast in the wake...» Read More

 

BEAUTIFUL BEASTS IN DARWIN

BEAUTIFUL BEASTS IN DARWIN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-23 15:29:48

There aren't many art shows that could place side by side paintings, carvings, sculpture and weaving by a disparate of artists such as John Mawurndjul and John Olsen, the late Lofty Bardayal Nadjmirrik and James Gleeson, the Tjampi weavers and...» Read More

 

Claims Aboriginal art being traded for grog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-15 15:17:00

The Northern Territory Licensing Commission says it is concerned by claims that Aboriginal people are swapping art for alcohol in Alice Springs. The commission is investigating claims an Alice Springs bottleshop accepted an Aboriginal bush tucker painting as payment for a...» Read More

 

ART Sense launches in Cairns

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-14 20:33:13

A new Aboriginal art sales service and community development organisation has been founded in Cairns, with a second office set to open in Alice Springs. General Manager Tim Cram said four years of development had gone into the ARTSense business model,...» Read More

 

High Profile Aboriginal Artists to Exhibit at Ayers Rock Resort

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-14 15:22:41

The artists Bessie Nakamarra Sims and her daughters, Wendy Nungarrayai Brown and Alma Nungarrayai Granites will be painting and exhibiting their art among other artists work from Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation of Yuendumu, a not-for-profit organisation of more than 600...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art-inspired Wicked Campers (thanks to Music Outback Foundation)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-14 15:17:53

The Music Outback Foundation uses music and arts based programs to help improve education outcomes on remote Indigenous communities. Their annual event Mobfest Tanami is a...» Read More

 

Alice Springs, city of fraud

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-13 15:24:06

Dishonest employees have allegedly fleeced more than $600,000 from a range of Alice Springs businesses. Police said they had seen a disturbing trend where a large number of workers in the town had been duping their bosses of tens of thousands...» Read More

 

From a Primitive Present

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-24 05:37:31

By Melik Kaylan from the Wall Street Journal: Imagine that you could travel back in time to meet a Stone Age hunter-gatherer, that you could hand him a paintbrush and ask him to paint something on a board or canvas—not warpaint...» 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

 

Last hurrah for old man of brush Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 07:10:55

It was only about a decade ago that Tommy Watson, already an old man, first turned his hand to art. His career took off at once. His works were eagerly sought by collectors, breaking records at auction and establishing him as...» Read More

 

Life and art in the sky, Part 1 – the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa of Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-05 07:03:05

This small image gives but a very limited impression of the power and majesty of the original of Alma Nungarrayi Granites’ painting of her Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (Seven Sisters dreaming). It is one of a series of large paintings by the Warlpiri...» Read More

 

Uluru and Kata Tjuta's Influence On Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-03 06:59:07

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park and the Ayers Rock Resort is the center of Australia and is considered to be the center for much of the Aboriginal Art world. Around this park and nearby Alice Springs are many Aboriginal...» Read More

 

El Norte de Australia ofrece el recorrido artístico Aboriginal Art Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-02 06:58:04

Aboriginal Art Trail de Alice Springs conecta prestigiosas galerías de arte a la cultura de las comunidades aborígenes locales y ofrece excelentes oportunidades para profundizar en el conocimiento de historias y leyendas relacionadas con el Dreamtime, o de lugares sagrados...» Read More

 

Yannima Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-01 17:04:43

‘Watson is a master of invention and arguably, the outstanding painter of the Western Desert ….Each painting tells a specific story, but the most impressive feature is the artist's use of colour…. Like Matisse, Watson knows that one may have...» 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

 

'Kutju Wara' (The Last One): Yannima Tommy Watson at Agathon Galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-24 15:42:57

Agathon Galleries will showase select works by distinguished artist Yannima Tommy Watson in an exhibition to be held from 5 September to 11 October at their Danks Street Galleries in Sydney. Sydney Morning Herald Art Critic John McDonald will...» 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

 

Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship consultation workshops

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-12 15:54:09

Consultation workshops are beginning for the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship, the new partnership between the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers. Designed to foster the next generation of professional Indigenous leaders in the visual arts, the Fellowship will focus on...» Read More

 

ART.TRADE to hold General Meeting in Darwin / AGM in Alice Springs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-11 17:44:30

The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association is holding a general meeting on Saturday the 15th of August 2009 at 10 am at the Palms City Resort on The Esplanade in Darwin. This coincides with the Annual Telstra Indigenous Art Awards...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-11 17:40:53

Desert Mob is three days of events and celebrations in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in early September 2009. Desert Mob is presented by Desart in partnership with Araluen Arts Centre. Art Talks: Desert Mob Symposium – Friday 4 September 9-3pm...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art flourishes despite recession

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-10 17:56:59

The current global financial crisis may be putting the economic pinch on the Australian art market but Aboriginal art centres in the Northern Territory are more than weathering this fiscal storm. “The global financial crisis is an interesting phenomenon,” said John...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART FROM THE ARTHUR PAPADIMITRIOU COLLECTION

ABORIGINAL ART FROM THE ARTHUR PAPADIMITRIOU COLLECTION

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-08 00:15:43

It has been widely written how the Papunya movement, or dot painting style, started at the Papunya Aboriginal Community, about 240 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs in 1971 when a young school teacher Geoff Bardon encouraged senior elders to paint...» Read More

 

Desart Artists Camps

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 17:38:44

Desart has recently held artists’ camps at Ikuntji and Blackstone. At both camps artists met to talk about current events and issues facing Art Centres, artists and their families in this time of the Global Financial Crisis. Desart’s Executive Officer...» Read More

 

Desart Strategic Planning Meeting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 17:36:36

The Desart Executive met in Alice Springs on 10 June 2009 for a strategic planning session. It was the second meeting held under the leadership of the new Chairman, Mr Sammy Lyons from Angatja in the PY Lands. With the...» Read More

 

Explore the Red Centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 22:13:30

Wander through Alice Springs and visit the numerous Indigenous art galleries — excellent places to pick up an authentic piece of unique Aboriginal art. The award-winning Alice Springs Resort is a good base from which to take to the skies...» Read More

 

Taking Bundjalung art to the world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 22:10:29

From the Northern Rivers Echo: If you travel to places with a high population of Aboriginal artists like Alice Springs or Darwin, there’s plenty of venues where you can find and buy local Indigenous art. But in Lismore, such a venue...» Read More

 

Cash for Desart, other centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:35:24

Central Australian Aboriginal art centres are the big winners from the federal government's latest arts funding package, which divides $9.3 million between 86 organisations. The biggest recipient is Desart, the umbrella body for central Australian Aboriginal art centres, with $1,489,300 over...» Read More

 

Artist ‘returns from the dead’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:45:22

The last time Keith Adams saw Nyarrapyi Giles, she was an emaciated teenage mother trying desperately to keep her two small sons alive in the Gibson Desert while teetering on the brink of death herself. After arranging for the dehydrated, starving...» Read More

 

Bush Dolls from the Heart – the inaugural exhibition of the Yarrenyty-Arltere Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 03:04:39

Yarrenyty-Arltere Learning centre began in 2000, as a grass roots response to the chronic social distress faced by a Western Arrernte community in Alice...» Read More

 

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 17:23:47

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre: Journey with the new generation of Hermannsburg watercolour artists The Art Centre Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra; Many Hands Art Centre is situated in the township of Alice Springs and has been established to provide a place...» Read More

 

Go Walkabout for Rare View of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:26:54

In Papunya, an aboriginal relief camp in the central Australian desert area near the town of Alice Springs, a teacher provided village elders with paint, tools and encouragement. And, in the process, he helped launch a unique artistic movement that...» 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

 

Minister lashes the 'culture vultures' of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 21:58:08

Responding to growing disquiet in central Australia, where Aboriginal artists are angry that secret cultural material contained in paintings is being exhibited internationally, NT Arts and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Alison Anderson has intervened to overturn government policy of researching and...» 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

 

Visiting the old outback haunts of an Aboriginal water colourist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-06 09:05:39

Aboriginal art to many tourists in Australia means paintings on bare rock and the Rainbow Serpent creation myth rendered in rich colours with the dot technique. Aborigines and watercolours hardly seem to go together. But Albert Namatjira, who ranks as...» 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

 

Families cry foul over artists' move

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-30 18:38:08

More controversy surrounding John Ioannou from Gabriella Coslovich in The Age: During Easter, art dealer John Ioannou, who owns Agathon Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney, arranged for two senior Aboriginal artists to be moved from their remote desert community in South...» 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

 

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

 

Aboriginal Australian art in India

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:42:13

The Warlukurlangu Artists, a non-profit cooperative of aboriginal painters from Australia, documents a legacy that has been handed down hundreds of generations among the ethnic groups inhabiting the rugged outback. They showcase the traditional Warlpiri culture, which is central to the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Australian art in India

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:42:13

The Warlukurlangu Artists, a non-profit cooperative of aboriginal painters from Australia, documents a legacy that has been handed down hundreds of generations among the ethnic groups inhabiting the rugged outback. They showcase the traditional Warlpiri culture, which is central to the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art take on Easter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:05:22

Two paintings featuring an Aboriginal Jesus will add a touch of controversy to an Easter art exhibition in Darwin this week. One, a dot-like painting by Ngukurr artist Alan Joshua, features a black and bearded man bearing the cross as a...» 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

 

ONLY DAYS TO GO TO RESPOND TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-17 18:17:54

People who care about how Aboriginal art is 'brought to market' have only until Friday 20th March to respond to the Australia Council's draft Code of Conduct for the industry. The place to go to examine their proposals – which were...» 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

 

NEW AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART MAGAZINE LAUNCHES IN ALICE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-26 14:13:16

7pm Sat 7 March, Theatre, Araluen Arts Centre. A new magazine - Australian Aboriginal Art will be launched inAlice Springs. The launch will include special guest speakers and a performance by the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company. RSVP: lucy@aboriginalartmagazine.com, 02 9357 5355 The...» Read More

 

Deleuzian or not, it's all sensation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-27 11:31:52

From The Australian In her little book Chaos, Territory, Art, philosopher Elizabeth Grosz provides us with a way of, if not understanding, at least experiencing and appreciating Aboriginal art, with the assistance of one of the 20th century's most exhilarating...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-22 06:54:20

Exhibition of some of the earliest and rarest paintings by Indigenous Australian artists; artists to visit Ithaca and create “ground work” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya,...» Read More

 

Vibrant outback on display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-02 08:20:06

Pots by artists from Hermannsburg, west of Alice Springs, feature in a landmark exhibition at Adelaide's JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. Called From the Earth , it is the first time ceramics from remote indigenous centres have been brought together. JamFactory managing...» Read More

 

Art code may not erase dodgy dealers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-20 07:34:04

What impact will the new code have? The intensely negotiated draft code for the Aboriginal art market was unveiled yesterday by federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett, a year and a half after a Senate report into unethical practices in the indigenous...» Read More

 

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-12-10 12:39:37

The Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) invites artists and those who work with the Indigenous arts industry to discuss future directions in the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA). This year is NATSIAA's 25th...» Read More

 

Art association pushes for Indigenous cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-09 01:08:59

John Oster from Desart discusses the possiblity of an Indigenous art and culture in Alice Springs: The executive officer of an Aboriginal art association says central Australia would benefit from a visitor centre for Indigenous art and culture. The longstanding idea was...» Read More

 

Crews in choppers hit the red centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 03:45:34

Hot on the heels of Baz Luhrmann's movie, Australia, international film crews can't get enough of the landscape in Central Australia. They're shooting everything from Aboriginal art to feral camels. Travelling from Japan, Europe, and Canada, many are hiring helicopters to shoot...» Read More

 

New works from SANTA TERESA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-20 02:31:35

Today we've received some new works from Santa Teresa, a small community of 500 people south east of Alice Springs. We should have all the new paintings online in the next day or so. Santa Teresa was a Catholic Mission which...» Read More

 

Tjungurrayi claims prestigious art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-17 20:23:36

From The Western Australian: WA painter Patrick Tjungurrayi has won Australia’s richest Aboriginal art prize with his monumental series of canvases depicting a scrub fire in his Gibson Desert homeland. “They were the best, the best-looking,” judge Djon Mundine said with...» 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

 

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 00:00:00

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

 

Town Camps and Mission Blankets

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 00:00:00

In association with Tangentyere Artists, Japingka Gallery presents the paintings and stories of Indigenous artists from the Alice Springs Town Camps. This exhibition of small paintings includes images of daily life in the homes and yards of the artists and...» Read More

 

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 06:01:14

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

 

Town Camps and Mission Blankets

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 05:55:35

In association with Tangentyere Artists, Japingka Gallery presents the paintings and stories of Indigenous artists from the Alice Springs Town Camps. This exhibition of small paintings includes images of daily life in the homes and yards of the artists and...» Read More

 

Garrett’s resale royalty proposal - views from the Aboriginal arts industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-09 09:16:55

A very interesting post from the Crikey blogs by Peter Gosford. The article looks at the royalty system coming out of Canberra and the benefit that it will produce for Indigenous artists. Here is some of the article: Garrett’s model for the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art triples

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 05:27:33

Kieran Finnane from the Alice Springs News discusses the new publication, McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: McCulloch notes eight Aboriginal-owned arts centres in Alice at present. These, and in particular the two set up to cater for artists from town camps, get...» Read More

 

Art resale royalties 'may cost indigenous artists'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:15:44

Does the new federal government royalty plan benefit Indigenous artists: Based on sales figures over that period, Whiteley, Brack, Williams, Arthur Boyd and Charles Blackman would have been the top beneficiaries of a royalty scheme similar to the model proposed by...» Read More

 

Desert masters claim place in history

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:16:07

Vivien Johnson's emotive book launch as reported by Nicolas Rothwell for The Australian: IT was almost four decades ago, in this harsh desert country, that the Aboriginal painting movement was born. Now, after many tribulations and triumphs, the definitive history...» Read More

 

Art is in the heart for artist Judith

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-17 12:50:45

The Flinders News provides an interesting angle on Art AT The Heart: Multi-faceted Peterborough local Art Prize founder, artist, councillor, chairperson of the Regional Art Centre and Country Arts Board member, Judith Kempen has recently returned from what she described as...» Read More

 

Master's desert way of seeing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 20:05:10

Nicolas Rothwell for The Australian reports: JUST as the passing of desert artist Darby Jampijinpa Ross in 2005 possessed a certain elegance, the day after he received a congratulatory telegram from the Queen for his 100th birthday, so the first retrospective...» Read More

 

ABC TV Puts Regional Artists on the Digital Map

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:21:27

artpost, an interactive website and short video series for TV broadcast, which showcases artists working in regional and remote parts of the country, was launched last night. Peter Garrett, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, launched artpost...» Read More

 

Honey Ant Gallery presents Watiyawanu Artists of Mt Liebig, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-06 01:19:07

Watiyawanu Artists of Mt Liebig Some of the most interesting Aboriginal art today is coming from the Mt Liebig community - 325kms west of Alice Springs in the heart of the Western Desert. Leading artists represented in the exhibition include the...» Read More

 

Indigenous art code group sacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 12:46:20

Ashleigh Wilson for The Australian, reports: THE Australia Council will develop a voluntary code of conduct for indigenous art after a lobby group was stripped of responsibility because of "regrettable" delays and inadequate consultation. At the Cultural Ministers Council meeting in...» Read More

 

Alice hosts Indigenous art forum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-02 12:23:50

Industry representatives and Aboriginal artists will come together in Alice Springs today to talk about issues pertinent to Indigenous art in Australia. Charles Darwin University (CDU) is hosting the one-day symposium, which will be an opportunity for participants to debate topics...» Read More

 

MGNT Considers Future of Telstra Art Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-10-01 20:32:04

The Museum and Art Gallery on the NT (MGNT) declared itself well pleased by the positive attitudes after the first of three proposed forums it's holding on the future of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards -...» Read More

 

Beauty from within

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 04:52:13

Nicholas Rothwell reviews/previews the 2008 Desert Mob Art Show in Alice Springs: The most appealing works on view in this year's Desert Mob hold to the recent pattern: newly established art centres seem to nourish a special creative fire. Martumili Artists,...» Read More

 

Beyond Sacred book explores Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-27 02:46:36

Suzanna Clarke reviews Beyond Sacred: This publication on their collection is a coffee-table book, replete with lush photographic plates and photos of locales where the art was sourced. Divided into geographical areas on the art of the Central, Western and Northern deserts;...» Read More

 

Where To for the Telstra Prize?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-24 12:34:34

Telstra Art Awards Consults Arts Community The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) announced today (24th Sept) that it will be holding open discussions about the future direction of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-24 03:37:56

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday, 26 September, with the Desert Mob Symposium. Events Symposium: Friday 26 September DanceSite: Friday 26 September Marketplace: Saturday 27 September Exhibition Opening: Sunday 28 September Exhibition: Monday 29 September to Sunday 9 November Details DanceSite Desert Mob DanceSite celebrates Australian Indigenous dance. The DanceSite...» Read More

 

NEW ABORIGINAL ART GUIDE AS VAST AS THE CONTINENT IT COVERS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 16:56:05

McCulloch’s New Edition to be Launched in Red Centre 6pm next Saturday, September 27 at The Lane, 58 Todd Mall, Alice Springs MELBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008— The eagerly awaited new edition of McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide will be launched...» Read More

 

Alice Springs launch of the new edition of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art & the Australian Art Diary

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-13 00:17:55

The eagerly awaited third edition of McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide, vastly expanded and completely updated by Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs, will be launched in Alice Springs in September 2008, to coincide with the leading ...» Read More

 

Kevin Wirri - Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 03:55:36

From ABC Radio's Street Stories comes a story about Kevin Wirri. Listin to it on ABC radio on September 14 2008. This is the story of a great artist who lives with his family in one of the town camps that...» Read More

 

AUSTRALIAN ART “BIBLE” TURNS 40

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-29 13:22:00

MELBOURNE, AUGUST 29, 2008— McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, widely referred to as the “bible” of Australian art, turns 40 this year and this significant milestone in Australian publishing is being celebrated with a series of events around the...» Read More

 

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 06:59:28

Exciting news from Brisbane where an all-too-rare retrospective of the life's work of an Aboriginal artist has just opened at the Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art. Darby Jampijinpa Ross died in 2005 almost immediately after receiving his telegram from the...» Read More

 

Walangari Karntawarra ' Songlines' Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-25 14:20:09

"SONGLINES :EXHIBITING TO SEPTEMBER 24" by WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA. About this exhibition and Walangari Karntawarra: WALANGARI WANGARDI KARNTAWARRA JAKAMARRA, also known as COLIN MCCORMACK, was born in Alice Springs in 1961. He is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Walpiri, Yankuntjatjarra, Pintubi, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples...» Read More

 

DARBY JAMPIJINPA ROSS - Make it good for the people

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 20:00:35

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University invite you and your friends to DELL Gallery @ QCA for the launch of a special collaborative project: DARBY JAMPIJINPA ROSS Make it good for the people OPENING 6-8PM Friday 22nd August 2008 SPECIAL GUESTS: Otto Sims, Chair of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal elder wins nation's top art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 14:40:53

The Adelaide Advertiser reports on the Telstra awards: The artist has been a finalist eight times, but aged 83 and frail, she did not come to Darwin from her traditional homeland west of Alice Springs to collect her award. Sarita Quinlivan, her...» Read More

 

Winner shines amid protests at indigenous art awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:20:28

The West Australian celebrates Makinti Napanangka's Telstra Art award: Judge Hetti Perkins, from the Art Gallery of NSW, said the field of 117 entries in the Darwin-based award was strong despite the withdrawals. “We regret that the withdrawn works aren’t...» Read More

 

Artist Spotlight featuring Walangari Karntawarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-12 00:03:24

1. Briefly describe yourself. When and how did you first become interested in art? How long have you been a practising artist? I am an Arrernte man from Alice Springs and lived a traditional lifestyle until I was made a Ward...» Read More

 

Cautious Garrett exhibits masterpiece of inaction on indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:27:29

Nicholas Rothwell launches a scathing attack on the government's response to the Senate inquiry. Quoted from the article published in the Australian: What does the federal Government's new pledge to the indigenous art industry contain? A whole lot of nothing. And why...» Read More

 

Australian Government Responds To Senate Indigenous Arts Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:19:19

Arts Minister Peter Garrett has today tabled the Australian Government’s response to the 29 broad recommendations outlined in the Senate Inquiry Report Indigenous Art: Securing the future. "The Rudd Government recognises that a vibrant and sustainable Indigenous art sector is critical...» 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

 

Desart Job: Program Manager

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-06 23:15:29

Desart are looking for a Program Manager. The job is based in Alice Springs and the salary is between $55,000 to $60,000. Applications close Friday, August 22, 2008. Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres. Desart represents...» Read More

 

Drawn into the world of Aboriginal Art" - A Conversation with Vivien Johnson, Curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:26:54

The Aboriginal Art Directory talks to Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales Global Professor and curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert. An exhibition currently showing at the Australian Museum bringing together for the...» Read More

 

Meet the Mr Big of indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 11:30:15

Leesha McKenny of the Sydney Morning Herald talks to controversial figure John Ioannou about his experiences in the Aboriginal art industry. Quoted from the article: John Ioannou agrees he is one of the most controversial figures in indigenous art and his reputation...» 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

 

Artists locked in 'battery farms', worker says

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:00:33

Joel Gibson from the Sydney Morning Herald writes about the Four Corners story, Art for Art's Sake, and publishes some quotes from the interview. Quoted from the article: Relations between some private dealers and community or government-funded art centres have grown so...» Read More

 

Paintings to cover holes in the wall

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 07:30:42

10 ATMs around Australia will be painted by Titjikala artists in conjunction with the National Australia Bank. Quoted from the article: Titjikala Arts Centre manager Jane Easton said: "Their paintings tend not to focus on traditional styles. They are explorative, creative....» Read More

 

Middle earth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-18 07:03:09

Steve Dow talks about gay friendly Alice Springs and the opportunity to buy art at the Warlukurlangu Artists Centre at...» Read More

 

Reconciliation is a Flash Beanie

Reconciliation is a Flash Beanie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-07 04:02:33

as Jeremy Eccles discovers The Beanie may be the humblest of headwares, but it has proud history going back to the calotte in Ancient Greece and forward to the football terraces of the world, via Cromwell's Roundheads in the English Civil...» Read More

 

The Legacy of Albert Namatjira Today

The Legacy of Albert Namatjira Today

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 00:40:57

Contemporary Aboriginal Watercolours from Central Australia Opening Thursday 29 May at 6pm (on display until 22 June) SoMA Galleries, 147 The Parade, Norwood, SA This will be the first comprehensive group exhibition of the current Aboriginal watercolour artists to be held outside Alice...» Read More

 

White Knight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-24 04:49:58

Martin Flanagan looks at Beverley Knight, owner of Alcaston Gallery and direct of the Essendon Football Club. Quoted from the article: Knight connected with Aboriginal art in the 1980s after she decided to decorate two Melbourne restaurants she and her husband Anthony...» Read More

 

Uluru (Ayers Rock) by Vincent Forrester

Uluru (Ayers Rock) by Vincent Forrester

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-23 07:54:47

Vincent Forrester is a Luritja/Aranda man born in Alice Springs, central Australia. Vincent grew up on a cattle station where he was brought up traditionally by his forefathers. Vincent is an artist and teacher of traditional law to young men....» Read More

 

Artist Slideshow featuring Mervyn Rubuntja

Artist Slideshow featuring Mervyn Rubuntja

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-16 05:02:39

Mervyn Rubuntja was born at the Telegraph Station in Alice Springs. His mother was a Western Arrernte woman. His father was the famous painter, the late Mr. W Rubuntja Pengarte. His father has been an important role model for Mervyn. He...» Read More

 

Justice for leading black artist

Justice for leading black artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-12 02:07:49

Tommy Watson, one of Australia’s most famous indigenous artists, was successful yesterday in getting back from Red Sands Gallery, Alice Springs, 5 key paintings, valued conservatively at $265,000. Tommy had sued the gallery for his being grossly underpaid...» Read More

 

Des Art in the Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-25 01:20:48

Des Art in the park was held a couple of nights ago in the Alice Springs Desert Park. Like always it seems to have been a great success. Quoted from the report: Stalls selling everything from bright canvases to jewellery, prints, and...» Read More

 

Warlukurlangu Artists - Australia

Warlukurlangu Artists - Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 09:21:27

Australian Aboriginal art is the oldest living art tradition in the world, done by Australian Aborigines, with paintings in rock shelters dating back 20,000 years as well as contemporary art by Aborigines based on traditional culture. Art is one of...» Read More

 

Ellendale host to art show this weekend

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-23 05:40:35

More than 40 countries will be represented with paintings, carvings, pottery and a host of other forms of artistic expression in the lobby of the Opera House in Ellendale this weekend. Quoted from article: And some of the art comes to Ellendale...» Read More

 

art at the heart

art at the heart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-23 03:01:35

The sixth biennial Regional Arts Australia national conference will be presented by Regional Arts Australia and the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT, in collaboration with the host town of Alice Springs. After the success of the Pacific Edge in Mackay...» Read More

 

Titjikala Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-15 00:00:00

New works from Titjikala community, 120 kms south of Alice Springs. Known for its lively and niave style in painting and sculpture, the community is currently struggling to come to terms with recent changes to government policy and the role...» Read More

 

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Announces Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-02 10:59:29

(Media-Newswire.com) - Ithaca, NY—The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, which will be on view at the Museum beginning in January 2009. “Drawn from a private collection, these...» Read More

 

art at the heart – it’s hotting up!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-01 01:17:46

Summer is hotting up and so is the pace at the art at the heart conference hub in Alice Springs. 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy year - and a hot one so far. We almost broke the...» Read More

 

art at the heart submissions closing soon

art at the heart submissions closing soon

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-18 01:12:05

There are less than two weeks for artists and those working in the arts, including volunteers, to submit ideas for presentations, exhibitions, displays or performances for the 6th Regional Arts Australia conference to be held from 3 to 5 October...» Read More

 

Bold vision of artistic rebirth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-05 06:41:52

Bold vision of artistic rebirth January 5, 2008 Quoted from article: In a dusty corner of the outback, among artworks covered in dirt, Judith Ryan set out on a journey that has transformed the NGV's indigenous collection, writes Robin Usher. Judith Ryan will never...» Read More

 

The cost of culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-28 06:30:31

The Age The cost of culture December 28, 2007 An article about the art world in 2007. Quoted from the article: The buying frenzy began to rev up in May when Emily Kame Kngwarreye's Earth's Creation (1995) became the first work by an Aboriginal artist...» Read More

 

Forging a language of emotion

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-27 06:33:15

The Australian Forging a language of emotion Nicolas Rothwell December 27, 2007 Quoted from the article: A little more than a year ago, the style of Makinti Napanangka, queen of the Western Desert's Pintupi painters, began to change. The trademark yellow and white arcs of...» Read More

 

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-19 01:15:23

In October 2008, delegates will be streaming in to Alice Springs from around Australia and the world for the 6th Regional Arts Australia (RAA) conference art at the heart. The previous conference, held in Mackay, Queensland in October 2006, attracted...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Arts Collectors Tour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:47:57

Austrade Aboriginal Arts Collectors Tour Media Release 7 delegates over 14 days will take 8 charter flights visiting more than 23 remote art centres getting unparalleled access and attention from the industry’s leading figures Join Us Come join us for an unforgettable experience,...» Read More

 

Flying colours of Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:40:32

The Australian Caroline Baum October 15, 2007 An article in the Australian about Helen Read and Didgeri Air Tours. Quoted from article: Thirteen years ago, Helen Read conceived Didgeri Air Art Tours as a way of introducing travellers to indigenous art through direct contact...» Read More

 

The Australian - A movable cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-10 03:19:37

An article in the Australian about the potential development of a large collection of Australian Aboriginal Art in Perth, and into the digitisation of Aboriginal Art. Quoted from the article: John Stanton, the director of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, is not...» 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

 

ABC Alice Springs - Buyers line up for Western Desert art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-27 02:04:38

It's the closest thing in Central Australia to a celebrity event. The windows are covered in brown paper, the doors are locked and there's been a line up since 7am this morning. On deckchairs with black rimmed glasses, strong coffee and...» Read More

 

Web-site launch begins countdown to art at the heart in Alice Springs in October 2008

Web-site launch begins countdown to art at the heart in Alice Springs in October 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-27 00:59:57

The countdown to the next Regional Arts Australia national conference has begun with the launch in Alice Springs today of the official web-site www.artattheheart.com.au The web-site was launched by the president of Regional Arts Australia, Suzie Haslehurst, who said the conference,...» Read More

 

NT News - Art stored in shed worth big money

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-24 02:15:49

An article in the Northern Territory news previewing the Elders Fine Aboriginal Art auction. The article focusses on a former cab driver who is selling his entire collection, and the story of how he began collecting Aboriginal Art. Rob Hefford thought...» Read More

 

Mission Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-23 12:51:32

Mossenson Galleries Subiaco is delighted to present Mission Times, an exhibition of new paintings by Pauline Moran representing her time as a child on the Roelands Mission. The exhibition will be opened by Diana Warnock, Former Member for Perth and...» Read More

 

Alice Springs arts leader takes helm of 2008 regional conference

Alice Springs arts leader takes helm of 2008 regional conference

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-01 01:06:15

Well-known and respected Alice Springs arts leader, Kieren Sanderson, has taken the helm of Regional Arts Australia’s national conference art at the heart, the President of Regional Arts Australia, Ms Suzie Haslehurst, has announced. "This is a giant task, because the...» 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

 

Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-19 00:00:00

Warlpiri artist Maureen Hudson, was born in 1959 at Mt Allen, about 300 kms north west of Alice Springs. She began painting in 1988 and her work has been widely exhibited since then. Maureen draws on traditional Warlpiri Dreaming stories...» Read More

 

The Art Newspaper: Aboriginal art dealers fight back

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-09 13:01:08

Red Sand Art Gallery sues journalists who accuse them of defrauding indigenous artists In mid July in the massive modernist Supreme Court in Darwin, a frail Aboriginal man with a shock of grizzled white hair and beard took the witness stand...» Read More

 

Indigenous artwork

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-26 02:39:44

Indigenous artwork Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Alison Jess Quoted from article: A collection of indigenous artwork from the private collection of Ron and Ross Aldridge is currently on show at the Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery. Exhibitions Officer Sally Huguenin says the exhibit could be described as...» Read More

 

Curse of alcohol and the fate of Aborigines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-19 03:13:19

International Herald Tribune Tim Johnston September 19, 2007 Article in the International Herald Tribune about Aboriginal artist Dicky Brown and the difficulties living in Hoppy's camp. Quoted from article: Still, there are advantages living in Hoppy's. Brown, who suffered a stroke five years ago, gets...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2007 Events

Desert Mob 2007 Events

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 16:29:38

The Araluen Arts Centre, in association with Desart and the Alice Desert Festival present Desert Mob Symposium, Desert Mob MarketPlace and the Desert Mob DanceSite. This year’s event brings together recent works from 35 Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia, with...» Read More

 

New start in Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 07:07:16

The Australian New start in Papunya Simon Kearney September 04, 2007 Article in the Australian about Papunya Tjupi. Quoted from the article: The work of these two men and many of the children and grandchildren of the original Papunya artists will be shown at an exhibition...» Read More

 

International Herald Tribune - Michael Nelson Tjakamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-28 05:11:02

International Herald Tribune A lone dreamer in the Aboriginal art boom Tim Johnston August 28, 2007 Quoted from the article: Tjakamarra designed the mosaic in the courtyard outside Australia's Parliament house. An 8-meter, or 26-foot, canvas hangs in the Sydney Opera House, and other paintings...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artwork sells at record price

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-03 09:56:11

An article about the Aboriginal Art industry in light of the Sotheby's auction in Melbourne last week. More than 400 well-heeled dealers and collectors flocked to Sotheby's in Melbourne last week for the much-hyped sale of Clifford Possum's epic 1977 work,...» Read More

 

Special Aboriginal Art Tours Set NT Apart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-05-30 15:08:51

Media release - May 30, 2007 A new travel initiative to be launched by Tourism Minister Paul Henderson this evening will set the Northern Territory apart on the world stage for lovers of Aboriginal Art. Mr Henderson said Aboriginal Art Trails...» Read More

 

Imangara Community - New works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-02-16 00:00:00

We look close and far away at the same time- Alyawarra artists of Imangara community create landscapes of their home country near the Davenport Ranges north east of Alice Springs. Visions of the land captured in detail with strong but...» Read More

 

Warlpiri Artists of Yuendumu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-11-24 00:00:00

Japingka Gallery in association with Warlukurlangu Artists presents paintings from Yuendumu community. Yuendumu is placed on traditional Warlpiri lands 300 kms NW of Alice Springs on the Tanami Track. Warlpiri Dreaming stories appearing in the exhibition include- Water Dreaming, Mina...» Read More

 

Beyond Nuclear symposium held

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-28 06:27:44

A September 15-16 national symposium hosted by the Beyond Nuclear Initiative — a collaboration between Friends of the Earth, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Poola Foundation (Tom Kantor Fund) — featured presentations on the health and environmental impacts of...» Read More

 

NT artist wins major prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-22 02:44:38

An article in the Courier Mail about Michael Nelson Jagamara, who just won the Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize. Quoted from the article: Michael Nelson Jagamara was in Alice Springs two days ago, trying to scrape together $4000 to buy a secondhand...» Read More

 

Record sales at Desert Mob exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-13 02:41:07

The annual Desert Mob art exhibition has attracted record sales on its opening weekend in Alice Springs. More than 2,000 people attended over the two days. They spent more than $360,000 on Aboriginal art from across central...» Read More

 

The Australian: the desert's tainted brush

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-11 06:36:35

As the Aboriginal art community struggles against a growing culture of fraud, one group of desert artists is taking a stand, writes Nicholas Rothwell A thread of rich, autumnal colours, fit for the burning season, runs through the latest Desert...» Read More

 

Judy Martin Napangardi - Paintings from Lajamanu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-01 00:00:00

Judy Martin continues to create strong paintings from the Women\'s Ceremonial stories of her Warlpiri homelands. She focuses on stories from the Women\'s site at Mina Mina in the Tanami Desert, where Warlpiri women come together to re-enact the Dreaming...» Read More

 

Ampilatwatja

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

The community of Ampilatwatja is located 320 Kms north east of Alice Springs. The community art centre began in 1999 and artworks produced maintain a strong focus on Alyawarr lore, with a particular emphasis on the natural...» Read More

 

Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-25 00:00:00

In conjunction with the Warlukurlangu Art Centre, a major exhibition of new paintings by artists from Yuendumu is being hosted at Japingka Gallery in Fremantle. The exhibition is a celebration of the 20 year anniversary of the foundation of Yuendumu\'s...» Read More

 

International Herald Tribune - For art buyers,where to go and how to get there

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:48:24

International Herald Tribune For art buyers,where to go andhow to get there Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from article: 'Contemporary Aboriginal Art" by Susan McCulloch is an excellent reference book for people interested in buying Aboriginal art. Among the companies offering tours to...» Read More

 

Powerful growth of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:44:47

International Herald Tribune Powerful growth of Aboriginal art All about Earth and the people on it Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from the article: With the opening next year in Paris of the Musée du Quai Branly, focusing on the art and culture...» Read More

 

Stories from Titjikala

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-10-14 00:00:00

Japingka Gallery in conjunction with the Titjikala Art Centre (130 kms south east of Alice Springs) is mounting this stunning collection of forty small colourful Little Gem canvasses (30cm x 30cm). Depicting beautiful landscape scenes in and around Titjikala, these...» 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

 

2005 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-06-05 08:29:26

The temperatures have dropped, the winter is upon us, and and it’s time to snuggle up in your favourite beanie. As the winter solstice draws near so does the 9th annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival. It started as festival to...» 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

 

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

 

The Age - Aboriginal works and artful dodgers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-09-20 06:43:40

The Age - September 20, 2003 Gabriella Coslovich As the value of Aboriginal art increases so, too, do claims that artists are being exploited, reports Gabriella Coslovich. An incredibly interesting article about the impact of the boom of Aboriginal Art sales globabbly in...» 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

 

Papunya Tula - the birthplace of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-08-25 07:41:39

The groundbreaking Papunya Tula, Genesis and Genius exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales was the first major retrospective by artists from Papunya in Australia’s Western Desert. Consisting of 150 works by over 50 artists, the exhibition provided...» 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

 

Passion, Rich Collectors and the Export Dollar: The Selling of Aboriginal Art Overseas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1998-08-11 14:31:24

Quoted from the article Artlink magazine article: The paradox Within Australia there are two common misconceptions about Aboriginal art and the international audience. First there is the belief that 'selling Aboriginal art overseas is the biggest thing since sliced bread and the...» 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